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Virginia Beach Events

Virginia Beach Events

Check out our special events happening around town. Anything from live music, festivals and art shows to Friday night Hoedowns. There is plenty to do for the entire family while vacationing at Virginia Beach.

Vintage Car Cruise-In
On-Going Event: 4/7/2018 - 10/27/2018
Saturdays. Modern-day muscle, antique & classic cars/trucks, discounts at local merchants, and musical entertainment by a DJ. 4-8pm.   Landstown Commons, VB. 757-377-7144
Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
On-Going Event: 5/1/2018 - 5/1/2019
Year-Round. A 1,300-seat performance hall with great shows, beautiful interior, and out-of-this-world acoustics.  VB Town Center. 757-385-2535
Produce Auction
On-Going Event: 6/6/2018 - 10/24/2018
Wednesdays. Begins 6:30pm.  VB Farmers Market. 757-385-4388
Haunted Hunt Club Farm Halloween Festival
On-Going Event: 9/28/2018 - 10/31/2018
Haunting Coastal Virginia for 30 years! Visit for an evening of Halloween scares with three haunted attractions: The Haunted Hayride, Village of the Dead, and Field of Screams. Featuring a cast of over 75 live performers. 7pm-11pm (select nights).  Hunt Club Farm, VB. 757-427-9520
Fall Harvest Fair
On-Going Event: 9/29/2018 - 10/31/2018
Every Sat.-Sun. The Harvest Fair features Virginia Beach's largest pumpkin patch, farm tour hayrides, the Petting Farm, pony rides, carnival rides, and inflatable amusements. 10am-6pm.   Hunt Club Farm, VB. 757-427-9520
10/19/2018 - 10/21/2018
Halloween fun at 3 Portsmouth museums. Arts and crafts, tricks and treats and other spooky activities. 10am-5pm.  Children's Museum of Virginia, Portsmouth. 757-393-5258
Craft Beer Festival
10/20/2018 - 10/21/2018
Over 50 craft beers from over 25 breweries are available for sampling. Tickets include unlimited sampling, a commemorative cup, and live entertainment. 1-6pm both days.  VB Oceanfront at 31st St. 757-333-0921
Harvest Fair & Craft Show
Farm animals, demonstrations, fun barn and live music. 10am-4pm.   VB Farmers Market. 757-385-4388
Movie Night
Bring your chairs or blanket. Movie title TBD. Begins at dusk. Rain date is Oct. 21.  Mt. Trashmore, VB. 757-385-4380
Town Point Virginia Fall Wine Festival
10/20/2018 - 10/21/2018
More than 30 wineries with over 200 of the Commonwealth's finest wine varieties. Wine enthusiasts sample and purchase premier wine vintages. Enjoy live music along with gourmet foods. Ticketed event. 11am-6pm.  Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk. 757-441-2345
Trick or Treat Street
Bring your kids in their Halloween costume for this safe trick-or-treating event. Free candy and treats for all kids 12 and under. 11am-1pm.  Hunt Club Farm, VB. 757-427-9520
Wicked 10k & Monster Mile
10/26/2018 - 10/27/2018
The one-mile course begins on Fri. night at 7pm while the 10k course begins on Sat. at 8am. Celebrate your Friday finish at The Shack and on Saturday with a huge post-race party on the beach with plenty of beer, live music, and food. Costume contest judging in several locations. Register online or go to the Virginia Beach Convention Center.   VB Convention Center. 757-412-1056
Mutt Masquerade 5k & 1-Mile Walk
An event to support the adoptable animals at the VBSPCA. Dogs are welcome. Go online to register. The day's activities consist of a competitive timed 5k run, a leisurely one-mile pack walk, and fun in the park. 10am-1pm.   VB Oceanfront at 31st St. 757-427-0070
First Friday ViBe Creative District
Every 1st Friday. Celebrate local businesses and the arts at First Friday ViBe in "the District!" The ViBe, Virginia Beach artisans and businesses, sharing their passion for arts and entertainment with the community. 4-7pm.   17th-22nd Sts. from Pacific to Parks Aves
Fall Festival & Craft Show
10am-4pm.  VB Farmers Market. 757-385-4388
Santa's Stocking Craft Bazaar
11/3/2018 - 11/4/2018
Featuring over 100 different craft vendors. Handmade items, stocking stuffers and fine works of art. Holiday photos with Santa. Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 10am-4pm.   Princess Anne Recreation Center, VB. 757-385-2990
Warrior 8k Hill Challenge and Fallen Heroes 5k
Remembering our fallen heroes that gave us our freedom. Go online to register. 5k starts at 8am and 8k at 9:30am. Finishers receive medals and t-shirts.  Mt. Trashmore, VB. 757-409-1913
Veterans Day Parade
9am. A luncheon will be held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center following the parade to honor our veterans.  VB Oceanfront at 19th St. 757-467-9017
Coastal Virginia Auto Show
11/17/2018 - 11/18/2018
One of the largest on the East Coast. Classics, customs, antique, trucks, motorcycles, and bicycles. Family-friendly event with celebrity appearances, displays, demos, children's area and more. Admission. Sat. 10am-8pm and Sun. 10am-6pm.  VB Convention Center. 757-222-2932
Grand Illumination Parade
Festive floats, marching bands, giant balloons, dancers, and Santa himself. Free and open to the public. 7pm.   Downtown Norfolk. 757-623-1757
Holiday Open House & Craft Show
Santa arrives at 10am. Craft show, live music, and food trucks. Learn how to carve a turkey at 11am. Stop by to make a Christmas card for a veteran or active duty serviceperson. 10am-4pm.   VB Farmers Market. 757-385-4388
Santa's Stocking Craft Bazaar
11/17/2018 - 11/18/2018
Featuring over 100 different craft vendors. Handmade items, stocking stuffers and fine works of art. Holiday photos with Santa. Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 10am-4pm.  Kempsville Recreation Center, VB. 757-385-2990
Holiday Lights at the Beach
On-Going Event: 11/22/2018 - 12/30/2018
Drive through holiday lights on the Virginia Beach boardwalk. Animated nautical and holiday-themed light displays beside the ocean. Sun.-Thurs. 5:30-10pm, Fri. & Sat. 5:30-11pm.   VB Oceanfront, 2nd St. & the Boardwalk. 757-333-0921
Turkey Trot 10k
Race begins 8:15am.  Mt. Trashmore, VB.
Planes, Trains & Santa
11/23/2018 - 11/25/2018
Layouts on display of model trains. Santa will fly in each day with a meet-and-greet for children of all ages at 11am. Admission for adults, children 12 and under free.  Military Aviation Museum, VB. 757-721-7767
Virginia Beach Christmas Market
11/23/2018 - 11/25/2018
Fine arts, pottery, jewelry, stained glass, wood, toys, photography, fiber arts, Christmas collectibles and more. Fri. & Sat. 10am-6pm; Sun. 10am-5pm. Pictures with Santa 11am-3pm. Admission fee. Free parking.  VB Convention Center. 757-417-7771
Holiday Parade at the Beach
Giant balloons, marching bands, lighted floats, equestrian units, fire trucks, performing dance groups, motorcycles, and more. Fun for all ages! 5:30pm.   VB Oceanfront,15th-25th Sts. 757-333-0921
Holiday Yule Log Bonfire & Holiday Marketplace
Unique and local crafters, a massive yule log bonfire, and Christmas caroling. Hot chocolate, ciders, beer, wine, and holiday treats are available for purchase. A visit from the big man himself, Santa Claus. 12-8pm.   Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk. 757-441-2345
Reindeer Trot 7k and Reindeer Rally 5k
Benefitting the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters. In-person registration. Rally 5k at 8am and Trot 7k at 9:30am. All participants receive t-shirts and finishing medals.   Mt. Trashmore, VB. 757-409-1913
First Friday ViBe Creative District
Every 1st Friday. Celebrate local businesses and the arts at First Friday ViBe in "the District!" The ViBe, Virginia Beach artisans and businesses, sharing their passion for arts and entertainment with the community. 4-7pm.   17th-22nd Sts. from Pacific to Parks Aves
Children's Christmas Parade
This parade will bring a twinkle to the eyes of the young and old alike. Parade begins 10am.  High St., Portsmouth. 757-393-8481
Holiday Hangar Concert
Listen to the sounds of symphonic artistry. Doors open at 5pm. Concert from 6-9pm.  Military Aviation Museum, VB. 757-721-7767
Old Towne Holiday Music Festival
Performances, children's activities, re-enactors in period attire, and strolling characters. 12-6pm.
  High St., Portsmouth. 757-393-8481
Santa's Workshop & Craft Show
Breakfast with Santa 9-11am and visit with Santa 12-3pm. Craft show 10am-4pm. Live music. Shop for the holidays!   VB Farmers Market. 757-385-4388
Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler
All Santas will run through the oceanfront area and finish inside the Convention Center for a Rockin' holiday party. Race begins 4:30pm. Post-race party 5-8pm with live music, brews and food.   VB Convention Center. 757-412-1056
Last Night on the Town
2pm. Bring the children to Pembroke Mall for family fun. Toast to the New Year at Town Center's Countdown Stage from 5pm-midnight. Dance to live entertainment by local bands. Laser light and fireworks show.  VB Town Center. 757-490-7810
Noon Year's Eve Bash: Countdown to Noon
Great place for families to ring in the New Year. Countdown to 12 with a glittery ball drop and toast. Children's activities, photo booth, refreshments, and more. 11am-2pm.   Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, Portsmouth. 757-393-8543
Olde Towne Scottish Walk
The walk is a day when townspeople honor their community and merchants, wishing good luck and prosperity in the coming year. Join the procession led by bagpipe and drums. 3:30pm.  Queen & Washington Sts., Portsmouth. 757-650-3052
Valentine's Hangar Dance
Come dressed in your 1940s attire and dance with your sweetie to the Big Band sounds of the 1940s. 6-10pm.  Military Aviation Museum, VB. 757-721-7767

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