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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.

Courtyard Concert Series
On-Going Event: 4/6/2018 - 10/5/2018
Every 1st Friday. Enjoy live music in the courtyard. Free and open to the public. 5-8pm.  Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, Portsmouth. 757-393-8543
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
Concerts, Art Shows, Festivals
On-Going Event: 5/1/2018 - 5/1/2019
Year-Round. See website for scheduled events.  VB Town Center.
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
First Friday ViBe Creative District
On-Going Event: 5/4/2018 - 5/3/2019
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.
Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
On-Going Event: 5/5/2018 - 9/15/2018
Begins May 5. National recording artists on stage. Go online for special ticket prices.  Amphitheater, VB. 757-368-3000
TowneBank Fountain Park
On-Going Event: 5/23/2018 - 8/31/2018
Daily. Children's activities, cornhole, and more. Their interactive fountain is a great way to cool off from the summer heat. 10am-5pm.  TowneBank Fountain Park, Downtown Norfolk. 757-441-2345
Big Bands on the Bay
On-Going Event: 5/27/2018 - 9/2/2018
Sundays. Outdoor music by the Chesapeake Bay. 7-9pm. Free.  Ocean View Beach Park, Norfolk. 757-441-2345
Produce Auction
On-Going Event: 6/6/2018 - 10/24/2018
Wednesdays. Begins 6:30pm.  VB Farmers Market. 757-385-4388
YNot Wednesdays
On-Going Event: 6/6/2018 - 8/29/2018
Wednesdays. Outdoor party on the steps of the Sandler Center. Live music, farmers market, food, kids' activities. 5-9pm. Free.  Sandler Center, VB. 757-385-2535
Live! On Atlantic
On-Going Event: 6/18/2018 - 8/31/2018
Weekends beginning Memorial Day weekend. Nightly beginning June 18. Atlantic Avenue comes alive with a variety of performers, live concerts and theatrical productions. 7:30-11pm nightly. Free.  VB Oceanfront.  757-333-0921
TGOV: Thank Goodness It's Ocean View
On-Going Event: 6/29/2018 - 8/31/2018
Fridays. Live music, children's activities, cornhole games, food, beverages, and more. 6-9:30pm. Free.  Ocean View Beach Park, Norfolk. 757-441-2345
Fireworks at the Beach
On-Going Event: 7/8/2018 - 8/22/2018
Wednesdays and Sundays. Subject to change. Weather permitting. Fireworks are launched at 23rd St. from a barge on the water. 10pm.   VB Oceanfront at 22nd St. 757-333-0921
Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships
8/19/2018 - 8/26/2018
North America's oldest-running surfing competition and the second oldest continuously run surfing contest in the world. Other beach activities include 5k race, BMX invitational, beach flag football, volleyball, swimsuit contest, food, music and more!  VB Oceanfront, 1st-5th Sts.
Symphony by the Sea
Beachfront pops featuring the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Free and open to the public. 7:30-9pm.  VB Oceanfront at 31st St. 757-498-0215
FunkFest Beach Party
8/24/2018 - 8/25/2018
Music of influential legends like James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone, George Clinton, and the Ohio Players. The festival will feature bands, food, merchandise and dance contest.  VB Oceanfront at 24th St. 757-333-0921
Norfolk Jazz Festival
8/24/2018 - 8/25/2018
Chill to the legendary sounds of top national Jazz and R&B recording artists. Foods and beverages, crafts, retail items, and more. Ticketed event. Fri. & Sat. 5-11pm.  Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk. 757-441-2345
Coastal Craft Beer Festival
Local Virginia beers and cask ales, as well as national and regional craft beers. Live music, food trucks, and more. 1-6pm.  VB Oceanfront at 31st St. 757-498-0215
Hook Law Center's Annual Shred Day
Shred with a purpose on August 25th from 9am - 12pm. Well be hosting our annual Shred Day to raise funds for the Alzheimers Association. Bring your old documents and take advantage of secure data destruction with the help of our partner, Stealth Shredding, at no cost. Well also be accepting donations to benefit Alzheimer's Association - Southeastern Virginia Chapter. Cant make it but want to contribute? You can do so here:  Hook Law Center, 295 Bendix Road, Suite 170, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Seawall Art Show
8/25/2018 - 8/26/2018
Nearly 90 juried artists. Expect to find a little of everything. Selections include oil paintings, wood carving, art glass, fine jewelry, pottery, and more. Food and entertainment. Free admission and parking. Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm.  High St. Landing, Portsmouth. 757-393-8983
American Music Festival
8/31/2018 - 9/2/2018
A celebration of music of all genres featuring three days of music, dozens of vendors, and national, regional and local bands.   VB Oceanfront at 5th, 17th, 24th & 31st Sts. 757-333-0921
Rock 'n' Roll 1/2 Marathon
One of the area's most popular sporting events. A half-marathon-length course lined with bands. Registration required. Starts at 7am.  Virginia Beach Convention Center. 800-311-1255
Neptune Festival Seniors Gala
A night filled with Big Band sounds, delicious food, and a visit from King Neptune himself. Tickets and reservations required. 7-10pm.  VB Convention Center. 757-498-0215
Symphony by the Sea
Beachfront pops featuring the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Free and open to the public. 7:30-9pm.  VB Oceanfront at 31st St. 757-498-0215
757 Battle of the Beers
This one-of-a-kind event features live music, food, tastings of every beer (two beers from each brewery), cornhole, giant beer pong and more.  Hunt Club Farm, VB. 757-427-9520
Neptune's Surfing Classic
9/8/2018 - 9/9/2018
Young and old surfers alike can compete in this largest amateur surf showdown. Prizes awarded. Register online.  VB Oceanfront at 1st St. 757-696-1050
Opera in the Park
Admission $6 for adults; children 12 & under are free. Park opens at 6pm for picnicking and the performance begins at 7:30pm.  Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk. 757-441-2345
Virginia Beach Fallen Heroes Freedomfest
A fundraiser to benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation and the Navy SEAL Museum. $50 per person. Cold beer, great food, live firearms auction, live bands, Navy SEAL demonstrations.   Camp Pendleton, VB. 757-650-5759
Volleyball Virginia
9/8/2018 - 9/9/2018
For the best volleyball locally and in the state. Offering nightly adult leagues, youth camps/clinics and weekend tournaments for beginners and advanced players. Backed by the Assoc. of Volleyball Professionals (AVP).  VB Oceanfront at 33rd St. 757-497-8282
Norfolk In-Water Boat Show
9/13/2018 - 9/15/2018
Admission $10 for adults per day; $8 military discounted ticket per day with ID; 15 years and younger free. 12-7pm daily.  Waterside District, Norfolk. 757-441-2345
Commonwealth Coastal Classic
Hand-selected artisan vendors from around the commonwealth, and locally crafted spirits, brews and wines. 1-6pm.  Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk. 757-441-2345
Movie Night
Bring your chairs or blanket. Movie title TBD. Begins at dusk. Rain date is Sept. 16.  Mt. Trashmore, VB. 757-385-4380
Neptune Festival Fall Wine Festival
9/15/2018 - 9/16/2018
Delicious food, live entertainment and the opportunity to taste and purchase wines from specialty vendors. Tickets are required. 12-5pm.  VB Oceanfront, Neptune's Park at 31st St. 757-498-0215
Apple Extravaganza & Craft Show
Celebrate everything apple. Live music and handmade arts and crafts. 10am-4pm.   VB Farmers Market. 757-385-4388
Neptune End of Summer Bay Bash
Endless food and beverages, live music, and exciting entertainment. Ticketed event. 7-11pm.  Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club, VB. 757-498-0215
Oceana Air Show
9/22/2018 - 9/23/2018
Spectacular air show featuring the Blue Angels, static displays, food and novelty vendors, and more. Free admission.  Naval Air Station Oceana, VB.
Wasserhund Oktoberfest
Over 20 breweries, traditional German food and fair, festival rides, and so much more! 12-6pm.  Hunt Club Farm, VB. 757-427-9520
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
Neptune Festival Art and Craft Show
9/28/2018 - 9/30/2018
Featuring over 240 artisans displaying handmade work from paintings and sculptures to photography and glasswork. Fri. 12-7pm, Sat. 10am-7pm, Sun. 10am-6pm. Free.  VB Oceanfront, 18th-29th Sts. 757-498-0215
Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend
9/28/2018 - 9/30/2018
Daily concerts with a variety of live music and performers. Ignite your taste buds and satisfy your shopping savvy. Fri. 12-11pm, Sat. 10am-11pm, Sun. 10am-6pm.  VB Oceanfront, 2nd-36th Sts. on Boardwalk. 757-498-0215
Neptune Festival International Sandsculpting Championship
9/28/2018 - 10/7/2018
22 sculptures created by 12 solo and 10 doubles teams. Sculptors will compete for the largest prize purse awarded in the country. Check website for times. Admission $5 per person, 12 and under free.  VB Oceanfront, 4th-10th Sts. 757-498-0215
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
Neptune Festival 5k and 8k Run
Start times are 7:45am-5K and 8:15am-8K. Registration fees required. Spectators are free. Enjoy plenty of food, drinks, and door prizes after the race. Go online or call for more information.  VB Oceanfront at 24th St. 757-498-0215
Neptune Festival Atlantic Regatta
Cruisers and catamarans sail from Cape Henry to Rudee Inlet. Call or go online to register. 8am-3pm.   VB Oceanfront. 757-498-0215
Neptune Festival Fireworks Extravaganza
Spectacular fireworks display will shoot offshore from a barge at 20th St. They can be viewed all along the boardwalk. 9pm. Free.  VB Oceanfront at 20th St.  757-498-0215
Neptune Festival Grand Parade
Colorful floats in all shapes and sizes, larger-than-life balloons, marching bands, and music. This event is free and open to the public, and will take place rain or shine! 11:30am-1pm.  VB Oceanfront, 16th-32nd Sts. 757-498-0215
Neptune's Volleyball Tournament
9/29/2018 - 9/30/2018
Men, women, and coed divisions compete for titles. Numerous skill level classes are available for entry. Games begin at 9am both days. Go online or call to register.  VB Oceanfront, 32nd-36th Sts. 757-467-4719
Hometown Heroes: Neptune's Final Toast
Local heroes will be honored during a Sunday breakfast by the sea in the Peacock Ballroom of the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront. 9-11am.  VB Oceanfront, Hilton 31 Ocean Ballroom. 757-498-0215
Neptune Festival Youth Art Show
Open to all young artists, grades 9-12. Registration required to participate. Prizes totaling $1,600. Viewing Free. 10am-5pm.   VB Oceanfront, 27th-28th Sts. 757-469-4528
Biplanes and Brew
10/6/2018 - 10/7/2018
Celebrate the centenary of WWI with re-enactors on site. All five of their hangars will be open for guided tours. Interact with friendly Allied and Central Powers troops. Enjoy musical entertainment, food, and shopping for memorabilia. 10am.  Military Aviation Museum, VB. 757-721-7767
Pet Palooza Animal Expo
10/6/2018 - 10/7/2018
Pet adoptions, nail trims, prizes awarded for best pet costume contest, rabies vaccination, and a display of unusual animals by Virgina Beach Exotics. 10am-3pm.  Hunt Club Farm, VB. 757-427-9520
Virginia Children's Festival
Interactive activities, storytelling stages, hands-on workshops, educational displays, cultural experiences, arts and crafts, and more. Geared toward children 10 and younger. 10am-3pm. $5 admission.  Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk. 757-441-2345
JT Walk & Beach Party
To benefit ALS Research & JT's Camp Grom. Registration at 9am and walk at 10:15am. Stay for the beach party which includes food, drinks, kids activities and live entertainment.  VB Oceanfront at 34th St. 757-368-1944
Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show
10/12/2018 - 10/14/2018
The show features estate, classic, handcrafted, and fashion jewelry. Fri. 12-6pm, Sat. & Sun. 10am-5pm.  VB Convention Center. 804-642-2011
Komen Race For the Cure
The event raises significant funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. Race site opens at 6:30am.  31st St. & Atlantic Ave., VB. 757-490-7794
Children's Halloween Party
2 parties: 10am-12pm and 1-3pm. Ticket includes petting farm admission, one 3-5lb. pie pumpkin, party DJ with games, bounce house inflatables, cupcake and pumpkin decorating, and costumed characters.  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
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
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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