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Easter at Hunt Club Farms
Sat., Apr. 19 - Sun., Apr. 20

  Come celebrate the 2014 opening of Hunt Club Farm with gigantic family fun during the annual Easter Egg Hunt. Petting farm, hay ride tours, music, games, costume characters, inflatables, a visit from the Easter and much more. Visit huntclubfarm.com for complete details.   Read More..

East Coast She Crab Soup Classic
Sat., Apr. 26

PICTURE OF EAST COAST SHE CRAB SOUP CLASSIC   After an incredible first four years, the East Coast She Crab Soup Classic is back for another year. Open to all are restaurants, this event focuses on seafood, which is the most identifiable cuisine in Virginia Beach and a staple of area menus for decades.   Read More..



Atlantic Coast Kite Festival
Sat., May. 3

PICTURE OF ATLANTIC COAST KITE FESTIVAL   Celebrate the joys of kite flying at this exciting event at the Virginia Beach oceanfront. Appropriate for all ages, the Atlantic Coast Kite Festival combines several unique activities into a day-long festival held right on the beach. Featured activities include 'Best Kite Contest', kite demonstrations and ballets, kite building workshops, and lessons on flying all sorts of kites. For more information, visit beachstreetusa.com.   Read More..

Monsters on the Beach
Fri., May. 9 - Sun., May. 11

PICTURE OF MONSTERS ON THE BEACH   Monsters take over the beach for a high impact weekend of thrills, spills and chills. Come see some of the biggest, best and baddest monster trucks yet to crash the oceanfront for a series of races over a challenging beach course.  Read More..

PANorama Caribbean Music Festival
Fri., May. 9 - Sat., May. 10

PICTURE OF PANORAMA CARIBBEAN MUSIC FESTIVAL   The PANorama Caribbean Music Fest is a musical adventure set to the soothing sounds of steel pan music. The festival's casual atmosphere appeals to the island community and people of all ages who are intrigued by the unique sounds and style of steel drum music! Fusing together the rhythm of steel bands, ocean breezes, and great Caribbean food, the breathtaking Virginia Beach oceanfront becomes an "island paradise" This all day musical adventure takes place at the 24th Street Park.  Read More..

Beach Cruise In
Fri., May. 16 - Sun., May. 18

PICTURE OF BEACH CRUISE IN   Whether you bring a classic car to show off or cheer on your favorite entry at the popular Burnout Competition, this event is guaranteed to "crank up" both spectators and participants. Hot rods, classic cards, street machines, antiques, and motorcycles line the Boardwalk for blocks on end.   Read More..

Neptune's Spring International Wine Tasting
Sat., May. 17

PICTURE OF NEPTUNE'S SPRING INTERNATIONAL WINE TASTING   Grab your passport and travel the world as the 31st Street Park is transformed into an international wine tasting extravaganza! From noon-6pm, sample any of the 60 different wines from around the world, including France, Chile, New Zealand, Italy, South Africa, Germany, Japan and Argentina.  Read More..

Pirate Party at the Beach
Sat., May. 17 - Sun., May. 18

PICTURE OF PIRATE PARTY AT THE BEACH   Ahoy Mateys! Gather your friend and embark on a search for Captain Pete's buried treasure, hidden somewhere on the Virginia Beach oceanfront. Decipher the clues and you may be the one to find the long lost treasure chest. This new family friendly event features a day full of activities designed to bring out the pirate in everyone. Costume contests, games, a treasure hunt, pirate reenactments and more all make this a family event not to miss.   Read More..

Steel Pier Classic and Surf Art Expo
Sat., May. 24 - Mon., May. 26

PICTURE OF STEEL PIER CLASSIC AND SURF ART EXPO   Not only is it the largest longboard surfing competition on the East Coast, but it's a weekend full of surf celebrations. Nose riding, retro-surfing, tandem, stand up paddling boarding and more. Plus, the Art Expo features tons of artwork that embraces the art of surfing in every form.   Read More..

Annual Pungo Strawberry Festival
Sat., May. 24 - Sun., May. 25

PICTURE OF ANNUAL PUNGO STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL   Features the freshest strawberries locally grown and prepared in many scrumptious ways. This festival is a hometown favorite, complete with one of the largest carnivals on the east coast, pie-eating contests, homemade strawberry ice cream, race car exhibits, multiple stages of live entertainment, a parade, livestock sale and show, a youth art show and more.   Read More..

Virginia Beach Patriotic Festival
Fri., May. 30 - Sun., Jun. 1

PICTURE OF VIRGINIA BEACH PATRIOTIC FESTIVAL   Celebrates THE MILITARY at The Virginia Beach Oceanfront for three days of National Touring Artists Concerts, along with Military Display & Demos and a three day Oceanfront Air. Be a part of this salute to our troops, serving now and in the past.   Read More..



Boardwalk Art Show & Festival
Thu., Jun. 12 - Sun., Jun. 15

PICTURE OF BOARDWALK ART SHOW & FESTIVAL   The Boardwalk Art Show and Festival is one of the oldest and best outdoor fine art shows on the Eastern seaboard, and this year will mark it's 58th year.  Read More..

Sandstock - A Blast from the Past
Fri., Jun. 20 - Sun., Jun. 22

PICTURE OF SANDSTOCK - A BLAST FROM THE PAST   Sandstock, a Beach-inspired variation on Woodstock, pays homage to the music of the 60s, 70s, and 80s that rocked our world! National and local tribute artists who run the gamut from performers like The Who to Janis Joplin to Jimi Hendrix will crank out hit after hit on multiple stages at the Virginia Beach oceanfront.  Read More..

Latin Fest
Fri., Jun. 27 - Sat., Jun. 28

PICTURE OF LATIN FEST   Dance to the beat of salsa, merengue, mambo and bachata tunes presented by some of the best national, regional and local acts. Virginia Beach celebrates its own Calle Ocho - direct from Miami - filling the Virginia Beach oceanfront with the sights, sounds and smells of Latin fun, music and food  Read More..



Stars & Stripes Explosion
Fri., Jul. 4

PICTURE OF STARS & STRIPES EXPLOSION   The best in family entertainment at the Virginia Beach oceanfront is the hallmark of the Stars & Stripes Explosion where great music, fun in the sun, and breathtaking fireworks over the ocean create a patriotic tapestry enjoyed by all.   Read More..

Chalk the walk ARTsplosion
Sat., Jul. 12

PICTURE OF CHALK THE WALK ARTSPLOSION   Chalk the Walk takes over the Virginia Beach Boardwalk from 10:00am-5:00pm as hundreds of artists and "wanna-be artists" gather to turn the boardwalk into an impromptu canvas of color! Advance registration for Chalk the Walk is not required. There is no fee to participate, but it is recommended that artists bring their own chalk  Read More..

Mid-Atlantic Hermit Crab Challenge
Sat., Jul. 26

PICTURE OF MID-ATLANTIC HERMIT CRAB CHALLENGE   The Crab is King at this one-of-a-kind event that is fun for the entire family! The day begins with judging for the Miss Curvaceous Crustacean Beauty Pageant, where hermit crabs are presented in their own unique decorated displays judged on creativity and flair.  Read More..



East Coast Surfing Championships
Mon., Aug. 18 - Sun., Aug. 24

PICTURE OF EAST COAST SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS   North America's Oldest Surf Contest and is celebrating its 52nd Year. This classic surfing event takes place right here at the Virginia Beach oceanfront and features amateur and professional Surfing events, free live entertainment and a wide variety of sporting competitions.  Read More..

Fri., Aug. 22 - Sat., Aug. 23

PICTURE OF FUNKFEST   FunkFest is the heart and soul of this weekend event, featuring music generated over the years by influential legends such as James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone, George Clinton, and The Ohio Players. Funk is an American musical style that originated in the mid-to late-1960's when African-American musicians blended soul music, soulful jazz, and R&B into a rhythmic, danceable new form of music. Funk brings a strong rhythmic groove of electric bass and drums to the foreground.   Read More..



Blues at the Beach
Fri., Sep. 5 - Sat., Sep. 6

PICTURE OF BLUES AT THE BEACH   Celebrating one of the most cherished musical genres of all time, Blues at the Beach features two days of concerts on an outdoor stage. Local, regional, and nationally-recognized Blues acts share the stage for a riveting and heartfelt tribute to the sights, sounds, and soul of the American experience. National headliners have brought their intensity and knockout live performances to Virginia Beach.  Read More..

Neptune's Fall Neptune Wine Festival
Sat., Sep. 6 - Sun., Sep. 7

PICTURE OF NEPTUNE'S FALL NEPTUNE WINE FESTIVAL   Join your friends for a day full of wine and entertainment at the oceanfront. Leading vineyards from across Virginia and the mid-Atlantice will be showchasing their many varities of wines.   Read More..

Mediterranean Weekend
Fri., Sep. 12 - Sun., Sep. 14

PICTURE OF MEDITERRANEAN WEEKEND   A little bit of Italy and Greece comes to the Virginia Beach oceanfront for three days of pasta, pizza, Italian wine, great Greek food, beer, and world-class entertainment, together with family-friendly entertainment like grape-stomping! People from all walks of life and backgrounds join in one community for celebration of everything Italian and Greek!   Read More..

41st Annual Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend
Fri., Sep. 26 - Sun., Sep. 28

PICTURE OF 41ST ANNUAL NEPTUNE FESTIVAL BOARDWALK WEEKEND   2014 marks the 41st Anniversary for the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival where every year hundreds of thousands of people celebrate at the festival’s many offerings! Daily concerts at festival stages are scattered along 32 blocks of the boardwalk and feature a variety of live music and performers.   Read More..



JT Walk and Oceanfront Beach Party
Sun., Oct. 5

PICTURE OF JT WALK AND OCEANFRONT BEACH PARTY   Come join us and a few thousand of your newest friends as we walk together to defeat ALS. The event begins with a walk along the Virginia Beach Boardwalk and continues with an oceanfront beach party unlike any you've ever seen.   Read More..

Craft Beer Festival
Sat., Oct. 18 - Sun., Oct. 19

PICTURE OF CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL   Sample over 50 different craft beers from 25 different breweries. This ticket events gives you access to all these great beers, live music and a souvenier beer mug. Home brew workshops from masterbrewers will show you many tricks of the trade.   Read More..



Holiday Lights at the Beach
Fri., Nov. 21 - Thu., Jan. 1

PICTURE OF HOLIDAY LIGHTS AT THE BEACH   McDonald's Lights at the Beach: Sun.-Thurs. 5:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. and Fri.-Sat., 5:30 p.m.-11:00.-p.m. Thousands of cars make this annual trek to see one of the most festive and creative holiday light displays ever. Holiday music on a free CD is provided to make your journey down the Virginia Beach boardwalk magical. Jumping fish, Surfing Santa, and playful mermaids will dazzle you. The is a entrance fee charged for each vehicle.   Read More..

Christmastown at Busch Gardens
Sat., Nov. 29 - Wed., Dec. 31

  Christmastown at Busch Gardens Williamsburg will fill you with plenty of Holiday Cheer. Each country in the park has its own unique Holiday theme and many of the rides and other attractions are open too. And there's plenty of unique Holiday shopping around each corner.   Read More..



Holiday Parade at the Beach
Sat., Dec. 6

PICTURE OF HOLIDAY PARADE AT THE BEACH   Celebrate the holiday season with the Annual Holiday Parade at the Beach, coming to the Virginia Beach oceanfront Saturday, December 6, 2014! Helping to make the 2014 edition of this Hampton Roads holiday tradition the best ever will be giant balloons, marching bands, lighted floats, antique autos, decorated fire trucks and Santa himself arriving on his own special lighted float.  Read More..

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