Here's a chance to see some of the most magnificent creatures on earth in their natural habitat! Whale watchers will search for humpback and fin whales off the coast of Virginia Beach. Each excursion is narrated by a trained Aquarium educator while experienced volunteers show whale artifacts and answer questions. A unique, exciting opportunity for entire families to experience. Call 866-599-5453 Read More..
Since it began in 1993, the Polar Plunge has raised over $3 million dollars for the Special Olympics of Virginia as over 20,000 chilled souls have taken the plunge. Because of this generous support, Special Olympics of Virginia is able to reach out and provide year round training and sports programs for both children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the state of Virginia. Read More..
One of the most popular road-race competitions on the international racing circuit, the 42nd Annual Shamrock Marathon Sportsfest Weekend features a world-class marathon, 8k race, children's marathon, boardwalk one-mile run for ages 7 to 13, a sports and fitness expo, a half-marathon and more. Read More..
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..
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.
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..
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..
Celebrate the popularity of Beach Music at this non-stop weekend of fun in the sun and dancing under the stars. Virginia Beach becomes the Beach Music capital of the East Coast, hosting your favorite bands for a jam-packed, rockin' and rollin' party. This year's Beach Music artists will have the crowd dancing on the beach under the stars. Read More..
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..
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..
Join us Memorial Day weekend for a Star Spangled salute to the great music of the past and present as well as the members of our American military. Live entertainment across three oceanfront stages, the Heroe's Walk, fun and games for the kids and of course the kick off to the summer season. Visit beachstreetuse.com for complete details. Read More..
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..
The NASSC is the world's largest beach soccer festival with over 8,500 youth and adult players of all skill levels. The event includes nearly 60 surfside fields located over a mile and a quarter of the premier resort strip beach. Read More..
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..
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..
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..
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 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..
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..
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..
Nearly 50 concerts explode over stages all across the Virginia Beach oceanfront with music that celebrates every generation and style. Scheduled to perform this year include artists such as Train, Hunter Hayes, Vertical Horizon, Rusted Root, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Blues Traveler and many others. Read More..
Over 17,000 runners descent on the Virginia Beach oceanfront for this 13.1-mile race. Participants compete for the largest half-marathon prize purse in the United States. Read More..
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..
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..
Grab your best halloween costume and head to the Boardwalk for a 10k run unlike any other. Great prizes, live entertainment, a costume contest and huge post race party make this one of the most popular running events in Hampton Roads. There is also a large fitness expo features dozens of vendors. Read More..