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East Coast She Crab Soup Classic  Sat., Apr. 18

PICTURE OF EAST COAST SHE CRAB SOUP CLASSIC 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. 2

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   Read More..

Monsters on the Beach  Fri., May. 8 - Sun., May. 10

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. 8 - Sat., May. 9

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 Music Cruise-In Weekend  Fri., May. 15 - Sun., May. 17

PICTURE OF BEACH MUSIC CRUISE-IN WEEKEND 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..

Annual International Spring Wine Festival  Sat., May. 16

PICTURE OF ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SPRING WINE FESTIVAL 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. 16 - Sun., May. 17

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..

Salute to Summer  Fri., May. 22 - Sun., May. 24

PICTURE OF SALUTE TO SUMMER 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 for complete details.   Read More..

Virginia Beach Patriotic Festival  Fri., May. 29 - Sun., May. 31

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..


North American Sand Soccer Championships  Fri., Jun. 5 - Sun., Jun. 7

PICTURE OF NORTH AMERICAN SAND SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS 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 Tribute to Rock and Roll  Fri., Jun. 12 - Sun., Jun. 14

PICTURE OF SANDSTOCK - A TRIBUTE TO ROCK AND ROLL 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..

Boardwalk Art Show & Festival  Thu., Jun. 18 - Sun., Jun. 21

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..

Hardee's Latin Fest  Fri., Jun. 26 - Sat., Jun. 27

PICTURE OF HARDEE'S 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  Sat., 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. 11

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. 25

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..


State Farm FunkFest Beach Party  Fri., Aug. 28 - Sun., Aug. 30

PICTURE OF STATE FARM FUNKFEST BEACH PARTY 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..


American Music Festival  Fri., Sep. 4 - Sun., Sep. 6

PICTURE OF AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL 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..

Rock 'N' Roll Half Marathon  Sat., Sep. 5 - Sun., Sep. 6

PICTURE OF ROCK 'N' ROLL HALF MARATHON 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..

Blues at the Beach  Fri., Sep. 11 - Sat., Sep. 12

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..

NAS Oceana Air Show  Sat., Sep. 19 - Sun., Sep. 20

PICTURE OF NAS OCEANA AIR SHOW One of the most popular events of the Fall! The 2015 Air Show brings a full weekend of high-flying fun. The main events will be Saturday and Sunday with two full day shows.

This incredible line-up features the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, GEICO Skytypers, Kent Pietsch and many more.   Read More..


Craft Beer Festival  Sat., Oct. 17 - Sun., Oct. 18

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..

Anthem Wicked 10k  Sat., Oct. 31

PICTURE OF ANTHEM WICKED 10K 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..

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