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March 2017

2017 NHSCA High School National Wrestling Championship

March 24 - March 26
NHSCA High School National Wrestling Championship

The NHSCA High School National Wrestling Championships will be held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

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April 2017

East Coast She Crab Soup Classic

April 8
Virginia Beach Events - East Coast She Crab Classic

An open competition among local restaurants, the East Coast She Crab Soup Classic focuses on one of the region’s most-loved seafood delicacies. This highly identifiable cuisine has been a staple of area menus for decades. Restaurants serve their individual recipes and compete for People’s Choice Awards, determined by the ballots of those attending. Critic’s Choice Awards also are given by a panel of four leading regional cuisine experts.

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Treasures of the Earth Gem Mineral & Jewelry Show

April 21 - April 23
Virginia Beach Events - Treasures of the Earth Gem Mineral Jewelry Show

Our shows feature estate, classic, handcrafted and fashion jewelry made from a variety of metals, as well as a vast array of crystals, minerals and fossils. Jewelers and wire wrappers will be on site who can design, remount or repair jewelry. In addition, there will be a gemologist present at the Virginia Beach shows to do appraisals while you wait.

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Virginia International Tattoo 2017

April 27 - April 30
Virginia Beach Events - Virginia International Tattoo

Presented annually in Norfolk, Virginia, the Virginia International Tattoo is an exhibition of marching bands, massed pipes and drums, drill teams, gymnasts, Scottish dancers, choirs and more.

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31st Annual Virginia Beach Spring Craft Market

April 28 - April 30
Virginia Beach Events - Spring Craft Market

The Virginia Beach Spring Craft Market features over 150 fine artists and craftspeople from across the nation offering fine arts, handcrafted jewelry, wood, glass, photography, candles, woven baskets, clothing, toys, folk art and specialty foods. Exhibitors introduce new lines and special accessories for the home and garden including wrought iron, welcome wreaths, garden statuary, birdhouses, outdoor furniture, pottery and wind chimes.

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Sonrise Music Festival

April 28 - April 30
Virginia Beach Sonrise Music Festival

The oceanfront will come alive with the sounds of “positive/alternative” music presented on the beach and in the sand. This event will be held on the beach at 30th Street and feature positive/alternative artists offering a myriad of musical genres such as cutting edge top 40, hip hop, indie, and inspirational.

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May 2017

2017 US Finals Cheer & Dance Virginia Beach

May 5 - May 8
The US Finals - Virginia Beach cheer and dance competition

2017 US Finals Annual Cheer & Dance Competition at the beach.

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Atlantic Coast Kite Festival

May 6
Atlantic Coast Kite Festival - Virginia Beach

Kite fliers and spectators of all ages will experience a visual feast at the Annual Atlantic Coast Kite Festival taking place on the beach between 16th and 18th Streets.

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Virginia International PAN Fest

May 12 - May 13
Virginia Beach Events - Virginia International PAN Fest

The Virginia International PAN 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 international food, the breathtaking Virginia Beach oceanfront becomes an "island paradise" for the weekend. Co-produced with the Virginia Arts Festival, the Virginia International PAN…

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Monsters on the Beach

May 12 - May 14
Virginia Beach Events - Chevrolet Monsters on the Beach

Monsters are taking over the beach at Monsters on the Beach! This wildly-popular event brings thrills and chills to the Virginia Beach oceanfront as monster trucks battle for ultimate sand domination! This family-targeted event is loud, fast, and exciting.

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Annual Neptune Festival Int’l Spring Wine Tasting

May 13
Virginia Beach Events - Neptune Festival Spring Wine Tasting

Save the packing, the passports, and the jet lag... Travel the world without leaving the beach at Neptune’s International Spring Wine Festival! 31st Street Park is transformed into a hub of tasting stations from around the world with over 70 wines from 9 countries. With the Atlantic Ocean as your backdrop, grab your tickets and let your palate do the traveling as you enjoy an afternoon of live music and good company!

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Beach Music Cruise-In

May 19 - May 21
Virginia Beach Events - Beach Music Weekend

Beach Music Cruise-In, combining bands on the beach and cars on the boardwalk, blends the best of the “oldies” with dancing under the stars in a jam-packed blast to the past! Settle into the sand as the top Beach Music bands from up and down the East Coast descend on the Virginia Beach oceanfront in a nostalgic salute to the “good old days” of cool cars and hot tunes. Stroll the boardwalk to view classic cars, hot rods, antiques, and more.…

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Warbirds Over the Beach 2017

May 19 - May 21
Virginia Beach Events - Warbirds Over the Beach

Military Aviation Museum presents the annual WWII Air Show, Warbirds Over The Beach 2017, a museum fundraiser. Come out for an amazing air show, delicious dinners, lovely hangar dances, and great family entertainment!

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Pirate Party on the Beach

May 20 - May 21
Virginia Beach Events - Pirate Party on the Beach

The Pirate Party on the Beach returns to the Dairy Queen Grill & Chill 17th Street Park at the Virginia Beach oceanfront for two rollicking days of music, mayhem, and more! This family-friendly event features activities designed to bring out the “pirate” in everyone. Costume contests, games, a treasure hunt, pirate re-enactors, and movie on the beach all combine to celebrate those scallywags we all wish we could be: pirates.

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Salute to Summer

May 26 - May 28
Salute to Summer - Virginia Beach music festival

Salute to Summer is an unabashed “Star-Spangled” salute to great music, fun in the sun, and the military men and women who have sacrificed their lives throughout our history.

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2017 Annual NHSCA National Duals

May 26 - May 29
NHSCA National Duals - Virginia Beach wrestling tournament

The National Duals is wrestled over the Memorial Day holiday weekend at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. This is an opportunity to determine the best club/state teams in the country for the Elementary, Middle School, and High School divisions.

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Pungo Strawberry Festival 2017

May 26 - May 28
Pungo Strawberry Festival

The 34th Annual Pungo Strawberry Festival is just around the corner. Don’t miss this family-oriented, fun filled, wholesome event!

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June 2017

Patriotic Festival: A Celebration of Our Military

June 2 - June 4
Virginia Beach Events - Patriotic Festival

The 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 show featuring The Blue Angels. Be a part of this salute to our troops, serving now and in the past. A salute and celebration of our military! Remember the men and women of the United States Military and Armed Forces for their heroism and the sacrifices they make for…

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Springfest Car Show

June 4
Virginia Beach Events - Springfest 6 Car Show

Come on out for Springfest 2017! Springfest is an annual auto event in Virginia Beach, featuring some of the best cars on the east coast gathered for one event. Beginning in 2010, Springfest has grown from a local gathering to an indoor/outdoor event drawing 1000 plus cars from all over the East coast and beyond and featured on major coverage sites as well as national and international print media.

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2017 North American Sand Soccer Championships

June 9 - June 11
NASSC Virginia Beach Sand Soccer Tournament

Known internationally as the “Gran Prix” of beach/sand soccer the North American Sand Soccer Tournament is not only world famous, but with a 93% player return rate, it is also a well-loved sporting event unlike any other. Whether you choose to play on a team or cheer from the sideline, you won't want to miss the NASSC!

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MOCA’s Boardwalk Art Show & Festival

June 15 - June 18
Virginia Beach Events - MOCA Boardwalk Art Show

The Boardwalk Art Show is one of the oldest and most respected outdoor fine art shows on the Eastern seaboard, featuring 300 artists’ booths, live performing arts entertainment, gourmet food and beverage concessions, and art activities for the entire family.

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2017 Virginia Beach Bash Lacrosse Tournament

June 16 - June 18
Virginia Beach Bash lacrosse tournament

The annual Virginia Beach Bash Lacrosse Tournament is a fun summer tradition for hundreds of lacrosse families throughout the Mid-Atlantic and beyond!

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Hardee’s Latin Fest

June 23 - June 24
Virginia Beach Events - Hardees Latin Fest

For two days, Virginia Beach celebrates the sights and sounds of the Latin experience. Hardee’s Latin Fest displays the key ingredients of good food, family participation, and first-rate Latin music. National performers electrify the diverse audience with high-energy tunes that move the crowd to dance under the stars. Local and regional Latin acts take the stage and unite festival-goers with the rhythms of Salsa, Merengue, and Jazz. Headline performances will take place on a giant stage on the beach at 24th…

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Sandstock – A Tribute to Rock & Roll

June 30 - July 2
Virginia Beach Events - Sandstock

Sandstock - A Tribute to Rock & Roll, is a beach-inspired variation on Woodstock. National and regional tribute artists who cover performers from Elton John to the Allman Brothers to the Grateful Dead will crank out hit after hit on two beach stages at the Virginia Beach oceanfront! All performances, which are free to the public, will be held on dueling stages on the beach at 24th Street, adjacent to the 24th Street Park.

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July 2017

Stars & Stripes Explosion

July 4
Virginia Beach Events - Stars and Stripes Explosion

Multiple live performances on oceanfront stages will attract thousands of visitors and residents of Virginia Beach to a “star-spangled” salute to this great country of ours. For 2017 we are pleased to feature one of the finest military bands in the nation. At our main stage on the beach at 24th Street, we are delighted to welcome the U.S. Fleet Forces Wind Ensemble and U.S. Fleet Forces Four Star Edition band beginning at 7:00pm. Scheduled entertainment offers something for everyone: patriotic and classical…

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Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion

July 8
Virginia Beach Events - Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion

The Virginia Aquarium Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion is where hundreds of artists and “wanna-be artists” gather to turn the boardwalk into an impromptu canvas of color! Artist registration takes place on the boardwalk at 17th Street, and chalk art is displayed for two blocks. At Chalk the Walk, participants draw four by four foot chalk drawings. A theme guides artists each year. All Chalk the Walk participants are encouraged to incorporate the theme in their work!

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August 2017

Funkfest Beach Party featuring Africana

August 25 - August 26
Virginia Beach Events - State Farm Funkfest Beach Party

FunkFest is a full-blown three-day celebration with lively entertainment, cultural presentations, children's activities, business seminars, health and wellness displays, food, art, and shopping. Funk Fest will remain 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…

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September 2017

American Music Festival

September 1 - September 3
Virginia Beach Events - American Music Festival - Virginia Beach Hotel Special

The sounds of rock, jazz, country, R&B, and more flood the Virginia Beach oceanfront for three sun-filled days over Labor Day Weekend at the American Music Festival. The largest outdoor music event on the East Coast, the American Music Festival brings together national, regional, and local acts to play on a stage on the beach at 5th Street, as well as stages in all the parks along the boardwalk. With just about every music genre, there’s something for everyone.

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17th Annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon

September 2 - September 3
Virginia Beach Events - Rock-N-Roll Half Marathon - Virginia Beach Hotel Special

Make Virginia Beach your Labor Day destination! Celebrate the 17th anniversary running of Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach! Grab your pals and sign up for 13.1 miles or a 5K - and don’t forget the dash along the beach in our Mile On the Sand. Take the Remix Challenge and run Saturday and Sunday to earn extra bling.

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Mid-Atlantic Shrine Association Fall Session & Parade

September 6 - September 10
MASA Shriners Hospital for Children Va Beach parade

Shriner's Hospital For Children celebrates its 90th Anniversary with a party at the beach! Doing good since 1889.

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Blues at the Beach

September 8 - September 10
Virginia Beach Events - 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.

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2017 NAS Oceana Air Show

September 16 - September 18
Virginia Beach Events - NAS Oceana Air Show

The men and women of Naval Air Station Oceana are proud to announce the return of the NAS Oceana Air Show!

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2017 VAVRS Conference

September 27 - October 1
Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads conference

Each year the Association hosts a conference in the last week of September, for learning new techniques through medical seminars, enjoying competition and participating in educational and social activities.

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44th Annual Neptune Festival

September 29 - October 1
Virginia Beach Neptune Festival

The Neptune Festival is a time to celebrate the beach life in Virginia Beach! This Festival is made up of a series of over 40 events that provide an opportunity for all to enjoy a taste of Virginia Beach.

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October 2017

Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival

October 21 - October 22
Virginia Beach Events - Craft Beer Festival

Over 80 craft beers from over 50 breweries will be available for sampling at the Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival. Tickets include unlimited sampling, a commemorative cup, and live entertainment.

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November 2017

McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach

November 17 - December 31
Virginia Beach Events - McDonalds Holiday Lights at the Beach

McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach brings joy and wonder to Hampton Roads each and every holiday season! Drive on the Virginia Beach boardwalk! Take a shining journey into nautical, holiday, and adventure lands - all along the beautiful Virginia Beach boardwalk. Festive fish, jumping dolphins, frolicking porpoises - all in bright, colored lights against the clear night-time sky, are the stars of McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach. They are joined by Santa, elves, and a 40-foot tall Christmas…

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Santa’s Seaside Village

November 26 - December 31
Santas Seaside Village - Virginia Beach holiday season

Dive into the Holiday season with a visit to Santa's Seaside Village, a beachy twist to the Holiday season, located at Atlantic and 30th Street.

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December 2017

Holiday Parade at the Beach

December 2
Virginia Beach Events - Holiday Parade at the Beach

Join us for the Holiday Parade at the Beach, where over 90 parade units make their way down Atlantic Avenue in a joyous celebration of the holiday season. Giant balloons, marching bands, lighted floats, equestrian units, fire trucks, performing dance groups, motorcycles, and more join forces to present a dazzling and entertaining night of fun for all ages!

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