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July 2016

Mid-Atlantic Hermit Crab Challenge

July 23, 2016
Virginia Beach Events - Mid-Atlantic Hermit Crab Challenge

The Crab is King at this one-of-a-kind event that’s fun for the whole family! Along with the Crustacean 500 race, participants may enter the Miss Curvaceous Crustacean Beauty Pageant. At the pageant, hermit crabs are presented in uniquely-decorated displays and judged on beauty and creativity. Hermit crab owners are encouraged to build a unique display for their crab. Past winners have included themed entries like “Spider Crab,” “Hermit the Hulk,” “Beauty and the Crab,” and “Pirates of the Crabibbean!” Approximately…

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January 2017

Virginia Flower and Garden Expo 2017

January 27 - January 29
Virginia Beach events - Virginia Flower and Garden Expo

Produced by the Virginia Horticultural Foundation and Pilot Targeted Media, the Expo promotes horticultural education for everyone from professionals to the weekend enthusiast. This is the one time each year when Hampton Roads residents can get information on virtually every aspect related to flowers and gardening, at a single climate-controlled location. Experts and knowledgeable professionals will be there to discuss plants, plans, products and practices. More than a hundred vendors, exhibitors and displayers provide guests countless ideas and products they…

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Coastal Virginia Wine Fest

January 28 - January 29
Virginia Beach events - Coastal Virginia Wine Fest

Celebrate good times with Virginia wines at the Coastal Virginia Magazine Wine Fest at the beautiful Virginia Beach Convention Center on Saturday, noon - 7pm and Sunday, noon - 5pm. Vendors include wineries, specialty foods, and arts and crafts. Enjoy a craft beer garden, grape stomp competition, live entertainment and much more.

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February 2017

2017 Polar Plunge Festival

February 3 - February 4
Virginia Beach Polar Plunge Festival

Come chill with us at the Polar Plunge Festival, Feb. 3-4 between 30th - 32nd Streets in Virginia Beach. This year, we're back and better than ever at a brand new host location - the Hilton Oceanfront Hotel. In addition to chilly dips in the ocean, we're also serving up a brand new 4 Miler Run/Walk and a 1 Mile Dash & Splash!

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SGK Gun Show 2017

February 4 - February 5
Virginia Beach events - SGK Gun Show

Founded in 1982 by "Doc" Mendelson, SGK Gun Shows carries on the uniquely American tradition of Gun Shows.  Catering to dealers and public alike, SGK currently produces gun shows on the East Coast. We are noted for organized, heavily advertised and well-attended shows. This acknowledgment comes from the administration and staff of the facilities we use, the security companies we employ, and the vendors and public who attend our productions. We are committed to providing our vendors with profitable customer oriented weekends. For the…

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64th Annual Mid-Atlantic Sports & Boat Show

February 10 - February 12
Virginia Beach events - Mid Atlantic Sports Boat Show

All the big dealers will be under one roof, ready to show you their stock and make a deal. Whether you want to see the latest and greatest 2017 models or want a great deal on an unused 2016, you don’t want to miss this chance to check them all out. The Boat Show offers plenty of family fun, too! There will be face painting for the kids and anglers clubs to teach you how to cast a net or…

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Excalibur Cup 2017

February 17 - February 19
Virginia Beach Excalibur Cup gymnastics competition

Come out for the Excalibur Cup - a gymnastics invitational open to all levels! The Virginia Beach Convention Center is excited to host over 3,000 competitors, representing over 25 different states and 10 different countries. With all levels competing in the same location, it is sure to be a fun-filled, exciting time!

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2017 Virginia Beach Restaurant Week

February 20 - February 26
Virginia Beach events - Virginia Beach Restaurant Week

Virginia Beach Restaurant Week will feature over 90 of the city's finest establishments offering specially priced two and three course meals.

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VOW Bridal Event

February 26
Virginia Beach Events - VOW Bridal Event

Our annual event showcasing this area’s best bridal vendors including runway shows, performances and more. Vow Bride is recognized as the wedding resource for brides in the Hampton Roads' area looking for decidedly different vendors to make their "day of" dreams come true. Contact VOW Bride Magazine for sponsorship information and to reserve your booth space now!

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March 2017

2017 Shamrock Invitational

March 3 - March 5
Virginia Beach gymnastics competition - Shamrock Invitational

This year's gymnastics competition will be held at Ocean Lakes High School - 885 Schumann Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23454. GATE FEE: 12 & older - $10/day or $15/weekend, Seniors - $5/day or $10/weekend.

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The Grand National Championship by the Sea 2017

March 10 - March 12
Grand National Championship by the Sea - Virginia Beach cheer and dance

CDE's The Grand National is an approved sanctioned event for New York High Schools! Get back to the TRUE meaning of a National Champion and join us in Virginia Beach for The Grand National Championship by the Sea.

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2017 Rush Champions Cup

March 10 - March 12
Rush Champions Cup - Hampton Roads soccer tournament

The 2017 Rush Champions Cup will be held at the Hampton Roads Soccer Complex!

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2017 Virginia Beach Spring Classic

March 17 - March 19
Virginia Beach Spring Classic - Beach FC soccer tournament

The Beach FC Soccer Club is excited to host their 2017 Virginia Beach Spring Classic at the Hampton Roads Soccer Complex and the Princess Anne Athletic Complex. Be sure to make it out for this exciting tournament!

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2017 Shamrock Marathon

March 18 - March 19
Virginia Beach Events - Shamrock Marathon

The 2017 Yuengling Shamrock Marathon & Anthem Half Marathon and TowneBank Shamrock 8k takes place at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Come celebrate with us as we bring the Luck of the Irish to all runners in Virginia Beach, Virginia on St. Patrick’s Day weekend. ShamRock On!

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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 - Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel

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 Hotels - 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 Hotels - Oceanfront Virginia Beach Hotels - 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 Hotels - Oceanfront 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 Hotels - Oceanfront - 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 Hotels - Oceanfront 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
Virginia Beach Hotels - Oceanfront 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 Hotels - Oceanfront 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 Hotels Special - 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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