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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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June 2017

Hardee’s Latin Fest

June 23, 2017 - June 24, 2017
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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September 2017

Blues at the Beach

September 8, 2017 - September 10, 2017
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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November 2017

McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach

November 17, 2017 - December 31, 2017
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, 2017 - December 31, 2017
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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March 2018

Rush Champions Cup

March 10 - March 11
Rush Champions Cup - Hampton Roads soccer tournament

The 2018 Rush Champions Cup will be held at the Hampton Roads Soccer Complex!

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Virginia Beach Spring Classic

March 17 - March 18
Virginia Beach Spring Classic - Beach FC soccer tournament

The Beach FC Soccer Club is excited to host their 2018 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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April 2018

East Coast She Crab Soup Classic

April 7
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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Virginia Beach Spring Craft Market

April 13 - April 15
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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May 2018

Monsters on the Beach

May 11 - May 13
Virginia Beach Hotels - Oceanfront Specials Monsters on the Beach Virginia Beach Events

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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Salute to Summer

May 25 - May 27
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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Pungo Strawberry Festival

May 26 - May 27
Pungo Strawberry Festival

The 35th Annual Pungo Strawberry Festival is just around the corner. Don’t miss this family-oriented, fun filled, wholesome event!

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June 2018

Sandstock – A Tribute to Rock & Roll

June 29 - July 1
Virginia Beach Events - Sandstock

Sandstock - A Tribute to Rock & Roll, is a beach-inspired variation on Woodstock. National and regional tribute artists who cover songs from some of the greatest rockers in history 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 2018

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 on July 4th. Scheduled entertainment offers something for everyone: patriotic and classical to tribute bands playing all your favorites, and naturally, fireworks! All concerts are free and open to the public.

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Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion

July 7
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 2018

American Music Festival

August 31 - September 2
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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September 2018

NAS Oceana Air Show

September 22 - September 23
Virginia Beach Hotels - Oceanfront | 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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VAVRS Conference

September 26 - September 29
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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October 2018

Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival

October 20 - October 21
Virginia Beach Events - Craft Beer Festival

Over 50 craft beers from over 25 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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December 2018

Holiday Parade at the Beach

December 1
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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