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February Events in Virginia Beach

Ready for a getaway? February is a great time for a romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day at the beach with many fun events and great dining options. Don’t miss the annual Polar Plung weekend events and the Coastal Virginia Magazine Wine Fest. Come join us:)

 

 

2024 Virginia Beach Restaurant Week

Hemingways Restaurant and Bar Pilar - 2024 Virginia Beach Restaurant Week

2024 marks the 19th year of Virginia Beach Restaurant Week, a weeklong celebration of the Virginia Beach culinary scene highlighted by specially designed menus with pre-fixe pricing, discount hotel options, and The Pineapple. Restaurants will incorporate the pineapple in their décor, beverage, or menu options. So look for the pineapple. You never know where it might be.

🙌 Hemingway’s Restaurant & Bar Pilar is participating in Virginia Beach Restaurant Week! Come join us for our special menu and visit Virginia Beach’s finest restaurants for every meal January 15 – January 21, 2024 as talented chefs serve up innovative menus featuring delicious culinary creations.

🏖️ Hemingway’s Restaurant & Bar Pilar is the place to enjoy stunning oceanfront views, great food & drinks on the oceanfront!

Stay with us here at Holiday Inn Virginia Beach Oceanside. Our Virginia Beach Oceanfront hotel is situated directly on the Boardwalk on the oceanfront in Virginia Beach right in the heart of all the fun 🙂

Holiday events in Virginia Beach

Holiday Events in Virginia Beach

Come celebrate the holiday season on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront! The Boardwalk is lighting up with The Holiday Lights at the Beach. The Holiday Lights at the Beach has been named one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s “Top 20 November Events” and one of the American Bus Association’s “Top 100 Events in North America”! More than 20,000 families a year make this unique light show a part of their holiday celebration. This “Fanta-Sea” of lights will dazzle and amaze holiday visitors and locals alike. 

In addition to the amazing lights, the beach is buzzing with holiday festivities; restaurants are dazzling with great food and favorites like fresh local oysters and rockfish specials, and the Annual Virginia Beach Christmas Market and local shops make for fun holiday shopping!  

🎉Events:

Holiday Lights at the Beach
November 17 – December 31

The tradition returns to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront with all new displays, two additional blocks of lights, and a new 600 ft. LED tunnel. Jumping fish, musical crabs, and jolly elves dance in lights against the backdrop of the moonlit Atlantic Ocean.

Virginia Beach Christmas Market

November 24-26, Virginia Beach Convention Center

Art lovers will want to head to the Virginia Beach Convention Center and check out the 42nd Annual Virginia Beach Christmas Market, which features 175 artisanal vendors from all over the country offering unique handmade holiday gifts including pottery, jewelry, paintings, toys and unique Christmas collectibles.

Snowglobe Spectacular

November 24 through December 26, Town Center

Step into a Christmas wonderland at Snowglobe Spectacular – a dazzling display of life-sized snow globes. The event will also feature live music, holiday characters and a special North Pole snow globe where little ones can meet Santa himself!

Holiday Pops! 

December 10, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

Delight in a classic holiday experience of traditional carols and holiday musical favorites with Holiday POPS!, featuring the Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus and special guests.

Surf – N – Santa 5 Miler

December 15 & 16, Virginia Beach Boardwalk

The 2023 BayPort Credit Union Surf N Santa 5 Miler presented by Bon Secours is back with a brand new theme plus the same favorite traditions.  This evening run allows you to experience the magic of the Holidays.  Run through the holiday lights on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk before you celebrate your run at our post-race party.


 

Stay with us here at Holiday Inn Virginia Beach Oceanside . Our Virginia Beach Oceanfront hotel is situated directly on the Boardwalk on the oceanfront in Virginia Beach right in the heart of all the fun:)

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Happy Veterans Day Weekend!

Happy Veterans Day Weekend!

Thank you to all the men and women who have served and protected our country and fought for our freedom! Come join us for a long weekend in Virginia Beach! Come visit us and enjoy the beautiful beaches, restaurants, attractions, and enjoy some great events on the beach:

Chad 1000X Virginia Beach

Nov 11th

Presented by GORUCK and CrossFit, the Chad 1000X is a workout-style event designed to raise money for and awareness of mental health initiatives for veterans, specifically suicide prevention. The workout is 1,000 step-ups that can be completed as a team, with a partner or as an individual. They can be done with or without a weighted rucksack. In 2022, more than 4,500 registered participants raised $100,000 at this event.

Pinup Coffee Co. Veterans Day Party & Cornhole Tournament

November 11, noon-3 p.m.

Pinup Coffee Co., a veteran-owned specialty coffee roaster, is holding its second annual Veterans Day Party & Cornhole Tournament at Pleasure House Brewing. Coffee and food vendors will be on hand, including Pinup Coffee Co., Beach Bum Coffee and The Silver Fox Food Truck. Admission to the party is free. The $20 per person fee to enter the cornhole tournament will raise money for the AWS1 James Buriak Foundation. That organization provides pre-mishap education and post-mishap support for Navy and Marine Corps aviators and their families.

Tidewater Veterans Day Parade

Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony
November 11, 2023

The Tidewater Veterans Day Parade features decorated military, as well as classic cars, marching bands, motorcycles, horses, scouts and military marching units. Army and Navy brass, local politicians and other military leaders are expected on the reviewing stand to watch the parade, which will start at 16th Street and Atlantic Avenue. After the parade, a wreath-laying ceremony will include speeches, prayers, a 21-gun salute and the playing of Taps. The parade and ceremony are organized by the Hampton Roads Council of Veterans Organizations.


Stay with us here at Holiday Inn Virginia Beach Oceanside . Our Virginia Beach Oceanfront hotel is situated directly on the Boardwalk on the oceanfront in Virginia Beach right in the heart of all the fun:)

October Events in Virginia Beach Oceanfront

October 2023 Events in Virginia Beach

October is one of our favorite months to visit and enjoy the beauty of fall on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Here are some of the featured events in Virginia Beach this October.

Upcoming Events:

Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend

Virginia Beach Oceanfront

49th Annual Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend is The grand finale of a year-long season of events, Boardwalk Weekend features daily concerts at 2 festival stages and more than 400 art, food, and shopping vendors on the boardwalk.

Haunted Hunt Club Farm

Let the spooky nights begin! Bring the whole family for the ultimate Halloween-themed experience at Haunted Hunt Club Farm – a festival of terrifying attractions, creepy characters, and ghastly ghouls.

Virginia MOCA Boardwalk Art Show

The Virginia MOCA Boardwalk Art Show is one of the oldest and most respected outdoor fine art shows on the Eastern seaboard. This three-day festival welcomes nearly 200 artists from around the country featuring fine art across several mediums.

Wicked 10K Weekend

19th Street 19th Street, Virginia Beach, VA

Experience Coastal Virginia’s largest Halloween race and party. The Old Point National Bank Wicked 10K Weekend presented by Bon Secours shows off Virginia Beach’s wicked side. Do you love Halloween? Do you love running by the ocean? Are you looking for a few tricks and treats? The  Wicked 10K Weekend is a Halloween tradition!

Virginia Beach Pumpkins & Pirates Family Fest

17th Street Park 17th Street, Virginia Beach, VA

Come celebrate all that’s fun about the fall at this first-ever free, family event Pumpkins & Pirates! Join us as we blend two popular themes – pumpkins and pirates – into one unique, family-friendly experience. Your younger scallywags will love this mashup featuring face painters, carnival games, stilt walkers, family relay races, roving jugglers, bandana-making, story-tellers, and more…

 

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Coastal Craft Beer Festival

September Events in Virginia Beach

September is an amazing time for a getaway to the beach. The coastal temps are refreshing and the beach is welcoming you to relax, unwind, and enjoy the beautiful scenery, festivals, and fun experiences in Virginia Beach. Come join us on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront!

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!

Neptune Fall Wine Festival

 

Travel the world without leaving the beach at the Fall Wine Festival! 31st Street Park is transformed into a hub of tasting stations from around the world with over 60 wines from 8 countries, each featuring blends and styles that are sure to ignite the traveler in you. Each tasting ticket includes a commemorative wine […]

Sonrise Music Festival

24th Street Park, Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Hampton Roads biggest Christian 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 the 24th Street Stage and feature positive/alternative artists offering a myriad of musical genres.

Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend

49th Annual Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend is The grand finale of a year-long season of events, Boardwalk Weekend features daily concerts at 2 festival stages and more than 400 art, food, and shopping vendors on the boardwalk. Sculptors from around the world compete in our Sandsculpting Championship, and families have fun at Poseidon’s Playground.

Things to Do in Virginia Beach This Summer

Things to Do in Virginia Beach This Summer

Things to Do in Virginia Beach This Summer


If you’re looking for something fun to do in Virginia Beach this summer, there’s no shortage of activities! Whether you want to take a dip in the ocean, explore some local attractions, listen to great music,  or simply relax with your family, you’ll find plenty of options. 

One of the most popular things to do is sunbathing on the beach. With miles and miles of white sand, it’s a perfect spot to relax and catch some Vitamin D. For the more adventurous types, there are plenty of watersports available too. Try your hand at surfing or stand up paddle boarding for a fun way to cool off in the summer heat. 

If you’re looking for something a little different, why not check out one of Virginia Beach’s local attractions? The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is a great place to learn about the ocean and its inhabitants. You can also explore the historic Cape Henry Lighthouse, stroll along the boardwalk and take in some of the city’s best views. 

Of course, no summer trip would be complete without experiencing some local cuisine! There are plenty of restaurants to try, from seafood shacks to fine dining establishments. No matter what you’re in the mood for, you’ll be sure to find something that will satisfy your taste buds.  In fact, you can enjoy great food, drinks, and oceanviews at Hemingways in Holiday Inn Oceanside!

So whether you’re looking for a day in the sun or an evening of entertainment, Virginia Beach has plenty of activities and attractions for everyone. 

Helpful Links:

• See Our Favorite Virginia Beach Restaurants

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• Favorite Things To Do in Virginia Beach List


June Events in Virginia Beach

Discover the Best June Events in Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach has plenty of attractions that lure tourists from different parts of the world. The city boasts pristine beaches, delicious seafood, and friendly locals, making it the perfect vacation destination. However, what sets Virginia Beach apart is its vibrant culture, which is reflected in the numerous events held throughout the year. June brings with it endless fun activities that vacationers won’t want to miss. If you’re thinking of visiting Virginia Beach in June, check out these top events.

Jackalope Fest

A 3 day vibrant festival renowned for its unique atmosphere, the quality of the athletes competing in high adrenaline action sports such as skateboarding, bouldering, break dancing and BASE jumping. JACKALOPE is the ultimate gathering of Canada’s action sport communities, bringing together top athletes and professionals in the featured sports as well as enthusiasts and curious.

Legendary Softball Summer Kick-Off

Princess Anne Athletic Complex 4001 Dam Neck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA, United States

3 pool games to single elimination softball tournament for ages 12U-18U at the Princess Anne Athletic Complex and City View Park in Virginia Beach.

Oceanfront Concert Series

17th, 24th & 31st Street Parks

National recording artists take to Virginia Beach’s oceanfront park stages with weekly musical performances by the shore during the Oceanfront Concert Series, now through August. Bring your beach chair or your beach blanket for an unforgettable evening saluting all things music. The free performances begin at 7 p.m.

Virginia Bridal & Wedding Expo

Virginia Beach Convention Center 1000 19th St, Virginia Beach, VA, United States

The Bridal & Wedding Expo features an amazing selection of wedding professionals ready to help you find the perfect gown, reception venue, invitations, photographer, music, menu, honeymoon destination, and much more! Whether you envision a formal black-tie affair or a casual barefoot ceremony on the beach, experts are ready to offer advice in creating timeless […]

Oceanfront Concert Series

17th, 24th & 31st Street Parks

National recording artists take to Virginia Beach’s oceanfront park stages with weekly musical performances by the shore during the Oceanfront Concert Series, now through August. Bring your beach chair or your beach blanket for an unforgettable evening saluting all things music. The free performances begin at 7 p.m.

La Fiesta Virginia Beach

For two days, Virginia Beach celebrates the sights and sounds of the Latin experience! La Fiesta Virginia Beach possesses the key ingredients of authentic food, colorful cultural costumes and high-energy national Latin music. Latin Grammy Award nominees and winners headline concerts on the Beach stage at 24th Street each night.

Chalk the Walk

Chalk the Walk is where hundreds of artists gather to turn the boardwalk into an impromptu canvas of color! At Chalk the Walk, participants draw four by four foot chalk drawings to to be judged and displayed on the boardwalk. A theme guides artists each year. All Chalk the Walk participants are encouraged to incorporate […]

Teammate Basketball National Championship

Virginia Beach Sports Center 1045 19th Street, Virginia Beach, VA, United States

It’s a tradition. A vacation. A hoops festival. A unique team bonding experience. Teams from all over the USA will compete in this 4-day long travel basketball mega-event. The tournament will have multiple divisions once elimination play begins, so regardless of your competitive level, you can come and compete!

Oceanfront Concert Series

17th, 24th & 31st Street Parks

National recording artists take to Virginia Beach’s oceanfront park stages with weekly musical performances by the shore during the Oceanfront Concert Series, now through August. Bring your beach chair or your beach blanket for an unforgettable evening saluting all things music. The free performances begin at 7 p.m.

Beach It! Country Music Festival

The inaugural, 3-day BEACH IT! Festival is coming to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. This year’s lineup features headliners Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett, Luke Bryan, and 20+ more of country’s biggest artists.

Oceanfront Concert Series

17th, 24th & 31st Street Parks

National recording artists take to Virginia Beach’s oceanfront park stages with weekly musical performances by the shore during the Oceanfront Concert Series, now through August. Bring your beach chair or your beach blanket for an unforgettable evening saluting all things music. The free performances begin at 7 p.m.

Totally Tribute Music Fest

The Totally Tribute Music Fest is a grand celebration of the music brought to the world by some of your favorite artists and bands. This high-energy, part-serious, part-camp, but pure performance weekend of tribute bands guarantees something for everyone. Featured music genres range from classic rock to pop to country, so be prepared to experience […]


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Memorial Day Weekend Events – Get Ready For Summer!

Summer is almost here! Get ready for beautiful days in the surf and sand on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront! The beach is loaded with daily events and some of our favorite festivals. Come join us!

Upcoming Events:

 

Pungo Offroad Monsters on the Beach

Pungo Offroad Monsters on the Beach, presented by Eastern Truck & Accessories, brings thrills and chills to the Virginia Beach oceanfront as Monster Trucks battle for ultimate sand domination! This family-friendly event is loud, fast, and exciting.

Volley & Vibe

Virginia Beach Sports Center 1045 19th Street, Virginia Beach, VA, United States

Art and sport meet in the ViBe Creative District of the Virginia Beach oceanfront this May at the Volley & Vibe Volleyball Tournament for boys & girls age 12U-18U! This tournament is about more than volleyball. Teams will have the opportunity to engage with artists in one of the area’s most prominent cultural districts through […]

Tidewater Comicon

Virginia Beach Convention Center 1000 19th St, Virginia Beach, VA, United States

Tidewater Comicon is coastal Virginia’s largest comic convention with 2 full days of fun for the whole family. Come celebrate your favorite fandoms with special celebrity guests, comic creators, voice actors, cosplayers, gaming, panels, contests, and so much more!

Neptune Spring Wine Festival

Travel the world without leaving the beach at the Spring Wine Festival! 31st Street Park is transformed into a hub of tasting stations from around the world with over 70 wines from 8 countries, each featuring blends and styles that are sure to ignite the traveler in you. Each tasting ticket includes a commemorative wine glass, unlimited […]

Memorial Day Weekend Salute to Summer

Enjoy the cool sounds of summer as the season of sun and fun kicks off on Memorial Day Weekend! Free concerts at 17th Street Park and 24th Street Park feature local and regional bands representing different genres and musical stylings. The concerts from Friday through Sunday complement the perfect weekend to sun, swim, and surf […]

Steel Pier Surf Classic & Surf Art Expo

This Memorial Day Weekend, come down to the 1st street Jetty at the Virginia Beach oceanfront and experience the surf, art, and culture from an event that draws in competitors and artists from around the world. The Steel Pier Classic is the largest longboard event on the East Coast.


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