Virginia Beach Hotels | Specials - Weekend

Weekend Fun – Beer Festival , Ghost Train, Spooky!

Get ready for the Weekend in Virginia Beach! Come visit us and enjoy the beautiful beaches, restaurants, attractions, and enjoy some great events on the beach:

Craft Beer Festival

ver 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.

Ghost Train

The Ghost Train is a half-hour ride through the haunted woods of Northwest River Park. Get ready for a spooky adventure which awaits you in the dark of the park.


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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Ghost Train

Ghost Train
Oct 18 -20 , 2018

The Ghost Train is a half-hour ride through the haunted woods of Northwest River Park. Beginning at the Activity Building, the scene is set by an eerie introduction to the spooky adventure which awaits you in the dark of the park. Next you board the Northwest River Park Ghost Train (wagons with built in benches) and the journey begins. As you wind deeper and deeper into the woods, a ghoulish tale unfolds in unexpected ways and in various locations.

The Ghost Train makes several stops to allow travelers to witness scenes and gather more story information. Don’t be surprised to find “things” on the trails that are not normally there in the daylight. You’ll need to watch out from here on end – watch your back, your sides and the front of the train – and hope that the train engineer can get out of there in time! “In time for what?” you say. That is for you to find out at this year’s Ghost Train. If you listen very carefully, you may even hear the whistle of the “real” Ghost Train as you pass over the old tracks. tickets


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:)

Virginia Beach Hotels - Oceanfront Hotel Specials in Virginia Beach | Wicked 10K

Wicked 10K

Wicked 10K
October 26-27, 2018
Virginia Beach Oceanfront

The Anthem Wicked 10K, Old Point National Bank Monster Mile and Mini Monster 1K presented by Bon Secours In Motion will take place on October 26th and 27th in Virginia Beach. Participants are encouraged to have fun, be creative, and dress up for the Halloween season. The flat, fast One Mile course will run on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk on Friday night while the 10K course and Mini Monster 1K take you on a scenic tour of the Oceanfront on Saturday. Celebrate your Friday finish at The Shack and on Saturday with a huge post-race party on the beach with plenty of Blue Moon Beer, live music and post-race food. details


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:)

Virginia Beach Hotels - Oceanfront Hotel Specials in Virginia Beach | Craft Beer Festival

Craft Beer Festival

Craft Beer Festival
Oct 20-21
Virginia Beach Oceanfront

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.

Live music sets the stage at this perfect beach setting for tasting some of the best craft beers available.  Performances include Dustin Furlow and Nate Sacks & the Lifehacks (Saturday) and Blackwater Jam and Woodwork (Sunday). details


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:)

Virginia Beach Hotels - Oceanfront Hotel Specials in Virginia Beach | Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show
Oct 12-14th
Virginia Beach Convention Center

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.

  • 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry
  • Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls, lapidary supplies
  • Crystals, mineral specimens, art jewelry
  • Jewelers and wire wrappers who can design, remount and set stones and make repairs
  • Display of Virginia rocks and minerals, lapidary arts demonstrations and geode cutting by the two Gem and Mineral societies of the area
  • Gemologist available for on-site appraisals

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:)

Virginia Beach Hotels - Oceanfront Hotel Specials in Virginia Beach | Sandsculpting Championship

International Sandsculpting Championship

International Sandsculpting Championship
Sep 28 – Oct 7
Virginia Beach Oceanfront

32 of the world’s most talented sculptors will be in Virginia Beach creating incredible works of art for our viewing pleasure.

How else can one describe this event any other way than with an experience? With a world-class venue, talent, and prize purse, Neptune’s International Sandsculpting Championship has distinguished itself as a premier event unlike any other. From the gallery feel and extended viewing hours, your sandsculpting fill can be quelled with a single visit.

It’s been the signature event of the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival since its inception, and has grown to the most prestigious event of its kind in the nation. With an international field of sculptors representing 11 countries from around the world, watch the professionals turn grains of sand into works of art in just 3 days!


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:)

Virginia Beach Hotels - Oceanfront Hotel Specials in Virginia Beach | Boardwalk Weekend

Boardwalk Weekend

Boardwalk Weekend
Sep 28- Sep 30
Virginia Beach Oceanfront

It’s Virginia Beach’s most famous party – The Neptune Festival’s Boardwalk Weekend! The events include: Neptune’s International Sandsculpting Championship,one of the world’s largest sandsculpting competitions. The weekend also includes a continual series of daily outdoor concerts along 35 blocks of the Boardwalk with a variety of live music. Other Event include the Neptune’s 8K & 5K run and 26-yard Crab Crawl, Atlantic Regatta, Volleyball Tournament, The Neptune Grand Parade, and a Fireworks Extravaganza! event details


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Virginia Beach Hotels - Oceanfront Hotel Specials in Virginia Beach | Neptune Festival Art & Craft Show

Neptune Festival Art & Craft Show

Neptune Festival Art & Craft Show
Sep 28-30, 2018
Virginia Beach Oceanfront

The Neptune Festival Art & Craft Show has been recognized by Sunshine Artist Magazine as #3 of the Top 200 Fine Art & Design Shows in the country in 2018! The show features over 250 artisans displaying handmade work from paintings and sculptures, to photography and glass-work. Mosey your way through the tents and displays and find a piece of the show to bring home with you!

SHOW HOURS:  

  • Friday: 12noon-7pm
  • Saturday:  10am-7pm
  • Sunday:  10am-6pm

ARTWORK ELIGIBILITY:

This juried art show requires pre-registration to participate, but viewing is free and open to the public.

Artists and craftsmen of original work in all media are eligible for the show, with acceptance based on a jury process. This show does not include a section for commercial or imported products. In all cases, the spirit of our guidelines intends that the work depend heavily on the “handmade” aspect of art and craft. We do not allow buy/sell and we reserve the right to remove work from the show that violates our policies and guidelines.

We will devote an area of the boardwalk to selected exhibitors who display work with the highest degree of originality, handcrafting and excellence. It will be only these exhibitors who are eligible for the cash awards. The decision of the show committee is final.

The Festival includes a commercial section that is not part of this Art and Craft Show. If you wish to apply for a space in it, please click here

event details


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Virginia Beach Hotels - Oceanfront | Virginia Beach Events - NAS Oceana Air Show

NAS Oceana Air Show

NAS Oceana Air Show
September 22 – September 23

The NAS Oceana Air Show is pleased to present the United States Navy’s Blue Angels flight demonstration team along with the Canadian Forces 431 Air Demonstration Squadron, the Snowbirds!  We’ll also have a host of the best civilian and military performers to include Skytypers, Mike Goulian, Kent Pietsch, Bob Carlton and Tactical Demonstrations by the F-22 Raptor and the F/A-18F Super Hornet.  We’re also excited to present the newest AFTERSHOCK Jet Powered Fire Truck!  See our Performer Page for all the details on these and a host of other performances.

We are especially honored to celebrate Naval Station Oceana 75th Anniversary.  Originally opened in 1943 in the mudflats of Virginia Beach, NAS Oceana is now the East Coast Navy’s thriving Master Jet Base and home to all of Naval Aviation’s F-18 Hornets and Super Hornets.

Make sure you arrive early for the NAS Oceana Air Show this year!  Gates open at 8:00 am and ADMISSION AND PARKING ARE FREE.  The flight line will be packed with static displays, food & novelty vendors and plenty of other things for the whole family to enjoy the entire day.  On both Saturday and Sunday, the flying will start at approximately 10 am and the Blue Angels will perform at 3:30 pm and the show ends at 4:30 pm. Public must be off the flightline by 5 pm. >more


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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