Virginia Beach Hotels Specials - Anthem Wicked 5k Halloween Race

Halloween Weekend 2016 – Spooky Fun!

Halloween weekend 2016 is going to be spooktacular! We are expecting great weather and there are many fun events happening for the weekend. Stay with us here at Holiday Inn Virginia Beach Oceanside. We are Situated directly on the Boardwalk on the oceanfront in Virginia Beach right in the heart of all the fun:)

Halloween Weekend Events:

Anthem Wicked 10K and Old Point National Bank Monster Mile

This run is for everyone from the super speedy to the first time racers – all are welcome! You won’t want to miss this spooktacular event!Pick up your race packet and enjoy the Sports & Fitness expo at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

Halloween Town & Treat

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If you are staying with us this weekend and want to take your kids out for some Halloween fun we definitely recommend this event! It is something fun for the whole family to enjoy and only 10 minutes away!

Trick or Treat at participating merchants throughout The Town Center.  Frightfully fun activities for the whole family:  pumpkin decorating, face painters, caricaturists, balloon artists and more!

Area: Town Center + Pembroke Mall

Address: Town Center
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

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Festa Italiana 2016

Festa Italiana features a little bit of Italy is coming to Town Center of Virginia Beach for two days of pasta, pizza, Italian wine, beer, and entertainment, together with family-friendly activities like grape-stomping!

Local restaurants will serve up their specialties for a two-day celebration of everything Italian in the heart of Town Center. Participating restaurants for this year’s event include: Bravo! Cucina, Salvatore’s, Mannino’s, Your Pie Pizzas, and When in Rome.

Event Times:

Friday, September 16: 6:00pm-10:00pm

Saturday, September 17: Noon-10:00pm

Stay with us here at Holiday Inn Virginia Beach Oceanside we are Situated directly on the Boardwalk on the oceanfront in Virginia Beach right in the heart of all the fun:)

Virginia Beach Events - Rock-N-Roll Half Marathon - Virginia Beach Hotel Special

Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon 2016

Make Virginia Beach your Labor Day destination and celebrate the 16th 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.

Stay with us here at Holiday Inn Virginia Beach Oceanside we are Situated directly on the Boardwalk on the oceanfront in Virginia Beach right in the heart of all the fun:)

Virginia Beach Events - American Music Festival - Virginia Beach Hotel Special

American Music Festival 2016

Join us for the American Music Festival September 2nd – 4th here on the Virginia Beach oceanfront!

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.

Stay with us here at Holiday Inn Virginia Beach Oceanside we are Situated directly on the Boardwalk on the oceanfront in Virginia Beach just steps away from the festival.

Virginia Beach Events - State Farm Funkfest Beach Party

Funkfest Beach Party 2016

Come join us for the Funkfest Beach Party August 26th – 28th!

The State Farm FunkFest is 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 R&B into a rhythmic, danceable new form of music. >read more 

Virginia Beach Events - Mid-Atlantic Hermit Crab Challenge

Mid-Atlantic Hermit Crab Challenge – July 23

Come join us for the Mid-Atlantic Hermit Crab Challenge on July 23.

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 300 hermit crabs participate in the Mid-Atlantic Hermit Crab Challenge each year. Many of these come from out of state just to be with us! ALL participants receive a medal for being a part of this unique event. There are no fees for entering.

Virginia Beach Events - Stars and Stripes Explosion

4th of July Fireworks & Events

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 at Stars & Stripes Explosion on Saturday, July 4, 2016. Scheduled entertainment offers something for everyone: patriotic and classical to Motown, a musical tribute dedicated to Billy Joel, and world-class magic performed by an internationally-recognized illusionist!

From 8:00pm-9:30pm, a stage erected right on the beach at 20th Street will become the focal point for performances featuring patriotic, Broadway, and classical selections. The show will segue into a spectacular fireworks show at 9:30pm that promises to explode over the ocean in a burst of colors and patterns! All concerts are free and open to the public. >more info

Virginia Beach Fireworks Schedule 2016

Virginia Beach Fireworks Schedule 2016

Fireworks are scheduled in Virginia Beach for the Fourth of July of course:) In addition , there are weekly firework displays during the summer for guests to enjoy.

Fireworks may be viewed anywhere from the boardwalk.  They are launched off 23rd Street from a barge on the water.


*Since our fireworks shows are launched from a barge off shore, fireworks shows may be canceled due to unsuitable atmospheric weather conditions or rough seas at the point of departure.  

Please keep all pets safe inside during fireworks.

2016 Fireworks Schedule:

Hardee’s Latin Fest

Jun 25, 2016 – 10:30pm

4th of July

Jul 4, 2016 – 9:30pm

Weekly Displays

Jul 10, 2016 – 10:00pm

Weekly Displays

Jul 13, 2016 – 10:00pm

Weekly Displays

Jul 17, 2016 – 10:00pm

Weekly Displays

Jul 20, 2016 – 10:00pm

Weekly Displays

Jul 24, 2016 – 10:00pm

Weekly Displays

Jul 27, 2016 – 10:00pm

Weekly Displays

Jul 31, 2016 – 10:00pm

Weekly Displays

Aug 3, 2016 – 10:00pm

Weekly Displays

Aug 7, 2016 – 10:00pm

Weekly Displays

Aug 10, 2016 – 10:00pm

Weekly Displays

Aug 14, 2016 – 10:00pm

Weekly Displays

Aug 17, 2016 – 10:00pm

Weekly Displays

Aug 21, 2016 – 10:00pm

Weekly Displays

Aug 24, 2016 – 10:00pm

American Music Festival

Sep 4, 2016 – 10:30pm

Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Sep 8, 2016 – 9:30pm


Virginia Beach Events - Sandstock

Sandstock 2016 – A Tribute to Rock & Roll

Sandstock – A Tribute to Rock & Roll, is a beach-inspired variation on “Woodstock.” National and regional tribute artists who cover performers from The Who to Van Halen to Led Zeppelin will crank out hit after hit on two beach stages at the Virginia Beach oceanfront! }read more

Virginia Beach Hotel Specials & Packages

Retreat to Romance Package

Let our beautiful oceanfront property sweep you off your feet! At the Holiday Inn Va Beach-Oceanside (21st St), our breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean are sure to re-ignite that spark or keep the flames burning. Package includes overnight accommodations, a dining credit worth $25.00 to be used towards your choice of breakfast or dinner, a bottle of Champagne or Sparkling Cider, and a Chocolate Treat to satisfy your sweet tooth! Your special visit to Virginia Beach will provide a lifetime of memories with your special someone.