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.

Specials - Packages

1,000 Bonus Point Package + Breakfast

Exclusive to IHG® Rewards Club members. Earn Faster with this package offer plus breakfast – Earn 1,000 bonus IHG® Rewards Club points for each night when you book the 1,000 Bonus Point Package plus breakfast each day (breakfast for up to 2 adults sharing a room). Membership in IHG® Rewards Club is free! Points can be redeemed at any time for a variety of rewards, including free hotel stays starting at just 10,000 points, airline miles, name-brand merchandise and more. Book now to take advantage of this special offer!

Host Your Holiday Party With Us – Special Offer!

Plan Early and Save with the Holiday Inn Oceanside Virginia Beach, VA

We invite you to host your Holiday Party at our hotel located on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront! Our Atlantic view is the perfect setting to ring in the holiday cheer!

• $1,000 F&B Minimum in our Hemingway’s Restaurant
• $3,000 F&B Minimum in our Ballroom
• Complimentary Holiday Decor
• Double IHG Reward Points for the Event Planner


*Based on a minimum of $2,500

  • Complimentary Bruschetta Display
  • IHG Business Rewards Points Bonus

*Based on a minimum of $3,500

  • Complimentary Seasonal Vegetable & Cheese Display
  • IHG Business Rewards Points Bonus
  • Gift Certificate for a Future 2 Night Stay

*Based on a minimum of $4,000

  • Complimentary Choice of Hors D’oeuvres from our Specialty Menu
  • Waived Chef Fee for Carving Station (if selected)
  • IHG Business Rewards Points Bonus
  • Gift Certificate for a Future 2 Night Stay

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