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27 Nov

Million Bulb Walk — Norfolk Botanical Gardens

Some say Sandbridge is the best beach, but Norfolk Botanical Garden’s Million Bulb Walk is officially the best holiday light tour in the country according to USA Today!  This remarkable experience, located by the Norfolk airport, is only a short drive away from Sandbridge. Upon arriving, staff is readily available to help you get parked and headed towards the beginning of the tour.  Tickets can be purchased online or in person at the entrance which offers a gift shop and restrooms before heading out to see the lights.  Once you walk through the doors into the garden — prepare to be amazed!

Before officially starting the tour, there is an outdoor photo booth with themed props to take pictures with.  Then you follow the well lit path and enjoy the incredible display of mermaids, dolphins, navy ships, dragons, Santa Claus, and more. Listen to the holiday music and enjoy the one mile walk at your own pace.  You can even grab a cup of hot chocolate from the food truck located along the route. The Norfolk Botanical Garden also has an app to help aid with navigation.  Additional bathrooms are located along the walk for your convenience, and there is a tram that returns back to the parking lot after finishing the tour.

Looking for other fun ways to experience the lights? Take your vehicle through the lights starting on December 16th and there will also be two events scheduled for January. Kick off 2019 in a healthy way by enjoying a 2 mile fun run, or experience a walk with your dog before the lights get taken down.  All proceeds go towards Norfolk Botanical Garden programs.   Listed below are frequently asked questions provided by the Million Bulb Walk.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What are the days and hours of operation for the Million Bulb Walk?

Entry into MBW is from 4pm to 9pm daily starting Friday, November 9, 2018 through Saturday, December 15, 2018. The display closes at 10pm.

 

How much are tickets?

$17(not yet members)

$15(military)

$13(Garden members)

$10(children 3 to 17)

Children 2 & younger are Free.

 

Will I see the lights at 4pm?

Guests are welcome to enjoy the Garden’s 175 spectacular acres before it gets dark. As a bonus, avoid potentially long lines during peak visitation hours.

 

How do I get tickets?

When you purchase your date-specific tickets online, you will receive two emails. One is confirmation of your purchase. The second email will have a link to your e-ticket. You do not have to print out your e-ticket. We can scan your ticket right from your smartphone!

 

Do I have to purchase my ticket online?

We strongly encourage purchasing tickets in advance. Should our parking lot reach capacity, we will only allow those with pre- purchased tickets access to the display.

 

Do you have discounts?

Yes, for Garden members and Military.  Guest passes and reciprocal benefits are not accepted for this special event. There are no group discounts.

 

What if I can’t use my ticket?

Million Bulb Walk is a rain or shine event and will occur as scheduled in rainy conditions. Bring an umbrella and jacket! Tickets may not be refunded if the event is running as advertised. Cancellations will be announced on the Garden’s website as well as Facebook.

Please contact Guest Services at 757-441-5830 ext. 324 48 hours in advance to reschedule your tickets.

 

How long is the Million Bulb Walk?

The event route is more than 1 mile long. It is accessible for strollers, wheelchairs, and mobility assistance devices. A limited number of wheelchairs are available on a first come first served basis in our Visitor Center. At the end of the route, there is a tram that will take guests back to the parking lot.

 

Where do I park for the Million Bulb Walk?

Follow the road to our main parking lot, where parking attendants will be more than happy to direct you.

 

Is food available? May I bring food from outside?

Yes! Marigold & Honey will provide a number of snack and beverage options. Outside food and beverages are not permitted.

 

Will the Garden Gift Shop be open during the Million Bulb Walk?

Yes! Our Gift Shop located in the Baker Hall Visitor Center will be open until 9pm nightly.

 

Can I take pictures? What about selfie-sticks?

Yes, we encourage you to take photos – use the hashtag #NBGLights2018. Visitors may also use monopods or selfie-sticks with care.

 

May I bring a pet to Million Bulb Walk?

Pets are not allowed during this event. ADA Service animals are welcome.

 

Am I allowed to smoke during the Million Bulb Walk?

The Garden is a nicotine-free environment.

 

Is there a limit to how many tickets I can purchase as a Garden Member?

Members are welcome to purchase as many tickets as they would like, however only 6 tickets will be discounted at the member rate.

 

Can I walk into the Garden to see the Million Bulb Walk?

Due to the safety of our guests, we will not allow guests to walk into the Garden from the main entrance road after 5pm.

 

Are there restrooms available?

Yes, our Visitor Center and Rose Garden Hall are open nightly until 10pm and there are 2 restroom buildings located along the route.

27 Sep

2018 Virginia Beach Neptune Festival

Date: Friday, September 28 – Sunday, September 30

Cost: FREE

Where: 2nd – 36th Streets, Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Welcome to the 45th anniversary of the Neptune Festival!  Join the hundreds of thousands of people descending upon the Virginia Beach Oceanfront this weekend in celebrating the city’s culture and heritage.

Daily concerts will be scattered among various festival stages along 32 blocks of the boardwalk.  You can also find over 250 artists selling their work.  Other events include sand sculpting, 8k race, volleyball tournaments, a parade, and a youth art show.

Personal coolers are not permitted in the event area. Beverage tents are located at 17th, 24th, and 31st streets.  Please have valid ID.

HRT Trolleys will run along Atlantic Avenue from 1st to 42nd street between 8 AM and Midnight.  Trolley rides are $2 each

 

2018 Party at the Pier in Sandbridge

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Date: Friday, August 24

Time: 7-10pm

Cost: FREE

Where:   Sandbridge Beach
Little Island Park
3820 Sandpiper Rd
Va. Beach, VA 23456

Kick off your shoes and join us for a beach concert in the sand with live music from The Rhondels!

Enjoy food trucks and plenty of dancing. New this year, there will be onsite beer and wine sales to benefit the Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Foundation. A valid ID must be presented to purchase adult beverages. Please drink responsibly and have a designated driver to ensure everyone’s safety.

Personal coolers are not permitted in the event area. Beer/wine ticket sales will take place from 6 to 9 pm. Last pour will be at 9:30 pm.

​Onsite parking is available and free after 5 pm. Parking is limited, so please carpool or rideshare if possible.

Rain Dates:  Saturday, August 25

The Sandbridge Beach Vacation for the Adventure-Seeker

 

Sandbridge Beach isn’t just the perfect place for some rest and relaxation, it also the ideal home base for an adventure vacation! After unpacking at the rental of your choice, the fun begins!

Water Sports and  Water Activities in Sandbridge Beach 

The Atlantic Ocean and the Back Bay provide two different, equally amazing, water adventures in Sandbridge! Looking for more nature and serenity? Consider kayaking and Stand Up Paddle Boarding in the bay and canals. A fun day of boating also adds to the memories!

If you were hoping to boost your adrenaline a bit more, take the kayaks or Stand Up Paddle Boards to the ocean. You can play in the breakers or paddle out and take a trek down the coastline. Surfing, body boarding, and skim boarding also provide for that rush of energy with the waves.

Freshwater Fishing, Surf Casting, and Off Shore Fishing in Virginia Beach 

Similar to the boating opportunities, there are a variety of Sandbridge fishing options! You can fish off the Little Island Pier, charter an off shore boating excursion, cast off of the beach, and much more. Please make sure to acquire the correct Virginia Beach fishing permit based on where you want to fish – it’s saltwater oceanside, and freshwater bayside.

Tours Galore! 

Depending on the season, you can boost the heart rate with seeing nature in action, whether it be a dolphin tour or whale watching tour. Consider a fun sightseeing perspective with a horseback riding beach tour.

Outdoor Excursions

Ocean Breeze waterpark is a family-friendly water amusement park with slides and a wave pool! Families might also enjoy the ropes course, Adventure Park, at the Virginia Aquarium. Get a birds eye view of the gorgeous marshland while hanging from the trees. Feel like flying a different way? iFLY at the oceanfront is a memory-making indoor skydiving facility.

Whether biking in Back Bay, taking long walks down the beach, or filling the day with others spontaneous local activities, Sandbridge provides a perfect destination for the adventure-seeker. And remember, as a Siebert guest, make sure to check your guest page for special discounts to various parks.

Annual Sandbridge Pig Pickin’

39th Annual Sandbridge Pig Picking
September 8, 2018 1- 5 PM
Little Island Park – Sandbridge Beach

Come out and join the Sandbridge locals for a fun day at Little Island Park (southend of Sandbridge Beach). The annual Pig Picking features All-You-Can-Eat food and drinks, as well as live bands and even local art and crafts on sale. Siebert Realty will also have a table set up under the tents. We have some fun FREE GIVEAWAYS, so be sure to stop by and say “HI”!

 

  • Catering by Beach Bully

  • Artisans & Crafters Galore!

  • Live Music

  • Bobby the Clown for the Kids


This is the BIG **End of Summer Party** for the entire Sandbridge Beach community, in addition to a tribute to our volunteer rescue squad (all proceeds go to support the squad). 1–5 pm / Ticket information: Contact Siebert Realty at 877-422-2200 or 757-426-6200.

To all locals, this is your opportunity to demonstrate your support of our Volunteer Rescue Squad by being a Sponsor of the Pig Picking – plus having a great time with friends and neighbors. The rescue volunteers stand ready to help you (and our vacationers) ALL YEAR LONG… so let’s help them on this ONE day! The Rescue Squad does not conduct mail fund drives. The Pig Picking and Summer Bingo provide 95% of their funds.

Tickets at Siebert Realty!
Sponsorships are $100, which include two $40 tickets, sponsor badges, and individual recognition in the program. Individual Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at Siebert Realty at 601 Sandbridge Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. Children 10 and under are FREE. Hope to see you there!

Siebert Realty – The Beach People
Over 350 Beach Home & Condo Vacation Rentals
www.siebert-realty.com
757-426-6200 / 877-422-2200

2018 Party at the Pier in Sandbridge

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Dates: Friday, June 15  & Friday, August 24

Time: 7-10pm

Cost: FREE

Where:   Sandbridge Beach
Little Island Park
3820 Sandpiper Rd
Va. Beach, VA 23456

Kick off your shoes and join us for a beach concert in the sand with live music from Buckshot (June) and The Rhondels (August)!

Enjoy food trucks and plenty of dancing. New this year, there will be onsite beer and wine sales to benefit the Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Foundation. A valid ID must be presented to purchase adult beverages. Please drink responsibly and have a designated driver to ensure everyone’s safety.

Personal coolers are not permitted in the event area. Beer/wine ticket sales will take place from 6 to 9 pm. Last pour will be at 9:30 pm.

​Onsite parking is available and free after 5 pm. Parking is limited, so please carpool or rideshare if possible.

Rain Dates:  Saturday, June 16 & Saturday, August 25

May in Virginia Beach

There’s a lot to say about May in Virginia Beach. It’s common for most to think the optimal beach vacation time is in the latter summer months; that thinking doesn’t hold true here. Virginia Beach offers visitors amazing vacations any month, but there’s something extra special about May. Beautifully situated between Spring and Summer, May is a treasured month for beach vacations.

The first May perk, and probably one of the most popular features, is the unlimited access to the beach for Fido. Sandbridge is a pet friendly beach area. During the month of May, you can not only take advantage of the gorgeous weather, you can bring the whole family to the beach at any time. Come June and into the summer months, Fido will need resume the honorable guard dog duties protecting the rental from 10am-6pm. Pet beach play is permitted before and after that time frame during those months.

May also offers the ideal getaway setting. Guests can decide if they want to take a long, needed vacation or come visit for a short getaway. The month lends the opportunity of combining an extended beach weekend away with weather that is transitioning to summertime. This combo means vacationers can anticipate some wonderful days outside. Not to mention the pools open in early May, so guest can enjoy all the rental amenities!

May also launches an unofficial festival and events season in the area! There are two different wine festivals, a monster trucks show, an air show, the renowned Pungo Strawberry Festival, and so much more! Visitors can fill their vacation with memorable days at the beach and fun events in Virginia Beach.

To be honest, any time is the perfect time to visit Sandbridge Beach, but May boasts a slight competitive edge compared to other months. It offers expansive beaches, right in the launch of sandal season. Activities, events, amenities and even discounted rental rates mean guests get a memorable vacation for a bargain price.

May is here, and we look forward to seeing you! Book today at Siebert Realty.

Thanksgiving Holiday Vacation at Sandbridge Beach

Thankgiving is known as most of the most highly traveled Holidays in the United States. Why not hit the road for a holiday where you can take “Thankful” to a new level? Come to Sandbridge Beach!

Here are just a few perks of a Thanksgiving holiday vacation at the beach:

  • Fully furnished kitchens! We know that cooking and eating together are deeply rooted in family traditions. You can still make mom’s famous stuffing and your aunt’s fall casserole in an amazing kitchen, while adding on to these cherished memories with the most amazing views and settings. Spend time while the turkey’s roasting with a long walk on the beach.
  • Add to the menu! Smithfield hams and roasted oysters might as well be local staples on the holiday dinner tables here. Join in this coastal Virginia tradition and add more flavors to the menu. It’s also Rockfish season! These stripers make for fun fishing and delicious eating.
  • Private indoor entertainment (theater and game rooms)! So many of the rentals come with various places to gather around to watch your favorite show, beyond a comfortable family room! Spend quality time with billards, ping pong, kayaking or more!
  • Intimate breathing room! You read that right! Families can gather under one roof to celebrate the holiday, while still having even room to kick back, relax and breathe.
  • Activities for everyone! Sandbridge Beach and the surrounding area provide an abundance of activities. Hikes through Back Bay Wildlife Refuge, go to the movie theaters (the closest one at Redmill has reclining seats), visit Hunt Club Farms, shop at Norfolk Premier Outlets, and more!

Why not get the best of both worlds?! The cherished traditions of your family’s Thanksgiving and a memorable beach vacation. Check out available holiday vacation rentals here.

 

44th Annual Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend



44th Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend
Sep 29 – Oct 1, 2017

2017 marks the 44th anniversary for the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival! Every year, hundreds of thousands of people celebrate at the festival’s many offerings! Daily concerts at festival stages are scattered along 32 blocks of the boardwalk and feature a variety of live music and performers. Ignite your taste buds and satisfy your shopping savvy at this year’s outdoor shopping and dining experience… from crab cakes to Italian ice, stained glass to pottery, there is sure to be something to delight young and old festival goers alike.

Below is general information about Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend.  For event-specific information, go to:  Neptune Festival Events

Boardwalk Weekend Hours:
Fri, Sep 29:   12pm – 11pm
Sat, Sep 30:   10am – 11pm
Sun, Oct 1:     10am – 6pm

This year’s outdoor dining experience features all of your favorite festival fare. Enjoy the view of the Atlantic Ocean along with fresh crab cakes, mouth watering barbecue, fresh cut French fries, savory chicken on a stick, hot funnel cakes and cool Italian ices, to list just a few!  Along with delectable food offerings, you can stop to listen to some great live music or visit all the exhibitors set up on the Boardwalk.

LIVE MUSIC:  Boardwalk Weekend fills 3 musical stages with great local and national talents.  Stages are located at 17th, 24th, and 31st Streets on the Boardwalk.  CLICK HERE for 2017 Band Schedule

STAGE HOURS:  Friday: 6:00pm – 11:00pm | Saturday: 1:00pm – 11:00pm | Sunday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Neptune Festival Grand Parade
Sep 30th – 11:30am – 1pm
16th – 32nd Street – Atlantic Ave.

Streets lined with people, colorful floats in all shapes and sizes, larger-than-life balloons, marching bands…all of which is just a small snapshot of Neptune’s Grand Parade on Saturday.  Find yourself the best spot on the block as you enjoy the music and sights of our many parade units.  Be sure to keep a weather eye out for King Neptune and his court!  With a 16 block parade route, a bad spot is hard to find.

Make sure you get there early though for front row seating as many of the floats will have beads and other fun toss giveaways to give to the crowd.  Come cheer your favorites as all roll down Atlantic Ave starting at 11:30 AM.  As a highlight of Neptune Festival, this free event is a must for all, young and old alike.  So take a seat on the curb and watch the entertainment roll by.

This event is free and open to the public and will take place RAIN OR SHINE!  For more information, contact the Neptune Festival office at (757) 498-0215.

International Sandsculpting
Championship:  
Sep 29th – Oct 8th

4th – 10th Street – Oceanfront

How else can one describe this new and improved 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 for miles. From the gallery feel and extended viewing hours, your sandsculpting fill can be quelled with a single visit.

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** CANCELLED ** Sandbridge Party at the Pier

** CANCELLED ** Party at the Pier”

Unfortunately, we were just notified by city officials that the **Party at the Pier** has been **CANCELLED** due to expected inclement weather over the weekend.  No rain date.  🌧🌧🌧

Siebert Realty was the main sponsor for this event, so you can imagine our disappointment, but we must always bow to Mother Nature.  Hope to see you next year!

Party Sponsor:   Siebert Realty – The Beach People
When: Friday, Sept 1st / 7pm – 10pm
Rain Dates:  Saturday, Sept. 2nd / 7pm – 10pm

Where:   Sandbridge Beach
Little Island Park
3820 Sandpiper Rd
Va. Beach, VA 23456

Cost:   FREE for the entire Family!

Come on out, kick off your shoes, and join us for a concert in the sand featuring the pleasing harmonies by one of Virginia Beach’s favorite local bands, Buckshot – Pop/Country Music.

Enjoy live music, food (food trucks available) and dancing!

Local food trucks will be onsite selling food and non-alcoholic beverages.  Additionally, for the first time, we’ll be offering onsite beer sales to benefit the Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Foundation.

Read More

** CANCELLED ** Sandbridge Party at the Pier

** CANCELLED ** Party at the Pier”

Unfortunately, we were just notified by city officials that the **Party at the Pier** has been **CANCELLED** due to expected inclement weather over the weekend.  No rain date.  🌧🌧🌧

Siebert Realty was the main sponsor for this event, so you can imagine our disappointment, but we must always bow to Mother Nature.  Hope to see you next year!

Party Sponsor:   Siebert Realty – The Beach People
When: Friday, Sept 1st / 7pm – 10pm
Rain Dates:  Saturday, Sept. 2nd / 7pm – 10pm

Where:   Sandbridge Beach
Little Island Park
3820 Sandpiper Rd
Va. Beach, VA 23456

Cost:   FREE for the entire Family!

Come on out, kick off your shoes, and join us for a concert in the sand featuring the pleasing harmonies by one of Virginia Beach’s favorite local bands, Buckshot – Pop/Country Music.

Enjoy live music, food (food trucks available) and dancing!

Local food trucks will be onsite selling food and non-alcoholic beverages.  Additionally, for the first time, we’ll be offering onsite beer sales to benefit the Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Foundation.

Read More