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29 Oct

Sandbridge Local in World Series

Sandbridge is a vacation destination to many, but others call it home.  Join us as we cheer on our most famous local, Ryan Zimmerman, when the Washington Nationals take on the Houston Astros in Game 6 of the World Series at 8 PM.

Ryan grew up in Sandbridge where he starred for local travel teams and high school teams before attending The University of Virginia.  After a successful stint in college where he was named All American, Ryan was taken in the first round of the MLB draft by the Washington Nationals.  He was actually the very first pick the franchise ever made!

In addition to his baseball ability, Ryan has also given back to his community in spectacular fashion.  He recently donated $1 million to help renovate the UVA baseball stadium, but his most noble charitable efforts are found in the ziMS foundation which he started in 2006.  Ryan’s mother was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when he was young, but his charity is determined to find a cure for the disease.  To date more than $3.5 million has been raised by ziMS mainly through charity events throughout Virginia Beach.

Ryan has already hit one home run in the World Series, and hopefully tonight he can launch another.  Go Nats!

22 Oct

Beer Around Here

Tips on Taps – Smartmouth Brewing

One of the first Craft Breweries to set up shop in the Hampton Roads area, Smartmouth Brewing, has helped shape the local craft brew scene. Their emphasis on flavor over flourish, quality ingredients, and incredible atmosphere makes Smartmouth a great environment for beverages.

Started in 2012 by Porter Hardy, now ex-lawyer, Smartmouth was his way of taking his life and hobby a little more seriously; trading in briefcases for oke-barrels. Smartmouth headquarters has served the Norfolk community one beer at a time, for  seven years, with help from local bands and food trucks. Smartmouth is the perfect place to unwind after a day on the beach. Since then Smartmouth has opened its VA Beach location in December of 2017. The location is a former post office and fully renovated for brewing and fun. With a reservable tasting room, a wall of beer taps, and a room of glass walls to watch the magic happen — there is no better place for a flight or two of great beer.

 

Smartmouth signature brews keep many coming back for more. Their head brewer Jimmy Loughran leads a team of “hop-heads” and “barley buffs” who are artisans creating distinct and memorable year-round beers like Alter Ego Saison, Murphy’s Law Amber, Notch 9 Double IPA, and Safety Dance Pilsner. The team also provides seasonal brews throughout the year.

The Princess Oktoberfest is available Aug-Oct, the Cowcatcher Milk Stout is produced from Oct-March, and the Summer Fling Hefeweizen is ready from April-Aug. We highly suggest visiting their beer page to explore the options before heading to the brewery.

Before heading back to Sandbridge after enjoying a night out in Virginia Beach, grab a growler for when you are staying in and watching the waves.  Remember to drive safe, or maybe just rideshare, because you can’t have only one of Smartmouth’s beers. Then ask the Beach People for what’s next during your beach vacation.

 

VA BEACH PILOT HOUSE

313 32nd Street, Va Beach, VA 23451

Tuesday – Thursday: 4:00p – 10:00p

Friday: 1:00pm – 10:00pm

Saturday: 12:00p – 10:00p

Sunday: 2:00p – 8:00p

7 Oct

Cullipher Farm Fall Activities

Looking for something fun to do around Sandbridge?  Jump in the car and head down to the Cullipher Farm!  The farm has been transformed into a fall festival that is awaiting people of all ages.  Parking is free and easy to find as you pull off of the main road.  The toughest thing is deciding what to do first.

The mazes are the most popular attraction, and there’s one for everyone.  The corn maze is the hardest, featuring miles of path, and it should take the average person around 50 minutes to complete.  It’s 12 acres this year!  There is also a cotton maze that is less difficult which should only take around 20 minutes to complete.  And finally there is a sunflower maze which is perfect for children.

Still have some energy to burn off after successfully completing a maze?  Head on over to the Play Area which might be Virginia Beach’s coolest unofficial playground.  Hay mountains, sand piles, corn stalk tunnels, slides, tire swings, toy boat races, pedal carts, picture opportunities and so much more await!

Don’t forget to head out to the pumpkin patch before everyone gets too tired.  Choose from over 25 varieties of pumpkins and gourds and cut them right off the vine.  Wagons are available to help carry pumpkins from the patch to your vehicle.

 

Address: 772 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23457

Dates: September 27th through October 27th – Friday, Saturday and Sunday only. Open only one Monday: October 14th, Columbus Day from 12 – 6.

Hours:

Fridays (noon-6pm)

Saturdays (10am-6pm)

Sundays (10am-6pm)

Please note that the farm closes at 6 PM, but no one will be allowed to enter after 4 PM.

9 Aug

Why Fall Stay are Secretly the BEST!

Couldn’t make it down to the beach this summer due to busy schedules?

Let me tell you a little secret, summer isn’t the only time to have a beach vacation. Planning a trip to Sandbridge in the Fall might sound a little strange, but here are 5 reasons it’s better than the summer stay you missed out on! 

No Crowds! 

Imagine waking up & sipping on a cup of coffee on the deck of your oceanfront rental as the sun rises. You look north then south, only to see stretches and stretches of uncrowded shoreline. Now, look straight out to the ocean to see dolphins playing in the ocean..yes you deserve this. On your fall vacation, you could comb the beach for hours looking for the perfect shells, as the warm water wash up at your feet, completely unbothered. This is what Autumn in Sandbridge is all about.

Perfect Weather! 

Do you ever dread a trip to the beach? What about trying to carry the 4 chairs, the 3 boogie boards, the umbrella, 9 different bottles of sunscreen, & trying not to burn your feet on the scorching sand while you try to find an open spot on the beach…yeah, this doesn’t sound too ideal to us either. Do you know what does sound perfect? Spending the entire day at the beach in the sunny & 75 weather as the cool ocean breeze drifts through. It doesn’t stop there either! When the sun goes down its time to grab your blankets & gather by a fire pit with your favorite people. The only thing you have to worry about is who’s bringing the marshmallows! 

Fall Sunrises & Sunsets

Autumn brings Sandbridge some of the best sunrises & sunsets. In the morning on the east, it looks as if an artist has used pastel watercolors to paint the sky, it is one of the most calming sights to see as you start your morning. As the day comes to an end part two of nature’s art show begins. This time instead of calming pastels, the sky becomes fiery with oranges, yellows, and pinks. Making it the perfect backdrop to enjoy a glass (or two) of wine on the west deck of your vacation home! 

Our Fall Events 

The fall season is home to some of Virginia Beach’s best events. Here are some of our favorites! 

Sandbridge’s 40th Annual Pig Pickin’

|September 7th, 2019|

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 “Hello”!

 Wasserhund Oktoberfest 2019

|September 21st, 2019|

 Locally, Wasserhund Brewery and the Nobleman are presenting the 4th Annual Oktoberfest Event for all of Coastal Virginia and beyond on September 21st from noon till 5 pm at Hunt Club Farm in Virginia Beach. This event will serve as the quintessential Oktoberfest for our area featuring over 30 breweries, traditional German food and fare, festival atmosphere, and so much more.

Hunt Club Farm’s Harvest Fair

|Open Everyday September 29 – October 31|

Over at Hunt Club Farm, it’s their favorite time of the year, as they begin celebrating the fall season every day and in every way with bushels of activities for the whole family! Come on out to Hampton Roads’ biggest and best Fall Harvest Fair, which features Virginia Beach’s largest pumpkin patch, farm-tour hayrides, Hunt Club Farm’s Petting Farm and pony rides! 

Fall Rates! 

If the no crowds, perfect weather, beautiful sunrises & sunsets, plus all the fun events weren’t enough to sell you on a fall vacation maybe our AMAZING fall rates will! As summer winds down so do the rates, which make them more budget-friendly too!  This is just one more reason why fall is the perfect time to take a break & treat yourself with a vacation! 

 

Photo Credit: @elleydonnelly

3 Aug

Welcome To August 2019

Come Check Out Some of this Month’s Highlights!

Planning to visit Virginia Beach this August? Don’t worry we’ve got you covered!

All events are arranged in the order in which they are scheduled 

Photo Credit: Veteran United Home Loans Amphitheater

Jimmy Buffet

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3rd
Location: Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater 

Escape from the weary troubles of your day-to-day and bask in the laid-back island vibes of everyone’s favorite beach bum, Jimmy Buffett! Headed to Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater on Saturday 3rd August 2019 (backed, as ever, by his faithful and talented Coral Reefers), Jimmy is on his Son of a Sailor Tour, continuing the 40th-anniversary celebration of his beloved 1978 record! Get ready to sip your margaritas and enjoy hits like “Cheeseburger In Paradise,” “Livingston Saturday Night” and “Cowboy in the Jungle” as the treasured performer gets the party going! To purchase tickets click here!


Photo Credit: Donavon Frankenreiter

Donavon Frankenreiter

MONDAY, AUGUST 5TH
Location: Elevation 27 

 Come relax and listen to some chill music from the legendary Donavon Frankenreiter! Join the party & come to dance to the Record Player Tour! Donavon & special guest Matt Grundy are sharing their sunny California music vibe for one night only – at Elevation 27! TICKETS:  $20.00 – $25.00, all ages permitted! For tickets click here!


Photo Credit: Hunt Club Farm Beer, Bourbon, BBQ Festival

  Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10TH
Location: Hunt Club Farm

Join us at the 2019 Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival for a great day of beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’ and barbeque eatin’ at Hunt Club Farm this August. For more information or to purchase your tickets click here!


The Artery District Presents:

Aloha Arts Blockparty hosted by Aloha Snacks & Collective Arts Brewery

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16th
Location: Aloha Snacks Virginia Beach

The finest of 5hr Blockparties coming at you with rare draft beer releases from our friends Collective Arts, limited edition T’s, aloha eats, Rio reggae, Bennet Wales & The Relief, Local juggernaut artists, live art & murals, plus “the dad bod” catwalk competition. For more information check out Aloha Snacks VB!


Photo Credit: Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championship

 

EAST COAST SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18TH – THURSDAY, Aug 25TH
Location: Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Each year, several hundred surfers from Menehunes to Masters compete for East Coast surfing titles, prizes, history and the sheer love of surfing. Other beach oriented sports and recreation include volleyball, a boardwalk 5K run, street skate, and ramp contests, swimsuit contests, food, and drink concessions, and live music on the beach. For more information click here!


Chris Young

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22nd
Location: Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater 

Come dance the night away to one of Country music’s favorites! Chris Young has been releasing hit after hit & he’s ready to bring it all to Virginia Beach for his “Raised On Country Tour” this summer. He’ll be joined by special guest Chris Janson as direct support along with Dylan Scott, LOCASH, and Jimmie Allen. To purchase tickets click here!


Photo Credit: VB Government

Virginia Beach Funk Fest Beach Party

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23rd – SATURDAY, AUGUST 24th
Location: On the beach at 24th Street

The FunkFest beach party 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.

 


Party at the Pier

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23rd
Location: Little Island Park

Kick-off your shoes and join us for a beach concert in the sand with live music from Buckshot! 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:  August 24th


Photo Credit: USA Beach Rugby

USA Beach Rugby Virginia Beach

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24TH 
Location: Oceanfront 33rd street to 35th street

USA Beach Rugby is getting ready to host of the most exciting athletic events in Virginia Beach, BEACH RUGBY! Come play or watch at the Oceanfront between 33rd-35th Street at Virginia Beach on August 24, 2019! Gather your team or chairs, pack your cooler, and get ready for a day of rugby on the beach!


Photo Credit: Coastal Craft Beer Festival

5th Annual Coastal Craft Beer Festival

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24TH 
Location: Neptune’s Park: 31st Street / Atlantic Avenue

From 1 pm to 6 pm Neptune’s Park will be transformed into a craft beer lover’s haven on Saturday, August 24th, featuring local Virginia beers, ciders, and seltzers, as well national and regional craft beers. Enjoy over 65 beers from 30 breweries, live music, food trucks, and more! For more information and to purchase tickets click here!


Photo Credit: Chartway American Music Festival

 

Chartway Federal Credit Union American Music Festival

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30TH- SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST
Location: On the beach at 5th Street and 17th, 24th, and 31st Street Parks

For 25 consecutive years, Chartway Federal Credit Union American Music Festival has been held on the Virginia Beach oceanfront each Labor Day Weekend. AMF is one of the nation’s longest-running and largest annual outdoor oceanfront music events featuring dozens of international recording acts. So grab your beach chairs and head on over! For line ups, schedules, and more information click here!

And many more!!


MORE FAMILY FUN

weekly reoccurring Sandbridge events 
Photo Credit: Sandbridge Firehouse

Firehouse Bingo  

EVERY WEDNESDAY!

Don’t forget about Wednesday Night Family Bingo! Every Wednesday through August 14 at the Station. $10 (cash) gets you 4 cards and a chance to win! Games start at 7:30. This is a great way to support the Sandbridge rescue squad!! Also while visiting the Station check out the merch they have on sale! 

BAJA Restaurant Events: 

TUESDAY-SUNDAY

Baja Restaurant has many different events that happen weekly! No matter what time you’re planning to visit — Baja will always have something for the whole family! 

 

4 Jul

Welcome To July 2019

Come Check Out Some of this Month’s Highlights!

☀Celebrate July with 4th of July festivities ☀

THURSDAY, JULY 4TH

Oceanfront: Stars & Stripes Explosion

LOCATION: On the beach at 24th Street, 17th Street Park, 31st Street Park

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 July 4! Scheduled live entertainment offers something for everyone: patriotic and classical to tribute bands, and naturally, fireworks! For more information click here.

☀Get Artsy on The Boardwalk☀

Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion

SATURDAY, JULY 6TH
10:00am to 5:00pm

The Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion takes over the Virginia Beach Boardwalk from 10:00am-5:00 pm on Saturday, July 6, 2019, as artists and “wanna-be artists” gather to turn the boardwalk into an impromptu canvas of color!  Artist registration will be on the boardwalk at 17th Street, and art will be on display between 15th and 17th Streets. This year’s theme: A Big, Beautiful World!! For more information click here.

☀Grab Some Concert Tickets! ☀

Dierks Bentley: Burning Man 2019

FRIDAY, JULY 12TH
7:00 pm

Award-Winning Country artist Dierks Bentley is bringing his 2019 Buring Man Tour to the beach! Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach will be hosting this Country legend Friday, July 12th which makes it the perfect way to kick off your family vacation! TICKETS    

Train & the GooGoo Dolls

SUNDAY, JULY 14TH
7:00 pm

This concert will have you going back in time in the best way ever! Award-winning artist Train & the Goo Goo Dolls deliver nostalgia and fresh hits in back-to-back performance! If you are looking for the perfect concert that will have the whole family jamming out this is the one for you!! TICKETS

Florida Georgia Line: Can’t Say I Ain’t Country Tour 2019

With Dan + Shay and Morgan Wallen 
THURSDAY, JULY 25TH
 7:00 PM

Country hottest band providing both laidback old school country and new upbeat crossovers, FGL is making a stop in Virginia Beach to perform the latest tour. This concert will have you singing at the top of your lungs and swaying with the crowd. This is definitely one concert you don’t want to miss this summer! Grab your tickets while they last! TICKETS

And many more!!


MORE FAMILY FUN

Firehouse Bingo  

EVERY WEDNESDAY!

Don’t forget about Wednesday Night Family Bingo! Every Wednesday through August 14 at the Station. $10 (cash) gets you 4 cards and a chance to win! Games start at 7:30. This is a great way to support the Sandbridge rescue squad!! Also while visiting the Station check out the merch they have on sale! 

BAJA Restaurant Events: 

TUESDAY-SUNDAY

Baja Restaurant has many different events that happen weekly! No matter what time you’re planning to visit — Baja will always have something for the whole family! 

 

 

photo credit: https://liveonatlantic.com

 

 

 

28 Jun

Our Guide to Working out in Sandbridge

Just because you’re going on vacation doesn’t mean you have to take a break from your workout schedule, if anything it means it might be time to upgrade your fitness game! Within Sandbridge and just beyond the bridge are some amazing spots to get your workout in. Here you can find accommodations for everyone from runners to bikers to water-lovers!  

∗ Heres our quick guide to working out in Sandbridge ∗


Biking

For those looking for a Breezy Ride: 

Bikes are the perfect transportation for getting from point A to B in Sandbridge! Whether you are looking for a quick way to get to the beach or down to little island park, bikes are the best way to feel the summer breeze and check out all the views. If you’re an early riser and are looking for a sweet treat, you definitely have to bike to Baja Coffee in the morning for a muffin and smoothie! 

For the Adventure Seeker:

Unique to Sandbridge is the beautiful Back Bay wildlife refuge! While you can get to the Visitor’s Center by car, if you want to adventure deeper into the park you either have to walk or bike, but biking is the most recommended because it allows you to go further into the 3,884-acre False Cape State Park. Due to its restricted access, this is one of VA’s hardest parks to access, which also makes it one of the rarest visited. Throughout the park are many trails to follow, using a map from the visitor’s center, you can choose the route that best suits you! 

For Class Lovers:

If you prefer to get your biking done stationary, don’t worry just a short drive outside of Sandbridge is the perfect cycling class for you! Cycle Bar offers many different variations of rides for customers, ranging from high-intensity full body class to low-intensity chill workouts. If you check out their website and choose the location “Red Mill Commons”, you can find their schedule and book a ride during your Sandbridge Vacation. 


Running

For the Newbie or Longtime Runner:

Stretching only 4.5 miles from North to South, Sandbridge is the perfect place for first-time runners or long distance lovers. Based on your preferences you can choose to run on the beach, semi-beach Sandfiddler road, or on the main road Sandpiper. The best time to run is early in the morning between 6am-9am before it gets too hot. One safety tip is that when running on the roads of Sandbridge, run within the bike lanes in the direction of oncoming traffic so you can see drivers coming.

For the Trail Runner:

If you prefer to get off the road during your runs, Back Bay Wildlife Refuge is the place for you. With two trails to choose from April to October, it is the perfect place to run with nature. The distance from the visitor center to False Cape is 4 miles (8 miles round trip). If you’re really up for a haul, the trail goes for 9 miles from the visitor center to the North Carolina State Line.

For maps check out: Back Bay Refuge Map

Kayaking 

For the Laid-Back (Bay) Paddle:

 If you’re looking for the perfect laid-back paddle, evenings on the bay are perfect for you. With calming breezes and gorgeous colorful sunsets, it is the perfect thing to do when the sun starts to set. During the day time, you can also bring your poles out to get a little fishing in on your vacation.

For the Sea Seekers:

Kayaking is an awesome workout! You can up your workout game by bringing your kayak to the beach! The oceanfront is the perfect place to paddle out and feel the salty ocean breeze. If you get lucky, you might also have the opportunity to see pods of dolphins playing in the waves, turtles coasting along, and pelican and osprey dive to grab dinner. Ocean kayaking is perfect for the whole family.


 Surfing & Paddle Boarding

Not Your Standard Board Meeting: 

 Surfing & Paddle Boarding is the perfect excuse to get out of the office and down to the beach! The intensity of this workout varies day to day and is dependent on your experience level and ocean conditions. With many local businesses offering one-on-one or group lessons, your trip to Sandbridge is the perfect time to learn how to Surf. Paddleboarding is a relaxing workout and takes balance, core strength, and upper body strength to the next level. If you’re up for the challenge, come rent a board from Moneysworth! 

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Links to Rentals & Classes 

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Cover photo provided by @elleydonnelly
30 May

Welcome To June 2019

Come Check Out Some of this Month’s Highlights!

Ring in June with Patriotic Festival

FRIDAY, MAY 31 | SATURDAY, JUNE 1 | SUNDAY, JUNE 2

Come celebrate THE MILITARY at The Virginia Beach Oceanfront with three days of FREE National Touring Artists Concerts, Military Expos and Displays. The Concerts will be at 5th Street and Oceanfront Friday and Saturday Evening and Sunday Afternoon. Artists performing include, Friday: Old Dominion, Morgan Evans, Brandon Lay, and DJ Ty Street, Saturday: Luke combs, Muscadine Bloodline, Faren Rachels, and DJ Ty Street, and Sunday: Kane Brown, Ryan Hurd, Alec Edmonds, and DJ Ty Street. 

Thomas Rhett: Very Hot Summer Tour

| Thursday, JUNE 13 |

This popular artist will be making his way up to Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach June 13th, 2019. Special Guests include Dustin Lynch, Russel Dickerson, and Rhett Akins. 

Rascal Flatts: Summer Playlist Tour 

| Saturday, JUNE 29 |

Kick off your vacation with an extra fun night to remember! The concert will showcase these fan favorites in their element, back on the road playing their biggest hits, crowd favorites and powerful rising single “Back To Life”. Don’t miss out on seeing one of country’s favorite bands! 

Get Groovy at Sandstock

SATURDAY, JUNE 29 | SUNDAY, JUNE 30 | MONDAY, JULY 1

Sandstock, A Tribute to Rock & Roll, is a beach-inspired variation on Woodstock. National and regional tribute artists who cover performers from Pink Floyd to the Allman Brothers to Journey crank out hit after hit on beach stages at the Virginia Beach oceanfront! Get ready to get your groove on! This event is FREE and open to the public! You’ll catch this annual event at the 24th Street Stage.


MORE FAMILY FUN

Come check out Norfolk Harborfest 

FRIDAY, JUNE 7 | SATURDAY, JUNE 8 | SUNDAY, JUNE 9

Celebrating America’s largest, longest-running, free maritime festival in its 43rd year!  For three memorable days, the historic waterfront festival offers a weekend packed with thrilling activities on land and sea to include tall ships and the Parade of Sail, artisan foods and beverages, unique and unusual performances, one of the largest fireworks shows on the East Coast, family games and activities, national and regional entertainment, and much more.

2019 North American Sand Soccer Championship

FRIDAY, JUNE 7 | SATURDAY, JUNE 8 | SUNDAY, JUNE 9

Calling all sports lovers! Coming to Virginia Beach in June is the best month for soccer lovers to visit! Watch this special sporting event transform the oceanfront to an intense beach game of soccer! The internationally known North American Sand Soccer kicks off another tournament beginning on June 7th. This weekend-long event takes over the sand, with fields and fields of games to watch. Soccer isn’t the only sports game going on at this event! The “Sidekick” games will include sports like beach football, beach wrestling, beach lacrosse, and sand hockey. This is definitely a favorite beach weekend for sports lover of any kind! Don’t miss this extreme weekend at the Virginia Beach Boardwalk & Oceanfront. Learn more about the 2019 North American Sand Soccer Championships!

Summer Carnival

| SATURDAY, JUNE 7 – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 |

The Summer Carnival, held at the Mount Trashmore Park, is an ongoing event that begins June 1st and lasts until June 19th. This is a fun event for people of all ages to attend. There will be over 20 rides, carnival type foods (funnel cake, hot dogs, cotton candy…), and prizes to win! Of course, you can’t have a carnival without a Ferris wheel. Invite the whole family to this favorite thing to do in Virginia Beach, as it is family-friendly.  Find the hours of the Summer Carnival here!

64th Annual Boardwalk Art Show 

| THURSDAY, JUNE 13 – SUNDAY, JUNE 16 |
THU: Noon-6pm | FRI-SAT: 10am-6pm | SUN: 10am-5pm

Join us for Virginia Beach’s longest running annual oceanfront event and one of the best outdoor fine art shows on the eastern shore! Come explore 275 artists from all over the U.S. and beyond, as they present an eclectic range of fine arts and crafts, 20th to 36th Streets on the Virginia Beach boardwalk.

2019 Party at the Pier in Sandbridge

| FRIDAY JUNE 14 |

Kick off your shoes and join us for a beach concert in the sand with live music from Buckshot! 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 15. 

20 Dec

Holiday Lights Merry Mile at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront

More holiday lights! Pack the family into the car and set your sights on the Merry Mile at the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. The entrance is located at 2nd street where there are signs directing you to the start. Next — sit back and enjoy as you cruise from 8th street to 22nd street and take in 50 specially selected displays which have been hand-picked for inclusion.

Santa, Navy planes, sea creatures and more can be seen on either side of the boardwalk and even arching over top. Drivers can also tune their car to a specific radio station to hear holiday tunes. Hours of operation are 5:30-10 PM Sunday through Thursday and 5:30-11 PM Friday and Saturday.  The event runs through December 30th. Cars are $10, but all Siebert Realty guests will be provided a FREE ticket upon check-in as our gift to you.

Happy Holidays!

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 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.