Siebert Realty Office
10 Jul

Virginia Beach Fireworks Schedule

Virginia Beach Fireworks Schedule

Fireworks are launched near 22nd Street at the Virginia Beach Resort Oceanfront.

Since Beach Street USA’s fireworks shows are launched from a barge off shore, fireworks shows may be cancelled due to unsuitable atmospheric weather conditions or rough seas at the point of departure.  They will make every effort possible to present fireworks shows as reflected on the published schedule.

Cancellation notices will be posted on the BeachStreetUSA Facebook page at http://Facebook.com/BeachStreetUSA

Stars & Stripes Explosion
Jul 4, 2017 – 9:30pm
Weekly Display
Jul 9, 2017 – 10:00pm
Weekly Display
Jul 12, 2017 – 10:00pm
Jul 16, 2017 – 10:00pm
Jul 19, 2017 – 10:00pm
Jul 23, 2017 – 10:00pm
Jul 26, 2017 – 10:00pm
Jul 30, 2017 – 10:00pm
Aug 2, 2017 – 10:00pm
Aug 6, 2017 – 10:00pm
Aug 9, 2017 – 10:00pm
Aug 13, 2017 – 10:00pm
Aug 16, 2017 – 10:00pm
Aug 20, 2017 – 10:00pm
Aug 26, 2017 – 10:30pm
Sep 1, 2017 – 10:45pm
Sep 2, 2017 – 10:45pm

Siebert Realty – The Beach People
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
Sandbridge Beach, Virginia Beach, VA
www.siebert-realty.com

28 Jun

Sandbridge Beach – July 4th Boat Parade & Fireworks

Sandbridge Boat Parade & Fireworks!

Come celebrate our Nation’s 241st birthday by participating in the 14th Annual Sandbridge Boat Parade. From its humble beginning in 2004, our parade has grown every year with more watercraft and spectators. With legal fireworks in Mill Pond for the sixth year, the parade should have a record number of boats.


2017 Boat Theme:
The 4th of July and What it Means to Us!

Patriotic themes are always a great choice for any July 4th boat parade, and this year is no exception! So come on out… and Celebrate your FREEDOM at the annual boat parade! Decorate your boat, assemble your crew and enter your boat in this year’s contest. Awards given for best decorated boat and more.


Compete for Trophies:

• Grand Prize
• Best Decorated
• Best Theme Representation
• Best Costumes
• Best Use of Humor
• Most Creative
• Most Colorful
• Most Unusual
• Judges Special AwardRead More

20 Jun

Hardee’s Latin Fest

Hardee’s Latin Fest
June 23 – 24, 2017

For two days, Virginia Beach celebrates the sights and sounds of the Latin experience. Latin Fest possesses the key ingredients of good food, family participation, and first-rate Latin music. National performers electrify the diverse audience with high-energy tunes that move the crowd to dance under the stars. Local and regional Latin acts take the stage and unite festival-goers with the rhythms of Salsa, Merengue, and Jazz. Headline performances will take place on a giant stage on the beach at 24th Street. The Latin Fest is a FREE event.

Spend your Saturday morning at the Zumba Marathon, where dozens of the area’s finest instructors will be ready to show you some of their favorite moves.  Vendors and cultural activities in the Latin Village in the 24th Street Park will round out the festival.

Preferred Viewing Tickets:
Enjoy Hardee’s Latin Fest concerts from up-close! Preferred Viewing tickets may be purchased for $8 (plus service fee) for Friday, June 23 or Saturday, June 24.  Two-day Preferred Viewing tickets may be purchased for $15 + service fee. Tickets at the gate will be $15.  Purchase tickets: http://bit.ly/2sanl7s

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7 Jun

Annual Boardwalk Art Show

Boardwalk Art Show   June 15th – 18th

Come join us for the 62nd Annual Boardwalk Art Show and have a fun time with family and friends while enjoying fine art, great food and live entertainment.

The Boardwalk Art Show is hosted by the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. MOCA is a non-profit, non-collecting institution, which means the artwork in the galleries changes every 3-4 months.

It’s main mission is to promote exploration and understanding of the significant art of our time.  So while you won’t see Old Masters at the art show or museum, you’re guaranteed to see something cutting edge and different! MOCA also offers a variety of educational programs and classes for the community.

Proceeds from this event directly support the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art and help fulfill our mission to provide thought-provoking art exhibitions and children’s art education programs. In the last decade, MOCA has provided exposure to the arts to over 100,000 children in Hampton Roads.

This year join us on the boardwalk to meet amazingly talented artists and see their work up close. While here, join in the fun at Family Fest or at the Beer Garden and enjoy live entertainment throughout the weekend. If you’re looking for a special treat, purchase tickets to the Boardwalk Beach Club for a catered lunch, valet parking, private bathrooms and open bar. Whatever your interest, you’ll have a great time in Virginia Beach this Father’s Day weekend.

2017 Art Show Hours:
Thurs. June 15th Noon – 6pm
Fri. June 16th 10am – 6pm
Sat. June 17th 10am – 6pm
Sun. June 18th 10am – 6pm

Admission: Free
Location: Along the Boardwalk: 20th-35th St.

Parking:   Municipal parking lots are located on Pacific Avenue at 19th Street (south end of art show), 25th Street (middle of art show) and 31st Street garage (north end of art show). Daily rates apply. You can also park at MOCA at 2200 Parks Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 for free, and view our current exhibition. Then walk six blocks east down 23rd Street to the boardwalk.Read More

1 Jun

Sandbridge Shelling

Seashells… Down by the Seashore
“One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few. One moon shell is more impressive than three. There is only one moon in the sky.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh, ”Gift From the Sea”

One of the most relaxing pastimes at the beach is to clear your mind, stroll slowly with loved ones along the shoreline, while gathering seashells on the beach. Sandbridge is the perfect place for shelling offering a quiet, secluded 5 mile stretch of beach to explore. The casual shell collector can enjoy shelling year round… even during the off season. Here are a few tips to make your shelling expedition even more fun:

Best Times to go Shelling:
Experts tell us that low tides, and the times of the new moon and the full moon, bring the best shells. If you visit immediately after a storm, you’ll find that the rough waves and strong currents will dislodge shells in shallow water and toss them onto the beach.

What To Bring for Shelling:
If you’re going to do any serious shell collecting, be sure to bring a strong mesh or canvas bag to carry your finds — shells can get heavy very quickly. You’ll want to bring along water and sun protection, as well as your basic beach gear. It helps to bring along lightweight beach or water shoes to protect your feet so you can explore areas along the tide line where shells are arranged in thick bands.

What Shells to Collect:
Keep in mind that an inhabited seashell is a sea creature’s home! Please don’t remove an occupied seashell, or live starfish, from the beach. If you find you’ve picked one up, don’t throw it into the water – place it gently down to avoid damage. Abandoned seashells, of course, are fair game. You’ll find beautiful ones in gently-used condition along the coast.Read More

31 May

41st Annual Norfolk Harborfest

41st ANNUAL NORFOLK HARBORFEST

June 9-11, 2017 
Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront, Virginia
Free & open to the public!

Friday: Noon – 11 pm (Parade of Sail – Noon)
Saturday: Noon – 11 pm (Fireworks – 9:30 pm)
Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm

The Annual Norfolk Harborfest® is THE LARGEST, LONGEST-RUNNING, FREE MARITIME FESTIVAL IN THE NATION! Hosted by Global AT&T and held in Town Point Park along the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront, the Norfolk Harborfest offers three explosive days of tall ship visits, national, regional, and local entertainment, electrifying fireworks show, and the biggest outdoor dock party in Hampton Roads. Harborfest is also proud to honor the Navy Reserve Centennial with a special recognition ceremony prior to Saturday night’s Fireworks. The family-friendly event is FREE and open to the public! **CLICK** for Harborfest Info.Read More

24 May

34th Annual Pungo Strawberry Festival

34th Pungo Strawberry Festival
May 27th – 28th

FoxNews.com ranked this festival as #3
America’s Best Spring Food Festival!

Nothing signals the start of summer like fresh-picked strawberries, and Virginia Beach’s Annual Pungo Strawberry Festival is the perfect way to welcome the warm weather. The city’s kick off to the Memorial Day Weekend is with this family friendly country fair. The highlight of the festival is, of course, an abundant supply of scrumptious strawberries straight from the fields of Pungo. More than 50 food vendors will do their best to tempt the taste buds with an assortment of strawberry pies, tarts, shortcakes, jellies & jams.

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18 May

Warbirds Over The Beach Air Show

 World War II Aircraft Take Flight!

8th Annual “Warbirds Over the Beach” at the Military Aviation Museum

 

Siebert Realty is a proud sponsor of the “Warbirds Over the Beach” in the rural area of Pungo, which is just minutes from Sandbridge Beach.  The Military Aviation Museum presents its annual WWII Air Show, so come on out and enjoy this amazing show, as well as live WWII re-enactments, military flea markets, airplane rides, delicious dinners, fun hangar dances, and great family entertainment! Among the stars of the show will be the world’s only de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito to fly since 1996!  Schedule yourself a ride in an airplane from the Second World War, satisfy your hunger at our assorted food vendors, or shop our military flea markets.  Enjoy musical entertainment, from 10:00am on Saturday and Sunday, plus a steak or chicken dinner and hangar dance Saturday night. All four of our hangars will be open for guided tours.

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17 May

Sandbridge is the Sweet Spot for Virginia Beach Rentals

As a top beach vacation destination, you may have already set your sights on visiting Virginia Beach, VA. Upgrade that idea by planning to stay in Sandbridge, the exclusive area for Virginia Beach rentals. Picture it now: A vast beach, perfect accommodations, ideal proximity to all the fun, and no hotels. That’s right; no hotels.

Sandbridge offers visitors a neighborhood dynamic with a beach living feel. There’s breathing room between the homes; yet all rentals are within a good proximity of a wide beach. Since this is an exclusive beach area, the upkeep is held to a higher standard. The area creates a family-friendly environment without the over saturation of a busy beach. With that regard, it’s just only located  just 15 minutes from the Boardwalk. Guests in Sandbridge get the best of both worlds: space and activities.

Hope to see you at the beach!!

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

11 May

What You Need to Know When Booking a Vacation Rental

Booking a vacation rental home is no longer a rare occurrence. While many people make be accustomed to renting a home for the annual family vacations at the beach, there are many travelers new to the concept. With sites like Homeaway and AirBnB, travelers are gaining the knowledge that vacation rentals are budget friendly and an ideal way to stay while away from home. This is opening more doors for vacationing, but there are still important “need-to-know” facts when booking a vacation rental.

3rd Party Websites versus Property Management Websites
Third party and aggregate websites are amazing resources for initial research. These sites, like those mentioned above, provide a decent scope of the types of properties available in the area. The properties you’ll see could be directly from homeowners or from property management companies.

The catch is, what you read is what the homeowner displays, but sometimes systems don’t sync. You may be able to ask about a home for 3 nights, but really the home only takes 7 night stays. Other, more thorough, details about properties, specials, promotions , payment plans and rental information may not be included on these sites’ listings because their displays may not have a space for it.

So, as you do you research, certainly use these sites to browse, but definitely book through the property management company to guarantee you know what you are booking and that all of the contractual information is valid.

Vacation Travel Insurance
Often times, travel insurance gets a bad rap. It has that lingering annoyance of extra expenditure. Here’s the thing, if you are investing in a vacation rental, don’t just forget about it. Some vacation homes cost thousands of dollars; and while the cost split between multiple families makes it affordable, a few more dollars will protect the investment. Health reasons are the largest factors of cancelling trips, but travel insurance can cover and assist with a variety of items including unpredictable school day extensions, roadside assistance, misplaced luggage, and more.

Create a Must-Have and Want List
When transitioning from staying in a hotel to staying in a vacation rental, you can explore more options beyond wanting a king size or two double beds. Property management sites have advanced search options when you can see homes based on amenities, rooms, location, and more. By creating a list, you can research rentals that fit your perfect vacation, then explore and adjust from there, instead of overwhelming yourself with rental options.

Concierge Services
Hotels have front desk staff ready to support travelers. Vacation rental companies have entire departments.  If you are booking with an individual homeowner, try and establish a communication line prior to check in so you understand all details. With property management companies, you have dedicated support staff there to help answer any questions. Call about location insight, things to do, discounts, rental specific details, and more! You can still receive, and 100% deserve, quality service.

Read the Contract
Understanding what you signing up for is a best practice for any traveler, in any circumstance. Know cancellation policies, coverage, payment details and rental information. This is imperative should you decide to not book with a credible property management company. Always make sure you receive a valid contract, and if you book a rental through a 3rd party site, but it’s from a property management company, make sure you understand the property management company’s contract in addition to the website’s obligations – as they may not be the same.

Staying at a vacation rental is more than just a trend, it’s becoming the new accommodation norm. Arm yourself with this insight when booking your rental and set yourself up for the perfection vacation! Happy booking!

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