Virginia Beach Events

Check out some of Sandbridge Beach and other local events while enjoying your stay at one of our vacation rentals.

January

  • Virginia Flower & Garden Expo

    Virginia Flower & Garden Expo 1000 19th Street, Virginia Beach, Va. 23451

    Produced by the Virginia Horticultural Foundation and Pilot Targeted Media, the Expo promotes horticultural education for everyone from professionals to the weekend enthusiast.

  • Coastal Virginia Winefest

    Coastal Virginia Winefest 1000 19th Street, Virginia Beach, Va. 23451

    Enjoy wine tastings from Virginia wineries, a Virginia craft beer garden featuring popular breweries with a fabulous lounge for viewing play-off games and other vendors showcasing the best in specialty foods, arts and crafts.

February

  • 25th Anniversary: Polar Plunge Winter Festival

    25th Anniversary: Polar Plunge Winter Festival 615 Atlantic Ave. Va Beach, VA 23451

    Come chill with us at the Polar Plunge Winter Fest in Virginia Beach. With your help, we can provide FREE programming to more children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Proceeds support the Special Olympics.

  • 64th Annual Mid-Atlantic Sports & Boat Show

    64th Annual Mid-Atlantic Sports & Boat Show 1000 19th Street, Virginia Beach, Va. 23451

    All the big boat dealers will be under one roof, ready to show you their stock and make a deal. The Boat Show offers plenty of family fun, too! There will be face painting for the kids and anglers clubs to teach you how to cast a net or tie a fly.

  • MOCA SweetArt Family Night

    MOCA SweetArt Family Night 2200 Parks Ave, Virginia Beach, 23451

    Bring all of your sweethearts to the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) for a Valentine's fun-filled Family Night. Enjoy a mix of hands-on art activities, cookie decorating, dancing, and a special musical performance by the C.Shells.

  • Virginia Beach Restaurant Week

    Virginia Beach Restaurant Week 1206 Laskin Rd Suite 201, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

    The Virginia Beach restaurant scene offers a rich and diverse culinary experience. Discover a wide variety of restaurants offering international cuisine, American fare and, of course, great seafood.

March

  • MOCA Family Fest

    MOCA Family Fest 2200 Parks Ave, Virginia Beach, 23451

    Located at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Family Fest offers a unique, free opportunity for families to create their own art, play detective in a gallery scavenger hunt, and experience the interactive ARTlab.

  • Shamrock Marathon

    Shamrock Marathon 3601 Shore Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23455

    Come celebrate the Luck of the Irish as 30,000 runners from all 50 states and several other countries will lace up their sneakers, adorn themselves in green and take to the streets of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

  • Mid-Atlantic Home & Garden Show

    Mid-Atlantic Home & Garden Show 1000 19th Street, Virginia Beach, Va. 23451

    Join the Tidewater Builders Association for this fantastic event, featuring an exciting line-up of celebrities and home and garden experts,offering gardening activities that offer something for everyone in the family.

April

  • East Coast She Crab Soup Classic

    East Coast She Crab Soup Classic 24th Street Park, Virginia Beach, Va. 23451

    The East Coast She Crab Soup Classic focuses on one of the most-loved seafood delicacies in the region. Restaurants serve their individual recipes and compete for two award categories.

  • MOCA Family Fest

    MOCA Family Fest 2200 Parks Ave, Virginia Beach, 23451

    Located at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Family Fest offers a unique, free opportunity for families to create their own art, play detective in a gallery scavenger hunt, and experience the interactive ARTlab.

  • Earth Day Celebration

    Earth Day Celebration 310 Edwin Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

    Refresh your approach to making our world a healthier place with various exhibits, displays and activities that will give you a chance to discover and explore effective and convenient ways to green your lifestyle.

  • Historic Garden Week

    Historic Garden Week Virginia Beach, Va.

    Each spring visitors are welcomed to some of Virginia's most beautiful gardens, homes and historic landmarks. This event provides visitors a unique opportunity to see unforgettable gardens at the peak of Virginia's springtime color.

  • Spring Craft Market

    Spring Craft Market 1000 19th St., Virginia Beach, Va. 23451

    The Virginia Beach Spring Craft Market features over 150 fine artists and craftspeople from across the nation offering fine arts, handcrafted jewelry, wood, glass, photography, candles, woven baskets, clothing, toys, folk art and specialty foods.

May

  • Atlantic Coast Kite Festival

    Atlantic Coast Kite Festival 16h Street, VIrginia Beach, Va. 23451

    Kite fliers and spectators of all ages will experience a visual feast at the Annual Atlantic Coast Kite Festival. Held in two locations, this popular event features a variety of activities appropriate for all ages and all levels of kite aficionados.

  • Virginia International PAN Fest

    Virginia International PAN Fest 24th Street Park, Virginia Beach, Va. 23451

    The Virginia International PAN Fest is a musical adventure set to the soothing sounds of steel pan music. The casual atmosphere appeals to the island community and people of all ages who are intrigued by the unique sounds and style of steel drum music!

  • Monsters on the Beach

    Monsters on the Beach 5th Street, Virginia Beach, Va. 23451

    Monsters are taking over the beach! This wildly-popular event brings thrills and chills to the Virginia Beach oceanfront as monster trucks battle for ultimate sand domination!

  • 13th Annual International Spring Wine Festival

    13th Annual International Spring Wine Festival 31st Street, Virginia Beach, Va. 23451

    Travel the world with International Spring Wine Festival! 31st Street Park is transformed into a hub of tasting stations from around the world with wines from 9 countries, each featuring blends and styles that are sure to ignite the traveler in you.

  • Beach Music Cruise-In

    Beach Music Cruise-In 30th Street, Virginia Beach, Va. 23451

    Beach Music Cruise-In, combining bands on the beach and cars on the boardwalk, blends the best of the oldies with dancing under the stars in a jam-packed blast to the past!

  • Pirate Party on the Beach

    Pirate Party on the Beach 17th Street Park, Virginia Beach, Va. 23451

    The Pirate Party on the Beach returns to the 17th Street Park at the Virginia Beach oceanfront for two rollicking days of music, mayhem, and more! This family-friendly event features activities designed to bring out the pirate in everyone.

  • Salute to Summer

    Salute to Summer 17th Street, 24th Street, 31st Street, Virginia Be

    Salute to Summer is an unabashed Star-Spangled salute to great music, fun in the sun, and the military men and women who have sacrificed their lives throughout our history. Live, free entertainment on three outdoor stages features music presented by local and regional bands

  • Pungo Strawberry Festival

    Pungo Strawberry Festival Pungo Area, Virginia Beach, Va. 23456

    Strawberry Festival is a local's favorite event, that boasts having all the strawberries you can eat offered in over 50 different ways, as well as activities include a pie eating contest, strawberry bake-off,continuous entertainment on three stages, a parade, one of the largest carnivals on the east coast, a multi-million dollar military display, pig races, youth art show, and arts and craft booths.

  • Steel Pier Classic & Surf Art Expo

    Steel Pier Classic & Surf Art Expo 1st Street, Virginia Beach, Va. 23451

    The Steel Pier Classic and Virginia Beach Surf Art Expo embraces the art of surfing in every form - whether observing the sport of surfing, or featuring surf artists along the Va. Beach Boardwalk who create the art of surf on canvas, carvings, film, jewelry, or craftwork.

June

  • Patriotic Festival

    Patriotic Festival 5th Street, Virginia Beach, Va. 23451

    The Patriotic Festival celebrates the Military at The Virginia Beach Oceanfront for three days of National Touring Artists Concerts and Military Displays. The Concerts will be at 5th Street and Oceanfront Friday and Saturday Evening and Sunday Afternoon.

  • 41st Annual Norfolk Harborfest

    41st Annual Norfolk Harborfest Town Point Park, Norfolk, Va. 23510

    The Annual Norfolk Harborfest is in Town Point Park along the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront. The Festival continues through the weekend with 3 full days of FREE, fresh, family-friendly FUN

  • Boardwalk Art Show

    Boardwalk Art Show 19th Street, Virginia Beach, Va. 23451

    Come join us for a fun time with family and friends enjoying fine art, great food and live entertainment. The jewel of the show is the Boardwalk Beach Club, an 80' tented space along the boardwalk for individuals who want to celebrate a special day.

  • Party at the Pier

    Party at the Pier 3820 Sandpiper Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456

    Kick off your shoes and join us for a concert in the sand. Featuring pleasing harmonies and quality musicianship by local greats The Rhondels! Enjoy live music, food and dancing! If you love Beach Music then this party is for you!

  • Hardee's Latin Fest

    Hardee's Latin Fest 24th Street, Virginia Beach, Va. 23451

    Virginia Beach celebrates the sights and sounds of the Latin experience. The Latin Fest displays the key ingredients of good food, family participation, and first-rate Latin music.

  • 27th Annual Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival

    27th Annual Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival Town Point Park, Norfolk, Va. 234510

    The Annual Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival delivers the heart and soul of Louisiana to visitors of Town Point Park in true Cajun style.From New Orleans to Norfolk, two stages featuring national recording artists provide musical entertainment for the weekend.

  • Sandstock - A Tribute to Rock & Roll

    Sandstock - A Tribute to Rock & Roll 24th Street, Virginia Beach, Va. 23451

    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!

July

  • Stars & Stripes Explosion

    Stars & Stripes Explosion 20th Street, Virginia Beach, Va. 23451

    Multiple performance venues at the oceanfront attract thousands of out-of-town visitors and local residents for a salute to this great country of ours!

  • Sandbridge Boat Parade & Fireworks Display

    Sandbridge Boat Parade & Fireworks Display Mill Pond, Virginia Beach, Va. 23456

    The annual Sandbridge Boat Parade and Fireworks display.

  • Symphony by the Sea Concert Series

    Symphony by the Sea Concert Series 31st Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

    Thursday nights! Beachfront pops will once again fill the air on six magical Thursday evenings by the sea. All concerts in this series are free and open to the public.

  • Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion

    Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion 16th Street, Virginia Beach, Va. 23451

    The Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion is where hundreds of artists gather to turn the boardwalk into an impromptu canvas of color! At Chalk the Walk, participants draw four by four foot chalk drawings.

August

  • State Farm FunkFest

    State Farm FunkFest 24th Street, Virginia Beach, Va. 23451

    The FunkFest Beach Party featuring Africana is the heart and soul of this weekend event. Food, merchandise, and dance contests all contribute to a festive, "funky" vibe!

  • Neptune's Coastal Craft Beer Festival

    Neptune's Coastal Craft Beer Festival 31st Street, Virginia Beach, Va. 23451

    Join us for Neptune's Annual Coastal Craft Beer Festival - enjoy the best brews from across the Commonwealth and beyond, food trucks, live music, and more!

September

  • American Music Festival

    American Music Festival Oceanfront, Virginia Beach, Va. 23451

    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 American Music Festival.

  • Party at the Pier

    Party at the Pier 3825 Sandpiper Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456

    Kick off your shoes and join us for a concert in the sand. Featuring the popular local country band Buckshot! Enjoy live music, food and dancing!

  • Rock 'N Roll Marathon Series

    Rock 'N Roll Marathon Series Oceanfront, Virginia Beach, Va. 23451

    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.

  • Seniors Gala

    Seniors Gala 1000 19th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

    Don't settle for another night of bunco or bridge. Dust off those dancing shoes and head out for a night of big band sounds, delicious food, and of course, a visit from the King himself as you jitterbug your way through Neptune's Senior Gala.

  • Neptune's Fall Wine Festival

    Neptune's Fall Wine Festival 31st Street, Virginia Beach, Va. 23451

    Sip and savor chardonnays, merlots, rieslings and more while you meet and greet the fascinating people who are forging Virginia's reputation for quality wines. Enjoy delicious food, live entertainment and the opportunity to purchase the wines you like and wine accessories from specialty vendors.

  • End of Summer Bay Bash

    End of Summer Bay Bash 1052 Cardinal Road, Virginia Beach, 23451

    Join us for a party by the docks at the Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club. Grab your friends, buy your tickets, and get ready for another unforgettable evening! All the fun people, great music, fine food, endless beverages and excitement that truly make this party the best at the beach!

  • 44th Annual Neptune Festival

    44th Annual Neptune Festival Oceanfront, Virginia Beach, Va. 23451

    Every year, hundreds of thousands of people celebrate at the festival's many offerings including fireworks, a parade and a sandscultping competition!

  • Neptune's Art & Craft Show

    Neptune's Art & Craft Show 18th Street, Virginia Beach, VA. 23451

    Neptune Festival's Arts and Craft Show features over 270 artisans displaying handmade work from paintings and sculptures, to photography and glasswork.

  • International Sandsculpting Championship

    International Sandsculpting Championship 4th Street, Virginia Beach, Va. 23451

    With an international field of sculptors representing countries from around the world, the expansion of the competition puts this as one of the most distinctive events of its kind in the world.

  • Neptune's 8K and 5K Run

    Neptune's 8K and 5K Run Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Virginia Beach, 23451

    Venue: Start/Finish at 24th Street, Virginia Beach Oceanfront PRESENTED BY: PNC Bank 2013 Run, jog, walk, or skip your way down Atlantic Avenue to Rudee Inlet as spectators and family cheer you on the whole way. Afterwards, bask in your achievement in the 24th Street Park while enjoying plenty of food, drinks, fantastic views of the ocean, and even a door prize or two!

October

  • 29th Annual Virginia Children's Festival

    29th Annual Virginia Children's Festival Town Point Park, Norfolk, VA

    The most exciting family festival in Hampton Roads is filled with more than 100 fun, creative and interactive activities that include storytelling, hands-on workshops, educational displays, cultural experiences, costumed characters and more!

  • Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival

    Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival 31st Street, Virginia Beach, Va. 23451

    Over 80 craft beers from over 50 breweries are available for sampling at the Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival. Tickets include sampling, a commemorative cup, and live entertainment.

  • Anthem's Wicked 10K

    Anthem's Wicked 10K Oceanfront, Virginia Beach, Va. 23451

    J&A Racing brings you the largest Halloween race and party in the area, the Anthem Wicked 10K and Old Point National Bank Monster Mile presented by Bon Secours In Motion.

November

  • McDonald's Holiday Lights at the Beach

    McDonald's Holiday Lights at the Beach Oceanfront, Virginia Beach, Va. 23451

    From November 17th - December 31st!! Take a shining journey into nautical, holiday, and adventure lands - all along the beautiful Virginia Beach boardwalk..

December

  • Holiday Parade at the Beach

    Holiday Parade at the Beach 15th Street, Virginia Beach, Va. 23451

    iant balloons, marching bands, lighted floats, equestrian units, fire trucks, performing dance groups, motorcycles, and more join forces to present a dazzling and entertaining night of fun for all ages!

  • Mid Atlantic Rockfish Shootout

    Mid Atlantic Rockfish Shootout Virginia Beach Fishing Center, Va Beach, VA 23451

    The Mid-Atlantic Rockfish Shootout began in 2004 is the largest Rockfish tournament in the country and has helped Virginia Beach garner its proper angling recognition.

Event dates are subject to change.