Virginia Beach Events

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

March

  • 48th Annual VBVRS Oyster Fest

    48th Annual VBVRS Oyster Fest

    Enjoy lots of delicious food and drinks, plus we’ll have live music, amazing silent and live auctions, craft artisans, and rescue squad equipment to explore! Specialty cocktail tickets will be available for purchase.

  • Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

    Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

    Our shows feature estate, classic, handcrafted and fashion jewelry made from a variety of metals, as well as a vast array of crystals, minerals and fossils. Wire wrappers will be on site who can design and make a special piece of jewelry during the show.

  • Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

    Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

    This St. Paddy’s Day tradition has a race distance for every goal! The party continues after the race at our post-race celebration on the beach with Yuengling Beer and live music.

  • Hunt Club Farm Spring Fling

    Hunt Club Farm Spring Fling

    Activities included are the Children's Egg Hunt, Visiting the Easter Bunny, Hayrides, the Petting Farm and TreeWalk Adventure, Costumed Characters, Live DJ with Music and Games, and an Artisan and Vendor Village!

April

  • Bulls and Barrels Beach Rodeo

    Bulls and Barrels Beach Rodeo

    Some of the country’s best bull riders and barrel racers compete on the sand, vying for a $12,000 prize and the coveted “Best of the Beach” buckle. This family-friendly extravaganza features mini bull riding, entertaining rodeo clowns, and much more.

  • East Coast She-Crab Soup Classic

    East Coast She-Crab Soup Classic

    Some of the region’s best restaurants will compete for the coveted title of Best She-Crab Soup. Attendees can sample and cast their votes for the People’s Choice Awards.

May

  • Atlantic Coast Kite Festival

    Atlantic Coast Kite Festival

    This cherished event offers a rich array of activities that cater to people of all ages and skill levels. Take part in the “Best Kite Contest,” where all are welcome to showcase their creativity and flying prowess.

  • Spring Town Point Wine Fest

    Spring Town Point Wine Fest

    Spend a spring weekend sampling a variety of over 200 wines from Virginia's premier wineries! Named one of the top food and drink festivals in the nation by Business Insider, and one of Hampton Roads’ most anticipated wine festivals.

  • Beach Music Weekend

    Beach Music Weekend

    Get lost in a nostalgic blast from the past at Beach Music Weekend, paying homage to the “good old days” of hot tunes and cool vibes. A FREE event highlighted by a variety of food trucks, vendors, and sponsors.

  • King Neptune’s Invitational Golf Tournament

    King Neptune’s Invitational Golf Tournament

    Drive, chip, and putt your way to prizes at a tournament that truly gives you the royal treatment. Tournament is limited to 36 foursomes and sells out annually.

  • Pungo Offroad Monsters on the Beach

    Pungo Offroad Monsters on the Beach

    Pungo Offroad Monsters on the Beach, has brought high-octane excitement to the Virginia Beach oceanfront. Monster Trucks will compete in edge-of-your-seat battles for sand supremacy in the largest monster truck event in the mid-Atlantic.

  • Virginia International PANFest

    Virginia International PANFest

    Part concert, part competition, the Virginia International PANFest brings together some of the nation’s best steel pan ensembles.

  • Bayou Bon Vivant

    Bayou Bon Vivant

    Celebration of the tastes, tunes, and traditions of the Crescent City. From juicy handfuls of crawfish to world-renowned N’awlins jazz musicians, the Bayou Bon Vivant captures the vibrant spirit of Louisiana.

  • Neptune Festival - Annual Spring Wine Festival

    Neptune Festival - Annual Spring Wine Festival

    70 wines from 8 countries, each featuring blends and styles that are sure to ignite the traveler in you. Each tasting ticket includes a commemorative wine glass, unlimited tastings, live music from two bands, and local food trucks.

  • Memorial Day Weekend Salute To Summer

    Memorial Day Weekend Salute To Summer

    Free concerts at 17th Street Park, 24th Street Park, and 31st Street Park feature local bands representing different genres and musical styles. These concerts complement the perfect weekend of sun, swimming, and surfing in Virginia Beach.

  • Virginia Beach Surf Art Expo

    Virginia Beach Surf Art Expo

    The Virginia Beach Surf Art Expo has evolved over the years as a very unique surf art show with great sales for artists who return year after year. Our purpose is to promote the art of surfing and the beach lifestyle as an art form.

  • USO Experience Virginia Beach Concert Series

    USO Experience Virginia Beach Concert Series

    Celebrate the military and their families at the USO Experience Virginia Beach!

June

  • Norfolk Harborfest®

    Norfolk Harborfest®

    America’s largest, longest-running, free maritime festival, the iconic Norfolk Harborfest® enters its 48th year in 2024. Harborfest celebrates all of the elements that make Norfolk & Hampton Roads a historic maritime & Naval community.

  • COVA Battle of the Burgers

    COVA Battle of the Burgers

    Get ready for burgers, beers and the battle of the year! Sample sliders from local restaurants, wash ’em down with refreshing local brews, enjoy live music, shop from a variety of specialty vendors at the Arts & Craft Vendor Village and more.

  • Chalk the Walk

    Chalk the Walk

    Witness the transformation of the Virginia Beach Boardwalk as artists unite for Chalk the Walk, turning the boardwalk into a vibrant canvas of color!

  • JUNETEENTH in the Park

    JUNETEENTH in the Park

    Free & Open to the Public!

  • La Fiesta Virginia Beach

    La Fiesta Virginia Beach

    La Fiesta Virginia Beach possesses the key ingredients of authentic food, colorful cultural costumes, and high-energy Latin music. Immerse yourself in Latin culture with free performances in 24th Street Park on Friday.

July

  • Sandbridge Boat Parade

    Sandbridge Boat Parade

    Celebrate the Fourth in true Sandbridge fashion with the Fourth of July Boat Parade! This iconic Sandbridge event is making a full return this year and is sure to bring smiles to the faces of all who participate. The Boat Parade will be held Thursday, July 4th with a start time of 7pm.

  • 4th of July Great American Picnic & Fireworks

    4th of July Great American Picnic & Fireworks

    Relax on the lawn and enjoy an evening of All-American fare, including hot dogs, hamburgers, barbecue, seafood, cotton candy, and much more, along with live musical entertainment from military brass bands!

  • Symphony By The Sea Concert Series

    Symphony By The Sea Concert Series

    Neptune Festival’s Symphony by the Sea Concert Series. Located in 31st Street Park at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, all concerts are a FREE musical offering to residents and visitors.

  • Sandbridge Party at the Pier

    Sandbridge Party at the Pier

    Kick off your shoes and join us for a concert in the sand! Enjoy live music, food and dancing!

  • Norfolk Latino Music Festival

    Norfolk Latino Music Festival

    Featuring explosive live music performances, an eclectic offering of Latin cuisine including tacos and empanadas, fun family-friendly activities, authentic dance lessons and performances, and much more, the festival celebrates Hampton Roads’ vibrant Latinx community!

  • Virginia Symphony Orchestra Concert in the Park

    Virginia Symphony Orchestra Concert in the Park

    The Virginia Symphony Orchestra concert featuring national recording artists, all sponsored by the Patricia and Douglas Perry Foundation. The evening will include gourmet artisan foods and beverages for purchase.

  • Party at the Pier

    Party at the Pier

    Kick off your shoes and join us for a concert in the sand! Enjoy live music, food and dancing!

  • Symphony By The Sea Concert Series

    Symphony By The Sea Concert Series

    Neptune Festival’s Symphony by the Sea Concert Series. Located in 31st Street Park at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, all concerts are a FREE musical offering to residents and visitors.

August

  • Sandbridge Party at the Pier

    Sandbridge Party at the Pier

    Kick off your shoes and join us for a concert in the sand! Enjoy live music, food and dancing!

  • Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

    Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

    Our shows feature estate, classic, handcrafted and fashion jewelry made from a variety of metals, as well as a vast array of crystals, minerals and fossils. Wire wrappers will be on site who can design and make a special piece of jewelry during the show.

  • Water Lantern Festival

    Water Lantern Festival

    Water Lantern Festival is filled with fun, happiness, hope, and great memories that you'll cherish for a lifetime. Friends, families, neighbors, and lots of people that you haven't met can come together to create a peaceful, memorable experience.

  • Symphony By The Sea Concert Series

    Symphony By The Sea Concert Series

    Neptune Festival’s Symphony by the Sea Concert Series. Located in 31st Street Park at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, all concerts are a FREE musical offering to residents and visitors.

  • Symphony By The Sea Concert Series

    Symphony By The Sea Concert Series

    Neptune Festival’s Symphony by the Sea Concert Series. Located in 31st Street Park at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, all concerts are a FREE musical offering to residents and visitors.

  • Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival

    Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival

    The Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival is the area’s longest-running outdoor jazz festival and for the 41st annual edition, the festival features a star-studded cast of some of the biggest names on the international smooth jazz scene.

  • Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships

    Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships

    Join us for the 62nd Anniversary of the Surfing Carnival, otherwise known as the Coastal Edge ECSC! We are now the oldest continually ran surfing competition in the world, located right here in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

  • Symphony By The Sea Concert Series

    Symphony By The Sea Concert Series

    Neptune Festival’s Symphony by the Sea Concert Series. Located in 31st Street Park at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, all concerts are a FREE musical offering to residents and visitors.

  • Neptune Festival - Coastal Craft Beer Festival

    Neptune Festival - Coastal Craft Beer Festival

    Cheers to Craft Beers! Neptune’s Park will be transformed into a craft beer lover’s haven, featuring local Virginia beers, ciders and seltzers, as well national and regional craft beers. Enjoy over 60 beers from 30 breweries, live music, food trucks, and more!

September

  • Symphony By The Sea Concert Series

    Symphony By The Sea Concert Series

    Neptune Festival’s Symphony by the Sea Concert Series. Located in 31st Street Park at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, all concerts are a FREE musical offering to residents and visitors.

  • Sandbridge Pig Pickin

    Sandbridge Pig Pickin

    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.

  • Neptune Festival - 27th Annual Fall Wine Festival

    Neptune Festival - 27th Annual Fall Wine Festival

    Taste from more than 60 wines, enjoy delicious food, live entertainment and the opportunity to purchase the wines you like by the bottle and case.

  • NASHFEST 757

    NASHFEST 757

    NashFest offers an experience akin to an evening stroll down Broadway, featuring national and local recording artists, mouth-watering hot chicken, barbecue, line dancing, craft beer & whiskey tastings, and much more!

  • Neptune Festival - End of Summer Bay Bash

    Neptune Festival - End of Summer Bay Bash

    Cap off the summer with a memorable night! This evening by the water includes dancing, endless food and drinks, and great musical entertainment! The End of Summer Bay Bash helps support the Neptune Festival and its partnering charities.

  • Neptune Festival - DOCK DOGS

    Neptune Festival - DOCK DOGS

    Big Air, Extreme Vertical, and Speed Retrieve…oh my! Viewing is free and open to the public, and the DockDogs® pool can be seen from the Boardwalk, the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier, and right on the beach.

  • Neptune Festival - Art & Craft Show

    Neptune Festival - Art & Craft Show

    Recognized in the Top 10 out of 200 Fine Art & Design Shows in the country for the past 10 years by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the Neptune Festival Art and Craft Show features more than 225 artists.

  • Neptune Festival - 50th Annual Boardwalk Weekend

    Neptune Festival - 50th Annual Boardwalk Weekend

    2024 marks the 50th anniversary for the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival! Every year, hundreds of thousands of people celebrate at the festival’s many offerings.

  • International Sandsculpting Championship

    International Sandsculpting Championship

    With a world-class venue, 32 of the world’s most talented sculptors, and an exciting prize purse, Neptune’s International Sandsculpting Championship has distinguished itself as a premier event unlike any other.

  • Neptune Festival - Poseidon’s Playground

    Neptune Festival - Poseidon’s Playground

    Test your skills with cornhole, giant jenga, connect four, chess, and checkers…Dance it out to our house DJ or paint a masterpiece to take home from The Mermaid Factory. Magicians, Face Painters, Balloon Artists, Fairy Hair, and more!

  • Neptune Festival - Surfing Classic

    Neptune Festival - Surfing Classic

    Young and old surfers alike take to the ocean in this surf showdown. With prizes to be had, make your mark in the surf during Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend!

  • Neptune Festival - 8K Race

    Neptune Festival - 8K Race

    Ready, set, race! Enjoy ocean views as you travel along our fast and flat course during this beginner-level friendly race.

  • Neptune Festival - Atlantic Regatta

    Neptune Festival - Atlantic Regatta

    Sails & Sunshine - Multiple classes tack and jibe their way from Cape Henry to Rudee Inlet during this great recreational race.

  • Neptune Festival - Neptune’s Volleyball Tournament

    Neptune Festival - Neptune’s Volleyball Tournament

    Ready, set, spike! Set and spike your weekend to a new level by getting your piece of the beach at Neptune’s Volleyball Tournament. Games begin at 9:00am on both days.

  • Neptune Festival - Touch-A-Truck

    Neptune Festival - Touch-A-Truck

    Touch-a-Truck is a unique, interactive event that allows children, young and old, to see and touch vehicles of all types — including public service, emergency, utility, construction, military, farming, and just plain cool — all in one place!

  • Neptune Festival - Healthy Haven

    Neptune Festival - Healthy Haven

    Neptune & Namaste. Start your day off right with a free yoga session on the beach or attend a family-friendly fitness event to get your blood pumping. Free Boardwalk Barre, Beach Bootcamp, HIIT, and dance classes taught by local instructors. ​

  • Neptune Festival - Grand Parade

    Neptune Festival - Grand Parade

    A grand way to start the day! 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.

  • Neptune Festival - Youth Art Show

    Neptune Festival - Youth Art Show

    On display will be the finest youth art Hampton Roads has to offer. Open to all young artists, grades 4-12, this event gives them the chance to display and sell their creations in a juried venue.

October

  • MOCA BOARDWALK ART SHOW

    MOCA BOARDWALK ART SHOW

    The Virginia MOCA Boardwalk Art Show is one of the only outdoor art shows produced by an accredited museum and strives to have the highest caliber fine art in the relaxing setting of the Virginia Beach boardwalk.

  • Gem, Mineral  and Jewelry Shows

    Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Shows

    Our shows feature estate, classic, handcrafted and fashion jewelry made from a variety of metals, as well as a vast array of crystals, minerals and fossils. Wire wrappers will be on site who can design and make a special piece of jewelry during the show.

  • Virginia Children's Festival

    Virginia Children's Festival

    Features more than 100 fun, creative, and interactive activities, including hands-on workshops, cultural experiences, military demonstrations, costumed characters, storytelling, musical performances, dance lessons, and much more!

  • Town Point Virginia Fall Wine Festival

    Town Point Virginia Fall Wine Festival

    Wine Enthusiast Magazine named Virginia one of the 10 best wine travel destinations in the world and showcasing over 200 fine wines.

  • Wicked 10K Race

    Wicked 10K Race

    Come experience Coastal Virginia’s largest Halloween race and party. The Old Point National Bank Wicked 10K Weekend is the perfect place to celebrate Halloween and enjoy wicked good times.

December

  • Holiday Yule Log Bonfire & Holiday Marketplace

    Holiday Yule Log Bonfire & Holiday Marketplace

    Waterfront is transformed into a festive outdoor wonderland highlighted by a towering Yule Log Bonfire and also featuring a local artisans market, Christmas caroling, hot chocolate and whiskey tastings.

  • Surf n Santa Race

    Surf n Santa Race

    This evening run allows you to experience the magic of the Holidays. Run through the holiday lights on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk before you celebrate your run at our post-race party.

Event dates are subject to change.