Virginia Beach Events

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

February

  • 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

  • Mermaid Mondays at The Virginia Aquarium

    Mermaid Mondays at The Virginia Aquarium 717 General Booth Blvd, VA Beach, 23451

    The mermaids are returning to the Aquarium for Mermaid Mondays on March 5, 12, 19, 26 and April 2, 2018! This exclusive evening includes a ‘mermaid sighting’ in the Red Sea Aquarium and opportunities to participate in mermaid-themed activities throughout the Aquarium.

  • Shamrock Marathon

    Shamrock Marathon VA Beach Boardwalk, 23451

    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.

  • Cherry Blossom Festival at Red Wing Park

    Cherry Blossom Festival at Red Wing Park Red Wing Park, General Booth Blvd, Va Beach

    This annual festival celebrates the goodwill between the US and Japan and specifically, the sister cities of Virginia Beach, VA and Miyazaki City, Japan. Come out for FREE family fun with music, dance, art and martial arts demonstrations in the park. There will also be crafts for the kids.

  • Hunt Club Farms' Annual Easter Egg Hunt

    Hunt Club Farms' Annual Easter Egg Hunt 2388 London Bridge Rd., Virginia Beach, Va. 23456

    Enjoy food concessions, candy & caramel apples, face painting and more! Additional activities include inflatable rides, a petting voice, hayrides, games, music and Eater Bunny visits.

April

  • East Coast She Crab Soup Classic

    East Coast She Crab Soup Classic 24th Street Park, VA Beach, 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.

  • 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.

  • Sonrise Musical Festival

    Sonrise Musical Festival 24th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

    This family-friendly event will be held at the 24th Street Cox Cultural Pavilion at the Va Beach Oceanfront and feature Top Christian artists offering a variety of musical genres including cutting edge Top 40, Hip Hop, Indie, and Inspirational music.

  • 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.

May

  • Atlantic Coast Kite Festival

    Atlantic Coast Kite Festival 16h Street, VA Beach, 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, VA Beach, 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, VA Beach, 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!

  • Beach Music Cruise-In

    Beach Music Cruise-In 30th Street, VA Beach, 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, VA Beach, 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.

  • Pungo Wine Festival

    Pungo Wine Festival 1833 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA

    The 6th Annual Pungo Wine Festival to be held May 20th at Back Bay Farms in the heart of Pungo. Come out and enjoy a fun-filled day of wine tasting from some of your favorite Virginia wineries. Plus there will be live music, craft beer, food trucks and local artist and vendors.

  • Salute to Summer

    Salute to Summer 17th St., 24th St., 31st St., VA Beach, 23451

    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

  • 35th Annual Pungo Strawberry Festival

    35th Annual 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.

  • 42nd Annual Norfolk Harborfest

    42nd 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

  • 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. If you love Beach Music then this party is for you!

  • Hardee's Latin Fest

    Hardee's Latin Fest 24th Street, VA Beach, 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.

  • 28th Annual Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival

    28th 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 VA Beach Boardwalk, 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 VA Beach Boardwalk, 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.

  • Virginia Aquarium's Family Great Adventure Series

    Virginia Aquarium's Family Great Adventure Series 2500 Atlantic Ave, VA Beach, 23451

    The wildly-popular Family Great Adventure Series is all about Discovery and Entertainment at the Virginia Beach oceanfront!

  • Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion

    Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion 1500 Atlantic Ave, VA Beach 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.

  • Dreams & Beams Video and Laser Show

    Dreams & Beams Video and Laser Show 20th Street Stage, VA Beach, 23451

    Using video and laser graphics on a projection sphere, flame towers, laser beams, and bubble machines, Virginia Beach Dreams & Beams delivers a “thank you” message to the United States Navy, and is part epic sea fantasy and celebration of everything Virginia Beach.

  • Symphony by the Sea Concert Series

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

    July 12 & 26 | August 9, 16, & 23 | September 6 - 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.

  • Virginia Aquarium's Family Great Adventure Series

    Virginia Aquarium's Family Great Adventure Series 2500 Atlantic Ave, VA Beach, 23451

    The wildly-popular Family Great Adventure Series is all about Discovery and Entertainment at the Virginia Beach oceanfront!

  • Dreams & Beams Video and Laser Show

    Dreams & Beams Video and Laser Show 20th Street Stage, VA Beach, 23451

    Using video and laser graphics on a projection sphere, flame towers, laser beams, and bubble machines, Virginia Beach Dreams & Beams delivers a “thank you” message to the United States Navy, and is part epic sea fantasy and celebration of everything Virginia Beach.

August

  • Virginia Aquarium's Family Great Adventure Series

    Virginia Aquarium's Family Great Adventure Series 2500 Atlantic Ave, VA Beach, 23451

    The wildly-popular Family Great Adventure Series is all about Discovery and Entertainment at the Virginia Beach oceanfront!

  • Dreams & Beams Video and Laser Show

    Dreams & Beams Video and Laser Show 20th Street Stage, VA Beach, 23451

    Using video and laser graphics on a projection sphere, flame towers, laser beams, and bubble machines, Virginia Beach Dreams & Beams delivers a “thank you” message to the United States Navy, and is part epic sea fantasy and celebration of everything Virginia Beach.

  • Virginia Aquarium's Family Great Adventure Series

    Virginia Aquarium's Family Great Adventure Series 2500 Atlantic Ave, VA Beach, 23451

    The wildly-popular Family Great Adventure Series is all about Discovery and Entertainment at the Virginia Beach oceanfront!

  • FunkFest Beach Party

    FunkFest Beach Party 24th Street, VA Beach, 23451

    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

  • American Music Festival

    American Music Festival Va Beach Boardwalk, 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.

September

  • 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.

  • 45th Annual Neptune Festival

    45th Annual Neptune Festival VA Beach Boardwalk, 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 VA Beach Boardwalk, 23451

    Neptune Festival's Arts and Craft Show features over 250 artisans displaying handmade work from paintings and sculptures, to photography and glasswork.

  • International Sandsculpting Championship

    International Sandsculpting Championship Va Beach Boardwalk, 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 VA Beach Boardwalk, 23451

    Venue: Start/Finish at 24th Street, Virginia Beach Oceanfront 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!

  • Neptune's Atlantic Regatta

    Neptune's Atlantic Regatta VA Beach Oceanfront, 23451

    Multiple classes tack and jibe their way from Cape Henry to Rudee Inlet during this great recreational race as Neptune gets a little more nautical with Neptune’s Atlantic Regatta.

  • Neptune's Volleyball Tournament

    Neptune's Volleyball Tournament VA Beach Boardwalk, 23451

    Set and spike your weekend to a new level by getting your piece of the beach at Neptune’s Volleyball Tournament.

  • Neptune Festival Grand Parade

    Neptune Festival Grand Parade VA Beach Oceanfront, 23451

    ind yourself the best spot on the block as you enjoy the music and sights of our many parade units. Be sure to keep an eye out for King Neptune and his court! With a 16 block parade route, a bad spot is hard to find.

  • Hunt Club Farm's Harvest Festival

    Hunt Club Farm's Harvest Festival 2388 London Bridge Rd., VA Beach, VA 23456

    Every weekend from 10am - 6pm. Enjoy family activies including: a petting farm, farm tours, pony rides, carnival rides, live entertainment and more!

  • Neptune's Fireworks Extravaganza

    Neptune's Fireworks Extravaganza 20th Street, VA Beach, 23451

    he Neptune Festival hosts a spectacular fireworks display designed by Dominion Fireworks.

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, VA Beach, 23451

    Over 50 craft beers from over 25 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

  • Holiday Lights Maola Milk Merry Mile

    Holiday Lights Maola Milk Merry Mile VA Beach Boardwalk, 23451

    From November 22nd - December 30th!! 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 Va Beach Oceanfront, 23451

    Giant 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.

  • Last Night on the Town

    Last Night on the Town One Columbus Center, VA Beach, VA 23462

    The 6th annual Last Night on the Town begins with a family-friendly celebration at Pembroke Mall, then continues right through the night with entertainment at Town Center, culminating with a live performance by a national recording artist.

Event dates are subject to change.