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 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.

  • Annual Mid-Atlantic Sports & Boat Show

    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.

February

  • Coastal Virginia Magazine Winefest

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

    Experience the quintessential Virginia wine tasting and enjoy Virginia ’s finest vintage wines, a craft beer garden, the brand new distillery den, live music, and MORE. Join us and raise a glass as we navigate the Virginia Wine Trail, taking a pit stop at the best wineries in Virginia. Gather your family and friends, plan for a special occasion, and enjoy the BEST wine festival in Virginia!

March

  • 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.

April

  • Atlantic Coast Kite Festival

    Atlantic Coast Kite Festival On the beach from 16th Street-18th Street

    Kite fliers and spectators of all ages are welcome to experience the color and wonder of the Atlantic Coast Kite Festival. This popular event features a variety of activities appropriate for all ages and all levels of kite aficionados. Take part in the Atlantic Coast Kite Festival’s Best Kite Contest,"Flight Training", kite-building workshops, and kite shows!

  • East Coast She Crab Soup Classic

    East Coast She Crab Soup Classic 24th Street Park, Virginia Beach Oceanfront

    Presented by the Culinary Institute of Virginia, the competition features regional restaurants vying for the title of Best She Crab Soup. Join in on the fun and taste and vote for the People’s Choice Awards, while four cuisine experts dish out Critic’s Choice Awards. 12pm-3pm on Saturday, April 30th. Tickets usually sell out in advance--online tickets are $20 plus fees through Ticketmaster or can be purchased at the Virginia Beach Visitor Information Center.

May

  • Virginia International PANFest

    Virginia International PANFest 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! All performances are free and open to the public.

  • Pungo Offroad Monsters on the Beach

    Pungo Offroad Monsters on the Beach On the boardwalk between 4th and 8th Streets

    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! This family-friendly event is loud, fast, and exciting. Make sure you see the BIGGEST Monster Truck show in the mid-Atlantic ON THE BEACH with a race and stunt course built right on the Beach at 6th Street and bleachers overlooking from the boardwalk. Sand dune ramps and junk cars combine to make the racecourse fast and fun for drivers and spectators alike.

  • Beach Music Weekend

    Beach Music Weekend On the Beach at 30th Street

    Dancing under the stars and listening to bands on the beach sounds like the perfect way to kick off summer. The top Beach Music bands from up and down the East Coast descend on the Virginia Beach oceanfront in a nostalgic salute to the “good old days” of hot tunes and cool times for this year's Beach Music Weekend! A three-day series of ticketed concerts is presented on a stage built right on the beach at 30th Street. Evening concerts on Friday give way to a full day of entertainment on Saturday and more daytime concerts on Sunday.

  • Patriotic Festival

    Patriotic Festival Norfolk Waterfront

    Patriotic Festival is pleased to announce The Festival’s move to the vibrant Norfolk Waterfront Memorial Day Weekend. Join us for concerts featuring some of your favorite artists, Navy jet fly overs, the Monster Energy Freestyle MX Tour, and ceremonies honoring our military men and women. Tickets and passes can be purchased through the Patriotic Festival website.

  • Memorial Day Weekend Salute to Summer

    Memorial Day Weekend Salute to Summer 17th Street Park, 24th Street Park

    Free concerts at 17th Street Park and 24th Street Park feature local bands representing different genres and musical stylings in the perfect kick-off for summer! These concerts (Friday, May 27-Sunday, May 39) complement the perfect weekend to sun, swim, and surf.

June

  • Chalk the Walk

    Chalk the Walk On the boardwalk from 16th-18th Streets

    Chalk the Walk 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--Registration is free, and all participants should bring their own chalk.

July

  • Totally Tribute Music Fest

    Totally Tribute Music Fest 17th Street Park & 24th Street Park

    The Totally Tribute Music Fest is a grand celebration of the music brought to the world by some of your favorite artists and bands. This high-energy, part-serious, part-camp, but pure performance weekend of tribute bands guarantees something for everyone. Featured music genres range from classic rock to pop to country, so be prepared to experience the music of a lifetime by some of the greatest tribute performers from around the US! Admission is Free. Capacity is limited. Featured music genres range from classic rock to pop to country, so be prepared to experience the music of a lifetime by some of the greatest tribute performers from around the US!

  • Stars & Stripes Explosion

    Stars & Stripes Explosion 17th Street Park, 24th Street Park

    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! All performances are FREE and everyone is welcome.

  • Sandbridge Boat Parade

    Sandbridge Boat Parade Sandbridge

    Enjoy the annual Sandbridge Fourth of July Boat Parade and fireworks show and celebrate Independence day with the best community in Virginia Beach!

August

  • Virginia Beach Funk Fest Beach Party

    Virginia Beach Funk Fest Beach Party 24th Street Park

    Virginia Beach Funk Fest is the heart and soul of this weekend, featuring music generated over the years by influential legends such as James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone, George Clinton, and The Ohio Players. Funk is an American musical style that originated in the mid-to late-1960’s and blends soul music, soulful jazz, and R&B into a rhythmic, danceable form of music. Funk brings a strong rhythmic groove of electric bass and drums to the foreground. The musical style was a major influence on the development of 1970’s disco music, and has even impacted house music and hip-hop. Food, merchandise, and dance contests all contribute to a festive, “funky” vibe! General admission to the Virginia Beach Funk Fest Beach Party is free, but capacity is limited.

Event dates are subject to change.