Virginia Beach Events

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

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!

  • 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!

  • 17th Annual Spring Wine + Food Festival

    17th Annual Spring Wine + Food Festival 31st Street, Virginia Beach, Va. 23451

    Travel the world with Neptune's Spring Wine + Food 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • War Birds Over the Beach

    War Birds Over the Beach 1341 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, Va. 23457

    Military Aviation Museum presents our annual WWII Air Show Warbirds Over The Beach. Come see a world case airshow, re-enactments, and much more!

  • Stockley Gardens Arts Festival

    Stockley Gardens Arts Festival

    Building community takes art. Music. Food. Laughter. A willingness to work together. Most of all, it takes vision. Since 1984, Hope House Foundation has been the vision behind the Stockley Gardens Arts Festival. Now, the free event is a community tradition proudly presented by Towne Bank, and drawing more than 50,000 visitors annually. Twice a year, on the third full weekend in May and October, people flock to Stockley Gardens in Norfolk’s historic Ghent neighborhood to browse through jewelry, pottery, paintings, and other works of art by over 130 artists. The park is full of strollers, dogs and tantalizing smells. Music drifts from the stage. Friends stop to chat. Throughout the weekend, there is a feeling of hope. The money raised during these events helps pay for housing, transportation, medical care, and more for people with developmental disabilities. But the events themselves benefit the entire community. Each year, a nationally recognized artist or curator judges the artists, who compete for cash prizes. There is also an Emerging Artist Competition, also with cash prizes, for college and high school students, as well as recent graduates. Award winners are announced during the Artists’ Reception, which is held Saturday evening on the Main Stage. We're proud to give the community one of the best outdoor arts festivals in the area. In fact, the Stockley Gardens Arts Festival has been voted one of the top two art festivals in eastern Virginia by Virginia Living Ma

  • Virginia Wine Festival

    Virginia Wine Festival

    Spend a spring weekend on the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront in Town Point Park, sampling a variety of over 200 wines from dozens of premier Virginia wineries! Feast on gourmet foods, shop from specialty merchants and enjoy live music at the most anticipated wine festival of the Spring season. All wines presented during the festival are available for purchase by the bottle or case throughout the day.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

June

  • Latin Fest

    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.

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!

  • 4th of July Great American Picnic & Fireworks

    4th of July Great American Picnic & Fireworks

    Leave the grillng to us on the 4th of July and bring your family and friends down to Town Point Park. Guests can buy traditional all American fare, including hot dogs, hamburgers, barbecue, seafood, buttered corn on the cob, juicy watermelon, lemonade... with all the fixin's and much more available for purchase! Relax on the lawn and enjoy the live entertainment, then watch as the sky lights up with the fireworks display at 9:30 pm!

  • 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.

  • Norfolk Latino Music Festival

    Norfolk Latino Music Festival

    Eat, drink, and salsa the night away at the 20th Annual Norfolk Latino Festival! Live explosive music, Latin food, dance lessons, face painting, crafts, soccer, bi-lingual story time and more spice up Town Point Park Saturday, July 25, 2020 along the downtown Norfolk, VA waterfront!

  • Virginia Symphony Orchestra Concert in the Park

    Virginia Symphony Orchestra Concert in the Park

    Virginia’s pre-eminent professional symphony orchestra will appear in concert Sunday, July 26, 2020, at 7:30 pm for a free evening Downtown Norfolk Waterfront performance at Town Point Park, Norfolk, Virginia. The Virginia Symphony Orchestra concert is the fifth concert, in a series of 5 annual summer concerts that feature national recording artists, all sponsored by the Patricia and Douglas Perry Foundation.

August

  • Virginia Beach Water Lantern Festival

    Virginia Beach Water Lantern Festival

    EVENT INFORMATION Water Lantern Festival is filled with fun, happiness, hope, and great memories that you'll cherish for a lifetime. This is a family friendly event that can be shared by everyone. Friends, families, neighbors, and lots of people that you haven't met can come together to create a peaceful, memorable experience.

  • 38th Annual Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival

    38th Annual Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival

  • 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.

September

  • Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream

    Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream

    Fill fall nights with fright at Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream. In this nightly, adult-focused Halloween event, fear awaits in the Virginia theme park’s collection of elaborate haunted houses, immersive themed scare zones, challenging escape rooms, and darkly entertaining live shows. Guests should consider the park’s elevated scare factor.

  • Norfolk In-Water Boat Show

    Norfolk In-Water Boat Show

    The show will take place at the Waterside Marina, Town Point Park, and Waterside District. The show is returning to Norfolk based on interest from Hampton Roads boating industry leaders, according to Festevents CEO Karen Scherberger. Boat Show Chairman Chuck Guthrie, President/Owner of Lynnhaven Marine in Virginia Beach explains “The upturn in the boating market, availability of year-end boat deals, display of quality pre-owned boats, the renovation of The Waterside District, the new first-class Hilton “The Main”, great restaurants, and improvements in Norfolk’s downtown area make for a perfect environment for a regional boat show”. Guthrie adds, “Bluewater Yacht Sales Professional Jud Black, Norfolk Marine President Jason Murphy, and Prince William Marina Owner Carlton Phillips have been instrumental in the planning process to bring about a show that will best serve our local and regional boating enthusiasts.” The 2020 Norfolk In-Water Boat Show will feature a wide variety of new and used power boats on land and in-water from dealers across the state and surrounding regions with the newest and best in luxury motor yachts, sport fish, and personal watercraft. The Norfolk show makes boat buying easy and economical and fun. “Attending the Norfolk In-Water Boat Show will be the next best thing to being out on the water for local boating enthusiasts”, according to Guthrie.

  • 757 Battle of the Beers

    757 Battle of the Beers 2388 London Bridge Rd., 23456

    This is the only festival in Hampton Roads that features every local 757 Craft Brewery as they battle it out to win in different beer categories – with 100% of the proceeds go to local Hampton Roads charities!

October

  • Annual Virginia Children's Festival

    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.

  • Town Point Virginia Fall Wine Festival

    Town Point Virginia Fall Wine Festival

    Experience Hampton Roads’ most anticipated Wine Festival of the fall season along the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront. Wine Enthusiast Magazine has named Virginia one of the 10 best wine travel destinations in the world! This year’s fall favorite will showcase more than 30 wineries with over 200 of the Commonwealth’s finest wine varieties. Festival guests can enjoy the company of friends and family along the Elizabeth River for a weekend-long harvest of Virginia wineries in Town Point Park. Budding sommeliers and everyday enthusiasts can sample and purchase premier wine vintages and enjoy live musical performances, along with gourmet foods and specialty wares.

  • 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

  • Christmas Town Busch Gardens

    Christmas Town Busch Gardens

    The world’s most beautiful theme park is one of the largest Christmas light displays in North America. Festive food and drink, holiday shopping and heart-warming shows make the spirit of the season come alive.

  • Holiday Lights Merry Mile

    Holiday Lights 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!

  • Holiday Yule Log Bonfire  & Holiday Marketplace

    Holiday Yule Log Bonfire & Holiday Marketplace

    Join us for a one-day Holiday Market in Town Point Park on the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront. The Holiday Market will coincide with the 7th Annual Holiday Yule Log Bon Fire, Saturday, December 5, 2020, 12 noon – 8 pm. This festive outdoor wonderland will feature unique and local crafters, a massive Yule Log bonfire, Christmas caroling with a take home carol book, and also a visit from the big-man himself, Santa Claus. During the festivities, hot chocolate, ciders, seasonal craft beer, mulled wine and other holiday treats will be available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Virginia Stage Associates.

Event dates are subject to change.