Things to Do Memorial Day Weekend in Virginia Beach
Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with These Events
Memorial Day Weekend marks the start of the beach season here in Virginia Beach. Virginia Beach will be bursting with activities and events all weekend long. From live music to ways to honor America’s heroes, here are some things to do Memorial Day weekend in Virginia Beach.
Virginia Beach Memorial Day Weekend Activities
Visit the Naval Aviation Monument Park
Honor those who have served in our armed forces by visiting the Naval Aviation Monument Park at the Oceanfront. The park features three scenes that depict the history of naval aviation throughout history. Learn a bit about the aircrafts, ships and people who dedicated their lives to the defense of our country.
Pay Tribute to Navy SEALs
After you browse the Naval Aviation Monument Park, head up to 38th Street where the Navy SEAL Monument stands. A six-foot-tall Naked Warrior statue stands, around him is the sand from locations where SEALs have served, trained, fought and bled.
Click here to read more about the monuments along the Virginia Beach boardwalk.
Listen to Live Music
There will be no shortage of live music across Virginia Beach, especially at the Oceanfront. Head to a local restaurant, have a seat on the outdoor patio and grab a drink while a local band plays in the background.
Oceanfront parks will be the stage for the free outdoor concert, Salute to Summer. This “star-spangled” celebration pays tribute to music, fun and the men and women of the military who have sacrificed their lives.
Click here to read more about Memorial Day concerts and festivals
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Discover Historic Military Aircrafts
The Military Aviation Museum, located near Pungo, houses one of the largest private collections of World War I and World War II military aircrafts in the world. Learn more about these restored birds and even go for a flight in one.
Spend the Day at the Aquarium
The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center boasts over 10,000 animals, including 300 species from an array of marine environments. From May 5–27, military members and their families can save during Military Appreciation Month. The aquarium will offer active and retired members of the U.S. military and their families half-priced admission on Sunday and Monday.
Discover Virginia Beach’s Agricultural Heritage
The sweet strawberry is celebrated at Virginia Beach’s annual Pungo Strawberry Festival. The weekend event, May 25–26, encompasses all things strawberry, made with local Pungo strawberries. Enjoy family-friendly events, activities and entertainment.