Top Monthly Events in Virginia Beach

May 31–June 2: Virginia Beach Patriotic Festival
This event is a tribute to our armed forces personnel and their families featuring live concerts, military expos and displays. 5th–7th Streets.

July 4: Stars and Stripes Explosion
Great music, fun in the sun and breathtaking fireworks over the ocean create a patriotic tapestry enjoyed by all. 24th Street and 17th and 31st Street parks. 757-385-7873.

Aug. 30–Sept. 1: American Music Festival
Bringing together national, regional and local acts to celebrate music of all genres. Stages at 5th, 17th, 24th and 31st Streets. 757-385-7873.

Sept. 27–29: 46th Annual Virginia Beach Neptune Festival
Virginia Beach’s premier boardwalk event features live music, an art and crafts show, sand sculpting championship, a Regatta and so much more. 30th–31st Streets. 757-498-0215.

Oct. 19–20: Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival
Unlimited sampling of over 50 craft beers from over 25 breweries. 1–6 p.m. 31st Street park. 757-385-7873.

Nov. 29–Dec. 31: Holiday Lights Merry Mile
Thousands of cars make this annual trek to see one of the most festive and creative holiday light displays ever. 2nd Street and the boardwalk. 757-385-7873.

Ongoing Events

May 3, June 7, July 5, Aug. 2, Sept. 6: First Fridays
Every month, local businesses in the ViBe Creative District host artist pop-ups and special events. 4–7 p.m. ViBe Creative District 757-202-9533.

May 4–Dec. 21: Old Beach Farmers Market
Every Saturday morning, a fresh outdoor marketplace appears featuring fresh produce, meats, seafood, baked goods, soap, flowers and more. 9 a.m.–noon. Parking lot of Croc’s 19th Street Bistro.

May 11, June 8, July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14: Second Saturdays
Every month local businesses in the ViBe Creative District offer specials and artists pop-ups. Noon–4 p.m. ViBe Creative District. 757-202-9533.

May 17, June 14, July 19, Aug. 16, Sept. 13: Craft Brews Cruise
Enjoy sunset over the water on the Atlantic Explorer with craft brews from local breweries. 7–9 p.m. Virginia Aquarium. 757-385-3474.

June 5–Aug. 28: Ynot Wednesdays
Visitors will enjoy music ranging from rock to blues to Motown, plus local farmers will sell their fresh fruits, vegetables and other homegrown items. Sandler Center Outdoor Plaza, Virginia Beach Town Center. 757-385-2555.

June 14–Aug. 25: Live! On Atlantic
The sidewalks become a stage as musicians perform different styles of music guaranteed to make you smile, dance and sing along. Atlantic Avenue. 757-385-7873.