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Main Events in Virginia Beach

By Kelsey Thomas

There is quite literally always something happening in Virginia Beach. From concerts and comedy shows to festivals and more. So no matter what kind of things you are into, there is sure to be an event coming up for you! Mark your calendars for these upcoming 2022 and early 2023 events. See our entire event calendar at VirginiaBeach.Guide/Special-Events

May 27-26, 2022 
Memorial Day Weekend Salute to Summer
Celebrate the start of summer with a weekend full of concerts at the Oceanfront. There will be free concerts at the 17th Street and 24th Street Parks. Learn more at VirginiaBeach.Guide/Events/Memorial-Day-Weekend-Salute-to-Summer.

June 11, 2022: 
CoVa Battle of the Burgers (Photo above)
Indulge at one of Virginia Beach’s most mouthwatering events of the year! CoVa Battle of the Burgers will be held at the Military Aviation Museum and will be the ultimate competition between restaurants to see who makes the best burger in Coastal Virginia. Live music by Buckshot. Learn more at CoVaBurgerBattle.com.

June 18, 2022
Chalk the Walk
Prepare for the Virginia Beach Boardwalk to get chalked! This colorful event allows artists to gather and turn the boardwalk into an impromptu of color. Learn more at VirginiaBeach.Guide/Special-Events/Chalk-the-Walk.

Photo Courtesy of BeachEventsVB.com

August 21-28, 2022
60th Annual Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships
Experience the ECSC excitement at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Whether you’re there to surf or to watch, there is so much to do. There will also be tons of vendors to try to win cool prizes from. Learn more at SurfECSC.com.

Sept. 3, 2022
Bubble Run
Get to running at the Virginia Beach Sports Complex. This unforgettable 5K will have you covered in bubbles. Learn more at BubbleRun.com/products/Virginia-Beach-VA-22.

Sept. 11, 2022
Outlaw Music Festival
Country music fanatics, this one’s for you! Enjoy Willie Nelson & Family, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Billy Strings, Larkin Poe and Brittney Spencer at this annual country music festival. Learn more at Audacy.com/2wd/events/Outlaw-Music-Festival-2022.

Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2022
Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend
The Neptune Festival is a Virginia Beach favorite. An entire weekend of fun awaits, with concerts at festival stages, a sand sculpting championship, grand parade and so much more.  Learn more at NeptuneFestival.com/events/Boardwalk-Weekend.

Oct. 21-23, 2022
Virginia MOCA Boardwalk Art Show
Ranked as a top 15 Fine Art Show of the Decade by Sunshine, this three-day festival features nearly 200 artists from around the country.  Learn more at VirginiaMOCA.org/Boardwalk-Art-Show.

Photo by Matt Haddaway

Nov. 25-27, 2022
Virginia Beach Christmas Market
Shop for unique gifts and start spreading the Christmas cheer at this annual market held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Learn more at EMGShows.com/AVBCM.

Feb. 11-12, 2023
Coastal Virginia Magazine WineFest 
Quench your thirst by partaking in your very own Virginia wine trail all under one roof! This event features an endless list of Virginia wineries and cideries with a distillery den and a sponsored beer garden. Learn more at CoVaWineFest.com.

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