The Virginia Arts Festival 2018

World-Renowned Art Across Nine Virginia Cities

Incredible artists, commissioned works, extraordinary collaborations, and unforgettable performances … it’s all waiting for you at the annual Virginia Arts Festival. For 22 years, this acclaimed festival has brought the world’s great artists to performance venues throughout the Hampton Roads area, making this beautiful region – already beloved for its beaches, pristine waterways, wildlife, and historical attractions that date back to the earliest days of our country – a cultural destination for travelers from around the world.

The big event is the Virginia International Tattoo. Presented in the grand tradition of the world’s oldest tattoos, this Tattoo is an all-American show of patriotism and pride – one international sensation. The dynamic cast of more than 850 hails from several countries. The Tattoo has something for everyone. Count on marching bands, massed pipes and drums, military drill teams, Celtic dancers, choirs and as always, surprise guests! The 2018 Virginia International Tattoo is themed “Above and Beyond the Call of Duty,” and will turn a spotlight on a select group of veterans: Recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Named by American Bus Association as the 2016 Top Event in the United States, Virginia International Tattoo will feature the finest cast ever assembled April 26 through 29, 2018 at Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia.