September events in Virginia Beach

Top 5 September Events in Virginia Beach

Here are our top five events happening in Virginia Beach during September. 

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Mark Your Calendar for these September Events in Virginia Beach

The month of September is full of fun and exciting events in Virginia Beach. Whether you’re searching for family-friendly events, food and drink events, live music or free festivals, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. Be sure to pick up a Virginia Beach Visitors Guide to find even more events happening throughout the year.

Top 5 September Events in Virginia Beach

Here are our top five events happening in Virginia Beach during September. 

Virginia Spirits Month

In Virginia, September is designated as Virginia Spirits Month. The month-long holiday is dedicated to educating consumers and travelers about Virginia’s distilled spirits. 

“Virginia is the birthplace of American spirits, and our 70 licensed distilleries are a part of the fastest growing sector of the beverage business,” says Governor Ralph Northam. “September is the ideal time to celebrate the rich history and important economic impact of this vital industry.”

Celebrate Virginia Spirits Month in Virginia Beach by visiting one of the local distilleries or by having a drink made with Virginia spirits.

Click here to read about the best bars in Virginia Beach.

Sept. 1: Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon

The first-ever half marathon race comes to Virginia Beach August 31–September 1. The annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon is a 13.1-mile race along the Virginia Beach Oceanfront and boardwalk. If the half marathon is too much, enter to participate in the 5K race or one-mile race/walk.

Click here to read more about the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon.

Sept. 13: Barrels, Brew and BBQ

Visit Hunt Club Farm on Friday, Sept. 13 for a night of beer, wine, food and music during Barrels, Brews and BBQ. Indulge in barbecue with all of the fixings, along with tastings from local wineries and craft breweries. The event also features live music, auctions and a raffle. The proceeds of this event will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Norfolk that provide shelter, support and resources for families with sick children who must travel far from home.

Sept. 21-22: NAS Oceana Air Show

Look up to the sky for some high-flying fun during the NAS Oceana Air Show. Naval Air Station Oceana welcomes you and the whole family for this air show. Watch U.S. Air Force Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds, as well as other civilian and military performers, execute tricks in the air, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21–22. Admission and parking for the air show are free.

Sept. 27-29: Neptune Festival

One of Virginia Beach’s last big events of the summer season is the 46th Annual Neptune Festival. From Friday to Sunday, Sept. 27–29, enjoy a weekend full of live music, vendors and family fun right along the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. From 2nd to 36th Streets, find daily concerts along the beach and boardwalk, over 250 artisans displaying their work, sand sculptures and so much more during the weekend-long event.

Be sure to also see what national headliners are coming to Virginia Beach. The Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater hosts a number of popular bands, singers, rappers and more during the summer season. September will feature concert performances by: 

Sept. 8: Luke Bryan
Sept. 14: Outlaw Music Festival
Sept. 17: Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience
Sept. 20: Meek Mill & Future