Virginia Beach Summer and Fall Events

SUMMER AND FALL EVENTS

There is always something going down along the Oceanfront boardwalk, but chances are you are visiting this hot-spot city when the weather is at its finest during the summer. With something to do every day and night, the boardwalk is full of fun for every family member. Check out these events that are so loved, they take place every year!

May

STEEL PIER CLASSIC SURFING CONTEST & ART EXPO
Largest longboard surfing competition on the East Coast presented by Coastal Edge. Local and national artists who create the art of surfing on material items display their work on the boardwalk.
May 23, 24, 25 & 26

PUNGO STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL
Over 50 types of ways to eat a strawberry, contests, bake-offs, entertainment on three stages, a parade and one of the largest carnivals on the East Coast.
May 24 & 25

PATRIOTIC FESTIVAL
A tribute to our armed forces personnel and their families. Features top-name musical entertainment, military displays and demonstrations.
May 29, 30 & 31

 

June

NORFOLK HARBORFEST
3 full days of free, family-friendly fun. Includes tall ships and the parade of sail, fireworks, entrainment, family activities and performances and much more.
June 6, 7 & 8

BOARDWALK ART SHOW FESTIVAL
One of the oldest and best outdoor fine art shows on the Eastern Seaboard.
June 18, 19, 20 & 21

FAMILY GREAT ADVENTURE SERIES
Located on 27th Street, you and your family can take part in an interactive adventure that leads to various sights on the boardwalk and Atlantic Avenue.
June 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 & 26 (also July 10 & 24, August 7 &21)

 

July

STARS & STRIPES EXPLOSION
Music, fireworks and fun! Located on the beach at Starfish Pavilion at 17th St. Park, 20th St., Beach Street Seaside Palladium at 24th St. Park and Neptune Park at 31st St.
July 4

CHALK THE WALK ARTSPLOSION AND 17TH STREET ART FESTIVAL
Located at the 17th Street Park on the boardwalk between 16th and 18th streets. A two-faceted event where participants of all ages draw 4’x4’ chalk drawings on the boardwalk.
July 12

MID-ATLANTIC HERMIT CRAB CHALLENGE
Happening all day long. Located on the beach at 30th street, a win, lose or claw! The Crab is King at this one-of-a-kind event that’s fun for the entire family!
June 26

 

August

EAST COAST SURFING CHAMPIONSHIP
Free live entertainment and sport competitions.
August 18-24

ENDLESS SUMMER BEACH BASH
Summer cools down and the parties heat up. Hit the beach one more time to party endlessly for a good cause!
August 1-September 1

VERIZON WIRELESS AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL
The largest outdoor music festival on the east coast featuring 30 concerts exploding across ten stages.
August 29, 30 & 31

 

September

19TH ANNUAL NEPTUNE’S FALL WINE FESTIVAL
Join your friends by oceanfront for an afternoon hosted by Virginia’s leading vineyards.
September 6 & 7

NEPTUNE FESTIVAL & BOARDWALK WEEKEND
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people celebrate at the festivals many offerings! There are daily concerts scattered along 32 blocks, tasty food, unique shopping and much more that will be a delight for the young and old festival goers alike.
September 26, 27 & 28

VERIZON WIRELESS AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL
National, regional and local acts come together on a gigantic stage to play all types of music. Located on 5th street along with other stages along the boardwalk.
September 29, 30 & 31

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