Virginia Beach Events - Fairs and Festivals

Fairs and festivals play a major role in the Virginia Beach Event schedule.  These are some of the biggest events that you will find anywhere on the east coast.

 

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7
Apr
12:00pm - 3:30pm
24th Street Stage / Park
2400 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach VA 23451
An open competition among local restaurants, the East Coast She Crab Soup Classic focuses on one of the region’s most-loved seafood delicacies…. She-Crab Soup. This highly identifiable cuisine has been a staple of local menus for decades. R...
5
May
10:00am - 4:00pm
On the Beach (10th to 20th Street)
1500 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach VA 23451
Kite fliers and spectators of all ages will experience a visual feast at the 12th Annual Atlantic Coast Kite Festival.  Held in two locations, this popular event features a variety of activities appropriate for all ages and all levels of kite aficio...
11
May
- 12
May
9:00am - 5:00pm
24th Street Stage / Park
2400 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach VA 23451
The Virginia International “PAN Fest” (sometimes called PANorama) is a musical extravaganza set to the soothing rhythmic sounds of steel pan drum music. The festival’s laid back atmosphere appeals to people of all ages who are fascin...
11
May
- 13
May
5:30pm - 8:00pm
On the Beach (1st to 10th Street)
500 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach VA 23451
Monster Trucks take over the Beach in May! Monsters are taking over the beach at Kalbones Off Road Monsters on the Beach, presented by Pungo Off Road! This wildly-popular event brings thrills and chills to the Virginia Beach oceanfront as monster tru...
Monsters On The Beach
12
May
12:00pm - 5:00pm
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Annual Event
31st Street Stage / Park (King Neptune’s Park)
3100 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach VA 23451
Travel the world without leaving the beach at Neptune’s Spring Wine + Food Festival! 31st Street Park is transformed into a hub of tasting stations from around the world with 70 wines from 9 countries, each featuring blends and styles that are ...
18
May
- 20
May
12:00pm - 10:00pm
On the Beach (30th to 40th Street)
3500 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach VA 23451
Beach Music Cruise-In, combining bands on the beach and cars on the boardwalk, blends the best of the “oldies” with dancing under the stars in a jam-packed blast to the past!  Settle into the sand as the top Beach Music bands from up and down th...
Beach Music Cruise in
19
May
- 20
May
6:00pm - 10:00pm
17th Street Stage / Park (Dairy Queen)
1700 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach VA 23451
The Pirate Party on the Beach returns to the 17th Street Park at the Virginia Beach oceanfront for two rollicking days of music, mayhem, and more! This family-friendly event features activities designed to bring out the “pirate” in everyone. Cost...
Pirate Party on the Beach
25
May
6:00pm - 10:00pm
31st Street Stage / Park (King Neptune’s Park)
3100 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach VA 23451
Salute to Summer is an unabashed Star-Spangled salute to great music, fun in the sun, and the military men and women who have sacrificed their lives throughout our history. Live, free entertainment on three outdoor stages includes music presented by ...
26
May
6:00pm - 10:00pm
24th Street Stage / Park
2400 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach VA 23451
Salute to Summer is an unabashed Star-Spangled salute to great music, fun in the sun, and the military men and women who have sacrificed their lives throughout our history. Live, free entertainment on three outdoor stages includes music presented by ...
27
May
6:00pm - 10:00pm
17th Street Stage / Park (Dairy Queen)
1700 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach VA 23451
Salute to Summer is an unabashed Star-Spangled salute to great music, fun in the sun, and the military men and women who have sacrificed their lives throughout our history. Live, free entertainment on three outdoor stages includes music presented by ...
1
Jun
- 3
Jun
12:00pm - 11:00pm
5th Street Beach Stage
500 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach VA 23451
Hampton Roads, VA is home of the largest military bases in the USA.  Virginia Beach, the largest resort city on the east coast is hosting The Patriotic Festival—A Military Celebration to honor our armed forces personnel and their families. PATRIOT...
22
Jun
- 23
Jun
5:30pm - 11:00pm
24th Street Stage / Park
2400 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach VA 23451
For two days, Virginia Beach celebrates the sights and sounds of the Latin experience. Hardee’s Latin Fest displays the key ingredients of good food, family participation, and first-rate Latin music.
29
Jun
- 1
Jul
6:30pm - 9:30pm
On the Beach (20th to 30th Street)
2500 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach VA 23451
Sandstock – A Tribute to Rock & Roll, is a beach-inspired variation on “Woodstock.” National and regional tribute artists cover songs from some of the greatest rockers in history… from Pink Floyd to the Allman Brothers to Journey. The...
7
Jul
10:00am - 5:00pm
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Annually
On the Boardwalk (10th to 20th Street)
1500 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach VA 23451
The Virginia Aquarium Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion is where hundreds of artists and “wanna-be artists” gather to turn the boardwalk into an impromptu canvas of color! Artist registration takes place on the boardwalk at 17th Street, and chalk art is...
Chalk the Walk
24
Aug
- 25
Aug
1:00am - 11:00pm
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Annually
On the Beach (20th to 30th Street)
2500 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach VA 23451
The State Farm FunkFest is the heart and soul of this weekend event, featuring music generated over the years by influential legends such as James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone, George Clinton, and The Ohio Players. Funk is an American musical styl...
31
Aug
- 2
Sep
1:00am - 11:00pm
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Annually
5th Street Beach Stage
500 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach VA 23451
The sounds of rock, jazz, country, R&B, and more flood the Virginia Beach oceanfront for three sun-filled days over Labor Day Weekend at the American Music Festival. One of the largest outdoor music events on the East Coast, the American Music F...
31
Aug
- 2
Sep
1:00am - 11:00pm
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Annually
17th Street Stage / Park (Dairy Queen)
1700 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach VA 23451
The sounds of rock, jazz, country, R&B, and more flood the Virginia Beach oceanfront for three sun-filled days over Labor Day Weekend at the American Music Festival. One of the largest outdoor music events on the East Coast, the American Music F...
31
Aug
- 2
Sep
1:00am - 11:00pm
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Annually
22nd Street Beach Stage
2200 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach VA 23451
The sounds of rock, jazz, country, R&B, and more flood the Virginia Beach oceanfront for three sun-filled days over Labor Day Weekend at the American Music Festival. One of the largest outdoor music events on the East Coast, the American Music F...
31
Aug
- 2
Sep
1:00am - 11:00pm
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31st Street Stage / Park (King Neptune’s Park)
3100 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach VA 23451
The sounds of rock, jazz, country, R&B, and more flood the Virginia Beach oceanfront for three sun-filled days over Labor Day Weekend at the American Music Festival. One of the largest outdoor music events on the East Coast, the American Music F...
15
Sep
- 16
Sep
12:00pm - 5:00pm
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Annually
31st Street Stage / Park (King Neptune’s Park)
3100 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach VA 23451
Join your friends by the oceanfront for an afternoon hosted by Virginia’s leading vineyards. Sip and savor chardonnays, merlots, rieslings and more while you meet and greet the fascinating people who are forging Virginia’s reputation for...
28
Sep
- 7
Oct
9:00am - 6:00pm
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Annually
On the Beach (1st to 10th Street)
500 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach VA 23451
How else can one describe this new and improved event any other way than with an experience? With a world-class venue, talent, and prize purse, Neptune’s International Sandsculpting Championship has distinguished itself as a premier event unlik...
28
Sep
- 30
Sep
10:00am - 6:00pm
On the Boardwalk (20th to 30th Street)
2500 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach VA 23451
Arts and Crafts enjoyed under the sun, away from the galleries and at your viewing pleasure on the boardwalk. Come enjoy art and crafts under the sun with an unbeatable backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean. The Neptune Festival Art & Craft Show featur...
28
Sep
12:00pm - 11:00pm
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Annually
17th Street Stage / Park (Dairy Queen)
1700 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach VA 23451
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people celebrate at the festival’s many offerings! Daily concerts at festival stages are scattered along 32 blocks of the boardwalk and feature a variety of live music and performers. Ignite your taste buds and ...
29
Sep
10:00am - 11:00pm
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Annually
24th Street Stage / Park
2400 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach VA 23451
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people celebrate at the festival’s many offerings! Daily concerts at festival stages are scattered along 32 blocks of the boardwalk and feature a variety of live music and performers. Ignite your taste buds and ...
29
Sep
11:30am - 1:00pm
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Annually
16th to 32nd Street
Atlantic Avenue Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Streets lined with people, colorful floats in all shapes and sizes, larger-than-life balloons, marching bands…all of which is just a small snapshot of Neptune’s Grand Parade on Saturday.  Find yourself the best spot on the block as you e...
30
Sep
10:00am - 11:00pm
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Annually
31st Street Stage / Park (King Neptune’s Park)
3100 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach VA 23451
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people celebrate at the festival’s many offerings! Daily concerts at festival stages are scattered along 32 blocks of the boardwalk and feature a variety of live music and performers. Ignite your taste buds and ...
30
Sep
10:00am - 5:00pm
On the Boardwalk (20th to 30th Street)
2500 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach VA 23451
There is beauty in youth some say, especially when they are as talented as those chosen to participate in Neptune’s Youth Art Show. On display will be the finest youth art Hampton Roads has to offer. Come enjoy this perspective as you peruse th...
20
Oct
- 21
Oct
1:00pm - 6:00pm
31st Street Stage / Park (King Neptune’s Park)
3100 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach VA 23451
The Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival, having outgrown the 24th Street Park, has moved to a huge tent on the beach! The Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival, held from 1:00pm-6:00pm each day, has convenient parking at the 31st Street City Garage and i...
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