Virginia Beach Events Calendar

January – March 

Winter Wildlife Boat Trips 
When there's a chill in the air, adventure in Virginia Beach takes an exciting turn. It's time to discover how the other half lives - the ones with fins and flippers. On Winter Seafari, you'll cross over into their world for a rare view of ocean creatures through Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center tours and excursions. 

Saturday, February 2-3rd
Annual Polar Plunge 
benefit the Special Olympics of Virginia. The “coolest” event in the state by far, is the annual Polar Plunge to benefit the Special Olympics of Virginia. Each year thousands of brave souls take in a dip in the 40 degree water to raise funds and their heartbeat for this cause. Get dressed up or go all out, either way you are in for a good time. 

Thursday, March 1st
3-Course Dinner Featuring Copper & Oak Craft Spirits – Tupelo Honey

Sunday, March 4th
42nd Annual Oyster Roast – VA Beach Convention Center

FridaySunday, March 9-11th
Treasures of the Earth Gem and Jewelry Show

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend, March 
Yuengling Shamrock Marathon
 ½ Marathon and 8K Run -Be one of the first to sport shorts on the Boardwalk and join races for St. Patrick’s Day Weekend. Whether you want the challenge of a marathon or ½ marathon or if you want your children to take part in the Kid’s Operation Smile Final Mile, there’s something for everyone. 

March 17th
Lepre*Con – Waterside District


April 7th
East Coast She Crab Soup Classic – 24th Street Park 
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Friday–Sunday, April 13-15th 
32nd Annual Virginia Beach Spring Craft Market
–VA Beach Convention Center 
Saturday–Sunday, April 14-15th
Mid-Atlantic Home & Outdoor Living Show – VA Beach Convention Center


Saturday–Sunday, May 5-6th
Atlantic Coast Kite Festival – Oceanfront between 16th and 18th Streets
On the beach between 16th and 18th Streets and in the 17th Street Park in Virginia Beach. The Atlantic Coast Kite Festival is an exciting weekend of high-flying kites and fun for families, participants, and spectators of all ages! The Virginia Beach oceanfront plays host to a full day of kite-flying, including kite ballets, sports kite flying, and dual and quad line kites. Kite building workshops are led by an out-of-town kite education professionals and great for all ages. 

Thursday, May 10th
Kenny Chesney – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater

FridaySunday, May 11-13th 
Monsters on the Beach 
– VA Beach Oceanfront
On the beach and boardwalk between 4th and 8th Streets - Monsters on the Beach brings thrills and chills to the Virginia Beach oceanfront as Monster Trucks like Superman, Monster Mutt, and Megasaurus battle for ultimate sand domination! This family-targeted event is loud, fast, and exciting. A course is built right on the beach at 6th Street, with bleachers overlooking from the boardwalk. Sand dunes and junk cars combine to make the race course fast and fun for drivers and spectators alike. 
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Sunday, May 12-13th 
Tidewater Comicon 
– VA Beach Convention Center 
FridaySunday, May 18-20th
Warbirds Over the Beach Air Show – Military Aviation Museum
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FridaySunday, May 18th-20th
Beach Music Cruise-In  30th Street VA Beach Oceanfront

Friday-Sunday, May 25-27th
Salute to Summer  17th, 24th & 31st Street Parks VA Beach Oceanfront 

June – July

Friday–Saturday, June 22-23rd 
Latin Fest – 24th Street VA Beach Oceanfront 
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Sunday, June 29th-July 1st 
Sandstock - A Tribute to Rock & Roll – 24th Street VA Beach Oceanfront 

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Wednesday, July 4th 

Stars & Stripes Explosion – 17th & 31st Street Parks 

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Saturday, July 7th 
Chalk the Walk – 17th Street VA Beach Oceanfront 

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Wednesday, July 18th
Chicago & REO Speedwagon  Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater


FridaySaturday, August 24-25th
Virginia Beach Funk Fest Beach Party  24th Street VA Beach Oceanfront 

FridaySunday, August 31st-September 2nd
American Music Festival – 5th, 17th, 24th and 31st Street Parks Oceanfront
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SaturdaySunday, October 6-7th
Biplanes & Brews  Military Aviation Museum

Saturday-Sunday, October 20-21st
Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival  31st Street Park VA Beach Oceanfront 

Thursday, November 22nd-Sunday, December 30th 
Holiday Lights at the Beach 
 VA Beach Boardwalk
On the boardwalk between 2nd and 34th Streets- Festive fish, jumping dolphins, frolicking porpoises - all in bright, colored lights against the clear night-time sky, are the stars of McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach, a nautical and holiday-themed light display at the Virginia Beach oceanfront. It’s the only time of the year that cars get to drive right on the boardwalk! For over 30 blocks, almost 40,000 vehicles a year make the trek through this holiday wonderland. This “Fanta-Sea” of lights is sure to dazzle and amaze holiday travelers visiting Virginia Beach. New displays are added each year so it’s never the same show twice! 
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Saturday, December 1st 
Holiday Parade at the Beach
  Atlantic Ave from 15th to 25th Streets
On Atlantic Avenue between 15th Street and 25th Street- Officially ushering in the holiday season at the resort, this parade affords local businesses, schools, and organizations the opportunity to support the community and celebrate the season with thousands of parade-goers. Marching bands, lighted floats, equestrian units, fire trucks, performing dance groups, motorcycles, and more join forces to present a dazzling and entertaining night of fun for all ages! And best of all, Santa himself makes a grand appearance to greet all his loyal fans as the evening winds down and many families take the opportunity to also visit the amazing Holiday Lights at the Beach!