Last modified: March 3, 2018

As summer officially starts later this month, the summer-fun activities in Virginia Beach are endless! Here are six things to do in and around Virginia Beach in June:

1. Harborfest

Harborfest runs the first full weekend in June in nearby Norfolk. The longest-running maritime event in the country, Norfolk Harborfest offers you the chance to see tall ships, a great fireworks show, the largest outdoor dock party in the Hampton Roads region, and tons of top-flight local, regional and national live entertainers and bands. This event lasts from June 8-10th. Harborfest is free and open to the public. 

2. 2018 North American Sand Soccer Championship

Calling all sports lovers! Coming to Virginia Beach in June is the best month for soccer lovers to visit! Watch this special sporting event transform the oceanfront to an intense beach game of soccer! The internationally known North American Sand Soccer kicks off another tournament beginning on June 8th. This weekend long event takes over the sand, with fields and fields of games to watch. Soccer isn't the only sports game going on at this event! The "Sidekick" games will include sports like beach football, beach wrestling, beach lacrosse, and sand hockey. This is definitely a favorite beach weekend for sports lover of any kind! Don't miss this extreme weekend at the Virginia Beach Boardwalk & Oceanfront. Learn more about the 2018 North American Sand Soccer Championships!

3. Summer Carnival

The Summer Carnival, held at the Mount Trashmore Park, is an ongoing event that begins June 1st and lasts until June 19th. This is a fun event for people of all ages to attend. There will be over 20 rides, carnival type foods (funnel cake, hot dogs, cotton candy...), and prizes to win! Of course, you can't have a carnival without a ferris wheel. Invite the whole family to this favorite thing to do in Virginia Beach, as it is family-friendly.  Find the hours of the Summer Carnival here!

4. Take A Scenic Flight of Virginia Beach

From 2000 feet or higher, view the natural beauty of the Eastern Shore, historic Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay and the wild ponies of Chincoteague and Assateague along the Atlantic coast. And then from only a few hundred feet, skim along the unspoiled, uninhabited barrier island beaches that line the Shore from Maryland to the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. With an experienced pilot (over 20 years of flying!), you can trust that you will have a smooth flight. This is a real treat for those who want to see Virginia Beach and its surrounding areas in a completely new perspective. Looking to cross this off your bucket list? Click here to plan your flight! With the beautiful weather June has in Virginia Beach, we think this is the perfect month to embark on your scenic flight!

5. Get Groovy at Sandstock

Virginia Beach’s answer to Woodstock, also takes place the second weekend of June. Sandstock: A Tribute to Rock and Roll will be sure to delight tons of music lovers! National and regional tribute artists come to honor some of the top performers of the Woodstock era (think Elton John, the Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers), who perform on two beach stages on the beach. Get ready to get your groove on! This event is FREE and open to the public! You'll catch this annual event at the 24th Street Stage on June 29th - July 1st.

6. Who Needs A Hotel When You Have KOA Campgrounds?

Virginia Beach's KOA Campground is guaranteed to give everyone the type of trip they are looking for! KOA Campground offers something for everybody. If you want to pitch your tent and watch the stars or if you're the kind of vacationer to want to relax in the AC, KOA has you covered.

June is the perfect month for camping in Virginia Beach, as the weather is perfect.

This unique campground offers an array of ammenities like:

  • an outdoor swimming pool
  • basketball court
  • giant inflatable water slides
  • dog park
  • paintball
  • outdoor movies
  • free shuttle to the beach and back
  • and the list goes on!

You can choose different accomodations like their Deluxe Cabins, tents, and RV Camp Sites. You don't have to rough it at this Virginia Beach KOA! Check out all that they offer here.

Looking for even more things to do in Virginia Beach?

You're in luck... because new events are added EVERYDAY!

Our Vacation Tip:

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Rachel Jones is a writer, photographer, social media expert, wife, loving daughter and step-parent. She is a graduate of Old Dominion University. She has been working with VirginiaBeach.com since 2012.

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