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Things To Do In July In Virginia Beach

The beach is packed full of super fun events during the summer months. Check out the most popular things to do in Virginia Beach during the month of July!

1. Stars & Stripes Explosion

If you're at the Oceanfront for the Fourth of July, you're in for a spectacular celebration. The Stars & Stripes Explosion brings live music, sandcastle building contests, food and drinks, and fireworks to the Oceanfront. This celebration is FREE and open to the public. The musical performers of the 2017 celebration will be Quantico Marine Corps Band's Concert Band and Rock Band. They will be performing at the 24th Street Beach Stage. This special band is comprised of one officer and 50 enlisted marines. They have performed at a pre-game Superbowl show, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and more. Catch them between the times of 6:30-9:30 PM. A stunning display of fireworks will start at 9:30 PM. After that, you can head over to 31st Street Stage to party with the band, The Deloreans. 

2. Red, White & Brew Lagerfest

Enjoy delicious beers of all varieties! This is an excellent event for people who love fresh beers made right here in the USA. There will be 25 different breweries at this VA Beach Lagerfest. This event will take place behind Back Bay Brewing Company located at 614 Norfolk Ave in Virginia Beach on Saturday, July 8th. There will be a DJ, food trucks, and live music from The Cody Austin Band! Red, White and Brew Lagerfest will start at 4:00 PM and end at 8:00 PM. Tickets start at just $30 when you pay in advance. If this Virginia Beach event is not sold out, you can purchase tickets at the door the day of the even for $40.

3. Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion

On July 8th between 16th and 18th Street at the Oceanfront, something amazing takes place annually. You can view beautiful works of art right below your feet! Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion brings all types of talent to the boardwalk to showcase the very best chalk masterpieces for all to see. There will be professionals, youngsters, and amateurs participating in this event. There are cash prizes for the most creative drawings. This is a fun family friendly thing to do while at the Oceanfront, so don't miss it!

4. Treasures Of The Earth: Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show

If you love all things unique and beautiful, you want to be at this event. This weekend long event will be held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. You will see items here that you have never seen before! This event is family friendly. There will even be fossils to take a look at. The items that you will see here range from interesting pieces to highly expensive gems. It starts on Friday, July 14th at Noon and ends on Sunday, July 16th at 5:00PM. You don’t want to miss this event because they won’t be back until October! Feast your eyes on Treasures Of The Earth during this rare experience! Tickets are only $5

5. Take a Cruise with The Spirit of Norfolk

If you've been thinking about taking a romantic night out with your spouse, girlfriend/boyfriend, or date, now's the time to see what the Spirit of Norfolk is all about! Treat youself and special someone to a cruise with the Spirit of Norfolk. It's one of the most romantic things to do in the 757, and Norfolk is only 20 minutes away from Virginia Beach. Cruising down the Elizabeth River, you'll find breathtaking views, a delicious buffet, creative cocktails, games like giant jenga and foosball, a dancefloor with a DJ, and comfortable yet elegant lounge areas. This 2 hour cruise on the river is sure to give you a date night to remember. 

6. Captain Jack’s Pirate Adventures

Captain Jack's Pirate Ship has so much to offer! Scoot around the ocean like a pirate on the ship known as The Lost Pearl! Set sail on one of their Family Friendly Adventures or a Club 21+ Cruise. There is something for every type of vacationer. If you’re wanting the Family Friendly Adventure, you will endure a captivating pirate show, learn how to dance like a pirate, sing pirate songs, and possibly sight some dolphins. Pricing is $25 and under. The Club 21+ Cruise includes pirate skits that are raunchy and scandalous- just what a pirate would want! This Club 21+ Adventure is not for the faint of heart. And of course, you can’t be out at sea without the RUM! The rum is never gone at the Club 21+ Adventure Cruise… Dance the night away at sea on your next VA Beach getaway with Captain Jack’s Pirate Adventures. 

Which events are you planning to attend? Comment below to share your plans for the month!