Top 6 Things To Do In Virginia Beach in August

things to do in august virginia beach

Last modified: May 21, 2019

As always, the summer months are so very exciting for beach cities. Concerts, family friendly events, and festivals fill the weeks of summer in Virginia Beach! Take a look below for the Top 6 Things To Do in Virginia Beach August. 

1. Family Great Adventure Series

Summer Movie Night Series is a great way for families to enjoy the outdoors with interactive games and, after, watch movies on the big screen.  

All participants of the family-friendly games are encouraged to be there at 6:00 pm to register. By 6:20 pm, all families should register and the instructions for the games will be given. This fun series offers families with a great activity with an outdoor movie shown on the big screen on the beach to follow!

All Family Great Adventure Series will be held at 29th Street at the Oceanfront.

August 2nd:

Game: "Rowdy Roundup"

"Can your team help round up all the “toys” scattered all over and bring them home and unite them for the highest point total?"

Movie: Toy Story (Rated G)

August 9th:

Game: Old West Olympics

"Compete in games on the beach, all themed to the Old West as Marty travels back in time to 1885 to rescue Doc Brown."

Movie: Back to The Future Part III (Rated PG)

August 16th:

Game: Pet Detectives

"Can you match the pets to their “secrets?”  Learn about animals as you try to score points and solve a genuine “who done it” pet crime!"

Movie: Secret Life of Pets

August 23rd:

Game: Games of the Imagination

"How big is your imagination?  Can you use ordinary objects to do extraordinary things? Test your skills in this wild and crazy series of games on the beach!"

Movie: Lemony Snickets' Series of Unfortunate Events (Rated PG)

Game descriptions courtesy of BeachStreetUSA.

2. Jazz, Soul, and R&B by Funkfest

Funkfest Beach Party is a fabulous party full of celebration bringing the funk to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. August 24th through the 25th is when this fun party will take place. The 24th Street Stage will host tons of funk playing musicians so you can dance til you drop! Big name artists will be performing for the 2018 FunkFest Beach Party like The Gap Experience and Midnight Star. Celebrate the Africana culture by viewing their art exhibit on the Boardwalk across from the 24th Street Stage. Saturday, August 24th will feature a super Jazz to the Beat party. This party will start at noon on the beach at 25th Street. If you are a jazz music fan, you don’t want to miss this experience.

Tickets to the Jazz to the Beat party, a VIP party, are $10 per ticket.

The price of general admission for the Funkfest Beach Party is FREE and open to the public!

3. Craft Beer Festival

Neptune’s Coastal Craft Beer Festival brings all the beer lovers to the VA Beach Oceanfront. This event is a favorite at the beach. There will be over 50 types of beers up for sampling from 23 different breweries around the region! There’s more than just beer being served here. Come hungry because there will be delicious food from two food trucks with fresh and tasty meals. Want a feel of the types of beers that you will taste at this event?

Here’s a look at some brews that will be featured:

  • Traditions Brewing,
  • Sweet Water,
  • Alewerks,
  • Back Bay,
  • Devil’s Backbone,
  • and more!

Tickets are $30 in advance. If you want to buy them at the door, they will be $35. Come out to the 31st Street Park (Neptune’s Park) on August 25, 2018 from 1:00PM - 6:00PM for this favorite craft beer event at the beach.

4. Firework Displays All Month Long

Fireworks aren’t just for July in Virginia Beach! Firework shows take place all summer long for us. During the month of August, there are weekly firework shows that can be seen from anywhere on the Boardwalk.

August Firework Schedule at Virginia Beach Oceanfront:

August 1 @ 10 pm

August 5 @ 10 pm

August 8 @ 10 pm

August 12 @ 10 pm

August 15 @ 10 pm

August 19 @ 10 pm

August 22 @ 10 pm

5. Prime Dolphin Watching

Since August is one of last of the hottest months of the summer, the water is at its warmest. It seems to have been bringing tons of dolphins to the oceanfront. When at the beach this month, take time to do some scope out the natural beauty at the beach! You can either do this right from your towel on the sand or take a look from the Virginia Beach pier. You are sure to spot a pod or two!

6. Live Music Daily and Nightly

Daily Concerts at the Virginia Beach Boardwalk is what you will find all this month! Just walk from street to street on the Boardwalk, and you will find another concert. On weekdays the concerts start at 6 in the evening. Saturdays and Sundays will have concerts just about all day long. You will always be able to find a live musical performance at the Boardwalk.


If you're looking for even more events, check out this calendar of events that is updated daily!

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