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Top 6 Things To Do In Virginia Beach in August

things to do in august virginia beach

Last modified: December 22, 2020

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. Free Wine Tasting at Virginia Winery

Saturday, August 1st

Noon - 4 pm

Location: Virginia Beach Winery

152 N. Newtown Road 

Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Wine tasting will be on a first come first serve basis. Because of social distancing, 12 people in the shop at a time. If you have a larger group (6 or more), please be patient as there may be some time in-between tastings to transition your group in. 

2. Goat Yoga

Sunday, August 2nd & Sunday, August 16th

10 am - 11 am 

11 am - 12 noon

Noon - 1 pm

Location: New Realm Brewing • Virginia Beach, VA

1209 Craft Lane 

Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Starts at $30.00

Please bring your own yoga mat and towel to this fun event at New Realm Brewing! Face masks will be mandatory to be worn during this session. Prepare for the cutest yoga session you've ever attended! Beginners are welcome. 

See more about this event here

3. East Coast Surfing Championship

Sunday, August 23rd - August 30th

Location: Virginia Beach Oceanfront

The 2020 ECSC is the 58th year for this popular Virginia Beach event! ECSC is North America's Oldest Running Surfing Competition and the second oldest continuously-run surfing contest in the world. 

You don't have to be a surfer to go to the ECSC! This is a perfect time to come to the beach, set out the towel, and enjoy watching the surfers do what they do best! You'll see juniors, mid-level, and professionals surfing here.

Click here to learn more about the surfing championship!


4. Outdoor Dining at the Beach

Covid-19 has really put a damper on many things, but enjoying a restaurant is not one of them! 

Luckily restaurants in Virginia Beach have adapted and now offer outdoor dining as well as indoor dining. But for those who would love to enjoy more open air while the virus scare runs rampant, this is the perfect solution. 

Almost every restaurant has implemented a way to get a fresh breeze, so go ahead and make your reservations!


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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