Virginia Beach Things to Do January

Last modified: December 28, 2017

If you think that Virginia Beach is only great in the summer, then you have some reading to do! There are a ton of fun Virginia Beach events going on in January that you won’t want to miss. Many of these events are auto-related, some are great for the wine lovers, and there are some family-friendly events as well!

Hampton Roads International Auto Show

First up is the very popular Hampton Roads International Auto Show. This auto show will last several days. Starting Friday, January 12th at 10 AM the auto show will begin. Check out all of the latest automobiles, the old classics, and the innovative vehicles all under one roof. Bring the family for this VA Beach event, it’s family friendly! There is no charge for children 12 and under to attend. Ticket price for teens and adults are $10. Price for military with valid ID and senior citizens is $7. Like saving money? Click the link for a $3 off coupon. https://hamptonroadsautoshow.com/coupon.html - This event will be held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. The times and date for this event are these: Friday: 10 AM- 9 PM. Saturday: 10 AM - 9 PM. Sunday: 10 AM- 6 PM. Parking is FREE and plentiful. This event attracts many people from all over the region, making it a top thing to do in Virginia Beach.

Tidewater RV Show

Another fun thing to do Virginia Beach to enjoy if you are a vehicle lover is the Tidewater RV Show. Here you will find all of the trailers, campers, and accessories you want for your RV needs. You’ll also learn about some awesome travel destinations. This RV show is a good place to meet people with similar hobbies! Just like the Hampton Roads International Auto Show, the Tidewater RV Show is located at the Virginia Beach Convention Center for a full three days, Friday, January 19th - Sunday, January 21st.
The hours of this event are: Friday: 12:00 PM- 8 PM, Saturday: 10 AM - 8 PM, Sunday: 11 AM - 5 PM. Click the following link for a $1 off coupon for admission: http://www.tidewatervarvshow.com/discount-coupon/

Winter Wildlife Festival

A fun family-friendly event to enjoy in January is the Winter Wildlife Festival. This is a very fun way to learn about the animals in our area! This seventh annual event is very popular because it is a way an experience that is truly special. You will be able to venture out to see the animals in their natural habitat. Find yourself learning about seals, an array of birds, and other animals that call the bay their home.

Coastal Virginia Wine Fest

The Coastal Virginia Wine Fest is the best way to get together with friends and sip the most delicious wines. A ton of vendors will be present. The various vendors at the Virginia Beach Convention Center will be serving foods, displaying and selling arts and crafts, and some vendors will be displays. Learn the art of grape stomping! It’s just what every wine lover should know! Click to their website to find what type of ticket package you would like.

Whale Watching

Although humans are not particularly fond of this cold weather that brings the cold water, it's absolutely perfect for whales! The whales love cooler water, and it's easy to spot these beautiful creatures in the winter. So bundle up, grab your binoculars, and stake out at the oceanfront to spot some whales! See our article all about whale watching in VA Beach.

There’s always something fun to do in Virginia Beach. The events are non-stop and always a good time. Are you attending any of these events? Let us know in the comments below. And don’t forget to take advantage of the coupons mentioned for the first two events!

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