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Top Things To Do in Virginia Beach in May

things to do in virginia beach may

Last modified: December 8, 2022

Looking for things to do in Virginia Beach in May? Here's our list of the top events in our beach city!

Keep reading to see what good times are ahead of us for May 2021 at the beach.


Sensory Friendly Morning

Saturday, May 8, 2021, from 7:30 am - 9 am

Location: Virginia Aquarium and Marine Center 

The Virginia Aquarium offers an exclusive event for families and/or individuals who appreciate a quieter experience. 

What's different about the Sensory Friendly Morning at the aquarium?

  • Softer lighting
  • Limited sounds
  • Limited groups of people

Register here for this special event.


VB Incredible Family Race

May 15, 2021, from 10 am - 5 pm

Location: 24th Street Park at the Oceanfront

The first-ever VB Incredible Family Race invites you to come together as a group to try to win the grand prize trophy! 

The race entails: 

  • Solving Mystery Clues
  • Investigating Virginia Beach Landmarks
  • Answering Historical Questions
  • Finding Treasures 

Being virus friendly, this race will be staggered. All health protocols will be implemented at this fun family event. 

Click here to read more about this first-ever event!


Visit A Natural Park

In Virginia Beach, there are so many beautiful places to explore! This is something great to do on your own, with a friend, with family, or with your dog!

Reconnect with nature at one of these Virginia Beach spots:

First Landing State Park

False Cape State Park

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Our favorite time to visit a park in Virginia Beach is May and June because everything is in bloom, but not too hot to enjoy the sights!


Memorial Day Weekend Oceanfront Concert Series

May 28 - 30, 2021 from 7 pm - 11 pm

Location: 17th Street Park and 24th Street Park at the Oceanfront

At two locations right off the boardwalk, you're sure to run into a good show! Virginia Beach is known for their nightly concerts, but the pandemic definitely slowed that down. But this year, we're starting to see more musical events pop up!

The performers at this concert event are local and regional favorites, and will be different genres for each performer. 

Click here to read about this concert series!


Concerts at Elevation 27

Location: 600 Nevan Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

So many concerts at Elevation 27 in May! Here's the list:

May 1: Grateful Jed @ 8 pm

May 6: The Munchies (a weekly jam session) @ 8 pm

May 7: Live Wire (ultimate AC/DC experience) @ 8 pm

May 8: Tuesday's Gone (ultimate Lynryd Skynyrd tribute) @ 8 pm

May 12: Jade Bird - acoustic @ 8 pm

May 14: The Deloreans @ 8 pm

May 15: Martin Sexton @ 8 pm

May 20: Muscadine Bloodline @ 8 pm

May 21: SMITH. @ 8 pm

May 22: A Brother's Revival featuring David "Rook" Goldflies @ 8 pm

May 29: Music Makers Live Concert - featuring 4 rock bands @ 12 noon

May 30: Zach Deputy @ 8 pm

Click here to purchase tickets to any of these events.


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