Virginia Beach Patriotic Festival

Last updated: February 5, 2018


The Patriotic Festival celebrates our Armed Forces with three days of concerts and military displays at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.  Being home to one of the largest concentrations of military installations in the United States, Hampton Roads is proud of its military heritage. 

What are the 2018 dates?

The 2018 event starts on June 1st and ends on June 3rd.

Where is the festival located?

The concerts will be at 5th Street and the oceanfront.  Military displays and exhibits will be from 15th Street to 20th Street, Friday - Sunday.

Activities at the Virginia Beach Patriotic Festival?

There are a ton of things to do at this VA Beach attraction. Of course there is music, which brings thousands of people to this fun event. There is also a "military zone", mobile tours, and other activities. 

There will be appearances by the US Marines, Newport Shipbuilders, USO Military Expo, US Air Force Performance Lab, Military Vehicle Display, and muc more. 

Who is performing at the Patriotic Festival?

  • Friday, June 1st: Brett Aldridge (with special guest, Ryan Kinder with DJ Ty Street) - 7:00 pm at 5th Street Stage
  • Saturday, June 2nd: Brantley Gilbert (with special guest, Muscadine Bloodline with DJ Ty Street) - 7:00 pm at 5th Street Stage
  • Sunday, June 3rd: Cole Swindell (with special guest Walker McGuire with DJ Ty Street) - 4:00 pm at 5th Street Stage

All events are free and open to the public, unless you want VIP Concert Tickets!

This Virginia Beach attraction is one of the most popular things to do at the boardwalk during the summer. With some of the hottest bands in rock/country, it's a great way to honor the men and women who serve our great military.

VIP Tickets are available for purchase.  Purchasing a VIP Ticket ensures you the best views of the concert. These tickets range from $50-$75.

Visit the Patriotic Festival's website if you would like to purchase VIP Tickets. You'll find the link to that website at the top of this page. 

Last Update: February 5, 2018

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Wheelchair accessible
Friday, June 1, 2018 to Sunday, June 3, 2018
Event date: 
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 10:00am to Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 5:00am
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