Virginia Beach FestivalsLast edited: April 11, 2017
Virginia Beach Festivals have always been a huge draw for tourists and locals alike! We are a town that loves to celebrate with festivals. Besides the wonderful beachfront location, the Virginia Beach community has a history of throwing a great party. From mechanical marvels like the planes of the Oceana Air Show and Monster Trucks to fitness-inspired events like the Rock and Roll half-marathon and the sand soccer tournament, there’s always something to do. Music and food are always applauded, just the types change. Music festivals run the gambit from funk to gospel, and food festivals (like the Pungo Strawberry Festival) also include drink festivals like beer and wine. So many to choose from! What's your favorite Virginia Beach Festival?
Hampton Roads International Auto Show takes place at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in January. You'll see a large collection of domestic cars as well as imported vehicles. Whether it's brand new and hot off the line, or an oldie but goodie, there will a varied display of beautiful cars.
Anthem Wicked 10K & The Old Point National Bank Monster Mile is a perfect run to participate in during the season of fall. This festive set of runs is fun and will get you in the mood for Halloween! Come dressed up in your most creative costume, as there will be a contest at the end!
Craft Beer lovers LOVE fall in Virginia Beach because of this popular festival! The Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival brings over 50 different varieties of craft beer for people to enjoy right at the Oceanfront at 30th Street.
VA Beach isn't the only city to celebrate the love of wine! Norfolk, a sister city to VB, has their own Virginia Wine Festival that takes place at Town Point Park along the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront. Enjoy this fall festival with the beautiful landscape of the waterside of Norfolk.
Virginia Beach Neptune Festival may just be the most popular of all the festivals in the city. Neptune Festival draws in thousands of people to celebrate the culture of VA Beach. This fest takes place in September at the Neptune Park at 31st Street, of course!
The Oceana Air Show, held in September, is an annual festival that has been amazing spectators since 1953! More than the Air Show, there will be a Kids Fest which includes bounce houses, rock walls, face painting, and more.
Kick off September with the Rock and Roll Half Marathon or 5k. Run with the beautiful backdrop of the Virginia Beach Oceanfront while listening to live music from bands like Sister Hazel, Sheryl Crow, and others.
FunkFest embraces the love and culture of Jazz, R&B, and Soul music and brings it to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Like any festival, it includes foods, drinks, and vendors to buy unique gifts. There will be a ton of dancing at this funky festival. Bring your best moves to win the FunkFest dance contest!
Stars and Stripes Explosion is a free Virginia Beach thing to do to celebrate the Fourth of July. These fireworks can be seen from any place you are on the Boardwalk. There will also be musical performances that will be founds scattered along the Boardwalk stages.
Full of spice, full of flavor, this Virginia Beach festival celebrates all things with a Latin flare. Participate in high-energy dancing, enjoy delicious authentic foods, and go on the Salsa Cruise on The Virginia's Jewel yacht.
Super popular festival in Virginia Beach that honors the men and women that make up our armed forces. The 2017 Patriotic Festival includes nationally recognized performers like Darius Rucker, Sam Hunt, Old Dominion, Jake Owen, and more.
Lovers of strawberries don't forget this popular Virginia Beach festival. The Pungo Strawberry Festival packs everything strawberry in one place! Take part in the strawberry bake-off or test your stomach at the pie eating contest!
Monsters on the Beach in Virginia Beach is a festival that takes place at the oceanfront, right on the sand! Watch monster trucks race, jump, and spin in an unusual arena. Join in on the thrills and take a ride in a monster truck at this festival!
The Atlantic Coast Kite Festival is a perfect activity for people who know how to fly a kite with awesome skills or for those who are just learning! This Virginia Beach festival is free and open to the public. You can also build your own unique kite here with advice from professionals.
Virginia Beach Restaurant Week is highly anticipated as it showcases some of the most delectable eateries in the city with discounted prices. Experience the tastes of VA Beach for days without breaking the bank! With over 100 participating restaurants, you're sure to find one you been dying to try.
Fun, festive event in Virginia Beach for the Halloween season for families with children 12 years old and younger. Halloween Bootacular Fair includes activities like Facepainting, Carnival Rides, Mazes, Rides, and more. There's even some favorite vendors for mom to love like Mark Kay, Thirty-One, Pampered Chef, etc..
The Virginia Beach Winter Wildlife Festival invites you to come learn about animals that are native to the area. You'll find out how to properly bird watch (like owls and ospreys), learn about oyster restoration, and learn more about the mysterious coyotes.