Virginia Beach Festivals

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?

FunkFest Festival

FunkFest embraces the love and culture or 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.

Festival date: August 24, 2018 to August 25, 2018

Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion

Fun Virginia Beach attraction that displays beautiful, colorful art along the Boardwalk. Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion brings talented artists to create a masterpiece on the cement of the Boardwalk.

Festival date: July 7, 2018

Stars and Stripes Explosion

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.

Festival date: July 4, 2018

Latin Fest

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.

Festival date: June 22, 2018 to June 23, 2018

Monsters on the Beach

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!

Festival date: May 11, 2018 to May 13, 2018

Virginia Beer Festival

Virginia Beer Festival takes place in Norfolk, Virginia Beach's sister city. There will be over 150 different beers featured at this festival. It will be worth a short drive from VA Beach!

Festival date: May 19, 2018

Pungo Strawberry Festival

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!

Festival date: May 25, 2018 to May 27, 2018

Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival

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.

Festival date: October 20, 2018 to October 21, 2018

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