VIRGINIA BEACH EVENTS

VIRGINIA BEACH EVENTS
  • Vintage Car Cruise-In
    On-Going Event: 4/7/2018 - 10/27/2018
    Saturdays. Modern-day muscle, antique & classic cars/trucks, discounts at local merchants, and musical entertainment by a DJ. 4-8pm.  Landstown Commons, VB. 757-377-7144  www.shopatlandstowncommons.com
  • Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
    On-Going Event: 5/1/2018 - 5/1/2019
    Year-Round. A 1,300-seat performance hall with great shows, beautiful interior, and out-of-this-world acoustics. VB Town Center. 757-385-2535  www.sandlercenter.org
  • Produce Auction
    On-Going Event: 6/6/2018 - 10/24/2018
    Wednesdays. Begins 6:30pm. VB Farmers Market. 757-385-4388  www.vbgov.com/farmersmarket
  • Haunted Hunt Club Farm Halloween Festival
    On-Going Event: 9/28/2018 - 10/31/2018
    Haunting Coastal Virginia for 30 years! Visit for an evening of Halloween scares with three haunted attractions: The Haunted Hayride, Village of the Dead, and Field of Screams. Featuring a cast of over 75 live performers. 7pm-11pm (select nights). Hunt Club Farm, VB. 757-427-9520  www.huntclubfarm.com
  • Neptune Festival Art and Craft Show
    9/28/2018 - 9/30/2018
    Featuring over 240 artisans displaying handmade work from paintings and sculptures to photography and glasswork. Fri. 12-7pm, Sat. 10am-7pm, Sun. 10am-6pm. Free. VB Oceanfront, 18th-29th Sts. 757-498-0215  www.neptunefestival.com
  • Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend
    9/28/2018 - 9/30/2018
    Daily concerts with a variety of live music and performers. Ignite your taste buds and satisfy your shopping savvy. Fri. 12-11pm, Sat. 10am-11pm, Sun. 10am-6pm. VB Oceanfront, 2nd-36th Sts. on Boardwalk. 757-498-0215  www.neptunefestival.com
  • Neptune Festival International Sandsculpting Championship
    9/28/2018 - 10/7/2018
    22 sculptures created by 12 solo and 10 doubles teams. Sculptors will compete for the largest prize purse awarded in the country. Check website for times. Admission $5 per person, 12 and under free. VB Oceanfront, 4th-10th Sts. 757-498-0215  www.neptunefestival.com
  • Fall Harvest Fair
    On-Going Event: 9/29/2018 - 10/31/2018
    Every Sat.-Sun. The Harvest Fair features Virginia Beach's largest pumpkin patch, farm tour hayrides, the Petting Farm, pony rides, carnival rides, and inflatable amusements. 10am-6pm.  Hunt Club Farm, VB. 757-427-9520  www.huntclubfarm.com
  • Neptune Festival 5k and 8k Run
    9/29/2018
    Start times are 7:45am-5K and 8:15am-8K. Registration fees required. Spectators are free. Enjoy plenty of food, drinks, and door prizes after the race. Go online or call for more information. VB Oceanfront at 24th St. 757-498-0215  www.neptunefestival.com
  • Neptune Festival Atlantic Regatta
    9/29/2018
    Cruisers and catamarans sail from Cape Henry to Rudee Inlet. Call or go online to register. 8am-3pm.  VB Oceanfront. 757-498-0215  www.neptunefestival.com
  • Neptune Festival Fireworks Extravaganza
    9/29/2018
    Spectacular fireworks display will shoot offshore from a barge at 20th St. They can be viewed all along the boardwalk. 9pm. Free. VB Oceanfront at 20th St.  757-498-0215  www.neptunefestival.com
  • Neptune Festival Grand Parade
    9/29/2018
    Colorful floats in all shapes and sizes, larger-than-life balloons, marching bands, and music. This event is free and open to the public, and will take place rain or shine! 11:30am-1pm. VB Oceanfront, 16th-32nd Sts. 757-498-0215  www.neptunefestival.com
  • Neptune's Volleyball Tournament
    9/29/2018 - 9/30/2018
    Men, women, and coed divisions compete for titles. Numerous skill level classes are available for entry. Games begin at 9am both days. Go online or call to register. VB Oceanfront, 32nd-36th Sts. 757-467-4719  www.neptunefestival.com
  • Hometown Heroes: Neptune's Final Toast
    9/30/2018
    Local heroes will be honored during a Sunday breakfast by the sea in the Peacock Ballroom of the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront. 9-11am. VB Oceanfront, Hilton 31 Ocean Ballroom. 757-498-0215  www.neptunefestival.com
  • Neptune Festival Youth Art Show
    9/30/2018
    Open to all young artists, grades 9-12. Registration required to participate. Prizes totaling $1,600. Viewing Free. 10am-5pm.  VB Oceanfront, 27th-28th Sts. 757-469-4528  www.neptunefestival.com
  • Courtyard Concert Series
    10/5/2018
    Every 1st Friday. Enjoy live music in the courtyard. Free and open to the public. 5-8pm. Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, Portsmouth 757-393-8543  www.oldetowneportsmouth.com
  • First Friday ViBe Creative District
    10/5/2018
    Every 1st Friday. Celebrate local businesses and the arts at First Friday ViBe in "the District!" The ViBe, Virginia Beach artisans and businesses, sharing their passion for arts and entertainment with the community. 4-7pm.  17th-22nd Sts. from Pacific to Parks Aves   www.thevibedistrict.com
  • Biplanes and Brew
    10/6/2018 - 10/7/2018
    Celebrate the centenary of WWI with re-enactors on site. All five of their hangars will be open for guided tours. Interact with friendly Allied and Central Powers troops. Enjoy musical entertainment, food, and shopping for memorabilia. 10am. Military Aviation Museum, VB. 757-721-7767  www.militaryaviationmuseum.org
  • Pet Palooza Animal Expo
    10/6/2018 - 10/7/2018
    Pet adoptions, nail trims, prizes awarded for best pet costume contest, rabies vaccination, and a display of unusual animals by Virgina Beach Exotics. 10am-3pm. Hunt Club Farm, VB. 757-427-9520  www.huntclubfarm.com
  • Virginia Children's Festival
    10/6/2018
    Interactive activities, storytelling stages, hands-on workshops, educational displays, cultural experiences, arts and crafts, and more. Geared toward children 10 and younger. 10am-3pm. $5 admission. Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk. 757-441-2345  www.festevents.org
  • JT Walk & Beach Party
    10/7/2018
    To benefit ALS Research & JT's Camp Grom. Registration at 9am and walk at 10:15am. Stay for the beach party which includes food, drinks, kids activities and live entertainment. VB Oceanfront at 34th St. 757-368-1944  www.jtwalk.org
  • Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show
    10/12/2018 - 10/14/2018
    The show features estate, classic, handcrafted, and fashion jewelry. Fri. 12-6pm, Sat. & Sun. 10am-5pm. VB Convention Center. 804-642-2011  www.treasuresoftheearth.com
  • Komen Race For the Cure
    10/13/2018
    The event raises significant funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. Race site opens at 6:30am. 31st St. & Atlantic Ave., VB. 757-490-7794  www.komentidewater.org
  • Children's Halloween Party
    10/14/2018
    2 parties: 10am-12pm and 1-3pm. Ticket includes petting farm admission, one 3-5lb. pie pumpkin, party DJ with games, bounce house inflatables, cupcake and pumpkin decorating, and costumed characters. Hunt Club Farm, VB. 757-427-9520  www.huntclubfarm.com
  • Halloweekend
    10/19/2018 - 10/21/2018
    Halloween fun at 3 Portsmouth museums. Arts and crafts, tricks and treats and other spooky activities. 10am-5pm. Children's Museum of Virginia, Portsmouth. 757-393-5258  www.childrensmuseumva.com
  • Craft Beer Festival
    10/20/2018 - 10/21/2018
    Over 50 craft beers from over 25 breweries are available for sampling. Tickets include unlimited sampling, a commemorative cup, and live entertainment. 1-6pm both days. VB Oceanfront at 31st St. 757-333-0921  www.liveonatlantic.com
  • Harvest Fair & Craft Show
    10/20/2018
    Farm animals, demonstrations, fun barn and live music. 10am-4pm.  VB Farmers Market. 757-385-4388  www.vbgov.com/farmersmarket
  • Movie Night
    10/20/2018
    Bring your chairs or blanket. Movie title TBD. Begins at dusk. Rain date is Oct. 21. Mt. Trashmore, VB. 757-385-4380  www.vbgov.com
  • Town Point Virginia Fall Wine Festival
    10/20/2018 - 10/21/2018
    More than 30 wineries with over 200 of the Commonwealth's finest wine varieties. Wine enthusiasts sample and purchase premier wine vintages. Enjoy live music along with gourmet foods. Ticketed event. 11am-6pm. Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk. 757-441-2345  www.festevents.org
  • Trick or Treat Street
    10/21/2018
    Bring your kids in their Halloween costume for this safe trick-or-treating event. Free candy and treats for all kids 12 and under. 11am-1pm. Hunt Club Farm, VB. 757-427-9520  www.huntclubfarm.com
  • Wicked 10k & Monster Mile
    10/26/2018 - 10/27/2018
    The one-mile course begins on Fri. night at 7pm while the 10k course begins on Sat. at 8am. Celebrate your Friday finish at The Shack and on Saturday with a huge post-race party on the beach with plenty of beer, live music, and food. Costume contest judging in several locations. Register online or go to the Virginia Beach Convention Center.  VB Convention Center. 757-412-1056  www.wicked10k.com
  • Mutt Masquerade 5k & 1-Mile Walk
    10/28/2018
    An event to support the adoptable animals at the VBSPCA. Dogs are welcome. Go online to register. The day's activities consist of a competitive timed 5k run, a leisurely one-mile pack walk, and fun in the park. 10am-1pm.  VB Oceanfront at 31st St. 757-427-0070  www.vbspca.com
  • First Friday ViBe Creative District
    11/2/2018
    Every 1st Friday. Celebrate local businesses and the arts at First Friday ViBe in "the District!" The ViBe, Virginia Beach artisans and businesses, sharing their passion for arts and entertainment with the community. 4-7pm.  17th-22nd Sts. from Pacific to Parks Aves   www.thevibedistrict.com
  • Fall Festival & Craft Show
    11/3/2018
    10am-4pm. VB Farmers Market. 757-385-4388  www.vbgov.com/farmersmarket
  • Santa's Stocking Craft Bazaar
    11/3/2018 - 11/4/2018
    Featuring over 100 different craft vendors. Handmade items, stocking stuffers and fine works of art. Holiday photos with Santa. Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 10am-4pm.  Princess Anne Recreation Center, VB. 757-385-2990  www.vbgov.com
  • Warrior 8k Hill Challenge and Fallen Heroes 5k
    11/10/2018
    Remembering our fallen heroes that gave us our freedom. Go online to register. 5k starts at 8am and 8k at 9:30am. Finishers receive medals and t-shirts. Mt. Trashmore, VB. 757-409-1913  www.roadrageevents.com
  • Veterans Day Parade
    11/12/2018
    9am. A luncheon will be held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center following the parade to honor our veterans. VB Oceanfront at 19th St. 757-467-9017  www.virginia.org
  • Coastal Virginia Auto Show
    11/17/2018 - 11/18/2018
    One of the largest on the East Coast. Classics, customs, antique, trucks, motorcycles, and bicycles. Family-friendly event with celebrity appearances, displays, demos, children's area and more. Admission. Sat. 10am-8pm and Sun. 10am-6pm. VB Convention Center. 757-222-2932  www.cvautoshow.com
  • Grand Illumination Parade
    11/17/2018
    Festive floats, marching bands, giant balloons, dancers, and Santa himself. Free and open to the public. 7pm.  Downtown Norfolk. 757-623-1757  www.holidaysinthecity.net
  • Holiday Open House & Craft Show
    11/17/2018
    Santa arrives at 10am. Craft show, live music, and food trucks. Learn how to carve a turkey at 11am. Stop by to make a Christmas card for a veteran or active duty serviceperson. 10am-4pm.  VB Farmers Market. 757-385-4388  www.vbgov.com/farmersmarket
  • Santa's Stocking Craft Bazaar
    11/17/2018 - 11/18/2018
    Featuring over 100 different craft vendors. Handmade items, stocking stuffers and fine works of art. Holiday photos with Santa. Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 10am-4pm. Kempsville Recreation Center, VB. 757-385-2990  www.vbgov.com
  • Holiday Lights at the Beach
    On-Going Event: 11/22/2018 - 12/30/2018
    Drive through holiday lights on the Virginia Beach boardwalk. Animated nautical and holiday-themed light displays beside the ocean. Sun.-Thurs. 5:30-10pm, Fri. & Sat. 5:30-11pm.  VB Oceanfront, 2nd St. & the Boardwalk. 757-333-0921  www.liveonatlantic.com
  • Turkey Trot 10k
    11/22/2018
    Race begins 8:15am. Mt. Trashmore, VB.   www.tidewaterstriders.com
  • Planes, Trains & Santa
    11/23/2018 - 11/25/2018
    Layouts on display of model trains. Santa will fly in each day with a meet-and-greet for children of all ages at 11am. Admission for adults, children 12 and under free. Military Aviation Museum, VB. 757-721-7767  www.militaryaviationmuseum.org
  • Virginia Beach Christmas Market
    11/23/2018 - 11/25/2018
    Fine arts, pottery, jewelry, stained glass, wood, toys, photography, fiber arts, Christmas collectibles and more. Fri. & Sat. 10am-6pm; Sun. 10am-5pm. Pictures with Santa 11am-3pm. Admission fee. Free parking. VB Convention Center. 757-417-7771  www.emgshows.com
  • Holiday Parade at the Beach
    12/1/2018
    Giant balloons, marching bands, lighted floats, equestrian units, fire trucks, performing dance groups, motorcycles, and more. Fun for all ages! 5:30pm.  VB Oceanfront,15th-25th Sts. 757-333-0921  www.liveonatlantic.com
  • Holiday Yule Log Bonfire & Holiday Marketplace
    12/1/2018
    Unique and local crafters, a massive yule log bonfire, and Christmas caroling. Hot chocolate, ciders, beer, wine, and holiday treats are available for purchase. A visit from the big man himself, Santa Claus. 12-8pm.  Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk. 757-441-2345  www.festevents.org
  • Reindeer Trot 7k and Reindeer Rally 5k
    12/1/2018
    Benefitting the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters. In-person registration. Rally 5k at 8am and Trot 7k at 9:30am. All participants receive t-shirts and finishing medals.  Mt. Trashmore, VB. 757-409-1913  www.roadrageevents.com
  • First Friday ViBe Creative District
    12/7/2018
    Every 1st Friday. Celebrate local businesses and the arts at First Friday ViBe in "the District!" The ViBe, Virginia Beach artisans and businesses, sharing their passion for arts and entertainment with the community. 4-7pm.  17th-22nd Sts. from Pacific to Parks Aves   www.thevibedistrict.com
  • Children's Christmas Parade
    12/8/2018
    This parade will bring a twinkle to the eyes of the young and old alike. Parade begins 10am. High St., Portsmouth. 757-393-8481  www.portsvaevents.com
  • Holiday Hangar Concert
    12/8/2018
    Listen to the sounds of symphonic artistry. Doors open at 5pm. Concert from 6-9pm. Military Aviation Museum, VB. 757-721-7767  www.militaryaviationmuseum.org
  • Old Towne Holiday Music Festival
    12/8/2018
    Performances, children's activities, re-enactors in period attire, and strolling characters. 12-6pm.
     High St., Portsmouth. 757-393-8481  www.portsvaevents.com
  • Santa's Workshop & Craft Show
    12/8/2018
    Breakfast with Santa 9-11am and visit with Santa 12-3pm. Craft show 10am-4pm. Live music. Shop for the holidays!  VB Farmers Market. 757-385-4388  www.vbgov.com/farmersmarket
  • Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler
    12/15/2018
    All Santas will run through the oceanfront area and finish inside the Convention Center for a Rockin' holiday party. Race begins 4:30pm. Post-race party 5-8pm with live music, brews and food.  VB Convention Center. 757-412-1056  www.surfnsanta5miler.com
  • Last Night on the Town
    12/31/2018
    2pm. Bring the children to Pembroke Mall for family fun. Toast to the New Year at Town Center's Countdown Stage from 5pm-midnight. Dance to live entertainment by local bands. Laser light and fireworks show. VB Town Center. 757-490-7810  www.cbda.net
  • Noon Year's Eve Bash: Countdown to Noon
    12/31/2018
    Great place for families to ring in the New Year. Countdown to 12 with a glittery ball drop and toast. Children's activities, photo booth, refreshments, and more. 11am-2pm.  Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, Portsmouth. 757-393-8543  www.portsvaevents.com
  • Olde Towne Scottish Walk
    12/31/2018
    The walk is a day when townspeople honor their community and merchants, wishing good luck and prosperity in the coming year. Join the procession led by bagpipe and drums. 3:30pm. Queen & Washington Sts., Portsmouth. 757-650-3052  www.portsvaevents.com
  • Valentine's Hangar Dance
    2/9/2019
    Come dressed in your 1940s attire and dance with your sweetie to the Big Band sounds of the 1940s. 6-10pm. Military Aviation Museum, VB. 757-721-7767  www.militaryaviationmuseum.org