07/26/2014 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
The Crab is King at this one-of-a-kind event that’s fun for the whole family! Along with the Crustacean 500 race, participants may enter the Miss Curvaceous Crustacean Beauty Pageant. At the pageant, hermit crabs are presented in uniquely-decorated displays and judged on beauty and creativity. Hermit crab owners are encouraged to build a unique display for their crab. Past winners have included themed entries like “Spider Crab,” “Hermit the Hulk,” “Beauty and the Crab,” and “Pirates of the Crabibbean!” Approximately 300 hermit crabs participate in the Mid-Atlantic Hermit Crab Challenge each year. Many of these come from out of state just to be with us! ALL participants receive a medal for being a part of this unique event. There are no fees for entering.
Area: Resort Area
Address: On the beach at 30th StreetVirginia Beach, VA 23451
Kalbones Off Road Monsters on the Beach
Treasures of the Earth Gem Mineral & Jewelry Show
The Adventures of Mr. Potato Head Exhibit at Virginia Aquarium
Paint Night at Mac's Place On the Bay
The trail to high-flying fun follows the treetops.
Grab some sun and suds at a local craft brewery.
Saddle up and book your Virginia Beach horseback-riding excursion.
See weather conditions, events and a live beach cam.
Fishing, Adventure, Restaurants & more!
See Why Life's Just Better at the Beach
Unleash your vacation at our pet-friendly parks and beaches.
Customize and send your very own Virginia Beach E-postcard.
Go behind the scenes with seals, sea turtles and sharks for a life experience like no other.
Start surfing at the Visitors Center with Free Wi-Fi.
Check out how emerging artists have turned familiar oceanfront fixtures into a public art project.Now on display at 19th Street and Parks Ave.
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