What better way to enjoy Virginia Beach’s awesome cuisine than to have events and festivals dedicated to that very thing! Indulge in an ocean-side smorgasbord of local, year-round flavor as Virginia Beach plays host to a variety of culinary gatherings perfect for every appetite. Take a look at what’s on the menu:
The city’s annual celebration of the restaurant industry, Virginia Beach Restaurant Week offers a taste of beach culture with every delectable destination. Visit participating restaurants for some insanely delicious deals and special menu offerings. See who’s cooking here.
Taste more than 75 state, national and international wines while perusing the works of 40 local artists, all in the streets of Town Center! Live entertainment can be enjoyed throughout the day and as usual, parking is free! The art festival is free, and wine-tasting tickets can be purchased online.
Virginia Beach’s delicious battle royale for the crustacean nation, the East Coast She Crab Soup Classic puts some amazing chefs claw to claw for the chance to have their She Crab Soup recipe reign supreme. So warm up those taste buds, because it’s on.
May & September
An event fit for a King, join Neptune and his friends for a day of sun, fun and wine sampling in Virginia Beach. Swirl, smell and taste a variety of delicious wines while indulging in some fine, local fare.
Join in the fun at the newest locavore foodie party in Virginia Beach at the Virginia Aquarium. Indulge your appetite and mind as you sample delicious sustainable and local foods (seafood and more!) and learn about area environmental initiatives. Enjoy tastes from more than 15 Sensible Seafood partners as you stroll through the Aquarium’s exhibits.
Go beyond the beaches and into a strawberry-filled paradise for the annual Pungo Strawberry Festival. Get your pick of the juiciest and the tastiest local strawberries prepared and enjoyed in over 50 different ways! This family-friendly event not only hosts delicious strawberries, but a variety of different events and carnival-style activities perfect for visitors of all ages.
Swirl it, sip it, love it. Pair your appetite for wine with a list of great, local restaurants for a week you won’t soon forget. It’s time to pour a glass of the beach life and get a taste of Virginia Beach’s amazing restaurants.
Celebrate the culture and food traditions of Greece and Italy during three days of wine, food, beer and world-class entertainment at the oceanfront. From Festa Italiana at 17th Street Park, to My 2nd Big Fat Greek Party at 24th Street Park, you’ll find a feast of flavors from baklava to zeppole. Strolling musicians and lively dancers are on hand to bring out your Mediterranean side, along with family-friendly fun like grape stomping and a full schedule of performers.
Over 50 craft beers from over 25 breweries pour into the 24th street park for a day of sampling and fun. Enjoy live music, great food and of course, delicious craft beer.
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