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  • The Best in Virginia Beach Events and Entertainment

    Events and entertainment in Virginia Beach are sure to impress. Fireworks on the fourth of July, a restaurant week to impress even the toughest foodie critic, an illuminating holiday parade and year-round festivals that celebrate music, wine, and good old fashioned family fun all make Virginia Beach the best vacation destination any time of year.

    With first-class facilities and a variety of playing fields, Virginia Beach is host to many national sports competitions and events. With a mouthwatering culture steeped in fresh seafood, the food festivals and exploration of local dining during restaurant week ensure that the Virginia Beach foodie tradition continues. Concerts, comedians and performing artists of all types are all welcomed to the various stages around Virginia Beach including the superstar of Town Center, The Sandler Center.

    Plan a vacation around the events of the famed Neptune Festival or check the calendar when you get to town to reserve your tickets for a Virginia Beach night out. Have a look at the Virginia Beach events calendar and see for yourself how much excitement awaits. Whatever the occasion and whatever your interest, you're sure to find the perfect wine, the perfect band, or the perfect celebration of food to help you live the life.

  • She Crab Soup ClassicCrab

    Grab a spoon and head to the Virginia Beach resort area for the most delicious competition on the coast. Sample She Crab Soup entries from up to 20 local restaurants and cast your vote for your favorite. April 26th

    Town Center Chili Cook OffChili

    Dig in to the first annual International Chili Society Cook Off at the Fountain Plaza at Town Center. Sample red, verde, and salsa style chili. Beer and tasting tickets are available for purchase. April 26th

    Kayak Angler Tournamentkayak

    Paddle out to Bob's Fishing Hole for a family-friendly Kayak Angler Tournament to promote our waterways and support man-powered fishing in the area. Lines and boats hit the water April 26-27th


  • This Week in Virginia Beach

    Get the scoop on everything that’s going on this week - exhibits, concerts, sports, you name it! - Updated April 18th

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    • outdoor stages

      Outdoor Stages

      When the beach is your playground, there's no lack of inspiration for great music and stage shows. From park stages featuring local bands to concert venues featuring popular headlining acts, Virginia Beach is the place for great music and great fun.

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    • performing arts

      Performing Arts

      Add a little culture to your next Virginia Beach vacation and attend a ballet, symphony performance, or a play. Performances are available year round at quaint community theaters or at our new state-of-the-art performance venue scheduled to open this year.

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    • comedy club

      Comedy Clubs

      Looking for fun and laughter? Check out one of our many, high-caliber comedic clubs featuring the latest "up and coming" sensations.

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    • clubs and live music

      Clubs and Live Music

      When the sun goes down, the heat turns up in Virginia Beach. With a bustling music scene and clubs of all kinds, Virginia Beach has everything that you need to live the night life.

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