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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.

  • Blues at the BeachBlues at the Beach 2

    Come experience the happiest event to ever sing the blues. Blues at the Beach features two days of outdoor concerts from local, regional, and nationally recognized blues bands. So grab your favorite shades and head to the beach for a riveting and heartfelt tribute to the sights, sounds, and soul of the American experience. See you September 5th & 6th.

    Mediterranean WeekendMediterranean Weekend 2

    A little bit of Italy and Greece comes to multiple Virginia Beach venues for three days of authentic food, beer and wine, along with world-class entertainment and family-friendly fun like grape-stomping! Friday through Sunday at the oceanfront, My Big Fat Greek Party brings people together for delicious Greek specialties, as dancers of all ages entertain and teach Greek dances. Friday and Saturday at Town Center, Festa Italiana sets the stage with authentic cuisine, dancing and live music featuring Italian favorites. September 12-14.

    NAS Oceana Air ShowNAS AirShow

    The Blue Angels make a spectacular return to Naval Air Station Oceana! The 2014 NAS Oceana Air Show honors Navy Wounded Warriors with two days of flying demonstrations featuring aircraft from biplanes to fighter jets at Oceana and a free concert and parachute team jump at the oceanfront. Meet Uncle Sam on Stilts and witness the thunder of the Shockwave Jet Truck. Air Show admission and Oceana parking are free, with ticketed reserved seating available for purchase. September 20-21.


  • This Week in Virginia Beach

    Get the scoop on everything that’s going on this week - exhibits, concerts, sports, you name it! - Updated August 29th

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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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