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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.

    This Week in Virginia Beach

    Get the scoop on everything that’s going on this week - exhibits, concerts, sports, you name it! - Updated December 19th

  • Featured Events

  • Last Night on the TownLast Night on the Town 2014

the “Last Night on the Town,” the City of Virginia Beach’s premier New Year’s
 Eve event. The festivities begin at Pembroke Mall with a children’s countdown and balloon drop at 5:00 PM. The adult fun 
continues throughout the night at Town Center with live music, a midnight countdown, laser light show,
fireworks and Virginia Beach Ball Drop. All activities are free and open to the public. December 31st.

    Ice ParkIce Park

    An exciting new attraction is open at the Oceanfront at Rudee Loop– an 8,000-square-foot outdoor ice skating rink of professionally maintained ice, open daily and on all holidays until February 2015. The park is set up at Rudee Loop next to the entrance to the annual 30-block-long Holiday Lights on the Boardwalk, bringing festive cheer to your enchanting ice skating experience. Now – February 2015.

    McDonald’s Holiday LightsMcDonalds Holiday Lights

    Take a shiny journey into nautical, holiday, and adventure lands – all along the beautiful Virginia Beach boardwalk. Festive fish, jumping dolphins, frolicking porpoises – all in bright, colored lights against the clear night-time sky, are the stars of McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach. They are joined by Santa, elves, and a 40-foot tall Christmas tree erected on the beach! November 19th – January 3rd.

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