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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.

  • SandsculptingInternational Sandsculpting Championship

    World-class talent comes to Virginia Beach to compete in this signature Neptune Festival event. Now expanded to ten days of competition and viewing, an international field of sculptors makes this one of the most distinctive events of its kind in the world. View their creations, demos and meet the sculptors along the boardwalk between 4th and 10th Streets. September 26 – October 5.

    Craft Beer FestivalCraft Beer Festival in Virginia Beach

    It's the best way to enjoy an oceanfront session without a surfboard – live music and over 80 craft beers from more than 50 breweries under a giant tent on the beach at 30th Street. Get a taste of Virginia's world-class brews along with regional and international favorites in a perfect outdoor setting at the 6th Annual Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival. October 18-19.

    2014 Anthem Wicked 10KWicked 10K

    Run for your life! Be part of Hampton Road’s largest Halloween race and party with over 10,000 ghoulish participants having fun, being creative, and dressing up for this scary race. The 10k course takes you along the Virginia Beach Oceanfront and has racers running through a zombie zone and past live thriller dancers, concluding with a huge post-race party on the beach. October 24-25.

  • This Week in Virginia Beach

    Get the scoop on everything that’s going on this week - exhibits, concerts, sports, you name it! - Updated September 26th

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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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