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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.

  • Hermit Crab ChallengeHermit Crab Challenge

    Trade up your shells and warm up your claws because the Mid-Atlantic Hermit Crab Challenge is crab-walking its way to the Virginia Beach oceanfront. Along with the Crustacean 500 race, participants are encouraged to enter their crabs in the Miss Curvaceous Crustacean Beauty Pageant. Get cracking, July 26th is just around the corner.

    Great Adventure Seriesfamily adventure series

    Mystery. Suspense. Family! Take part in an interactive adventure that leads your family along the boardwalk and Atlantic Ave. to unravel the mystery. Dress up as characters to win the contest at hand and settle into the sand for a family-friendly movie shown on the beach!

    Lifeguard ChampionshipsNautica USLA National Lifeguard Championships

    Virginia Beach, VA will host four days of USLA National Lifeguard competition starting with a full day of Junior Lifeguard Competition. Approximately 500 Jr. lifeguards and 700 lifeguards will participate in the competition. August 6 - 9.


  • This Week in Virginia Beach

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