April Events

  • April 2017 Events in Virginia Beach


    Virginia Arts Festival

    Now - May 27

    The Virginia Arts Festival features the best in performing arts from dance series to vocal performances and chamber music to theatre arts. For over three months, the Virginia Arts Festival takes the stage and brings the best of performing arts right into our backyard. More Information Here

    East Coast She Crab Soup Classic

    East Coast She Crab Soup Classic

    April 8

    When restaurants compete for a “Best on the East Coast” title, everyone wins. The 9th Annual East Coast She Crab Soup Classic held on April 8th is a competition to cook up the best She Crab Soup among area restaurateurs. She crab is a specialty of Tidewater and is a rich soup similar to a bisque. Entrants can compete in two categories: one is selected by a panel of Hampton Roads food critics and one a “Peoples’ Choice,” determined by the event attendees. Up to 20 restaurants can enter the competition and all guests will receive a sample of each soup. Tickets are $14 in advance, but space is very limited. Reserve your spot and chance to vote on one of the most delectable – and area famous – seafood treats in Virginia Beach. 


    Virginia Beach Spring Craft Market

    April 28-30

    The 31st Annual Virginia Beach Spring Craft Market has grown into a Virginia Beach arts and crafts tradition. From April 28-30th explore more than 150 artists and artisans exhibiting in the Virginia Beach Convention Center. The Spring Craft Market is the best place to find handcrafted art, decor and accessories. Choose from jewelry to furniture or just peruse the interesting art pieces to find a unique addition to your home. If you are an artist or a crafter and would like to display your wares, apply to be an exhibitor and find new patrons for your work. For More Information.

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    Sonrise Music Festival

    April 28-30

    The Annual Sonrise Music Festival is an event dedicated to making a difference in the community by evangelizing and fundraising. From April 28th through 30th, join in the fun with music, food and fundraising. Not only does the event help spread fun and joy, but the Sonrise Ministries supports a variety of community outreach programs made possible by the proceeds of the festival, including the support of homeless shelters in Virginia Beach. Support Virginia Beach and find hope for the homeless during the Sonrise Music Festival this summer. Find more information and event details here. Find more information and event details here.

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    Visit Virginia State Parks

    Miles and miles of hiking, biking and kayaking await at the state parks located in and around Virginia Beach. These parks (and one national refuge) enhance the natural wonder of an area so diverse in flora and fauna that you will never have the same visit twice. Choose to extend your stay in Virginia Beach so that you can work any one of these naturally breathtaking parks into your itinerary. Create your own adventure by foot, tram, bike or boat. You won’t be disappointed. 

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    Adventure Park

    Take your journey to new heights with the dynamic zip line courses offered at this aerial forest park. As an addition to the natural wonders of the Virginia Aquarium, Adventure Park can expand your horizons even further. Series of zip line trails take you a little closer to the clouds with courses that are not only physically challenging, but also an astounding way to explore the beauty of nature. With trails tailored to a variety of ages and activity levels, five wooded acres and 170 platforms, each adventure is effortlessly unique. The park is located between the Marsh Pavilion, the Bay and Ocean Pavilion of the aquarium. More information.

    I fly


    Indoor skydiving may sound like the stuff of legend, but hold onto your hair. iFly creates true free fall conditions just like you would experience in traditional skydiving without having to jump from a plane. iFly's vertical wind tunnel simulates the conditions for skydiving while allowing divers to safely float or "fly" on a cushion of air. Children and adults alike can become a flyer with no experience at all. Simply book your flight time, get a bit of instruction beforehand and then prepare to take flight. 



    Get ready to enjoy the game of golf without expensive green or club fees. TopGolf's state-of-the-art golf entertainment complex uses clever micro-chipped golf balls to measure your accuracy and distance while you score big points. No matter the age or experience level, supercharged fun paired with quality food and beverage will make TopGolf your new favorite hangout. Don't let the name deceive you - this first come, first served venue appeals to not only avid golfers, but also to sports enthusiasts and fun seekers. More information.

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