July Events

  • July 2017 Events in Virginia Beach

    Sandstock 2017


    JUNE 30 – JULY 2

    Heavy hitting or soul searching, this summer rock festival is a rite of passage. Add a beach setting, salty air, bury your toes in the sand, and suddenly you are transported into Sandstock. From June 30th to July 2nd, grab your beach seat at the Cox Cultural Pavilion at 24th Street in the resort area to experience Virginia Beach’s version of Woodstock. The dueling stages (the Hippy Dippy Stage and the Flower Power stage) will feature nationally and regionally renowned tribute artists covering Led Zeppelin, Boston, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dave Matthews, Foreigner and Journey. The best part about Sandstock is that all the performances are free to enjoy. Check out the line-up and head down early to stake your claim on some fine beach seating. Summertime rock is hot.

    More information and band schedule.


    Stars and Stripes Explosion 2017


    JULY 4

    The spectacle that is the Stars and Stripes Explosion ignites Virginia Beach with fun and flare, literally. With the backdrop of the sandy shores, residents, beachgoers and tourists are invited to enjoy the entertainment on multiple stages of big name musicians to celebrate Independence Day. Each year this one-night-only event attracts tens of thousands for live performances on oceanfront stages followed by the grand finale of a firework spectacular that lights up the sky over the gorgeous Atlantic Coast and the Virginia Beach boardwalk. Live entertainment begins at 7pm at the 24th Street Stage on the Beach featuring the Quantico Marine Corps Band and at the 31st Street Park featuring the Deloreans. At 8pm at the Dairy Queen Grill and Chill 17th Street Park, Chester B’s Motown Review takes the stage. The fireworks spectacular typically begins at 9:30pm (after dark). An event schedule details the musical performances at Dairy Queen Grill & Chill 17th Street Park, 24th Street Park and 31st Street Park.

    Here’s more information on the festivities including musicians and parking.


    Atlantic Coast Elite Showcase 2017


    JULY 6-9

    Softball is quickly gaining ground as one of the most popular sports in the United States. From July 6th through July 9th, join the American Softball Association (ASA) for the Atlantic Coast Elite Showcase. This highly popular summer tournament (to which college coaches from around the nation are regularly invited) only accepts the first 72 paying teams. Games will take place on the 8 lighted fields of the Princess Anne Complex or the 4 lighted fields of City View Park. Each team that registers for this Region 3 Central Atlantic Virginia ASA tournament is guaranteed six games in a 3 exhibition/3 elimination game format. Admission to any of the games during the Atlantic Coast Elite Showcase will be $5, or $15 entry for the entire tournament. Summertime echoes, “Take me out to the ballgame!” Plan on attending an ASA ballgame Virginia Beach style to support your favorite softballer and get your taste of summer at the ballpark. More event details can be found here

    Chalk the Walk

    CHALK THE WALK ARTsplosion

    JULY 8

    The Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion - where the canvas is sidewalk and the paintbrush is chalk – is another fine Virginia Beach summer tradition. Located on the boardwalk between 16th and 18th Streets, this event invites artists of any age and skill level to create a masterpiece on the pavement. The results are mesmerizing. The Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion offers a blank sidewalk canvas to hundreds of artists during one big day. This year’s theme for the Chalk the Walk event on July 8th is “Meet Me at the Movies.” Approximately 200 competitors are allotted a 4x4 foot space of the boardwalk to display their artistic and creative talents. Registration is required by 12:30pm on July 8th and there is no fee to participate. The panel of judges from the Museum of Contemporary Art choose winners based on composition, use of color, adherence to the theme and creativity in the three divisions: Professional, Amateur and Youth. Chalk this one up to a beautiful day on the Virginia Beach boardwalk and make sure your favorite artists register now.

    Summer Scorcher 2017


    JULY 13-16

    The Premier Girls Fastpitch Summer Scorcher is coming to Virginia Beach from July 13th through the 16th at the Princess Anne Complex. Girls fastpitch softball continues to grow in popularity with more tournaments being organized around this dynamic sport. The Summer Scorcher, for which all brackets are currently full, is a tournament for 16U and 18U level teams in a 6-game championship format with 4 pool single elimination. The 16U and 18U teams that were selected to compete in the tournament are now listed. As the tournament date approaches, make sure to check here for pool and bracket links to keep up with your favorite players. Be sure to join the 55 collegiate level coaches in attendance to cheer on your favorite teams. 

    Sunday RUNday


    JULY 23

    Summer racing is all about the 5K and this one is just as fun as the name implies. Hydrate, stretch your calves, lace up your sneakers and head down to Mount Trashmore for the Sunday RUNday 5K race on July 23rd. On a scenic course set around Mount Trashmore, the race features a chip-timed 5K, a kids Fun Run and a family fitness run walk. The 5K race beings at 7:30am on July 23rd and registration is $30 before July 23rd and $40 on the day of the race (pending available space). The best part about Sunday RUNday is that all the fun supports the Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Foundation to provide free swim lessons for Title I schools. Fun and philanthropy are all wrapped up in five kilometers of Virginia Beach landscape. Don’t miss out on a moment of the fun that supports a great cause and register here

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