This August, Experience an Art Show Like No Other, Catch a Live Performance at Virginia Beach Town Center, Watch Some Local and Visiting Legends of the Swell Hang Ten or Peruse the Local Galleries and Shops in the ViBe Creative District
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (July 20, 2015) – The beautiful weather rolls on in Virginia Beach! With many festivals and events for travelers to experience this August, don’t miss out on the summer fun!
LET THE COMPETITION BEGIN
The 20th Annual Neptune Soccer Classic is back, providing a top quality soccer tournament that is recreational and competitive. Held at the Hampton Roads Soccer Complex (Aug. 6-7) for both men and women as well as coed divisions. Enjoy a game filled with teamwork, fun, positive attitudes and love for the game!
The Surfers Healing Team (Aug. 19 and 20), which is in its twelfth year, was inspired by a boy with a disability who found the ocean to be his place of relief. These camps are centered on filling disabled children with peace and happiness catching some waves, guided by volunteers, at Virginia Beach’s Resort beach. In addition to the surf is a 5K run/walk benefiting Surfers Healing Foundation and Autism Society.
Virginia Beach is the place to witness professional surfers riding the curl. Celebrating 54 years, the East Coast Surfing Championships (Aug. 21-28) is North America’s longest, continuously running surfing competition. Known to locals and patrons as ECSC, the competition is also the second-longest continuously-run surfing contest in the world. The best of the best compete at ECSC, including more than 200 of the world’s top professional male and female surfers, as well as an estimated 300 amateur surfers. In addition to the competition, visitors may enjoy food and drink concessions and live music on the beach.
ICE at the Beach brings one week of innovation, culture and extreme sports to the Resort Beach (Aug. 11 – Aug. 20). Enjoy the convergence of creative energy from sports, music, and entrepreneurship. Keynote speakers will showcase innovation through music, technology and film. Visitors will also be given the chance to land a deal with local investors.
ARTS AND CULTURE
The Virginia Beach Tattoo Festival (Aug. 12-14) is unlike any other arts festival you’ve been to before. Come out for live music, live tattooing, side show acts, suspension acts, local art, and more. This is festival is sure to amaze!
Representing 50 years of Los Angeles art, The California Locos (Aug. 13-20) are bringing their innovative art show to Virginia Beach from Venice Beach, California in this bi-coastal event. The edgy, energy-filled show is the brainchild of five Los Angeles artists with roots in everything from graffiti and contemporary art to surfing, skating and punk rock, and is a must-see west coast experience.
RUNNING ALL SUMMER LONG
Explore Virginia Beach’s emerging ViBe Creative District during First Friday ViBe (Aug. 5), when local artisans and shops extend their hours to feature special events, music, food and other entertainment throughout the neighborhood’s galleries and stores, located just steps off the oceanfront boardwalk at the Resort Beach.
Enjoy music, ranging from rock to blues to Motown, delicious food and local artists crafts at the seventh annual summer nights at Town Center concert series. This local favorite, Ynot Wednesday, takes place every Wednesday night until Aug. 31 on the Sandler Center Outdoor Plaza. The Virginia Beach Farmers Market will have local farmers with their fresh fruits, vegetables, and other homegrown items on the plaza. Check out the work of Virginia Beach local artists who will set up their handmade/handcrafted items inside the Sandler Center lobby.
Spend sweet summertime at these unforgettable events in Virginia Beach, or begin planning your visit for later in the year. To learn more about Virginia Beach, plan a stay or request a complimentary vacation guide, contact the Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau by calling 1-800-VA-BEACH or going to www.VisitVirginiaBeach.com.