This Month, Soccer Hits the Sand, Modern Masterpieces Take Over the Boardwalk, Vintage Flying Proms Take to the Sky, Live Music Can be Found Everywhere You Look and Much More
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (May 19, 2017) – Kick off summer and quench your thirst for easy living with seasonal festivals and events to refresh your spirit. June brings some amazingly diverse and exciting events to all of Virginia Beach’s distinct districts; from the invigorating sand soccer tournaments along our Oceanfront Resort Beach to a weekend-long celebration in the sand for our military and vintage aircrafts maneuvering through the sky. The unique, inspirational and mind-blowing fun will continue all month long. Visitors should expect a lively and entertaining lineup of events!
SPECTATORS ON THE SAND
Set the cruise control and head to Virginia Beach to get your classic car fix during the Springfest 17 Car Show (June 4) at the Convention Center. Browse the rare car showcases, including the East Coast Rotary Classic; watch the RC Drift competition, check out Mobile AWD Dyno or simply enjoy the event’s live music, food, raffles and giveaways.
Stop by the 2017 North American Sand Soccer Championships (June 9-11), taking place between 14th and 36th streets at the Resort Beach, to see 10,000 talented players compete during this renowned and free-to-watch oceanfront festival. The highlight of NASSC weekend is the international men’s U.S. Open, which has featured participants from 20 different countries across the world and during which ten highly skilled teams will battle for the ultimate title of U.S. National Champion.
The Military Aviation Museum, near Sandbridge Beach, will once again host its annual Flying Proms air show (June 10). Visitors can see the beauty of vintage WWI and WWII aircrafts flying maneuvers accompanied by live music courtesy of the Symphonicity orchestra. Evening festivities will include movie viewings starring the museum’s rare aircraft, a choreographed patriotic air show and a spectacular fireworks display finale!
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Hosted by the USO, the Patriotic Festival: A Celebration of our Military (June 2-4) is a weekend-long celebration honoring the Armed Forces and their families. This red, white and blue event includes air shows, military demonstrations and free concerts in the sand. This year, dance along to live performances by Old Dominion, Darius Rucker, Jake Owen and more. Don’t miss the Military Zone, from 13th to 21st Streets, for street activities and entertainment by USO Show Troop, the LCAC display, Monster Energy FreeStyle MX Tour, US Marine Corps Silent Drill Team, R2R ride to recovery, Air Force Performance Lab Tour, and US Marine Tour!
Later in the month, check out the excitement of the annual Boardwalk Art Show (June 15-18) as it celebrates its 62nd anniversary and peruse blocks of fine art, great food and live entertainment. The prestigious event is sponsored by the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) with vetted artwork displayed along the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean. To get the VIP experience, opt for tickets to the Boardwalk Beach Club, an 80-foot tented space along the boardwalk offering valet parking, an open bar, lunch service and beautiful ocean views.
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 Wednesdays? 2017 Free Summer Concert Series, takes place every Wednesday night until Aug. 30 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.