August 2022


There’s still plenty of summer left to soak up in Virginia Beach this August! Whether you’re looking to add more beachside memories with your family, experience something quintessentially local or savor the distinct flavors, sounds and colors of our coast, you’ll find something you’ll be thrilled to enjoy when you visit us this month.


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Outdoor festivities provide plenty of family-friendly fun to be had along our coast!


The Jurassic Encounter Dino Adventure

19th Street & Arctic Avenue

Aug. 1 – Sept. 5

Dinosaurs at the beach? Seriously! Experience the ultimate dino walk-thru encounter with the whole family. Get up close and personal with more than 45 life-size animatronic and static dinosaurs, including the large-and-in-charge T-Rex, in the heart of the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Experience dinos, games, food and much more daily, now through Sept. 5 (11 a.m. - 9 p.m.). Tickets are now available for purchase on the attraction’s website; admission for children under 2 is free.


Oceanfront Concert Series


On the Beach at 17th, 24th & 31st Street Parks


Aug. 3, 10 & 17


Pick your beach, pick your entertainment! National recording artists take to Virginia Beach’s oceanfront park stages with weekly musical performances by the shore during the Oceanfront Concert Series, now through August. Bring your beach chair or your beach blanket for an unforgettable evening saluting all things music. The free performances begin at 7 p.m.


Beach Blanket Movie Series

On the Beach at 29th Street
Aug. 4, 11 & 18


Claim your spot on the beach, set up a comfy blanket or beach chair and take in a family-friendly movie under the summer sky during the weekly Beach Blanket Movie Series, taking place each Thursday. Movies begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free. For a schedule of movies, visit the event website.


Symphony by the Sea Concert Series

31st Street Park at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Aug. 11, 18 & 25


Presented by The Breeden Company, Neptune Festival’s Symphony by the Sea Concert Series returns for its 11th season of free concerts with a schedule of delightful musical performances. All of the concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and are open to the public.


Virginia Beach Funk Fest Beach Party

24th Street at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Aug. 26-27

Turn up the funk with an electrifying two-day showcase of music, food and vendors during Virginia Beach’s annual Funk Fest Beach Party. The festival is free and open to the public, but capacity is limited. Preferred tickets are available for purchase on the event website; please visit the site for more information, including a schedule of events and an event map.


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These unique Virginia Beach experiences will have you savoring the culture and flavors of our beloved coastal city.


60th Annual East Coast Surfing Championships

Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Aug. 21-28

Join thousands of stoked surfing enthusiasts for the world’s longest, continuously run surfing championship! The 60th Annual Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships (ECSC) is a multifaceted beach sports and entertainment festival with plentiful attractions for the whole family. For a full schedule of events and more details, visit the ECSC website.


7th Annual Coastal Craft Beer Festival

31st Street Park at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Aug. 27

Calling all fellow craft beer lovers! Celebrate and sample national, regional and local craft brews during the annual Coastal Craft Beer Festival, featuring more than 60 beers from 30 breweries, food trucks, live music and more. Tickets, which include unlimited tastings and a commemorative beer-tasting glass, are now on sale – so hop to it!


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Live entertainment continues to be the star of the show at the Virginia Beach Town Center, with a month-long schedule of live performances that’ll have you singing, laughing and dancing along.


Ynot Wednesdays

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31

Head to the Virginia Beach Town Center for the fourteenth season of one of summer’s most beloved event series to enjoy FREE live musical performances. Every week for fourteen weeks, local bands showcase a variety of genres  – from pop and country to Motown and rock – at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts outdoor plaza. Local food and beverages are also available for purchase.


ABBA The Concert

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

Aug. 6

Join the world’s top ABBA tribute group for a dazzling performance of ABBA’s most iconic hits during this performance of ABBA The Concert at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts. You’ll sing, dance and have the time of your life! The concert begins at 8 p.m.; tickets are now available at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts ticket office and online.


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Summer brings with it a plethora of concerts at the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach. This month, enjoy live performances from some of the world’s most renowned recording artists, either on the lawn or tucked under the comfort of the fixed-seat canopy area. 

Ticket prices and available seating vary; visit the venue’s website for details.


August Concert Lineup

  • Aug. 14: Keith Urban

  • Aug. 31: Sting


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Get the best of the season’s bounty with a visit to one of our beloved farmers’ markets. 


Old Beach Farmers Market

Croc’s 19th Street Bistro Parking Lot

Aug. 6, 13, 20 & 27

For the ultimate VB experience, head to the ViBe Creative District to browse and shop at the Old Beach Farmers Market, showcasing seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, seafood, cheeses, baked goods, artisan breads, savory foods from local chefs, soaps, flowers and more. 


Shore Drive Farmers Market

Lynnhaven Coffee Company

Aug. 6, 13, 20 & 27

Grab a coffee from Lynnhaven Coffee Company and shop among the locals as you browse a variety of products from area farms, artisans,  bakers, seafood producers and more every Saturday, from 9 a.m. until noon at the Shore Drive Farmers Market. Vendors include Full Quiver Farms, B&H Produce, Veg Out Gardens, Gateaux Bakery and many, many more. 

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Head indoors to discover a lot of family-friendly fun along the way.


The Dinner Detective Comedy Murder Mystery Dinner Show

Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Aug. 6 & 20

The country’s largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show is now in Virginia Beach at the Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront. The Dinner Detective Comedy Murder Mystery Dinner Show will have you solving a hilarious crime, while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Just beware! The culprit is hiding in plain sight. The fun, social and interactive evening is suitable for adults. Tickets are limited and can be purchased online.


Maya Lin: A Study of Water Exhibition

Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art

Now - Sept. 4

Join the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art for its breathtaking and inspiring installation of Maya Lin’s thought-provoking works, including never-before-exhibited sculptures and prints. “A Study of Water” focuses on an environmental concern specific to our region, asking visitors to reconsider their relationship with nature at a critical moment. A wide array of public programs will also complement the solo exhibition.