July 2022


Summer is well underway, and Virginia Beach’s family-friendly fun is in full swing! July is a perfect time to warm up to some of our coastal destination’s best events, attractions and dining while celebrating some of July’s most festive holidays. 



Mount Trashmore Fireworks Virginia Beach Fourth of July



Virginia Beach dazzles in red, white and blue to celebrate Independence Day with several family-friendly celebrations on July 4. Our city’s star-spangled salute will feature live music and events city-wide, culminating in a spectacular fireworks show, of course! 


Stars & Stripes Celebration

17th Street Park & 24th Street Stage
July 4


Join Live! On Atlantic for the summer’s biggest display of live music, fireworks and more. Enjoy live music and family-friendly entertainment both at 17th Street Park and the 24th Street Stage. Musical performances begin at 7 p.m., and fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. All performances are free and open to the public. Beach chairs, blankets, small coolers and outside food and drink are allowed; for more details and rules, visit the event website.


July 4th Celebration

Mount Trashmore
July 4


Celebrate all things red, white and blue at Mount Trashmore Park during the City of Virginia Beach’s annual July 4th Celebration. Enjoy live music by Vinyl Headlights beginning at 6 p.m. and fireworks beginning at 9:30 p.m. Admission is free, and limited onsite parking is available for $10. Food and drinks will also be available for purchase.




Live! On Atlantic presents American Festival Music 2019



Festivities are in the air all month long, with plenty of outdoor fun to be had along our coast!


Oceanfront Concert Series

On the Beach at 17th, 24th & 31st Street Parks
July 6, 13, 20 & 27


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
July 7, 14, 21 & 28


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.


Naturalist-Guided Walks at First Landing State Park

Tours Begin at the Cavalier Beach Club (4200 Atlantic Ave.)
July 7, 14, 21 & 28

Say yes to new adventures along Virginia Beach’s coastal outdoors! Travel aboard The Nature Bus to First Landing State Park, as you learn about the lush state park’s history. Then, join a naturalist for a guided walk to explore Virginia’s most visited state park and learn about the remarkable landscape of cypress swamps, salt marshes, maritime forest and dunes. The two-hour tour begins at 9 a.m., with pickup at the Cavalier Beach Club. Admission is $25 per person and can be reserved online.




YNot Wednesday at Virginia Beach Town Center


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
July 6, 13, 20 & 27


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.


Summer Fest at Town Center

Town Center Fountain Plaza
July 1 - September 5


The Fountain Plaza will come alive with performances from local artists and specialty guest acts. All concert series are free and open to the public. Enjoy live music on the plaza each night from 5:30 p.m - 8:30 p.m.


Jazz Meets the Beatles

Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
July 21


The Miller Jazz Series presents an unexpected pairing of England’s “Fab Four” with the iconic Miller Jazz sound. Featuring John Winn on saxophone and vocals, Trey Pollard on guitar, John Toomey on piano, Jimmy Masters on bass and Tony Martucci on drums, this is a performance you won’t want to miss. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.; tickets are now available at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts ticket office and online.

Standup Comedy Shows

Funny Bone Comedy Club
Various June Dates


Get ready to laugh… and laugh and laugh, thanks to The Funny Bone Comedy Club’s fantastic July lineup, including comedians Shuler King, Bryan Callen, Kevin Nealon and so many others! Dates and ticket prices vary; visit the venue website for details.





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.


July Concert Lineup

Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
  • July 2: TRAIN

  • July 7: Luke Bryan, Riley Green & Mitchell Tenpenny

  • July 13: Backstreet Boys

  • July 15: Dierks Bentley

  • July 16: Chris Brown & Lil Baby

  • July 22: Kidz Bop Live

  • July 23: Dave Matthews Band

  • July 30: Jason Aldean



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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
July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30


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
July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30


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
July 2 & 16


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 - September 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.