As spring begins to bloom, March brings with it many reminders of all the family-friendly fun to be had along our coast.
A ST. PADDY’S DAY TRADITION
50th Annual Yuengling Shamrock Marathon
Virginia Beach Oceanfront
You don’t have to be Irish to go for the gold during VB’s favorite St. Patrick’s Day tradition. The Yuengling Shamrock Marathon celebrates its golden anniversary this year with its usual weekend-long festivities, which include a race distance for every goal and for all ages and abilities (Marathon, Half Marathon, 8K, and other challenges) and a post-race celebration at the finish line, complete with music, Irish stew, and Yuengling beer, of course!
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AT 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.
Out of the Box Emerging Artists Series
Miller Studio Theatre
March 3, 10, 24 & 31
Back for its ninth season, the Out of the Box Emerging Artists Series is a free (yes, free!) event highlighting a carefully curated list of local artists. Performances take place at the Miller Studio Theatre, in collaboration with 89.5-WHRV’s Paul Shugrue and presented by Three Notch’d Brewing Co. Doors for the standing room only events open at 6 p.m., with performances starting at 7 p.m. Food and drinks are available for purchase. Performances are as follows:
- March 3: Nate Sacks with the LifeHacks and the Righteous Few
- March 10: Bennett Wales & The Relief
- March 24: Lucky
- March 31: Kendall Street Company
Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernandez
Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
The acclaimed Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernandez is celebrating its 70th anniversary with an extended multi-city tour that includes Virginia Beach. The one-night performance will feature renewed performances of the company’s classic choreography.
Tickets may be purchased online or at the Sandler Center’s box office.
Celtic Woman: Postcards from Ireland
Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
The GRAMMY-nominated global music sensation Celtic Woman presents its Postcards from Ireland tour, showcasing the country’s rich musical and cultural heritage through a song-led journey that includes breathtaking harmonies, angelic voices, and instrumental virtuosity.
Tickets for the one-night performance may be purchased online or at the Sandler Center’s box office.
Spring is almost around the corner, and we can feel it in the air. Get a head start on the best of the season with a visit to one of our beloved farmers’ markets.
Shore Drive Farmers Market
Lynnhaven Coffee Company
March 5, 12, 19 & 26
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.
Old Beach Farmers Market
Croc’s 19th Street Bistro Parking Lot
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. This is your only chance to experience the market this month until it returns to its weekly schedule in the summer.
INDOOR FAMILY FUN
Head indoors to escape the cooler temps and discover a lot of fun along the way to be shared with family and friends.
Fun & Games Fridays
Family Fun Xperience
March 4, 11, 18 & 25
Ready to take the fun to the next level? During Fun & Game Fridays, Family Fun Xperience, an indoor theater in the heart of the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, hosts interactive live audience gaming experiences suited for the whole family (though it’s plenty of fun for adults with no kids, too!). Experience fun challenges, trivia, family feuds, and more, alongside family, friends, and the friends you’re likely to make in this fun, interactive setting. Live games begin at 7 p.m.; tickets are required and can be purchased online.
Art on the Go Workshop
Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
Enjoy a Saturday morning with your budding kiddos at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, as they get inspired in this sensory-based class. Inspired by “Made in VA” artists Lou Haney and Donna Cooper Hurt, the workshop will guide them in recreating the shapes and colors of remembered places. In addition to the creative playtime, they’ll all take home with them their own creation of a portable and modifiable work of fiber art. This class is suitable for children ages 2-5 (with a caretaker). Tickets may be purchased online.