March 2024


The start of March means warm weather is on the way. Early spring also means plenty of fun family-friendly activities in Virginia Beach, including comedy shows, live music, theater productions, festivals and tournaments, as well as St. Patrick’s Day and Easter events. Are the some of the top events and happenings in Virginia Beach for March 2024.


Pleasure House Oyster Farm

48th Annual Oyster Fest

Virginia Beach Convention Center
March 3

Whether steamed, fried, raw, grilled, or deviled, if you love oysters, you’ll love the 48th Annual Oyster Fest at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Get ready for all-you-can-eat oysters, as well as soda, beer, and wine. The event will feature live music, local crafters, auctions, and raffles. This is a benefit event for the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, so first responders will also be on hand for demonstrations.


We're Open: Virginia Aquarium 1

Sharks After Dark

Virginia Aquarium
March 7

Get ready for Sharks After Dark at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, a 21+ after-hours event takes place on the first Thursday of each month. The adults-only evening is a great opportunity to stroll the aquarium, including multiple shark exhibits (sandbar sharks, sand tiger sharks, and zebra sharks), without the daytime crowds and local school field trips. Don’t forget to bring your ID. Alcoholic drinks are available for purchase.


street view of Holiday Inn-Norfolk

Bluegrass Pickin’ Party

Holiday Inn Virginia Beach-Norfolk
March 7-9

The Tidewater Bluegrass Society will host a toe-tapping, foot-stomping Bluegrass Pickin’ Party at the Holiday Inn Virginia Beach-Norfolk on Greenwich Road. There will be lots of live music, including more than a half-dozen acts, including Virginia Rain, Code Blue, and Blue Ridge Thunder. If you’ve got a stringed instrument – whether a banjo, a fiddle, or a mandolin – bring it along for all the pickin’ and jammin’ you can handle. Look for kids’ events and music workshops as well.


Shamrock Marathon 2019

Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend

​Virginia Beach Oceanfront
March 15-17

Now in its 52nd year, the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend will kick off with the running of the Townebank Shamrock 8K, a scenic run that finishes steps from the iconic King Neptune statue at 31st Street on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. The day also includes a Leprechaun Dash (for children up to 5 years old) and the Final Mile for elementary school children. The half marathon and full marathon both take place on March 17.


aerial view of oceanfront

Virginia Beach St. Patrick’s Pub Crawl

Throughout Virginia Beach
March 16-17

St. Patrick’s Day falls on a weekend this year (Sunday, March 17), so celebrate this Celtic holiday with a St. Patrick's pub crawl that stops at top bars across Virginia Beach. Two pub crawls – the Shamrock Stroll Bar Crawl (March 16) and the St. Patrick’s Day Crawl (March 17) – will feature favorite Irish pubs, dive bars, lounges, and – of course – ocean views. Don’t forget to wear green, as shamrock-themed outfits will be admired on this festive holiday weekend.


Four Friends Playing Pickleball Game

Pro Pickleball Association – First Annual Virginia Beach Classic

Pickleball Virginia Beach
March 20-24

If you’re eager to dink, volley, lob, and smash, or just watch the pickleball pros get in on the action, head to the First Annual Virginia Beach Classic, a competitive pickleball tournament organized by the Pro Pickleball Association. Taking place at Pickleball Virginia Beach, a well-shaded 15-acre outdoor pickleball venue, this sporting event will feature all-you-can-watch pickleball across more than 40 courts.


Beachview of the Wyndham at the Oceanfront

37th Annual Virginia Beach Dart Classic

Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront
March 21-24

Think you’ve got what it takes when it comes to darts to go home with a trophy and a cash prize? Test your skills at the 37th Annual Virginia Beach Dart Classic, which takes place at the Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront. The tournament weekend is open to amateurs and professionals alike, and includes competitive events for ladies, men, singles, doubles, mixed doubles, and youth darts players.


Little Theatre of Virginia Beach Evening Summer Show

A Murder is Announced

Little Theatre of Virginia Beach
March 22 - April 14

Agatha Christie’s A Murder is Announced opens on March 22 at the Little Theatre of Virginia Beach. This play is a classic whodunit murder mystery complete with an amateur sleuth, false identities, curious motives, deceitful suspects, and, of course, murder. This novel-turned-play has a PG rating, so is suitable for teens and older children.


The Funny Bone

Shows at Funny Bone Comedy Club

Enjoy a roster of hilarious comics and loads of laughs at the Funny Bone Comedy Club, which offers more than a dozen shows in March. Get ready to be entertained by comedians such as Luenell (March 8-9), Tim Meadows (March 15-16), and Pinky Patel (March 21).


Sandler Center Plaza Wings Scultpure

Shows at Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts features a variety of music and performances throughout March, including acrobatics, children’s theater, ballet, live concerts, and symphony orchestra shows. A few notable events include the ballet Giselle (March 11), the St. Patrick’s Celtic Celebration (March 17), and singer and guitarist, Joanne Shaw Taylor (March 29).


Easter Events

Family-friendly activities across Virginia Beach include Easter egg hunts, bunny breakfasts, and plenty of photo ops.


Easter Egg Extravaganza

Bayville Farms Park
March 16

Hop on over for an Easter egg hunt, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and children’s face painting.


Breakfast with the Bunny

Great Neck Recreation Center
March 23

Enjoy breakfast and photo ops with the Easter Bunny.


Easter Paws: Dog Egg Hunt & Easter Bunny Photos

New Realm Brewing
March 23

This dog- and kid-friendly event features an egg hunt and encourages pups to dress up for Easter.


Eggciting Eggstravaganza

Princess Anne Recreation Center
March 23

This Easter event will feature an egg hunt, kids’ games, Easter Bunny photo ops, and inflatables.


Spring Fling & Easter Egg Hunt

Hunt Club Farm
March 30-31

Head to Hunt Club Farm for an Easter egg hunt, hayrides, costumed characters, and live music.