We’re proud to be home to some of the largest military bases in the country, and we go big to show it! In true American style, let’s salute to the local men and women of our Armed Forces and the families who support them at this year’s Patriotic Festival (June 2-4). The beachfront bash, a three-day weekend celebration of all things red, white and blue, will include military expos and displays as well as a concert series in the sand at the Resort Beach.

The Patriotic Festival concert series, presented by Whisper Concerts, is bringing some of the biggest names in country music to VB. This year, the three-day series features a star-studded lineup including Old Dominion (June 2), Darius Rucker (June 3) and Jake Owen (June 4) at the 5th Street concert stage.

The Military Expo Village, located at 17th Street, will showcase the mission, equipment and personnel of our military through exhibits, demonstrations and displays throughout the weekend as well as provide entertainment from USO troops, military bands and the U.S. Marine Corp Silent Drill Platoon.

Come for the good cause and stay for the good times, as we salute our troops in VB style. It’s sure to be a weekend filled with good fun and great company.