East Coast She Crab Soup Classic

April 7, 12 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
Virginia Beach Convention Center

The East Coast She Crab Soup Classic, presented by ECPI University’s Culinary Institute of Virginia, is an annual celebration of one of our local culinary staples - She Crab Soup. Pitting some of the finest recipes against each other, local restaurants compete to take home the People’s Choice Awards, determined by you, the taster. 


2018 Crush ‘N Run 5k and Beach Run

April 7, 12:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. 
Shack on 8th

From one local delicacy to another, the Crush ‘N Run 5k and Beach Run, celebrates another Virginia Beach staple, the refreshing Orange Crush, with a 5k run along the beach for a good cause. The race supports Camp Grom, a local therapeutic sports camp for wounded warriors, families of the fallen, and adults and children with disabilities. Dress yourself in all-things-orange, lace up your running shoes, and head to the Shack on 8th for a workout and an afterparty that will kick your spring off in true Va Beach style.


32nd Annual Virginia Beach Spring Craft Market

April 13 - 14, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., April 15, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Virginia Beach Convention Center

The Virginia Beach Spring Craft Market, featuring over 150 artists and craftspeople from across the country, is back at the Virginia Beach Convention Center for the 32nd consecutive year. See works of art, ranging from handcrafted jewelry, photography, candles, toys, clothing and artisan foods, and meet the talent behind them. Everything you’ll find here represents the history and the tradition of true American craftsmanship.


Sonrise Music Festival

April 20-22, All Day
Virginia Beach Oceanfront

The Sonrise Music Festival brings Christian Music and guest speakers to the 24th Street Stage. This year’s lineup includes artists like the Rhett Walker Band, Lecrae, Unspoken, Danny Gokey, and Aaron Cole, for three days of music and prayer at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. ​