September 2021


With perfect weather, stunning views, and rockin’ events all month long, September is one of the best months to visit Virginia Beach. From wine tasting to marathons, parades, and more, there are so many lively and entertaining events happening this month. Book your visit now for an escape filled with good times and autumn vibes.


Labor Day Weekend Oceanfront Concert Series


September 3 - 5
Oceanfront, 17th, 24th, and 31st Street Parks

The Bunker Brewpub & Cadence Hall - Concert

Kicking off the Labor Day Weekend with a bang, the Oceanfront Concert Series will be setting the stage with a stage of their own on the sand at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. The sounds of rock, jazz, country, R&B, and more will flood the Virginia Beach oceanfront for three sun-filled days at one of the best outdoor music events on the East Coast. The concert series brings together national, regional, and local acts to play on the oceanfront stages at the 17th, 24th, and 31st Street parks along the boardwalk. 


Rock ‘N’ Roll Half Marathon


September 3 - 5
Oceanfront, Virginia Beach Boardwalk


Virginia Beach Humana Rock N Roll half Marathon

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon is a rhythm-induced adrenaline rush right on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Being the very first half-marathon-only race, Rock ‘n’ Roll has helped to position 13.1 miles as the hugely popular race distance that it is today. If 13.1 miles seems like a little too much distance, participants can also opt for the 5K race or Virginia Beach Mile on the Sand and still cross the finish line to party it up with the Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series.


Beach Music Weekend


September 10 - 12
Oceanfront, 30th Street Park


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Beach Music Weekend features bands on the beach with dancing under the stars for a jam-packed blast from the past! The top Beach Music bands from up and down the East Coast descend on the Virginia Beach oceanfront in a nostalgic salute to the “good old days” of hot tunes and cool times.

A three-day series of paid concerts is presented on a stage built right on the beach at 30th Street. Evening concerts on Friday give way to a full day of entertainment on Saturday and more daytime concerts on Sunday.

The General Admission weekend pass will be available in advance of the festival.


24th Annual Fall Wine Festival


September 11 - 12
Neptune Park, 31st Street & Atlantic Avenue


Neptune Wine Festival

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Visitors can enjoy an afternoon hosted by Virginia’s leading vineyards at the Neptune Fall Wine Festival. Sip chardonnays, merlots, Rieslings and more, while meeting and greeting the grape heads behind Virginia’s quality wine reputation. Settle down for the evening enjoying delicious cuisine and live entertainment on the boardwalk. Cheers!


YNot Wednesdays? Concert Series

Each Wednesday Thru September 22
Town Center, Sandler Center Plaza


ynot wednesdays? summer concert series

Each Wednesday evening through September 22, YNot Wednesdays? concert series takes over the Sandler Center Plaza at Virginia Beach Town Center, with local musical acts of all genres and generations, ranging from rock to blues to Motown. With only a few shows left this summer, don’t miss out on this local favorite series!


September Lineup


Sept 1 - Right On Band

Sept 8 - Anthony Rosano

Sept 15 - Guava Jam

Sept 22 - The Deloreans


Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend and Art & Craft Show


September 24 - 26
Oceanfront, Virginia Beach Boardwalk


Neptune Boardwalk Weekend Art

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The Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend, featuring the Art & Craft Show, is the feature event of the annual month-long Neptune Festival series. The Art & Craft Show, recognized by Sunshine Artist Magazine as #3 of the Top 200 Fine Art & Design Shows in the US in 2018, lines Virginia Beach’s three-mile boardwalk with the handmade work of 270 artisans from across the country. The weekend officially sends the summer season out with daily concerts along 32 blocks of the Oceanfront, a Grand Parade, 8k race and more. This year will feature national recording artists Gin Blossoms and Toad the Wet Sprocket, among several others.

International Sand Sculpting Championship


September 24 - October 3


Neptune Festival Sandsculpting

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Mythical dragons, mermaids, and pirates emerge from the sand at the International Sand Sculpting Championship, where sculptors from around the world come together to compete for the Neptune Championship – one of the most distinctive events of its kind in the world! With 32 of the world’s most talented sculptors, representing 11 different countries, you’ll be blown away by the masterpieces they can create in just 3 days!


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