Events in Virginia Beach This Summer
There's something about summer, with its long days and abundant sunshine, that seems to give us more energy and have us craving more time spent outdoors. Living in Virginia Beach means we've got easy access to a long list of activities in every season, and in summer, it means we're right around the corner from festivals and family-friendly, outdoor events.
From Town Center to the Oceanfront, our city has planned an exciting summer events schedule that includes live, musical performances, art on the boardwalk and weekly block parties with food vendors and entertainment. Whether you prefer to get out with your friends or with your extended family, when summer rolls around, there's an event for every one of you.
We've chosen to highlight some notable events and festivals in beautiful Virginia Beach throughout the summer to help you make your perfect plans. Mark your calendar, grab your sun hat and get ready for fun with the ones you love, all season long!
Stars & Stripes Explosion
This July 4th weekend, head to the Virginia Beach oceanfront for live musical performances from your favorite bands, including a Motown cover band and Symphonicity, Virginia Beach's very own symphonic orchestra. Patriotic music, local food vendors and a spectacular fireworks show over the ocean cap off this exciting event.
Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion
Are you, or is anyone you know, an aspiring artist? Gather the wannabe artists of all ages in your life and head to 17th street at the oceanfront for this exciting and creatitve chalk drawing contest. You'll get a 4'X4' square to design, with the theme of "Rock the Walk," and will compete for prizes and awards. Expect lots of laughs, sunshine and epic good times for your whole family.
Family Great Adventure Series
On select nights from June through August, travel with your family to Virginia Beach's adventure and discovery series, featuring games, contests, dress-up, movies and treasure hunts. Perfect for small kids to school-aged kids, and fun for the entire family to take part in, you'll love watching your children or grandchildren embark on these entertaining adventures, all summer long.
Concerts at the Fountain Plaza at Town Center
Throughout the summer, the Virginia Beach Town Center features local, live musical performances at the Fountain Plaza. From acoustic musicians and brass bands to Frank Sinatra impersonators and a symphonic orchestra, you can expect a diverse lineup of live musicians from across the region and beyond at each one of these inspiring events.
YNot Wednesdays at Town Center
This free summer concert series has kicked off its 8th season and gets better and better, each year. Every Wednesday, from 5 pm to 9 pm, head over to the Sandler Center Outdoor Plaza in Town Center for live music, pizza, sandwiches, gelato and fresh produce from the Virginia Beach Farmer's Market.
American Music Festival
At summer's end, head back to the oceanfront boardwalk for a weekend-long, summer music festival featuring some of your favorite national acts like country music performer Travis Tritt. In addition to live music performances on the stages at 17th, 22nd and 31st streets, get ready for delicious food vendors and 3 spectacular performances on the main stage at 5th street.
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