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January 2020

Virginia Flower & Garden Expo

January 24 - January 26
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Virginia Beach plays host to the first flower and garden show of the year. The expo provides lectures, demonstrations and displays featuring gardening and landscape design practices and a variety of horticulture topics in a single climate-controlled location. Experts and knowledgeable professionals will be there to discuss plants, plans, products and practices. More than a hundred vendors, exhibitors and displayers provide guests countless ideas and products they can use.

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Coastal Virginia WineFest

January 25 - January 26
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Celebrate good times with Virginia wines at the Coastal Virginia Magazine Wine Fest at the beautiful Virginia Beach Convention Center. Enjoy a selection of wine from Virginia wineries, specialty foods, arts and crafts, craft beer garden, grape stomp competition, live entertainment and much more!

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February 2020

SGK Gun Show

February 1 - February 2
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Southeastern Guns and Knives is an organized and legal gun show event held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center that promotes understanding of the shooting sports, appreciation of American history, and an opportunity to view historic and contemporary weapons. Collectors, hobbyists, sportsmen, hunters or those interested in home defense, please join us at the show this February.

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Virginia Beach Restaurant Week

February 3 - February 9
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Virginia Beach's premier dining event, this extraordinary week is your chance to dine out at Virginia Beach's finest restaurants. Try somewhere new or go back to a family favorite. Virginia Beach Restaurant Week offers specially priced meals from around the world.

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Mid-Atlantic Sports & Boat Show

February 7 - February 9
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All the big dealers will be under one roof at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, ready to show you their stock and make a deal. Whether you want to see the latest and greatest 2020 models or want a great deal on an unused 2019, you don’t want to miss this chance to check them all out. The Boat Show offers plenty of family fun, too! There will be face painting for the kids and anglers clubs to teach you…

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Polar Plunge Festival

February 8
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The VA Beach Polar Plunge Festival kicks off Saturday with the SunTrust Dash & Splash Challenge (annual 4 Mile & 1 Mile runs), a costume contest and parade down the boardwalk, the Plunge Marketplace featuring local artisans, frosty beverages, live music, free Wawa hot chocolate and coffee, and an icy dip into the frigid Atlantic Ocean with 3,000 of your closest friends.

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Excalibur Cup

February 14 - February 16
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Come out for the Excalibur Cup – a gymnastics invitational open to all levels! The Virginia Beach Convention Center is excited to host over 3,000 competitors, representing over 25 different states and 10 different countries. With all levels competing in the same location, it is sure to be a fun-filled, exciting time!

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March 2020

Shamrock Invitational

March 6 - March 8
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Join us for the 31st Annual Shamrock Invitational hosted by Ocean Tumblers. This year’s gymnastics competition will be held at the Virginia Beach Field House. Come cheer on our young gymnasts!

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Virginia Beach Spring Craft Market

March 6 - March 8
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The Virginia Beach Spring Craft Market features over 150 fine artists and craftspeople from across the nation offering fine arts, handcrafted jewelry, wood, glass, photography, candles, woven baskets, clothing, toys, folk art and specialty foods. Exhibitors introduce new lines and special accessories for the home and garden including wrought iron, welcome wreaths, garden statuary, birdhouses, outdoor furniture, pottery and wind chimes. The event will be held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center and include several new exhibitors as well as…

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The Grand National Championship by the Sea

March 14 - March 15
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Cheer and Dance Extreme is excited to host The Grand National Championship by the Sea at the beautiful Virginia Beach Convention Center. Teams from up and down the east coast will compete to see who will be crowned Cheer and Dance Extreme’s National Champion. This year will mark CDE's 16th year at the VBCC! Virginia Beach is perfect in March - beautiful weather and great hotel rates!

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Virginia Beach Spring Classic

March 14 - March 15
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The Beach FC Soccer Club will host their Virginia Beach Spring Classic at the Hampton Roads Soccer Complex and the Princess Anne Athletic Complex. The tournament will showcase the U9-10 age group playing 7v7, U11-12 playing 9v9, while U13, U14, U15 and U19 will field 11 players per side. This is sure to be an exciting tournament you won't want to miss!

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Shamrock Marathon Weekend

March 20 - March 22
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The annual Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend is a St. Paddy’s Day tradition in Coastal Virginia. Lace up your sneakers, dress yourself in green and conquer the streets of the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. 25,000 runners from all 50 states and around the world will enjoy flat, fast and scenic courses along the beautiful oceanfront and recover at the huge finish line celebration featuring live music, ice-cold Yuengling beer and much more. This three-day event includes a sports and fitness expo, race…

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NHSCA High School National Wrestling Championship

March 27 - March 29
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This event, held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, is the most prestigious high school event, in any sport, throughout the country. The NHSCA National Wrestling Championships affords young wrestlers the very best competition in the country and best chance to be noticed by college coaches. This is a showdown where the best meet the best, a tremendous opportunity for the nation's top ranked wrestlers to collide with the "small school" state runner-up; put rankings aside and prove that they…

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April 2020

Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

April 3 - April 5
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The Treasures of the Earth show features estate, classic, handcrafted and fashion jewelry made from a variety of metals, as well as a vast array of crystals, minerals and fossils. Jewelers and wire wrappers will be on site who can design, remount or repair jewelry. In addition, there will be a gemologist present at the shows to do appraisals while you wait.

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East Coast She-Crab Soup Classic

April 18
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An open competition among area restaurants, the East Coast She-Crab Soup Classic focuses on one of the region’s most loved seafood delicacies. Restaurants serve their individual recipes and compete for People’s Choice Awards, determined by the ballots of those attending. Critic’s Choice Awards also are given by a panel of four leading regional cuisine experts. The competition will be held at the 24th Street Park.

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Virginia International Tattoo

April 30 - May 3
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Mounting a mighty spectacle that changes every year, the Virginia International Tattoo summons more than 1,000 performers including fife and drum corps, bagpipers, military bands, precision drill teams, and performing ensembles ranging from step dancers to motorcycle stunt drivers. A salute to international friendship and an emotional call to the love of country in us all, the Tattoo is a not-to-be-missed celebration. See the show that America’s premier tourism organization has named the Number One U.S. destination for travelers!

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May 2020

U.S. Finals Cheer & Dance Virginia Beach

May 2 - May 3
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This is it - The U.S. Finals! Every cheer and dance team works hard all season long, and The U.S. Finals is a spectacular way for them to celebrate the end of their season. Join us at the Virginia Beach Convention Center for an awesome competition.

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Atlantic Coast Kite Festival

May 2 - May 3
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Kite fliers and spectators of all ages will experience a visual feast at the Atlantic Coast Kite Festival on the beach between 16th and 18th Streets. This popular 2-day event features a variety of workshops and activities appropriate for all ages and all levels of kite aficionados.

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Virginia International PAN Fest

May 8 - May 9
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Join world-class performers for a spectacular celebration of Caribbean music on the oceanfront in beautiful Virginia Beach! The Virginia International PAN Fest is a musical adventure set to the soothing sounds of steel pan music. The festival’s casual atmosphere appeals to the island community and people of all ages who are intrigued by the unique sounds and style of steel drum music! Fusing together the rhythm of steel bands, ocean breezes, and great international food, the breathtaking Virginia Beach oceanfront…

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Beach Music Cruise-In

May 8 - May 10
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Beach Music Cruise-In, combining bands on the beach and cars on the boardwalk, blends the best of the “oldies” with dancing under the stars in a jam-packed blast to the past! The 3-day series of free concerts is presented on a stage built right on the beach at 30th Street. Settle into the sand as 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…

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Neptune Spring Wine & Food Festival

May 9
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Travel the world without leaving the beach at Neptune's Spring Wine & Food Festival! 31st Street Park is transformed into a hub of tasting stations from around the world with 70 wines from 9 countries, each featuring blends and styles that are sure to ignite the traveler in you. Seven local culinary treasures will be serving up delicious food to pair with your new favorite wine! With the Atlantic Ocean as your backdrop, grab your tickets and let your palate…

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Warbirds Over the Beach

May 15 - May 17
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Military Aviation Museum presents the annual WWII Air Show, Warbirds Over The Beach 2019, a museum fundraiser. Come out for an amazing air show, delicious dinners, lovely hangar dances, and great family entertainment!

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Monsters on the Beach

May 15 - May 17
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Monsters on the Beach brings thrills and chills to the Virginia Beach oceanfront as Monster trucks battle for ultimate sand domination! This family-targeted event is loud, fast, and exciting. A course is built right on the beach at 6th Street, with bleachers overlooking from the boardwalk. Sand dunes and junk cars combine to make the race course fast and fun for drivers and spectators alike.

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Salute to Summer

May 22 - May 24
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Salute to Summer is an unabashed “Star-Spangled” salute to great music, fun in the sun, and the men and women of the military who have sacrificed their lives throughout our history. Enjoy free entertainment on three outdoor stages featuring live music by local and regional bands. Stroll the Virginia Beach boardwalk and enjoy original essays written by local high school students describing historical United States military conflicts.

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NHSCA National Duals

May 23 - May 25
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The National High School Coaches Association National Duals is wrestled over the Memorial Day holiday weekend at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. This is an opportunity to determine the best club/state wrestling teams in the country for the Elementary, Middle School, and High School divisions.

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Pungo Strawberry Festival

May 23 - May 24
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Join us for the 37th Annual Pungo Strawberry Festival over Memorial Weekend. Guests are invited to come taste mouth-watering strawberries and try unique strawberry dishes at this country-style event. The two-day festival also features arts & crafts, a grand parade, four stages with continuous entertainment, pony rides, down-home-style food, an Agriculture and Armed Forces display area, carnival rides for all ages, 4H events, a youth art exhibit, pig races and more! Don’t miss this family-oriented, fun filled, wholesome event.

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Patriotic Festival

May 29 - May 31
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The Virginia Beach Patriotic Festival celebrates the military at the Virginia Beach oceanfront for three days of national touring artists concerts, along with military displays & expos. This year's performers include Jon Pardi, Dan & Shay, and Dierks Bentley. Be a part of this salute to our troops, serving now and in the past. A salute and celebration of our military! Remember the men and women of the United States Military and Armed Forces for their heroism and the sacrifices…

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June 2020

North American Sand Soccer Championships

June 5 - June 7
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Don't miss the 2020 North American Sand Soccer Championships in beautiful Virginia Beach! The world’s large sand soccer festival welcomes 200,000 participants, spectators and boardwalk attendees to the “Gran Prix” of beach/sand soccer over three days. While you’re here, plan to snag a seat in the U.S. OPEN Stadium as we host some of the world’s elite beach soccer players.

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Latin Fest

June 12 - June 13
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Virginia Beach celebrates the sights and sounds of the Latin experience at Latin Fest. The two-day event has the key ingredients of good food, family participation, and first-rate Latin music. National performers electrify the diverse audience with high-energy tunes that move the crowd. Local and regional Latin acts take the stage and unite festival-goers with the rhythms of Salsa, Merengue, and Jazz. Headline performances will take place on a giant stage built right on the beach. Dance instructors, vendors and…

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MOCA Boardwalk Art Show & Festival

June 19 - June 21
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The 65th Annual Boardwalk Art Show is Virginia Beach’s longest running oceanfront event and one of the best outdoor fine art shows on the eastern seaboard. 275 artists from all over the U.S. and beyond present an eclectic range of fine arts and crafts from 18th to 35th Streets on the Virginia Beach boardwalk. This beautiful atmosphere is the perfect backdrop for public displays of art, fine food, live entertainment and a great vacation getaway.

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Sandstock – A Tribute to Rock & Roll

June 26 - June 28
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Sandstock, A Tribute to Rock & Roll, is a beach-inspired variation on "Woodstock". National and regional tribute artists cover songs from some of the greatest rockers in history. All performances, which are free to the public, are held on stages built right on the beach at 24th Street. Gather your friends and come out to the Virginia Beach oceanfront for a fun-filled weekend of great live music.

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July 2020

Stars & Stripes Explosion

July 4
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Stars & Stripes Explosion on the Fourth of July welcomes thousands of visitors and residents of Virginia Beach to a “star-spangled” salute to this great country of ours with an amazing line-up of live performances on oceanfront stages. The schedule of live entertainment offers something for everyone: patriotic and classical to tribute bands, and of course, fireworks! All concerts and the fireworks show are free and open to the public.

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Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion

July 11
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The Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion takes over the Virginia Beach Boardwalk as professional, amateur, and youth artists gather to turn the boardwalk into a canvas of color! At Chalk the Walk, 200 competitors will draw 4'x4' chalk drawings for three blocks along the boardwalk that will be judged and on display between 15th and 17th Streets. Judges will score the drawings according to criteria such as composition, use of color, adherence to theme, and creativity.

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August 2020

FunkFest Beach Party

August 28 - August 29
Holiday Inn & Suites Virginia Beach – North Beach, 3900 Atlantic Ave
Virginia Beach, VA 23451 United States
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The Virginia Beach FunkFest Beach Party is the heart and soul of the weekend-long event, Africana Virginia Beach, bringing a variety of cultural music, dance demonstrations, specialty vendors, and more. The festival features free concerts, great food, and arts & crafts on the beach, boardwalk, and park at 24th Street. Stay with us at Holiday Inn & Suites Virginia Beach - North Beach. Our Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel is located on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk and features 238 oceanfront rooms and…

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September 2020

American Music Festival

September 4 - September 6
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The sounds of rock, jazz, country, R&B, and more flood the Virginia Beach oceanfront for three sun-filled days over Labor Day Weekend at the American Music Festival. One of the largest outdoor music events on the East Coast, the American Music Festival brings together national, regional, and local acts to play on a gigantic stage erected on the beach at 5th Street, as well as stages in all the parks along the boardwalk. There is something for everyone with four…

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon

September 5 - September 6
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Make Virginia Beach your Labor Day destination! Celebrate the 20th anniversary running of Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach! Grab your pals and sign up for 13.1 miles or a 5K – and don’t forget the dash along the beach in our Mile on the Sand. Take the Remix Challenge and run Saturday and Sunday to earn extra bling.

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Mid-Atlantic Shrine Association Fall Session & Parade

September 10 - September 13
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You won’t want to miss this annual convention, which consists of multiple events including a golf tournament, elections, parades and entertainment. Doing good since 1889.

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47th Annual Neptune Festival

September 25 - September 27
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The Neptune Festival is a time to celebrate the beach life in Virginia Beach! This Festival is made up of a series of over 40 events that provide an opportunity for all to enjoy a taste of Virginia Beach. From free concerts, parades and art shows, to athletic events and a 32-block long celebration on the boardwalk!

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October 2020

Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival

October 17 - October 18
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Over 60 craft beers from over 30 breweries will be available for sampling at the Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival. Tickets include unlimited sampling, a commemorative cup, and live entertainment at this two-day, 21+ event. Live music sets the stage at the perfect beach setting for tasting some of the best craft beers available.

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November 2020

Holiday Lights Merry Mile

November 20 - December 31
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The lights will shine once again at the Holiday Lights Merry Mile, bringing joy and wonder to Hampton Roads this holiday season! This holiday light display presents festive fish swimming above your car, musical crabs, a giant castle, snow globes, and spectacular RGB light tunnels to drive through. Take a journey along the beautiful Virginia Beach boardwalk and see the bright, colored lights against the night sky, joined by Santa, elves, and a 40-foot tall Christmas tree erected on the…

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December 2020

Holiday Parade at the Beach

December 5
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Watch as almost 90 parade units make their way down Atlantic Avenue in a joyous celebration of the holiday season at the Holiday Parade at the Beach. Giant balloons, marching bands, lighted floats, equestrian units, fire trucks, performing dance groups, motorcycles, and more join forces to present a dazzling and entertaining night of fun for all ages! Santa himself will make a grand appearance to greet all his loyal fans as the evening winds down and thousands of families take…

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