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Local & Regional Events

Year Round

Broadway Across America

Enjoy Broadway shows locally at Norfolk’s Chrysler Hall just 20 miles away from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

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Casual Gourmet Cooking Classes at The Culinary Institute of Virginia

Experience a gourmet cooking class designed for the home cook and taught by an industry seasoned chef.

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Hurrah Players

A locally based production company providing the opportunity to experience musical theatre classics throughout the Hampton Roads area.

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Jewish Mother Restaurant

Located just a few short blocks from The Oceanfront Inn, this Virginia Beach icon is rated by Hampton Roads magazine as one of the top 50 restaurants and a locals’ favorite for great food and music.

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Neptune Festival

The Neptune Festival produces multiple venue events throughout the year.

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Virginia Aquarium Special Exhibits and Events

Ebout exciting changing exhibits, IMAX® movies and special seasonal events to enhance your Aquarium experience.

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Virginia Beach Convention Center

A Virginia Green certified and beautifully designed facility just blocks from the beach, the Virginia Beach Convention Center is host to many popular public trade shows from auto, boat and home shows to bridal shows.

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Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation

Our local parks, natural areas and recreation centers feature a variety of free events from family fun, concerts and art festivals.

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Young Chef’s Academy

Young Chefs Academy offers weekly cooking classes, birthday parties, educational field trips, cooking camps, and themed special events to children in a safe environment that encourages discovery and creativity. Adult cooking classes on select dates are available also.

Virginia Beach Nightlife

Visit this great resource for all the exciting nightlife events taking place in Virginia Beach!

January – March

Virginia Beach Restaurant Week

Annually in January, to celebrate Virginia Beach’s rich culinary choices, local restaurants offer specially created menus of their most scrumptious recipes.

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Mid-Atlantic Rockfish Shootout

This annual “rockfish” fishing tournament takes place in early January where the tournament payout has been as high as $200,000 or more. We are a proud hotel sponsor since 2009. Check out our special rates for visiting anglers for this tournament and throughout the year.

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Polar Plunge

Over 2,000 thrill seekers hit the icy waters for this annual fundraising event every February.

April – June

Virginia Arts Festival

Considered one of the premiere cultural events in the Mid-Atlantic during April and May, this annual festival showcases performing artists and companies from around the world, presenting more than 80 performances and education programs.

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Historic Garden Week in Virginia

This week-long event every April highlights historic gardens throughout Virginia and features several gardens in the Hampton Roads area.

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International Azalea/Norfolk NATO Festival

The longest continuously running Festival in the Hampton Roads region, and the only one of its kind in the United States which honors the NATO Alliance and its member nations.

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Beach Music Weekend hosted by The Oceanfront Inn

The annual Beach Music Weekend blends the best of the “oldies” with dancing under the stars in a jam-packed blast to the past! Settle into the sand as the top Beach Music bands descend on the Virginia Beach oceanfront.

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Beach Street USA

Join in as puppets, bands, jugglers, magicians, and others entertain you on the sidewalks of Atlantic Avenue!

Beach Street USA is comprised of an amazing array of talented street performers along the sidewalks of Atlantic Avenue, 17th to 25th Streets, from 8pm to 11:30pm nightly (midnight on weekends). Live concerts and theatrical productions take place seven nights a week from 6pm to 11pm on stages at 7th, 13th, 17th, 24th, and 25th Streets along the oceanfront.

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Pungo Strawberry Festival

Situated in Pungo, the countryside of Virginia Beach, this annual festival every Memorial Day Weekend celebrates strawberry season complete with a pie eating contest, carnival, and pig races.

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Patriotic Festival

This annual event celebrates THE MILITARY at The Virginia Beach Oceanfront featuring national recording artists, military displays, demos and a live Air and Sea Show.

July – September

Beach Street USA

Join in as puppets, bands, jugglers, magicians, and others entertain you on the sidewalks of Atlantic Avenue!

Beach Street USA is comprised of an amazing array of talented street performers along the sidewalks of Atlantic Avenue, 17th to 25th Streets, from 8pm to 11:30pm nightly (midnight on weekends). Live concerts and theatrical productions take place seven nights a week from 6pm to 11pm on stages at 7th, 13th, 17th, 24th, and 25th Streets along the oceanfront.

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The Neptune Festival

The Annual Neptune Festival has vast geographic coverage and is well respected in the special events industry, as demonstrated by the consistent recognition of its flagship event, the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend, as one of the Top 100 Events in North America by the ABA and among the Top 20 Events in the Southeastern US by the Southeast Tourism Society. Boardwalk Weekend occurs during the last weekend of September and is the largest annual special event in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Pre-Festival events are held at various locations throughout the city of Virginia Beach, with Boardwalk Weekend taking place along 30 blocks at the oceanfront.

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East Coast Surfing Championships

North America’s oldest running premier annual surfing championship held in Virginia Beach each August featuring the world’s top professional surfers and amateur surfers alike.

October – December

Race for the Cure

This annual event in October supports the promise to end breast cancer whether you run, walk or stroll, discover your power to change the world.

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Halloween Festival and Haunted Hayride at Hunt Club Farm

Enjoy this popular local annual, chilling Halloween Festival featuring carnival rides, Haunted Hayrides, Village of the Dead walk-through, and Field of Screams corn field.

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Winter Wonderland at Hunt Club Farm

Enjoy the magic of the season at this once a year jubilation featuring a spectacular display of over 100,000 lights and animated figures.

Regional Events

Christmas Town – A Busch Gardens Celebration

Opening for the first time in November, 2009, Busch Gardens Europe ® will be transformed into a winter wonderland. Special prices for the celebration are reduced from their regular admission prices.

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Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream

This annual Halloween celebration features kid-friendly fun plus exciting chills for the scare-enthusiast.