Festivals in Virginia Beach

With so many different activities in Virginia Beach, it really is the perfect escape for families and couples, girlfriend getaways and man’s weekends. Besides excellent beach weather, adrenaline spiking adventures and blog worthy foodie spots, Virginia Beach and the boardwalk are home to many fantastic festivals for a wide variety of interests. With so much going on, there is always something that will spark your attention.

Here are our picks for top festivals in Virginia Beach:

BeachStreet USA: From June to Labor Day on the resort side of the boardwalk, BeachStreetUSA entertains visitors with street performers, jugglers and dancers. This is a free festival perfect for the whole family.

Hermit Crab Challenge: On July 27th, you can bring your hermit crab to the boardwalk to race other hermit crabs. Yes, this is real and you should join in the fun!

East Coast Surfing Championship: From September 19-25th, join hundreds of surfing fans watch as the East Coast Surfing Championship takes Virginia Beach by storm. Celebrating its 51st year, over 100 professional surfers will grace the beaches of Virginia Beach to tackle the waves and crown the winner.

Family Great Adventure Series: Bring the whole family out to the beach for a mystery adventure scavenger hunt that takes visitors around the boardwalk in search of clues. Lasting all summer long, this is truly a unique experience for kids of all ages.

Oceana Naval Air Station Show: From June to September get a unique tour of the US Navy’s Master Jet Base, Oceana. Home of over 300 planes and fighter jets, the Oceana is a unique look at military history in Virginia Beach.

When planning your Virginia Beach vacation, remember to check out the events page of the Visit Virginia Beach site to help with any up to date event listings.