APRIL

Idea House Tours, FREE

Coastal Virginia Magazine’s Idea House is a great place to find inspiration for your home.

3500 Holly Road, Virginia Beach

April 1 – 18

 

Night Hike at Chesapeake Arboretum, FREE

Explore the Arboretum in the dark of night and learn about nocturnal wildlife and their habitat.

Chesapeake Arboretum, Chesapeake

April 10

 

Sister Cities French Market, FREE

The 4th Annual Authentic French Market celebrates the spirit of a regular Saturday market in Yorktown’s sister city of Port-Vendres, France.

Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown

April 18

 

MOCA’s Family Fest, FREE

Enjoy hands-on art activities, family friendly exhibits, and great refreshments!

MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Arts), Virginia Beach

April 19

 

Historic Garden Week, Ticket Required

Tour different areas each day of the week. Check out the website for site locations and dates.

April 18-25

 

Pirates Invade Yorktown, FREE

Representing Seafaring Life in the 17th and 18th Centuries, come experience a pirate invasion!

Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown

April 25 – 26

 

Norfolk NATO Festival, FREE

Visit 28 Countries, No Passport Required!

Town Point Park, Norfolk

April 25

 

 

MAY 

47th Annual Chincoteague Seafood Festival, $40 (Kids 5 and under are FREE)

This all you can eat festival celebrates fresh, local seafood from Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

Tom’s Cove Park, Chincoteague

May 2

 

Atlantic Coast Kite Festival, FREE

Watch kites fly high at the 11th Annual Atlantic Coast Kite Festival.

17th Street on the Oceanfront, Virginia Beach

May 2

 

Newport News Children’s Festival of Friends, $5 per car

Over 100 hands-on activities, costumed characters, and children’s rides.

Newport News Park, Newport News

May 2

 

Craft Beer Festival, Ticket Required

The third annual Craft Beer Festival at The Mariner's Museum features 17 craft brewers and a new "Cask-Off" competition.

The Mariner's Museum, Newport News

May 3

 

2nd Sundays Williamsburg, FREE

Monthly Art & Music Festival featuring live music, performing arts, kids’ activities, face painting, & more.

400 & 500 blocks of Prince George St, Williamsburg

May 10 (Monthly dates from March through December)

 

Chesapeake Jubilee, Ticket Required

Carnival rides, fireworks, live entertainment, a BBQ cook-off, and more!

Chesapeake City Park, Chesapeake

May 14 – 17

 

 

JUNE 

Harborfest, FREE

Tall Ships and the Parade of Sail, Fireworks, and all kinds of entertainment and family activities.

Town Point Park, Norfolk

June 5 – 7

 

“Shagging on the Riverwalk” Beach Music Concert Series, FREE

Annual concert series featuring a variety of beach music for all ages. Bring lawn chairs and blankets!

Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown

June 11 – 26, on Thursdays

 

Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival, certain dates require ticket

Norfolk’s annual festival delivers the heart and soul of Louisiana in true Cajun style.

Town Point Park, Norfolk

June 19 – 21

 

FOURTH OF JULY

Chesapeake

Lakeside Park 4th of July Celebration

Parade, entertainment, food and more!

Lakeside Park, Chesapeake

10AM – 4PM

 

Hampton

Fort Monroe Info Coming Soon

 

Portsmouth

Patriots Day, Free

Be part of the revolutionary event and enjoy crafts, games, and drills.

10AM – 5PM

 

Newport News

“Spirit of America” in the Abbitt Planetarium, requires ticket

4th of July laser display mixes patriotic music with American-inspired rock ‘n’ roll.

Virginia Living Museum, Newport News

Hourly between 5PM and 9PM

 

4th of July Stars in the Sky, FREE

Children’s rides, food vendors, entertainment, and fireworks.

Victory Landing Park, Newport News

7PM – 10PM

 

Norfolk

Annual AT&T Great American Picnic & Fireworks, requires ticket

All-American fare and patriotic sounds.

Town Point Park, Norfolk

5PM – 10PM

 

Suffolk

Stars and Stripes Spectacular

Music, Food, Children’s Activities, and Fireworks!

Constant’s Wharf Park and Marina, Suffolk

5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

 

Virginia Beach

Stars and Stripes Explosion, FREE

Fireworks, music, and more!

20th Street @ the Oceanfront, Virginia Beach

 

Mount Trashmore July 4th Celebration, $5 parking fee

Music, Games, Food, Fireworks, and Children’s Activities.

Mount Trashmore Park, Virginia Beach

4 PM – 10 PM

 

Williamsburg

Classic Cruisers 4th of July Car Show, FREE

Benefits the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters

Shorty’s Diner, Williamsburg

10 AM start

 

Yorktown

Liberty Celebration

Patriotic parade, bell-ringing ceremony, patriotic entertainment, and fireworks

Festivities begin at 9 AM

 

JULY CONTINUED

Summer BrewFest, FREE

Celebrate the middle of summer and try a wide variety of summer brews.

Town Point Park, Norfolk

Jul. 10-11

 

Downtown Hampton Arts Walk, FREE

Preview local businesses and all kind of artists on this self-guided walking tour

Downtown Hampton, Hampton

Jul. 11

 

Waterfront Jazz Festival, Ticket Required

Enjoy cool Jazz and warm summer nights at this great outdoor festival!

Town Point Park, Norfolk

Jul. 17

 

Theater in the Park, Ticket Required

An outdoor installation art/promenade performance lasting up to 3 hours.

Town Point Park, Norfolk

Jul. 24-26