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Virginia Beach National Chess Day Festival

Join us for a celebration of the Game of Kings!  The City of Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads Chess Association present the 4th Annual Virginia Beach National Chess Day, Saturday, October 7th, from 8 AM to 6 PM, at the Fountain Plaza in Town Center.  Free Chess Lessons will be offered throughout the day for those who wish to learn how to play.  National Masters will be on hand for a take-all-comers Blitz challenge throughout the day.  Players can enjoy a game of chess on our giant chess set or explore chess variations such as four-way chess, Plunder chess, the all new Equalizer Dice chess,

Halloween Town & Treat

Town Center of Virginia Beach hosts the annual Halloween Town & Treat, with activities for families at Fountain Plaza!

Dress up in your finest Halloween attire and participate in family-friendly games, crafts, and other fun activities like arts & crafts, balloon art, pumpkin decorating, and more!  Please note: activities and arts & crafts are offered while supplies last.

Visit Candy Stations all around Town Center (while supplies last)! 

Pirate Party on the Beach

The Pirate Party on the Beach returns to the Virginia Beach oceanfront for two rollicking days of music, mayhem, and more!  This family-friendly event features activities designed to bring out the “pirate” in everyone.  Pirate games, a treasure hunt, and pirate re-enactors all combine to celebrate those scallywags we all wish we could be: pirates!

Holiday Parade at the Beach

On Saturday, December 1, at 5:30pm, join us for the Holiday Parade at the Beach presented by Dominion Energy, where almost 90 parade units make their way down Atlantic Avenue in a joyous celebration of the holiday season. 

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!

Virginia Beach FunkFest Beach Party

THe Virginia Beach FunkFest Beach Party is the heart and soul of this weekend event, featuring music generated over the years by influential legends such as James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone, George Clinton, and The Ohio Players. Funk is an American musical style that originated in the mid-to late-1960’s when African-American musicians blended soul music, soulful jazz, and R&B into a rhythmic, danceable new form of music. Funk brings a strong rhythmic groove of electric bass and drums to the foreground.

Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion

Here are the winners for our 2017 Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion:

Youth Division

1st Place - Nadia Msalek (Virginia Beach, VA)



2nd Place - Emma Busletter (Virginia Beach, VA)


Sandstock – A Tribute to Rock & Roll

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 two “dueling” stages - the Hippy Dippy Stage and the Flower Power Stage - built right on the sand at 24th Street.

Grab some friends and join us for a fun-filled weekend of great live music.

Entertainment Schedule:

Friday, June 29

Latin Fest

For two days, Virginia Beach celebrates the sights and sounds of the Latin experience. Latin Fest possesses 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 to dance under the stars. 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 on the beach at 24th Street.

Salute to Summer

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.


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