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2023 Festivals in Virginia Beach

by Katie Skrzek

Feb 7, 2023

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Destinations / North America

As Virginia Beach, Virginia, celebrates its 60th anniversary, the city offers travelers and locals a full roster of festivals and special events throughout the year.



The annual Coastal Virginia Magazine WineFest takes place Feb. 11–12. Enjoy the region’s best wine, cider and beer.



Take part in the 51st annual Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend, March 17–19. Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day activities in addition to the race.

Pharrell Williams

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Attend the Something in the Water music festival from Virginia Beach native Pharrell Williams, April 28–30. Indulge your taste buds at the East Coast She-Crab Soup Classic on April 22. The competition features tastings from local restaurants.



Experience the convergence of surf and art at the 20th annual Coastal Edge Steel Pier Classic & Surf Art Expoon May 26–29. Kick off the summer with the Salute to Summer festival, celebrating the military through music. The festival runs May 26–28.



Jackalope Fest comes to Virginia Beach June 2–4, with skateboarding, bouldering and other action-fueled activities.



Grab the family and check out the Beach Blanket Film Festival. Held July 18–22, this festival showcases family movies under the stars.



The world’s longest-running surf competition makes a splash on Virginia Beach. The 61st annual East Coast Surfing Championship takes place Aug. 20–27.


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The 49th annual Virginia Beach Neptune Festival weekend takes place Sept. 29–Oct. 1. This popular festival boasts dozens of events, spanning 30 blocks, throughout the weekend.



Virginia Beach celebrates Halloween with Pumpkins & Pirates in the Park, a Halloween race and a Boos & Brews event at a park.



Jeep fans, head to Virginia Beach Nov. 10–12 for Jeep Fest. Enjoy displays and browse goods from specialty vendors.



Enjoy a boardwalk light display, Holiday Lights at the Beach (Nov. 17–Dec. 31).


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