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.
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.
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).
Read This Next
9 Unique Bars to Visit in Toronto, Canada
Destinations / North AmericaMar 27, 2023
Products / TechnologyMar 3, 2023
Samsara Street Smart Accessories
You may know Samsara as solely a luggage brand, offering sleek and stylish pieces featuring futuristic tech that makes your travel experience easier, such as the brand’s Tag Smart technology that tracks your suitcase throughout your journey. However, now, Samsara takes a stylish and tech-savvy approach to a new collection of travel accessories.
United Airlines Celebrates its First Class of United Aviate Graduates
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
SurveysFeb 28, 2023
Survey Shows Americans Back to Staying in Hotels
When it comes to accommodations, travelers have a wealth of options to choose from, beyond the typical hotel. However, a new survey from American Hotel & Lodging Association shows that, this year more so than last, Americans choose hotels over their other options.
TechnologyFeb 28, 2023
This AI-Powered Technology Takes the Stress Away from Renting, Returning Rental Cars
Renting and returning rental cars both at the beginning and end of a trip can be stressful. We do everything we can to avoid tacked-on fees, from falsely attributed damages by ensuring the car is in tip top shape when returning it, checking for any strange marks and keeping it clean.
Making the Best of an Airport Experience: Hamad International Airport
Whether you’re departing from Doha’s Hamad International Airport (DOH) or transferring, the airport offers a variety of experiences for passengers that will enrich any journey.
Interviews and QuizzesFeb 27, 2023
Survey Shows the Things Homestay Hosts Hate About Travelers
There are a lot of surveys, reports and articles talking about what travelers dislike about homestays. If you’ve ever booked a stay with Airbnb or VRBO, chances are good you have your own preferences. However, do you ever stop to wonder what the homestay hosts like or dislike about you?