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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)! 

Virginia Beach FunkFest Beach Party

The 11th Annual Virginia Beach FunkFest Beach Party is the hottest family reunion on the East Coast! Bring your best funky styles and your best funky friends to the Virginia Beach oceanfront at 24th Street for funk and disco era bands, great home cooked-style food and create some new memories that remind you of the good old days.

Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion

Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion takes over the Virginia Beach Boardwalk from 10:00am-5:00pm on Saturday, July 11, 2020, as artists and “wanna-be artists” gather to turn the boardwalk into an impromptu canvas of color!  Artist registration will be on the boardwalk at 17th Street, and art will be on display between 15th and 17th Streets.

Sandstock – A Tribute to Rock & Roll

Sandstock – A Tribute To Rock & Roll is a beach-inspired music festival at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront June 26-28. National and regional tribute artists cover songs from some of the greatest rockers in history. Art installations on the Beach and Boardwalk, including an interactive chalk mural as well as music workshops round out the schedule. All Sandstock performances are free and everyone is welcome.

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.

2020 Schedule Coming Soon!

Virginia International PAN Fest

The Virginia International PAN Fest is a musical adventure set to the soothing sounds of steel pan music. The festival’s casual atmosphere appeals to the island community and people of all ages who are intrigued by the unique sounds and style of steel drum music! Fusing together the rhythm of steel bands, ocean breezes, and great international food, the breathtaking Virginia Beach oceanfront becomes an “island paradise” for the weekend.      

Atlantic Coast Kite Festival

Kite fliers and spectators of all ages will experience a visual feast at the Atlantic Coast Kite Festival.  This popular event features a variety of activities appropriate for all ages and all levels of kite aficionados. 

Location: On the Beach and Boardwalk from 23rd Street to 27th Street

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