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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)! 

Holiday Parade at the Beach

On Saturday, December 4, at 5:30 pm, join us for the Holiday Parade at the Beach, 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!

Virtual Virginia Beach FunkFest Beach Party, presented by Chartway

Virginia Beach FunkFest is the heart and soul of this weekend, 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 and blends soul music, soulful jazz, and R&B into a rhythmic, danceable form of music. Funk brings a strong rhythmic groove of electric bass and drums to the foreground.

Chalk the Walk

Chalk the Walk takes over the Virginia Beach Boardwalk from 10:00am-5:00pm on Saturday, July 11, 2021, as artists and “wanna-be artists” gather to turn the boardwalk into an impromptu canvas of color!

The theme for this year's Chalk the Walk will be announced soon!

All participants must register by 12:30pm to qualify for the competition.  All drawings must be completed by 3:30pm to be eligible for prizes.

Atlantic Coast Kite Festival

Kite fliers and spectators of all ages 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 15th-18th Street

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