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“Beyond Van Gogh,” which will run from July 6 to Sept. 2, 2023 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, is a must-do this summer. Tickets are on sale now for this highly anticipated exhibit, presented in partnership with the Virginia Arts Festival. Due to cutting-edge projection technology, this immersive experience including more than 300 artworks by Van Gogh, will make guests feel as though they are a part of his art.

Throughout the year, Virginia Beach has a full events calendar, including a lineup packed with incredible performances and talent. Live music and other top-notch entertainment, art and culture, delicious food, plus celebrations of heritage and history—the events and activities happening in the resort city are endless.

Below are events you will want to mark on your calendars.

June 16-17: La Fiesta Come party at La Fiesta on 24th Street at the oceanfront, where you’ll experience authentic food, Latin music and much more.

June 17: Chalk the Walk Discover the amazing ways artists transform the Virginia Beach Boardwalk (between 16th and 18th Streets) into a colorful canvas during this unique competition. 

June 17-19: Juneteenth at the Beach Don’t miss this family-friendly Juneteenth festival at 24th Street Park and the Boardwalk at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

June 23-25: Beach It Festival Country music will take over the oceanfront at this huge event including headliners Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett and Luke Bryan.

June 24: SOVA Awards Head to Mount Trashmore Park for the S.O.V.A Awards (Sign of a Verified Artist) for a celebration of independent music artists.

June 30-July 2: Totally Tribute Music Fest Enjoy great music concerts and free admission at 17th and 24th Street Parks.

July 4: July 4th Celebration at Mount Trashmore Celebrate Independence Day at Mount Trashmore Park and enjoy a fireworks display, live music and food trucks.

July 4: 4th of July Stars & Stripes Celebration Experience a salute to our nation at this free 4th of July celebration including live musical performances at various stages at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

July 6-Sept. 2: Beyond Van Gogh This summer at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, observe more than 300 artworks by Van Gogh in an immersive experience with advanced projection technology.

July 18-22: Beach Blanket Movie Fest Grab your blanket and a spot on the beach at 29th Street and watch a movie under the stars at this free, family-friendly event, July 18 through July 22.

Aug. 5: Water Lantern Festival Buy your tickets in support of for this unforgettable event and experience the glow of beautiful floating lanterns on the lake at Mount Trashmore Park.

Aug. 20-27: Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships In its 61st year, come see the world’s oldest continuous surf competition at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront from 1st Street through 5th Street.

Aug. 25-26: Funk Fest Beach Party This annual event has been entertaining audiences for 13 years. With sounds of R&B and jazz to blues and gospel, listen to fabulous tunes on the beach at 24th Street.  General admission is free.

Aug. 26: Coastal Craft Beer Festival Head to Neptune Park at the Oceanfront for this 8th annual beer festival, with more than 60 beers including local craft beer, cider and seltzer.

All dates and times are subject to change. Please call ahead or check online before attending.


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