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Upcoming Events in Virginia Beach


Sept. 9: Forever Tina: A Tribute to the Queen of Rock n’ Roll

See the talented Suzette Dorsey perform Tina Turner’s classic hits in this high-energy tribute concert at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts.

Sept. 16-17: NAS Oceana Air Show

Watch the spectacular U.S. Navy Blue Angels and many other amazing performances at this action-filled, family-friendly event at Naval Air Station Oceana. The theme of this year’s air show is “50 Years of Women in Naval Aviation.”

Sept. 16-17: Annual Fall Wine Festival

Gather your friends and head to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront for a delightful afternoon of wine tasting including more than 60 wines from 16 Virginia wineries.

Sept. 19: Direct from Sweden: The Music of ABBA

Get ready for a complete ABBA experience at a live concert with the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, where singers and musicians will perform the beloved Swedish band’s hit songs like Dancing Queen, Take a Chance, Mama Mia and Waterloo.

Sept. 21: Chris Botti

Watch trumpeter and composer Chris Botti, Grammy award winner and the country’s highest selling instrumental artist, perform live in concert at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts.

Sept. 29-Oct. 1: Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend

Stroll the Virginia Beach Oceanfront and experience this iconic festival, celebrating its 49th anniversary, which includes more than 400 vendors, free concerts, an art & craft show, Neptune’s 8K Race, plus its signature International Sand Sculpting Championship event (see below), and so much more.

Sept. 29-Oct. 8: International Sand Sculpting Championship

Mark your calendars for this must-see event, a highlight of the Neptune Festival, featuring 22 sand sculptures created by 32 artists. Prepare to take many photos of the unbelievable sculptures!

Sept. 30-Oct. 1: Neptune’s Surfing Classic

Catch this surf contest amongst surfers of all ages during the Neptune Festival, produced in conjunction with the Eastern Surfing Association. The event is located at 2nd Street at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

Oct. 6-8: Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Bring the whole family to see the Virginia Musical Theatre’s production of The Little Mermaid, based on Disney’s classic animated film and Christian Andersen’s story, at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts.

Oct. 17: Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes

Grab your tickets now to see this Grammy award-winning musical group, which has sold more than 14 million albums worldwide, at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts this October.

Oct. 20-22: Virginia MOCA Boardwalk Art Show

Experience the high caliber fine art at the 67th Annual Virginia MOCA Boardwalk Art Show, showcasing art from more than 150 juried artists from around the nation.

Oct. 27-28: Old Point National Bank Wicked 10K

Register now and get your costume ready for this wickedly fun race weekend at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront—including at 10K, 5K, 1K, costume contest and more—presented by Bon Secours.

Nov. 10-12: VA Beach Jeep Fest

Register now for this gathering Jeep enthusiasts won’t want to miss at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Sand obstacle course, beach cruise, vendors and more.

Nov. 11: Rumours of Fleetwood Mac: Live in Concert 2023

Enjoy this celebration of the legendary band Fleetwood Mac and their classic hits in this tribute concert at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts.

Nov. 17-Dec. 31: Holiday Lights at the Beach

Mark your calendars for the popular holiday tradition and drive your vehicle on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk and experience colorful light displays at the beach.

Nov. 26: NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet!

Get into the holiday spirit and celebrate family traditions with this timeless production, performed by an international cast and artists, at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

Dec. 7: Derek Hough – Symphony of Dance  

Come see choreographer and dancer Derek Hough in a high-energy live dance show featuring Hayley Erbert at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts.

Dec. 20: The Gatlin Brothers: Country & Christmas

Gather your country music loving friends and family and see the Gatlin Brothers perform their classic songs and holiday favorites at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts.

Feb. 10-11, 2024: Coastal Virginia Magazine WineFest

It’s not too early to start making plans for the ultimate wine festival in Virginia, celebrating the Virginia Wine trail and the top wineries in the commonwealth. Enjoy tastings, live entertainment, specialty vendors and much more!

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