VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Sept. 2, 2014) – The ocean breezes have
cooled, but the fun hasn’t stopped! Virginia
Beach is squeezing the last drops from summer with a September lineup of
multicultural musical events, art shows, an air show and an entire month of
events celebrating the King of the Sea, King Neptune!
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Blues, Hues & Loop-the-Loops
Boogey on down to Blues at the Beach
(Sept. 5 to 6) and sway to two full days of live music. You can even learn to
play your own tunes during one of the instrumental workshops, led by Natchel’
Blues Network personnel and festival performers.
The Shriners are Coming!
Since 1948, Virginia Beach has rolled out the red carpet for
the Mid-Atlantic Shrine Association in September. After their convention
business is said and done (Sept. 3 to 7), these fun-loving folks will delight
young and old with their highly anticipated parade. A beloved pastime for
locals and visitors alike, the Shrine Parade features more than 50 units of
mini cars, trucks, marching divisions and festive bands. Atlantic Avenue at 17th
Street, Saturday, Sept. 6., beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Ladies 1st Inaugural International
Celebrating women is the theme of this new conference at the
Virginia Beach Convention Center (Sept. 10 to 13), featuring Grammy award-winning
singer and motivational speaker Karen Clark Sheard. Women’s empowerment and
wellness workshops, inspirational music, panel discussions, a fashion show,
vendors and more. Pre-registration is required for this ticketed event.
95th Promenade Nationale - La Societe des 40 Hommes et 8
More than 600 members of this honor organization will be in Virginia
Beach for their 2014 annual meeting (Sept. 23 to 27). Founded in 1920 by
American veterans returning from France, the Forty & Eight are committed to
promoting the well-being of veterans and their families. A color guard
competition, a children’s party and an awards ceremony will be highlights. This
event is by invitation only.
Meet the Artists
Head up the road from the oceanfront to the Virginia Museum
of Contemporary Art (MOCA) to meet the featured fall artists at the MOCA Fall Exhibition Opening
Reception (Sept. 11). Sample fine fare and cocktails and enjoy live
entertainment by the Christopher Newport University Jazz Combo, featuring
students pursuing CNU's new Jazz Studies degree, plus admission to the museum’s
If you get your kicks from high-flying tricks, then prepared
to be amazed by the dips and flips performed by the world-renowned Blue Angels
and other aerial performers during the 2014
NAS Oceana Air Show (Sept. 20 to 21), hosted by Naval Air Station Oceana in
partnership with the Navy Wounded Warrior/Safe Harbor program.
A Month of Neptune
Virginia Beach’s reigning King Neptune, King of the Sea,
invites you to celebrate sun and fun throughout September. Kick it off with the
Annual Neptune’s Fall Wine Festival (Sept. 6 to 7), where visitors can sip
and savor chardonnays, merlots, rieslings and more from Virginia's leading
vineyards. Enjoy delicious food, live entertainment and take home a bottle of
vino or two, while enjoying oceanfront views.
If you prefer your art served up with fresh salty air, then head
to the Neptune
Art and Craft Show (Sept. 26 to 28), held against the unbeatable backdrop
of the Atlantic Ocean. The show will feature more than 270 artisans displaying
handmade works, from paintings and sculptures to photography and
glasswork. Browse the tents and displays
on your way to the International
Sandsculpting Championship (Sept. 26 to Oct. 5), where you’ll see world-class
sculptors from around the globe creating incredible, towering works of art out
of Virginia Beach sand.
Savor the tastes of Greece and Italy during the Mediterranean
Weekend (Sept. 12 to 14) at either Town Center or the oceanfront. Town
Center will play host to a Festa Italiana, featuring an outdoor stage in a
beautiful urban setting that’s the perfect atmosphere for dining, singing and
dancing to classic and modern Italian musical selections. Pasta, pizza, wine and desserts will all be offered
and cultural dance groups, bands and even grape stomping are sure to provide
fun for all!
Across town at the oceanfront, 24th Street Park will host My
Big Fat Greek Party with a feast of Greek cuisine prepared by authentic Greek
chefs. Tantalize your sweet tooth by enjoying desserts and pastries, such as
baklava, koulourakia and loukoumades during live musical performances. Join the
dancers and learn how to move like a Grecian.
Kids can even compete in a Junior Olympics to win prizes.
To learn more about Virginia Beach’s year-round offerings or
to request a complimentary vacation guide, contact the Virginia Beach
Convention & Visitors Bureau by calling 1-800-VA-BEACH.
Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau (www.VisitVirginiaBeach.com)
Where the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay meet,
Virginia Beach promises visitors a unique chance to “Live the Life.” Nature at
its finest, just-caught and just-picked local food, and toes-in-the-sand
relaxation combine for a soul-satisfying experience. A world-renowned
boardwalk, energetic downtown, state-of-the-art Convention Center, abundant
parks and waterways, and mild weather give rise to an active lifestyle and
flourishing local culture. The Virginia Beach CVB is responsible for promoting
year-round leisure, business, meetings and conventions, international and
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