Special Events

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Family Fishing Clinic

Saturday, October 1 | 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Munden Point Park, 2001 Pefley Lane
Age 5-14 with parent or guardian | Help your child tackle the basics of angling Virginia's waters by attending this free family fishing clinic at Munden Point Park​. Team up with experienced fishermen for guided instruction and beginning fishing skills. Fishing poles, tackle, and bait provided. Hot dog lunch included. Limited to the first 125 participants. ***Registration is now full


Three women shoppingTreasures at the Farm: A Community Yard Sale

Accepting seller applications through September 28!​​

​Saturday, October 8, 2016 | 9 am - 2 pm 
Williams Farm Park, 5269 Learning Circle​​​
Head over to Williams Farm Park​ for an old-fashioned community yard sale! No need to navigate through neighborhood roads hunting for a good deal. Find your low-cost treasures all in one spot! Interested in selling y​our stuff? ​​| Dow​nload a seller application!​


Craft vendorSanta's Stocking Old Fashioned Craft Bazaar

November 5 & 6, 2016 | Princess Anne Recreation Center​
November 19 & 20, 2016 | Williams Farm Recreation Center
9 am - 5 pm on Saturdays; 10 am - 4 pm on Sundays
Now in its 38th year, this event features over 100 different craft vendors each weekend. Crafters will be selling unique handmade items, everything from stocking stuffers to fine works of art, all at budget-friendly prices.​ | Download a vendor application!​ ​


Bird in waterWinter Wildlife Festival​​

January 20-22, 2017 | Exhibit Hall: Saturday, January 21​, 10 am - 4 pm
Princess Anne Recreation Center
Witness winter wildlife all around Virginia Beach! Educational workshops and engaging excursions are sure to captivate novice & expert outdoo​r enthusiasts. Learn what it takes to properly observe and identify wildlife, while exploring the best of our city's natural areas. Fee required for most sessions. Check out our festival website for more information.

For more ​events, check out what's happening in our recreation centers​!​

 Past Events

Rec Center Open House logo​Recreation Center Open House​

All Virginia Beach Recreation Centers​​
​Sunday, January 10, 2016 | 11 am - 4 pm
Stop in and see what our recreation centers are all about! Enjoy FREE access to all Virginia Beach Recreation Centers, PLUS fitness demos, facility tours, children's activities, sports & athletic demos all at no cost. And as a kick off to our 60th anniversary, new and expired members can purchase an annual adult or senior resident membership for just $60! Don't miss out on this one day only special offer!​

Cherry Blossom TreesCherry Bl​​ossom Festival​

Saturday, April 2, 2016 | 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Red Wing Park
The Sister Cities of Virginia Beach and Miyazaki, Japan, invite you to celebrate spring, peace, and goodwill during the blossom season. Enjoy our 11th year of traditional Japanese music, dance, arts and martial arts demonstrations.


Kid on truckTouch-a-Truck

Saturday, April 16, 2016 | 12 pm - 3 pm 
Princess Anne Recreation Center
Experience the thrill of sitting in the Virginia Beach Fire Department’s monster truck, a police car, a street sweeper, dump truck and more! Attractions include face painting, children’s craft activities, and a DJ. The first 100 kids (ages 12 and under) at the event will receive a free gift.​ Overflow parking is available at Strawbridge Elementary School. 

Earth turtle mascotEarth Day​

Saturday, April 23, 2016 | 11 am - 4 pm (Rain Date: April 24)
Mount Trashmore Park
Help us make our world a healthier place with various exhibits, displays and activities that give you a chance to discover and explore effective, convenient, and cutting-edge ways to green your lifestyle.


Dog jumpingK-9 Karnival

Saturday, May 14, 2016 | 10 am - 3 pm
Red Wing Park
Canine lovers and their furry friends are invited to Red Wing Park for a day dedicated to the dogs. Pound puppies to the purebred can come paw-to-paw with numerous canine demonstrations, competitions, displays and more.

Kids on bikesBike Rodeo

Saturday, May 28, 2016 | 10 am - 2 pm
Williams Farm Park
In celebration of May as Bike Month, families are invited to Williams Farm Park for a day of fun activities with a focus on bicycle safety. Kids can participate in bicycle skills stations, interactive games, bike decorating and a parade! Remember to bring your children's bicycles and helmets. 

Family fishingFamily Fishing Clinic

Saturday, June 4, 2016 | 8:30 am - 1 pm | Munden Point Park
Age 5 - 14 with parent or guardian
Help your child tackle the basics of angling Virginia’s waters at our free family fishing clinic. You and your child will team up with experienced fishermen for guided instruction and beginning fishing skills. Pre-registration required; limited to the first 125 participants.


People dancing on the beachParty at the Pier | Presented by Siebert Realty

Event postponed to Saturday, June 18 due to inclement weather
Friday, June 17 | 7 - 10 pm | Rain Date: June 18

Little Island Park
Kick off your shoes and join us for a c​oncert in the sand with live music from The Rhondels​ plus food trucks and dancing! If you love beach music, then this party is for you!​​ Food available for sale from Paradise Bistro, Get Stuffed, Pelican SnoBalls​ and The Thirsty Frog​. Onsite parking is available and free after 5 pm.​


Friday, June 3 - Tuesday, June 21
Mount Trashmore Park
Rides, games and traditional state fair foods are all available at the Summer Carnival at Mount Trashmore Park. Located in the parking lot off Edwin Drive, the carnival is great for all ages and offers free admission and free parking. Rides, games and concessions priced separately.​


 

People dancing July 4th Celebration​

Monday​, July 4 | 4 - 10 pm
Mount Trashmore Park
Celebrate America’s independence with live music by Rachel Rocheleau and Cheap Thrills​, delicious foods, and of course, booming fireworks! *$5 parking fee; When parking lots at Mount Trashmore Park are full, Edwin Drive between Independence Boulevard and South Boulevard may close.​​


Movie at Mount Trashmore park Summer Movie Night Series: "Minions"

Friday, July 22, 2016 | Activities start at 7 pm; Movie starts at sunset

Mount Trashmore Park

Enjoy our first movie night of the summer as we view "Minions" under the stars! Bring blankets and beach chairs to get comfortable as you watch this family-favorite on our giant screen. Concessions will be available for purchase. 


Family running Sunday RUNday at Mount Trashmore Park

Sunday, July 24, 2016 | 8 am - 3 pm
Mount Trashmore Park

We're hosting our first-ever Sunday RUNday, a family fitness extravaganza,​ followed by our hugely-popular Sunday Funday celebration! It’s our 60th Anniversary, and the DJ is getting the party started with a fitness dance party, lawn games, food trucks, sack races, and bounce houses. Event features the Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Foundation (VBPR) Race Series:​ 5K, Kids Fun Run and Family Fitness Walk/Run.​


 

Two people dancingSunday Funday Series - 60th Anniversary Edition
Featuring Eat the Streets 757 Food Trucks

Sunday, July 24, 2016 | 11 am - 3 pm
Mount Trashmore Park
Gather your family and friends for some laid-back fun at Mount Trashmore Park! We'll have exciting games and activities for all ages. And bring your appetite because some of the best Eat the Streets 757 Food Truc​ks​ will be serving up delicious eats!


Movie at Mount Trashmore park Summer Movie Night Series: "Home"

Friday, August 12, 2016 | Activities start at 7 pm; Movie starts at sunset
Mount Trashmore Park
Enjoy "Home" under the stars! Bring blankets and beach chairs to get comfortable as you watch this family-favorite on our giant screen. Concessions will be available for purchase. Back Bay Astronomers will also be on-​site with their star-gazing equipment and sunscopes for you to enjoy. Be sure to stop and check them out for a beautiful view of the day and night sky!


Family smilingSunday Funday Series | Featuring Eat the Streets 757 Food Trucks

Sunday, August 14, 2016 | 12 - 3 pm 
Mount Trashmore Park
Gather your family and friends for some laid-back fun at Mount Trashmore Park! We'll have exciting games and activities for all ages. And bring your appetite because some of the best Eat the Streets 757 Food Truc​ks​ will be serving up delicious eats!


Movie at Mount Trashmore park Summer Movie Night Series: "The Peanuts Movie"​

Friday, August 26, 2016 | Activities start at 7 pm; Movie starts at sunset
Mount Trashmore Park
Enjoy "The Peanuts Movie" under the stars! Bring blankets and beach chairs to get comfortable as you watch this family-favorite on o​ur giant screen. Concessions will be available for purchase. 


Girl with hula hoopSunday Funday Series | Featuring Eat the Streets 757 Food Trucks

Sunday, August 28, 2016 | 12 - 3 pm 
Mount Trashmore Park
Gather your family and friends for some laid-back fun at Mount Trashmore Park! We'll have exciting games and activities for all ages. And bring your appetite because some of the best Eat the Streets 757 Food Truc​ks​ will be serving up delicious eats! This is the final event in our Sunday Funday series, so be sure to stop in! 


People dancing at the beachParty at the Pier | Presented by Siebert Realty

Due to weather concerns related to Hurricane Hermine, Party at the Pier has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.

Friday, September 2, 2016 | 7 - 10 pm ​
Little Island Park
Kick off your shoes and join us for a rockin' country ​concert in the sand with live music from Buckshot​, food trucks and dancing! Food available for purchase from Capt'n Crabby, Get Stuffed, Keep It Poppin' and The Thirsty Frog. Onsite parking is available and free after 5 pm.​​​