Special Events

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Arbor Day Ceremony​

Friday, April 28 | 10 - 11 am
North Landing Elementary School
Join us as Virginia Beach receives its 37th consecutive “Tree City USA” Award from the Virginia Department of Forestry. This award identifies the city as a community that has a proven commitment to an ongoing community forestry program. The Council of Garden Clubs of Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach Beautification Commission, Virginia Beach Master Gardener Tree Stewards, and students from North Landing Elementary School will also participate. 

Touch-a-Truck

Saturday, April 29 | 12 - 3 pm
Princess Anne Recreation Center 
Calling kids of all ages! Experience the thrill of sitting behind the wheel of fascinating community vehicles including the Fire Department's Monster Truck, a police car, street sweeper, dump truck and more! Face painting, children's crafts and our DJ spinning tunes guarantees the fun!

Bike to Work Day | Ride with the Mayor

Friday, May 12 | 8 am
Meet at Princess Anne Recreation Center 
As part of National Bike Month, join Mayor Sessoms on a Bike to Work Day ride! With more and more individuals taking advantage of this healthy, sustainable, and economic means of transportation, the Mayor is leading a short ride from the Princess Anne Recreation Center (1400 Nimmo Parkway) to City Hall (2401 Courthouse Drive) beginning at 8 am.

The ride will be approximately 3 miles each way. Participants of all skill levels are welcome! Riders should provide their own bicycle, and a helmet is required to participate. The ride is weather permitting; no rain date is scheduled. All participants ride at their own risk.


Bike Rodeo

Saturday, May 13 | 10 am - 1 pm​
Princess Anne Recreation Center
May is National Bike Month, so trek out for a day of fun activities focused on bicycle safety. Take part in lively skill stations, interactive games, bike decorating and a parade! Bring your bicycles and helmets to join the fun!


Family Fishing Clinic - FULL

Saturday, June 3 | 8:30 am - 1 pm​
Munden Point Park​
Age 5-14 with parent or guardian | Help your child(ren)​ tackle the basics of angling Virginia's waters by attending this free family fishing clinic. Team up with experienced fishermen for guided instruction and beginning fishing skills. Fishing poles, tackle, and bait provided if needed. Hot dog lunch included. Limited to the first 125 registered participants. The fishing clinic is now full. 

Party at the Pier​ presented by Siebert Realty

Friday, June 16 (Rain Date: Saturday, June 17) | 7 - 10 pm​
Little Island Park
Kick off your shoes and join us for a beach ​concert in the sand ​with live music from the Rhondels​, food trucks and plenty of dancing! Onsite parking is available and free after 5 pm. 


July 4th Celebration

Tuesday, July 4 | 4 - 10 pm​
Mount Trashmore Park
Celebrate America’s independence with live music, delicious foods, and of course, booming fireworks! | Limited on-site parking available for $5​


Sunday RUNday​

Sunday, July 23 | 7:30 am​
Mount Trashmore Park
Lace up your sneakers and join us for Sunday RUNday at Mount Trashmore Park. The annual race event features the VBPRF 5K, Kids Fun Run and Family Fitness Run/Walk. Race highlights include free race photos, a 2017 race t-shirt and finisher medal - plus music and food trucks.​ Register now! ​

Movie Night: Trolls

Friday, August 25 (Rain Date: Sunday, August 27) | Activities begin at 6 pm​; movie begins at dusk
Mount Trashmore Park
Enjoy a movie under the stars at Mount Trashmore Park! Bring blankets and beach chairs to get comfortable as you watch a family-favorite on our giant screen. Concessions will be available for purchase.


Party at the Pier​ presented by Siebert Realty​

Friday, September 1 (Rain Date: Saturday, September 2) | 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 plenty of dancing! ​If you love awesome live music and the beach, then this party is for you. Onsite parking is available and free after 5 pm. 

Movie Night: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Friday, September 29 (Rain Date: Sunday, October 1) | Activities begin at 6 pm​; movie begins at dusk
Mount Trashmore Park
Enjoy a movie under the stars at Mount Trashmore Park! Bring blankets and beach chairs to get comfortable as you watch the latest in the Star Wars ​​film series​ on our giant screen. Concessions will be available for purchase.


Movie Night: Ghostbusters (1984 Orig​inal)

Friday, October 27 (Rain Date: Sunday, October 29) | Activities begin at 6 pm​; movie begins at dusk
Mount Trashmore Park
Enjoy a movie under the stars at Mount Trashmore Park! Bring blankets and beach chairs to get comfortable as you watch the original Ghostbusters film on our giant screen. Concessions will be available for purchase.



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