Special Events

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​​​​ Cherry Blossom Festival ImageCherry Blossom Festival​

Saturday, March 24 (Rain Date: March 25) | 12 - 4​ pm​
Red Wing Park
Celebrate spring, peace and goodwill during the blossom season with our Sister City Miyazaki, Japan. Featuring diverse and creative programs, traditional Japanese music, arts and culture while promoting natural beauty and community spirit.​​

​​ Earth Day ImageEarth Day​

Saturday, April 21 (Rain Date: April 22) | 11 am - 4 pm
Mount Trashmore Park
Refresh your approach to making our world a healthier place with various exhibits, displays and activities that will provide innovative ways to green your lifestyle. Recycling Zone (10 am - 3 pm) including electronics recycling and rain barrel sales available. Earth Day is a Virginia Green event.​ Become an exhibitor​

Earth Day ImageArbor Day Ceremony​

Friday, April 27 | 10 - 11 am
Kempsville Recreation Center
Guests are welcome to come celebrate as Virginia Beach receives its 38th consecutive "Tree City USA" Award from the Virginia Department of Forestry. The "Tree City USA" award identifies the city as a community that has a proven commitment to an ongoing community forestry program. Mayor Will Sessoms along with representatives from the Council of Garden Clubs of Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach Beautification Commission, Virginia Beach Master Gardener Tree Stewards, and students from Providence Elementary School will also participate in the Arbor Day festivities.​

​​ Touch-a-Truck ImageTouch-a-Truck

Saturday, May 19 | 12 - 3 pm
Williams Farm Park and 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!

​​ Summer Carnival ImageSummer Carnival

Friday, June 1 - Tuesday, June ​19 | 5 - 10 pm (Monday - Friday), 2-10 pm (Saturday & Sunday)
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. ​

​​ Family Fishing Clinic ImageFamily Fishing Clinic

Saturday, June 2 | 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. Advance registration required and will be available beginning ​Monday, April 2nd.​

Clean the Bay DayClean the Bay Day

Saturday, June 2 | 9:00 am - 12 pm​
Clean the Bay Day is a true Virginia Beach tradition and an annual opportunity for families, military installations, businesses, clubs, civic or church groups to come together for a common cause - clean water.​ Help the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in their mission to Save the Bay!


​​ Party at the Pier ImageParty at the Pier presented by Siebert Realty

Friday, June 15 (Rain Date: June 16) | 7 - 10 pm
Little Island Park
Kick off your shoes and join us for a beach ​concert in the sand ​with live music by Buckshot, food trucks and plenty of dancing! Onsite parking is available and free after 5 pm. 

Summer Carnival ImageJuly 4th Celebration

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

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