Special Events

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​​​ 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 & October 6 | 8:30 am - 1 pm​
Munden Point Park
Registration for the June 2 clinic is now closed // Email outdoors@vbgov.com​ to request adding your child(ren) to the waitlist.
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. Fi​shing poles, tackle, and bait provided if needed. Pizza lunch included. Limited to the first 125 registered participants.

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

Fridays, June 15 & August 24 (Rain Dates: June 16 & August 25) | 7 - 10 pm
Little Island Park
Kick off your shoes and join us for a beach concert in the sand with live music from Buckshot (June) and The Rhondels (August)! Enjoy 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. Exhibitor Application​

Summer Carnival ImageMovie Nights​​

Mount Trashmore Park | Activities begin at 6 pm; Movie begins at dusk
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. Enjoy delicious treats available for purchase from various food trucks.​

Summer Carnival ImageSanta's Stocking Old Fashioned ​Craft Bazaar

Saturday & Sunday, November 3 & 4 | 10 am - 4 pm | Princess Anne Rec Center
Saturday & Sunday, November 17 & 18 | 10 am - 4 pm | Kempsville Rec Center
Now in its 40th year, this event features over 100 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. This event is free for shoppers!

Interested in being a vendor? Applications will be available starting July 1.

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

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