Special Events

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July is Parks & Recreation Month | July 1 - 31

Celebrate the 65th Anniversary of Virginia Beach Parks and Rec with fun activities, pop-up meet n' greets at our parks, a virtual scavenger hunt with a chance to win a custom made 18" plushie, an interactive memory board where you can share your Parks & Rec stories, silent auction benefiting the Parks & Rec Foundation, and more! 


#VBArts on Tour Pop Up Performance: Kempes Landing Park | July 31

Celebrate Philippine culture with music, dance and martial arts! The Philippine Cultural Center of Virginia, Philippine Rondalia Ensemble of Virginia, School of Creative and Performing Arts and Kuntaw Filipino Martial Arts will put on FREE performances at Kempes Landing Park starting at 4:30pm on Saturday, July 31. Make sure to bring a chair or blanket to sit on, and bring the whole family!


Water Lantern Festival | August 7

Voted #1 Best Cultural Festival by USA TODAY, join us at Mount Trashmore for this floating lantern event including games, vendors, music and the beauty of thousands of lanterns adorned with letters of love, hope & dreams. 
Shedule: Gates open at 5:30 pm for food, music and fun. Lanterns will be launched from 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm 
Pricing: $35.99 (until July 20), $45.99 (until August 6), $55.99 (August 7) 


Party at the Pier | August 27

Presented by Siebert Realty
Friday, August 27 | Little Island Park | 7-10 pm
Kick off your shoes, bring your friends, and join us for a FREE concert in the sand at Little Island Park with live music, food trucks, adult beverages, and plenty of dancing! More details to come! 


Santa's Stocking Old-Fashioned Craft Bazaar | November 6, 7, 20, &21

November 6 & 7, 2021 | Princess Anne Recreation Center
November 20 & 21, 2021 | Kempsville Recreation Center
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturdays; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sundays 
Crafters will be selling unique handmade items, everything from stocking stuffers to fine works of art, all at budget-friendly prices. 
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