Eight Ways to Celebrate Fall in Virginia Beach this October

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Fall in Virginia Beach is the perfect time to get out and enjoy the wide range of activities our amazing city has to offer. Millions of visitors make their way to our hometown every year to enjoy the things we have at our fingertips 365 days a year. With so much to choose from this month, here are eight ways to ensure your October is filled with fall fun and good times:

  1. There’s still time to see mythical dragons, mermaids and pirates emerging from the sand as the International Sand Sculpting Championship continues through Oct. 4. A tent almost as large as a football field houses 22 sculptures created by 12 solo and 10 doubles of teams from across the world. Located between 4th and 10th Streets at the Resort Beach, “Neptune’s Kingdom: Land of Sand” is a sight to behold and one of the most distinctive events of its kind in the world!
  2. Come one, come all to celebrate fall at the Harvest Festival at Hunt Club. Bring the family to pet the friendliest farm animals, take a pony or carnival ride, tour the farm and enjoy so much more (through Nov. 2). Don’t forget to visit the massive pumpkin patch, ready to provide you with the perfect Pungo pumpkin for carving!
  3. Drishti Fest, a community-driven yoga event, is taking place over four days on the Resort Beach (Oct. 8-11), where participants will not only be enjoying yoga but also music, art, dancing, learning and transforming their bodies and spirits. After all, isn’t that what living the life is all about?
  4. Join your friends and neighbors for the largest series of 5K runs and fitness walks in the world at the 2015 Annual Komen Tidewater Race for the Cure (Oct. 10). The Susan G. Komen Race raises funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle to the disease. Walk, run, volunteer or donate; any and all support is welcomed and encouraged.
  5. It’s another massive tent in the sand as the Resort Beach hosts over 50 breweries boasting 80 craft beers for The Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival (Oct. 17-18). Enjoy live music and sample hoppin’ favorites as you learn all about the skills of regional brew masters. Purchase tickets in advance at the Visitor Information Center (437-4882).
  6. Explore our emerging ViBe Creative District during First Friday ViBe (Oct. 2), when local artisans and shops extend their hours to feature special events, music, food and other entertainment throughout the neighborhood’s galleries and stores, located just steps off the oceanfront boardwalk.
  7. Celebrate 50 years of holiday shows with a thank you tribute to all of America’s veterans at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts. The USO Show Tribute (Oct. 20-23) features popular music from WWII, Korea and Vietnam, while including music of the season with holiday songs that were performed in jungles, on battlefields and aboard aircraft carriers. Join this nostalgic, comical matinee for one unforgettable weekend.
  8. Run for your life! This Halloween (Oct. 31), the Anthem Wicked 10K will be spooking up the Resort Beach. It’s a fun, creative and festive event that races along our beautiful oceanfront, featuring live Thriller dancers and other spooky surprises. Runners are encouraged to dress in wacky costumes and compete in a post-race costume contest for a chance to win great prizes. Do the monster mash to celebrate at the huge post-race party on the beach with plenty of live music, food and drinks.

Don’t forget the many events hosted at the Virginia Beach Convention Center (VBCC) all year long. Conferences and trainings, a job fair, a military family festival, and a gem show are just a sample of the events which will draw more than 30,000 guests to this world-class venue in October alone. For a complete list of the upcoming public VBCC events, go to www.visitvirginiabeach.com/conventioncenter/event-calendar.

Looking to make this holiday season one to remember? Book your family or business event at the VBCC for a spectacular backdrop that will be the envy of all! Be sure to secure the date you have in mind by calling the VBCC sales team today at 385-2000.

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