May Convention Center Attendance Projected to Reach 85,000

Monday, April 30, 2018

​May activities are expected to draw an estimated 85,000 locals and visitors to the Virginia Beach Convention Center (VBCC) this May. Over 20 events, both public and private, will fill the halls, ballrooms and exhibits spaces starting with an afternoon symphony performance this week. For more information, visit the Center's website at As always, parking is free at the VBCC!

Here's a look at several of this month's offerings: 

May 2: Virginia Symphony Afternoon Encore, a special concert for the senior community
Join the musicians of the Virginia Symphony on a musical tour through the years with romantic string music, rousing marches, toe-tapping favorites and an audience sing-along. Accommodations for wheelchairs, scooters and other assistive devices will be available. Doors open at 1 p.m. with the performance starting at 2 p.m. and lasting approximately an hour and 15 minutes. This is a ticketed event open to all ages. 

May 5 – 6: The U.S. Finals - Cheer and Dance Competition
Every cheer and dance team works hard all season long, and The U.S. Finals is a spectacular way to celebrate the end of the competition season. This annual event features cheer and dance teams from across the region and country who gather to compete in dozens of divisions and categories. In addition to the competitions, there will be vendors offering the latest in dance and cheer accessories as well as a street fair. Come out to cheer for the awesome teams representing Virginia Beach, or your favorite visiting athletes! This is a ticketed event. Parking is free. 

May 12 – 13: Tidewater Comicon
Now in its fifth year, the VBCC is pleased to again welcome Tidewater Comicon, Virginia's largest comic book convention. Featuring an amazing mix of comic book creators, TV, film and media special guests, a Cosplay contest, toys/collectibles, gaming, and much more. Tidewater Comicon wants all to know: "If it's Geeky, we got it!" Passes are available on site or in advance. Find out more here

May 25 – 28: 19th Annual National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) National Duals
This event brings four days of action-packed wrestling to Virginia Beach as athletes in a variety of ages, weights and divisions compete for titles. More than 370 teams are expected to compete in dozens of matches during the tournament. Athletic recruiters from a number of colleges and universities attend this event to seek out prospects. This is a ticketed event for spectators and parking is free.

For a full listing of all upcoming events, visit

Did you know……..the VBCC has a dedicated, professional staff and an award-winning caterer to assist with "the" perfect wedding? Need a large space with plenty of parking? The VBCC has three ballrooms and ample, free parking. Need a smaller, more intimate space? Choose from a variety of suites and pre-function areas at the VBCC. This unique and visually-stunning venue is perfect for hosting weddings and receptions – all under one roof. From a simple cocktail reception to full service, plated receptions, the VBCC is perfect for parties and celebrations of almost every size. Click here to find out more – you may be very pleasantly surprised!

About the Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau (
Where the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay meet, Virginia Beach promises visitors a unique chance to "Live the Life." Nature at its finest, just-caught and just-picked local food and toes-in-the-sand relaxation combine for a soul-satisfying experience. A world-renowned boardwalk, energetic downtown, state-of-the-art Convention Center, abundant parks and waterways, and mild weather give rise to an active lifestyle and flourishing local culture. The Virginia Beach CVB is responsible for promoting year-round leisure, business, meetings and conventions, international and sports travel to Virginia's most populous city. For media information and images, visit Follow Virginia Beach on Twitter at, Instagram at, Facebook at

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