Virginia Beach Convention Center Ready for 2019

January brings cars, celebrities, Virginia wines and more to the Convention Center

Thursday, January 03, 2019

​It's here – 2019!  As it has for the past decade, the Virginia Beach Convention Center (VBCC) will host a variety of happenings each month this year for residents and visitors alike. Did you know that in 2018 the VBCC hosted 322 events and welcomed more than 600,000 guests? Yes, it was a busy year and the hard-working staff is ready for even more activity in 2019, beginning with the following events:

Jan. 11 – 13: 2019 Hampton Roads International Car Show - Prepare to have your engine started with the latest in vehicles in a "no sales" environment. Look, enjoy and ask questions without any pressure to buy! Ticket and prize giveaways, ride and drive opportunities and visits from the lovable character, Yogi Bear, make this show a family-friendly event. Click here for a discount coupon, the daily show schedule and more.

Jan. 18: 2019 CHKD David Wright Vegas Night Gala - New York Mets All-Star third baseman David Wright, a native of Hampton Roads, has supported Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters for over a decade, and for the past eight years, he has hosted David Wright Vegas Night at the VBCC each January to raise funds for the hospital. The evening includes cocktails, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and dessert with a live/silent auction and casino gaming including craps, roulette, blackjack, horse racing, and poker. Attire is "Vegas casual." More information, including details about sponsorship opportunities, may be found here.

Jan. 18 – 20: 2019 Tidewater RV Show – Now in its 38th year, this show features the very latest in recreational vehicles from the nation's top manufacturers. In addition to viewing RVs, attendees can meet with more than two dozen vendors, including representatives from campgrounds, resorts and travel destinations, RV tow products and accessories to make life easier on the road. Get your discount coupon and more info here.

Jan 26 – 27: Coastal VA Wine Expo - The 6th Annual Coastal Virginia Wine Fest celebrates good times with Virginia wines. Enjoy a selection of wine from Virginia wineries, specialty foods, arts and crafts, a craft beer garden, grape stomp competition, live entertainment and much more. Need more info? Click here.

Jan. 26 – 27: 2019 College Admissions Assistance (CAA) Workshop - To make wise choices, students should be armed with the right knowledge. Utilizing proprietary software, CAA provides an individualized approach to helping students plan for a successful and rewarding future. Find out more here.

Looking for a gorgeous venue with a professional, dedicated staff and a gourmet in-house caterer? Look no further than the VBCC!  www.visitvirginiabeach.com/convention-center.

With miles of coastline anchored by natural surroundings and a vibrant city center, Virginia Beach offers visitors and residents an abundance of opportunities to "Live the Life" and kick up their feet (and heels!) at hundreds of events throughout the city all year long. From local musicians delivering unique sounds at neighborhood venues and world-renowned touring artists, to culturally-inspired festivals and street fairs, Virginia Beach is quickly becoming the East Coast mecca of free entertainment.

Celebrate the true essence of Virginia Beach: experience the excitement of a live symphony performance or a plaza serenade under the stars; enjoy a self-guided public art tour or explore an array of historic sites and museums; revel in the glee of a marching parade and the crowning of a "King" or delight in a family-friendly street performance at our exclusive attraction, "Live on Atlantic!" All this and more is waiting for you in this gem of a destination we are lucky enough to call home, Virginia Beach.

About the Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau – (www.VisitVirginiaBeach.com)

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 www.visitvirginiabeach.com/media. Follow Virginia Beach on Twitter at twitter.com/VisitVaBch, Instagram at instagram.com/visitvabeach, and Facebook at www.facebook.com/VisitVaBeach.

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