Community Preparation Meeting for Something in the Water/College Beach Weekend to Be Held April 8

Thursday, March 28, 2019

​Something in the Water, the new art, music and culture festival (April 26-28), coincides with College Beach Weekend. With programming stretching from Rudee Loop to the Convention Center to 31st Street, organizers expect crowds similar to those we typically see for the 4th of July — only for three days instead of one. The City is teaming with the festival organizers to make sure residents in and near the Resort Area know what to expect and can plan accordingly.

Be In The Know

  • Like last year, there will be direct mail to residents and businesses in the 23451 zip code with information will be the central source for news and updates
  • A public meeting will be held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center (1000 19th Street) on Monday, April 8, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Topics to be discussed include:
    • Traffic
    • Parking
    • Safety
    • Access for Oceanfront residents, hotel guests, employees of businesses
    • Where to get informatio
    • Human Rights Commission Observer Program

Residents living in or near the Oceanfront, Resort Area businesses and their employees are encouraged to attend.

Organizers are working with businesses, civic leagues and management associations to maintain access to the Oceanfront for businesses and residents near the festival footprint along Atlantic Avenue. Direct any access-related questions to

More Information


  • Event app (available after April 1) in the Google Play and iTunes stores. Download at

  • Use the WAZE app in the Google Play and Apple stores during the weekend to plan travel routes

  • Follow Something In the Water and CityOfVaBeach on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

  • Call the festival hotline (operating during show days only) at (757) 276-6811

  • Contact 9-1-1 for emergencies only. Call 3-1-1 for City information and 385-5000 for non-emergencies


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