Something In The Water

​Inform​ation for residents and visitors.
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.
Be In The Know​​
  •​ and the Something in the Water app (download from Google Play or iTunes storeswill be the central source for news and updates.​
  • Text SITW to 226787​ to subscribe to text alerts from the City of Virginia Beach. Get instant notifications of emergencies and updates. 
  • ​Like last year, information is being mailed to residents and businesses in the 23451 zip code. A copy of the postcard is available in the right-hand column. 
  • Organizers are working with businesses, civic leagues and management associations to maintain access for businesses and residents near the festival footprint along Atlantic Ave. Documents are posted under Related Information. Direct any access-related questions to

More Information 

Logistics for Locals: Community Preparation Meeting Held April 8

The City teamed with the festival organizers to make sure residents in and near the Resort Area know what to expect and can plan accordingly. A public meeting was held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center (1000 19th Street) on Monday, April 8, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Topics discussed include:
  • Traffic
  • Parking
  • Safety
  • Access for Oceanfront residents, hotel guests, employees of businesses
  • Where to get information
  • Human Rights Commission Observer Program
The handouts are posted under Related Information on this page and you can see the video by going to or and click on the "video" link.