Virginia Beach Hotels- Virginia Beach Events - Warbirds Over the Beach

WWII Air Show

Warbirds Over the Beach 2018
May 18 – May 20

Come out for an amazing WWII air show, great food, lovely hangar dances, and great family entertainment! Join us the weekend of May 18-20th, for a trip back in time to the memorable days of the Second World War. Military Aviation Museum presents the annual WWII Air Show, Warbirds Over The Beach 2018, a museum fundraiser.

Travel to Virginia Beach, alongside the bright sunshine of the Atlantic shoreline, where German submarines once hunted merchant ships in the Gulfstream waters. Look up in the sky, where you will see fighters and bombers of our armed forces patrol the countryside to protect our homeland from the Axis forces.

You will experience all this and more during the weekend before Memorial Day, with hundreds of re-enactors, actual warplanes of these times and entertainment reminiscent of the 1940s. event details


Enjoy the fun on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront! As a guest at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront hotel, you will enjoy our newly renovated Virginia Beach oceanfront hotel that’s on the oceanfront of Virginia Beach, offering direct access to the boardwalk and the sandy shores of Virginia Beach, Virginia! Enjoy all that Virginia Beach has to offer from the festivals to the food!

Virginia Beach Hotels - Virginia Beach Events - Pirate Party on the Beach | hotel Specials

Pirate Party in Virginia Beach

2018 Pirate Party on the Beach
May 19 – May 20
Virginia Beach Oceanfront

The 2018 Pirate Party on the Beach returns to the Virginia Beach oceanfront for two days of music, mayhem, and more!  This family-friendly event features activities designed to bring out the “pirate” in everyone.  Featuring costume contests, games, a treasure hunt, pirate re-enactors, and movie on the beach.

When arriving at the Pirate Party on the Beach, beware of those scurvy scallywags, The Moody Crewe.  These pirate re-enactors will be posing for photographs, singing sea shanties, and demonstrating swordplay.  The Moody Crewe loves landlubbers, and this merry band of pirates will entertain as well as educate. Joining the Moody Crewe will be the Loose Cannon Company, Overland, Crew of the Archangel, and Cypher’s Gang.

Other activities throughout the weekend include bandana-making, face-painting, storytelling, weapons demonstrations, and shopping for pirate-themed merchandise.

Pirate re-enactors will abound, with those founding pirates of Pirate Party on the Beach, The Moody Crewe, leading the way with educational displays and lively interaction.  Pirate Party on the Beach is also pleased to welcome Blackbeard’s Crew to the event for the first time!

The Real Mermaids are returning to Pirate Party on the Beach!  Thrill to mermaids swimming in a unique 550 gallon tank!  There will even be opportunities to have your picture taken with a mermaid and to ask questions.

Pirate musicians The Motley Tones and Bob Zentz will entertain with authentic pirate tunes!

Saturday features a full day of activities.  The pirate stunt show by Shadow Players Stage Combat Group features actors in authentic costumes, sword-play, and audience interaction.  The show will be presented several times throughout each day.

On Saturday, participate in Cap’n Pete’s Treasure Hunt, where there’s a real buried treasure.


Enjoy the fun on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront! As a guest at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront hotel, you will enjoy our newly renovated Virginia Beach oceanfront hotel that’s on the oceanfront of Virginia Beach, offering direct access to the boardwalk and the sandy shores of Virginia Beach, Virginia! Enjoy all that Virginia Beach has to offer from the festivals to the food!

Virginia Beach Hotels Special Beach Music Weekend

Beach Music Weekend

Beach Music Cruise-In
May 18 – May 20
Virginia Beach oceanfront

Beach Music Cruise-In features top Beach Music bands from up and down the East Coast and cars on the boardwalk, blending the best of the “oldies” with dancing under the stars in a jam-packed blast to the past!  Enjoy great Beach Music bands on the Virginia Beach oceanfront in a nostalgic salute to the “good old days” of cool cars and hot tunes.  Stroll the boardwalk to view classic cars, hot rods, antiques, and more.

A three-day series of free concerts is presented on a stage built right on the beach at 30th Street.  Evening concerts on Friday give way to a full day of entertainment on Saturday and more daytime concerts on Sunday.

The car show feature turns the boardwalk into a local version of “Route 66,” with cars and trucks from yesterday and today competing for trophies and Best in Show cash prizes.

Individuals from throughout the region will display their autos.  Hot rods, street machines, classic cars, and more will line the Virginia Beach boardwalk for several blocks, where thousands of car enthusiasts and families can view the vehicles in a beautiful beach setting.

The car show will be on Saturday, May 20, from 10:00am-4:00pm.

The Beach Music Cruise-In festival atmosphere is enhanced with beer and food served in tents on the sand alongside a sea of beach chairs and dancing couples!  Boardwalk sponsors and vendors overlook the beach, luring visitors from the boardwalk into the fun and sun at Beach Music Cruise-In!  A giant 20-foot inflatable jukebox on the beach towers over the fun as festival-goers kick off their shoes and dance their cares away on the sands of Virginia Beach.

Beach Music Cruise-In is the winner of the 2011 Industry Appreciation Award (“CAMMY”) from the Carolina Beach Music Association.

more details


Enjoy the fun on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront! As a guest at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront hotel, you will enjoy our newly renovated Virginia Beach oceanfront hotel that’s on the oceanfront of Virginia Beach, offering direct access to the boardwalk and the sandy shores of Virginia Beach, Virginia! Enjoy all that Virginia Beach has to offer from the festivals to the food!

Virginia Beach Hotels - Oceanfront Specials Events Monsters on the Beach

Monsters on the Beach

Monsters on the Beach 2018

Virginia Beach Oceanfront
May 11 – May 13

Monster Trucks battle on Virginia Beach for ultimate sand domination! This family-friendly event is fast, and exciting. A course is built right on the beach at 6th Street, with bleachers overlooking from the Virginia Beach boardwalk. Sand dunes and junk cars combine to make the race course fast and fun for drivers and spectators alike. >tickets


Enjoy the fun on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront! As a guest at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront hotel, you will enjoy our newly renovated Virginia Beach oceanfront hotel that’s on the oceanfront of Virginia Beach, offering direct access to the boardwalk and the sandy shores of Virginia Beach, Virginia! Enjoy all that Virginia Beach has to offer from the festivals to the food!

Virginia Beach Hotels - Specials Spring Wine Festival

Spring Wine Tasting

Annual Neptune Festival International Spring Wine Tasting
May 12
31st Street Park – Virginia Beach

Come and experience wine tasting stations from around the world with over 70 wines from 9 countries. With the Atlantic Ocean as your backdrop, grab your tickets and let your palate do the traveling as you enjoy an afternoon of good wine, food, live music and good company. Save the packing, the passports, and the jet lag… Travel the world without leaving the beach at Neptune’s International Spring Wine Festival!  >tickets


Enjoy the fun on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront! As a guest at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront hotel, you will enjoy our newly renovated Virginia Beach oceanfront hotel that’s on the oceanfront of Virginia Beach, offering direct access to the boardwalk and the sandy shores of Virginia Beach, Virginia! Enjoy all that Virginia Beach has to offer from the festivals to the food!

Virginia Beach Hotels - Virginia Beach Events - International Panfest Virginia Beach Hotels | Specials

Virginia International PAN Fest 2018

Virginia International PAN Fest 2018
May 11 – May 12
Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Come and enjoy world-class performers for a spectacular celebration of Caribbean music on the  beautiful Virginia Beach oceanfront! The 2018 Virginia International PAN Fest is a musical adventure set to the soothing sounds of steel pan music. The festival’s casual atmosphere appeals to the island community and people of all ages who are intrigued by the unique sounds and style of steel drum music! Fusing together the rhythm of steel bands, ocean breezes, and great international food, the breathtaking Virginia Beach oceanfront becomes an “island paradise” for the weekend.

Co-produced with the Virginia Arts Festival, the Virginia International PAN Fest at its core is a steel drum band competition featuring over 20 high school, college, and community bands from throughout the United States. Bands attend workshops on Friday at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. These workshops are led by nationally-known steel drum artists and educators.

more


Enjoy the fun on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront! As a guest at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront hotel, you will enjoy our newly renovated Virginia Beach oceanfront hotel that’s on the oceanfront of Virginia Beach, offering direct access to the boardwalk and the sandy shores of Virginia Beach, Virginia! Enjoy all that Virginia Beach has to offer from the festivals to the food!

Virginia Beach Hotels - Oceanfront Kentucky Derby Party

Kentucky Derby Party

Seton’s Annual Kentucky Derby Party
May 5 , 5-10pm
Back Bay Farms, Virginia Beach

Come enjoy authentic mint juleps, Derby Hat Contest, live horse races, giant screen broadcast of the Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs while supporting a good cause. When you raise your glass and spend an exciting and elegant evening celebrating the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 5, 2018, know that you are helping Seton Youth Shelters, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, fulfill its mission of providing safe haven, counseling and outreach services, 24 hours a day, without charge, to assist youth in crisis throughout Hampton Roads, with the goal of reuniting families.

NEW Additions to our Fabulous Annual Kentucky Derby Celebration Include:

-Visits with our Friends from Circle A Home for Horses

-Equestrian Exhibitions

-Meet a Racehorse

-EQ-WINE Ring Toss for Dazzling Wines

Also Featuring:

-Large Screen Live Broadcast of the Kentucky Derby

-On-Site Turf Horse Races

-Live Music

-Derby Row Cuisine by the Area’s Finest Restaurants

-Silent Auction

-Derby Fabulous Hat Contest

-Authentic Mint Julep Bar, Specialty Cocktail Bars and More!

event details


Enjoy the fun on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront! As a guest at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront hotel, you will enjoy our newly renovated Virginia Beach oceanfront hotel that’s on the oceanfront of Virginia Beach, offering direct access to the boardwalk and the sandy shores of Virginia Beach, Virginia! Enjoy all that Virginia Beach has to offer from the festivals to the food!

Virginia Beach Hotels iFLY Virginia Beach

Indoor Skydiving National Championship iFLY Virginia Beach

US Indoor Skydiving National Championship
iFLY Virginia Beach
May 4-6th, 2018
2412 Pacific Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 

This competition will bring out the best flyers in North America and provide thrilling visuals for spectators. Made up of both team and solo events, competitors of all ages and skill levels perform challenging and visually stunning maneuvers in the wind, being scored based on speed or artistic ability.


Enjoy the fun on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront! As a guest at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront hotel, you will enjoy our newly renovated Virginia Beach oceanfront hotel that’s on the oceanfront of Virginia Beach, offering direct access to the boardwalk and the sandy shores of Virginia Beach, Virginia! Enjoy all that Virginia Beach has to offer from the festivals to the food!

Virginia Beach Hotels - Specials Atlantic Coast Kite Festival

Atlantic Coast Kite Festival

Atlantic Coast Kite Festival 2018
May 5, 2018 – May 6, 2018
Location: Virginia Beach Oceanfront

The Atlantic Coast Kite Festival features a variety of activities for all ages and all levels of kite aficionados. Kite fliers and spectators of all ages will enjoy a visual feast of beautiful kites on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

Kite Flying on the beach between 16th and 18th Streets

Kite-buliding workshop on the boardwalk at 17th Street

Times:

Saturday, May 5 – 10:00am-4:00pm

Sunday, May 6 – 11:00am-4:00pm

Everyone is invited to take part in the Atlantic Coast Kite Festival’s “Best Kite Contest.”  To enter this contest, participants bring a kite that they have made or purchased and fly it at the festival.  The contest consists of two parts: the actual kite itself (how it looks and how well it is made), and the participant’s ability to fly the kite.  Participants must be able to fly their kites consecutively in the air for 5 minutes at a height of 100 feet.  Kites will be judged on Flight (ability to fly for 5 minutes), Structural Design, Craftsmanship, and Visual Appeal.  There will be three competitive divisions: Master, Novice, and Youth (ages 7-14).  Trophies will be awarded for all divisions.  >more


Enjoy the fun on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront! As a guest at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront hotel, you will enjoy our newly renovated Virginia Beach oceanfront hotel that’s on the oceanfront of Virginia Beach, offering direct access to the boardwalk and the sandy shores of Virginia Beach, Virginia! Enjoy all that Virginia Beach has to offer from the festivals to the food!

Virginia Beach Hotels - Virginia International Tattoo

Virginia International Tattoo 2018

2018 Virginia International Tattoo
April 26 – April 29, 2018

Scope Arena, Norfolk

The Virginia International Tattoo, offers an awesome display of inspirational military music, majestic massed pipes and drums, show-stopping drill team maneuvers, international bands and dancers, and much more. It’s clear why the American Bus Association has put this annual celebration of patriotism and international goodwill on their must-see list of the most exciting events in the world. > more


Come enjoy the fun on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront! As a guest at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront hotel, you will enjoy our newly renovated Virginia Beach oceanfront hotel that’s on the oceanfront of Virginia Beach, offering direct access to the boardwalk and the sandy shores of Virginia Beach, Virginia! Enjoy all that Virginia Beach has to offer from the festivals to the food!