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Year-Round and Seasonal Activities

Throughout the Year concerts, dance and evening entertainment are brought to the area through several venues including:
• The American Theatre - A unique and intimate venue offering renown live performances and concert artists from all over the world as well as national stage company theater presentations. / 125 East Mellen Street / Hampton / Call 757-727-2787 for information

• Beach Street USA - Oceanfront concert venue located between 17th and 25th Streets

• Chrysler Hall - Venue features top headliners, national stage productions, orchestra concerts, ballet and dance performance. / Scope Complex / 210 E. Brambleton Avenue / Norfolk / Call 757-644-6464 for information or Ticketmaster 757-671-8100 for tickets

• Contemporary Art Center of Virginia
- Venue for Virginia Musical Theatre presentations / 2200 Park Avenue / Virginia Beach / Call 757-340-5446 for information & 757-340-5446 for tickets

• Crispus Attucks Cultural Theater
- Newly restored landmark theater offering headliner jazz and classical performance. / 10 Church Street / Norfolk / Call 757-623-1111 for information

• Ferguson Center for the Arts - Two new theaters with the larger 1700 seat concert hall which opened in Fall 2005. Events include national headliners, plays, dance, local and national symphony performance and the Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Festival. / Christopher Newport University / 1 University Place / Newport News / Call 757-594-8752 for performance schedules and tickets

• Harrison Opera House - Home to the renown Virginia Opera with a limited season begins late fall and continues through early May. / 160 E. Virginia Beach Boulevard / Norfolk / Call 866-673-7282 for information

• Ntelos Pavilion at Harbor Center - An outdoor performance pavilion overlooking the waterfront and across the river to the Norfolk skyline, this is a warm weather venue for headliner concert performances. / 901 Crawford Street / Portsmouth / Call Ticketmaster at 757-671-8100 for tickets

• Roper Performing Arts Center - Theatrical, music and dance venue. / 340 Granby Street / Norfolk / Call 757-627-5437 for information

• Scope - This arena hosts live concerts, sporting events, circuses, trade shows and ice shows. / 210 E. Brambleton Avenue / Norfolk / Call 757-664-6464 for information or Ticketmaster 757-671-8100 for tickets

• Ted Constant Convocation Center - Recent addition to the university complex this venue features top headliner concerts and sporting events. / Hampton Boulevard / Old Dominion University / Norfolk / Call Ticketmaster at 757-671-8100 for tickets

• Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
- Outdoor concert venue offering headliner shows throughout the spring, summer and early fall. / Concert Drive / Virginia Beach / Call Ticketmaster 757-671-8100 for ticket information

• Virginia Beach Convention Center - Opened in the Summer of 2005, this new center hosts trade shows, sports events and entertainment programs. / End of I-264 / Virginia Beach Oceanfront / Call 757-437-7600 for information

• Virginia Musical Theatre @ Contemporary Art Center of Virginia / 2200 Park Avenue / Virginia Beach / Call 757-340-5446 for information & 757-340-5446 for tickets

• Wells Theatre - Home of the Virginia Stage Company with a fall through April schedule of professional theatrical performances. / Granby Street / Downtown Norfolk / Call 757-627-1234 for information

• Willett Hall - This comfortable theater hosts national stage productions, musical concerts and is the opera venue for the TodiMusicFest. / 3701 Willett Drive / Portsmouth / Call Ticketmaster at 757-671-8100 for tickets

Busch Gardens Williamsburg is open annually from late March through the end of October, see the monthly calendar for specific opening and closing dates. The early spring and fall open day schedules are limited to weekends and holidays, check with the park for specific time and operation dates. / Call 800-343-7946 for information. Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown Settlement, Jamestowne Island,Yorktown Victory Center and Yorktown Battlefield are open on a year round basis. Ocean Breeze Fun Park – Wild Water Rapids in Virginia Beach opens for the summer season in mid May.

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Pick your favorite season to visit the Beach...so many unique, inviting activities await you year-round, it may be hard to choose! The On-Line Events Calendar for Virginia Beach is designed to keep you, the Webolutionary Traveler(sm), abreast of the many major events and special occasions that take place around the area. For instance, the Special Season takes place in the fall after the large summer crowds have gone. Fall festivals abound, the theatres open, symphony concerts begin and the Virginia Opera debuts. Winter arrives with bird migrations, a festival of lights and whale-watching excursions. A burst of color announces spring, then before you know it, bright red strawberries signal that it's time for summer to come again.

The Events Calendar lists most of these happenings, as well as theme park openings (which are seasonal) and other area attractions and program schedules. So take a moment and browse the calendar. It should enable you to make an informed decision about the timing of your upcoming visit to Virginia Beach. It's Webolutionary(sm)!

January 2006
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January Showtimes: Winter entertainment abounds in the area!� Chrysler Hall � Through January 15 - Disney�s THE LION KING (Matinees offered Sunday & Saturdays) � January 21& 28 - Mozart Requiem � Mozart Birthday Festival Classics - Virginia Symphony & Chorus � January 29 - Mozart Birthday Festival Classics - Virginia Symphony / Norfolk / Call 757-644-6464 for information or Ticketmaster 757-671-8100 for tickets. � Ferguson Center for the Arts � January 10 & 11 - Blast! � January 12 - Smokey Robinson � January 18 - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra � January 20 & 21 - David Copperfield: An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion � January 27 through 29 - Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan / Newport News / Call 757-594-8752 for performance schedules and tickets � Roper Performing Arts Center � January 13 - Jazz on Granby Series. George Shearing Tribute / Norfolk / Call 757-627-5437 for information� Scope � January 14 - Arena Racing USA / Norfolk / Call 757-664-6464 for information or Ticketmaster 757-671-8100 for tickets� Virginia Beach Convention Center � January 6 through 8 - Hampton Roads International Auto Show � January 20 through 22 - Virginia Flower & Garden Show � January 27 through 29 - Tidewater RV Show / Virginia Beach / Call 757-437-7600 for information� Virginia Musical Theatre @ Contemporary Art Center of Virginia � January 27 through February 5 � Romance, Romance / Virginia Beach / Call 757-340-5446 for information & 757-340-5446 for tickets. � Wells Theatre � January 15 through 31 - Intimate Apparel / Mondays dark / Norfolk / Call 757-627-1234 for information
Sunday, January 1, 2006 New Years Day - Celebrations of the season continue through January 6th.
Throughout the Month The Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League plays their home games at Scope. / 210 E. Brambleton Avenue / Norfolk / Call 757-664-6464 for information or Ticketmaster 757-671-8100 for tickets
Throughout the Month Old Dominion University Mens and Womens Basketball Teams play their home games at the Ted Constant Center. / Hampton Boulevard / Old Dominion University / Norfolk / Call Ticketmaster at 757-671-8100 for tickets
January 6 Twelfth Night Celebration at the Francis Land House, the last vestige of the annual Christmas season as it was celebrated during the colonial period. / Virginia Beach / Call 757-431-4000 for information
Saturday, January 14 Carnevale - This is an annual masked ball marking the beginning of Carnival season to benefit the TodiMusicFest, a international gala of music and opera that takes place in July. / Reservations Recommended / Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel / 425 Water Street / Portsmouth / Call 757-397-8651 for information
Monday, January 16 Martin Luther King Day - Think about taking a romantic three day weekend away from it all. The Beach is a great place during the off-season for couples. Fantastic shopping, sightseeing, great restaurants and whale watching are part of this season�s offerings.
Friday, January 20 Stomp It Out! Step Show - This is a competition step show hosted by a local step team - The Unique Step. High school, middle school and community groups will take compete for prizes. / Bow Creek Recreation Center / 3427 Club House Road / Virginia Beach / Call 757-431-3765 for information
January & February Whale Watching Boat Trips are scheduled throughout the humpback whales migration season. Check with the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center for dates and times. / Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center / General Booth Boulevard / Virginia Beach / Call 757-437-2628 for information
February 2006
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February Showtimes: Winter entertainment abounds in the area! � Chrysler Hall � February 4 - An Evening with Neil Sedaka - Virginia Symphony � February 11 - Romantic Germans - Virginia Symphony � February 17, 18, 19 - Rent - National touring company / Norfolk / Call 757-644-6464 for information or Ticketmaster 757-671-8100 for tickets. � Ferguson Center for the Arts � February 3 - The Temptations � February 10 - An Evening with CeCe Winans � February 12 -Sarakasi: The Amazing African Acrobats � February 16 - Hubbard Street Dance Chicago � February 23 - HMS Pinafore � February 24 - The Mikado � February 25 - Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra / Newport News / Call 757-594-8752 for performance schedules and tickets � Harrison Opera House - � February 3, 5, 8 , 10, 12 - VIrginia Opera presents Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro / Norfolk / Call 866-673-7282 for information
� Roper Performing Arts Center � February 3 - Jazz on Granby series Bill Acosta, 1001 Voices � February 17 through 19 - Amazing Grace / Norfolk / Call 757-627-5437 for information� Virginia Beach Convention Center � February 4 through 12 - Mid-Atlantic Sports & Boat Show / Virginia Beach / Call 757-437-7600 for information� Virginia Musical Theatre @ Contemporary Art Center of Virginia � Through February 5 - Romance, Romance / Virginia Beach / Call 757-340-5446 for information & 757-340-5446 for tickets� Wells Theatre � Through February 5 - Intimate Apparel � February 26 & 28 - Of Mice and Men / Mondays dark / Norfolk / Call 757-627-1234 for information
Throughout the Month The Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League plays their home games at Scope. / 210 E. Brambleton Avenue / Norfolk / Call 757-664-6464 for information or Ticketmaster 757-671-8100 for tickets
Throughout the Month Old Dominion Mens and Womens Basketball Teams plays their home games at the Ted Constant Center. / Hampton Boulevard / Old Dominion University / Norfolk / Call Ticketmaster at 757-671-8100 for tickets
Saturday, February 4 Polar Plunge & Winter Festival - Make this your own Winter Olympic event and join the hearty devotees of this peculiar pastime. Take a frigid dip in the ocean between 6th and 8th Streets, or just come and watch. Then join in with the games, music and food celebrations! / A benefit for Special Olympics / Virginia Beach / Call 757-687-8183 for information
February is Black History Month Activities in the area include:� Black History Month at the Children's Museum of Virginia - An exploration of African American contributions to Science and the Arts. / 221 High Street / Portsmouth / Call 757-393-5258 for information. � February 4 through 25 - Black History Month at the Virginia Air & Space Center - Showcasing African-American pioneers in aviation and science. / Virginia Air & Space Center./ 600 Settlers Landing Road / Hampton / Call 757-727-0900 for information
Saturday, February 18 - Horseback Ride in Honor of Black History Month - Honoring the Buffalo Soldiers, the Buffalo Riders of Hampton Roads equestrian team take a six-mile ride around Portsmouth. / Ride begins in Olde Towne Portsmouth / Call 757-465-1443 for information
Tuesday, February 14 St. Valentine�s Day - Celebrate with a romantic three or extended four-day holiday weekend. Virginia Beach is a great place during the off-season for couples. There�s romantic dining, whale watching, sightseeing and great rates on area golf courses.
February 17 through 19 The Total Womans Show - A regional expo of events pertaining to women�s issues, tastes, fashions, home, business and health. / Virginia Beach Convention Center / 1000 19th Street / Virginia Beach / Call 757-468-2300 for information
Monday, February 20 Presidents� Day - Another great three day weekend, ideal for a Valentine getaway. Book your room now
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March Showtimes Winter into Spring entertainment abounds in the area! � Chrysler Hall � March 7 -12 - Annie - National touring company � March 18 - A Tribute to Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers - Virginia Symphony Pops � March 19 - Mozart�s Magnificent Voyage - Virginia Symphony � March 25 - Robert & Clara - Virginia Symphony / Norfolk / Call 757-644-6464 for information or Ticketmaster 757-671-8100 for tickets� Ferguson Center for the Arts � March 12 - Sleeping Beauty (matinee) � March 12 - Swan Lake (evening) � March 14 - The Chieftains � March 18 - Polish Chamber Orchestra with Sir James Galway and Lady Jeanne Galway � March 23 - Michael Feinstein & Linda Eder � March 24 - Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka � March 25 - Tap Dogs � March 30 - The Will Rogers Follies starring Larry Gatlin / Newport News / Call 757-594-8752 for performance schedules and tickets � Harrison Opera House � March 17, 19, 22, 24, 26 - VIrginia Opera presents Bellini's Norma / Norfolk / Call 866-673-7282 for information� Roper Performing Arts Center � March 10 - Jazz on Granby series, Totally Torme � March17 through 26 - Seussical...the Musical / Norfolk / Call 757-627-5437 for information� Scope � March 4 - Arena Racing USA / Norfolk / Call 757-664-6464 for information or Ticketmaster 757-671-8100 for tickets� Ted Constant Convocation Center � March 3 & 4 - Harlem Globetrotters / Norfolk / Call Ticketmaster at 757-671-8100 for tickets� Virginia Beach Convention Center � March 23 through 26 - Mid Atlantic Home & Garden Show / Virginia Beach / Call 757-437-7600 for information� Virginia Musical Theatre @ Contemporary Art Center of Virginia � March 31 - I Do! I Do! / Virginia Beach / Call 757-340-5446 for information & 757-340-5446 for tickets� Wells Theatre � Through March 19 - Of Mice and Men / Mondays dark / Norfolk / Call 757-627-1234 for information
Throughout the Month The Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League plays their home games at Scope. / 210 E. Brambleton Avenue / Norfolk / Call 757-664-6464 for information or Ticketmaster 757-671-8100 for tickets
March 9 through 12 Battle of Hampton Roads Weekend - The Mariner�s Museum, in partnership with partner with the Lincoln Forum features a weekend of speakers, re-enactments and encampments based on the Battle of the Ironclads. View the construction of the new USS Monitor Center opening March of 2007. / The Mariners' Museum / 100 Museum Drive / Newport News / Call 757-596-2222 for information
Friday, March 17 St. Patrick�s Day - A great time to be in town to prepare for the Shamrock Sportsfest!
March 17 through 19 Killian�s Irish Red Shamrock Sportsfest Marathon - The 26.2 mile Shamrock Marathon Event has long been a precursor to the famed Boston Marathon. The Sportsfest Fitness Expo opens on Friday night, and continues with Saturday events including an 8K open, fitness walk, children�s marathon and Youth Boardwalk Mile Run. (Times and venues vary) Marathon and Half-Marathon takes place on Sunday. / Virginia Beach / Call 757-412-1056 or Virginia Beach Visitor Info at 800-822-3224 for information
March
19 & 21
lst and 2nd Round Play of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament - Eight out of the 64 best womens college teams in Division I will vie for a place in the Sweet Sixteen and a ultimately a berth in the National Championship game of NCAA Womens Basketball. / Ted Constant Convocation Center / Hampton Boulevard / Norfolk / Call 888-411-4TED for information and tickets
Monday, March 20 Vernal Equinox - First Day of Spring !
Late March Busch Gardens (Opens for the Season) / Williamsburg
April 2006
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April Showtimes: Spring entertainment abounds in the area! Chrysler Hall � April 1 - Appalachian Spring - Virginia Symphony � April 2 - Classics at the Chrysler - Virginia Symphony � April 4 though 9 - Chicago - National touring company � April 14 & 15 - The Play - a classic production of the Passion of Christ � April 22 - Sibelius by Chang - Virginia Symphony � April 23 - Classics at the Chrysler - Virginia Symphony / Norfolk / Call 757-644-6464 for information or Ticketmaster 757-671-8100 for tickets� Ferguson Center for the Arts � April 1 & 2 - The Will Rogers Follies starring Larry Gatlin � April 6 through 8 - 9th Annual Ella Fitzgerald Music Festival � April 23 - Miami City Ballet / Newport News / Call 757-594-8752 for performance schedules and tickets � Roper Performing Arts Center � April 8 - Virginia Chorale presents "I Hear America Singing! � April 21 through 23 - Cinderella / Norfolk / Call 757-627-5437 for information. � Virginia Beach Convention Center � April 7 & 8 - Southwest Indian Jewelry & Crafts Sale / Virginia Beach / Call 757-437-7600 for information� Virginia Musical Theatre @ Contemporary Art Center of Virginia � Through April 9 - I Do! I Do! / Virginia Beach / Call 757-340-5446 for information & 757-340-5446 for tickets� Wells Theatre � April 2 through 23 - Contact � April 25 through 30 - Reduced Shakespeare Company / Mondays dark / Norfolk / Call 757-627-1234 for information
April is the start of the professional A League Soccer Season at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex. Come out and support the Virginia Beach Mariners. Games are played throughout the season. / Virginia Beach Sportsplex / 2181 Landstown Road / Virginia Beach / Call 757-430-9800 for information
Through mid Month The Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League plays their home games at Scope. / 210 E. Brambleton Avenue / Norfolk / Call 757-664-6464 for information or Ticketmaster 757-671-8100 for tickets
Beginning in April The Norfolk Tides, a triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets play their home games in Harbor Park, just 30 minutes west of the oceanfront. / Harbor Park / Downtown Norfolk / Call 757-671-8100 for information & tickets
April 4 through 7 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament - The nations premier and oldest amateur tournament for college basketball talent, this event draws NBA scouts from around the country looking for senior college players as potential draft candidates for the pros. / Churchland High School / 4301 Cedar Lane / Portsmouth / Call 757-393-8481 x 4102 for information
April 13 Passover Begins
April 14 Good Friday
April 14
& 15
Easter Decoy Show & Art Festival & Auction - A show by local and nationally known decoy carvers are drawn to this event along with artists and craftsmen. Awards are given in serval categories and a popular Silent Auction is with unique one of a kind carved or painted Easter eggs to be sold to the highest bidder. / Chincoteague High School / 4586 Main St. Chincoteague Island / Call 757-336-6161 for information
Saturday, April 15 Easter Eggstravaganza - The Easter Bunny is alive and well down on the oceanfront as he hosts an EGGstatic celebration and Easter party with great seasonal activities for children. / Virginia Beach Oceanfront / Virginia Beach / Call 757-491-SUNN for information
Saturday, April 15 Egg-stravagant Egg Hunt - An Easter egg hunt, egg roll and egg toss, ooh- what fun! / Bayside Recreation Center / 4500 First Court Road / Virginia Beach / Call 757-460-7540 for information
Sunday,
April 16
Easter Sunday
Saturday, April 22 2nd Annual Atlantic Coast Kite Festival - This is a great place to go fly a kite, build a kite and watch precision kite flying ballet demonstrations! A great event for kids of all ages! / Virginia Beach oceanfront / Virginia Beach / Call 757-491-SUNN for information
April 22 through 29 2006 73rd Historic Garden Week in Virginia - Throughout the state of Virginia, it�s �America�s Largest Open House� when historic homes and or their gardens are opened to the public during the Old Dominion�s most beautiful garden season. Local historic buildings and plantations gardens are featured. Local featured days include: April 22 - Portsmouth / April 25 - Virginia Beach & Williamsburg / April 26 - Newport News & Hampton / April 27 - Norfolk & James River Plantations / April 28 - Suffolk & James River Plantations / April 29 - Eastern Shore & James River Plantations
April 22 Earth Day � Check out special events at the Virginia Marine Science Museum or take part in the Spring Fling across the Bay at Cape Charles and work on preserving the beaches and sand dunes.
April 24 through 30 Norfolk's International Azalea Festival: A Salute to NATO - A week-long celebration of NATO, events include the Parade of Nations, a music festival, art exhibits, the Coronation of Queen Azalea and her Court and more. This year will honor member nation Canada. / Venues vary / Norfolk / Call 757-282-2801 for information
April 28
and 30
Virginia International Tattoo 2006 - A popular event in the Tidewater area, this traditional Tattoo is presented on a grand scale with over 750 performers. Military matching bands, bagpipers, drums and dance performance are all part of this event, so popular they perform it twice. / Scope Plaza / 201 E. Brambleton Avenue / Norfolk / Call 757-282-2800 for information
April 24 through
June 4
10th Annual Virginia Arts Festival - Bigger and better than ever, the 2006 line-up includes such notables as Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, Van Cliburn, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Ruth Brown Blues Festival, classic guitarist David Russell, fiddler-violinist Mark O�Connor and the Appalachia Waltz Trio, pianist Lang Lang, The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Pilobolus Dance Theatre, Limon Dance Company, the ever-popular Virginia International Tattoo, The Virginia Symphony, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra just to name a few. / Participating localities include the cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, Jamestown, Yorktown and Williamsburg./ Call 757-282-2800 for information
April 29
& 30
Cruisin Virginia Beach Auto Super Show Weekend - Dreamy classic cars, awesome hot rods, antique and souped-up automobiles will be on display all along the Boardwalk. Owners and car clubs throughout the Southeast will compete for various categories. / Boardwalk / Oceanfront / Virginia Beach / Call 800-822-3224 for information
May 2006
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May Showtimes: Spring entertainment abounds in the area!� The American Theatre � May 5 - The Acting Company in the Three Musketeers � May 6 - The Acting Company in MacBeth � May 9 & 10 - Nrityagram Dance Ensemble of India / Hampton / Call 757-727-2787 for information.� Chrysler Hall � May 9 through 14 - Joseph And the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat / Norfolk / Call 757-644-6464 for information or Ticketmaster 757-671-8100 for tickets� Ferguson Center for the Arts � May 6 - Bill Cosby / 1 University Place / Newport News / Call 757-594-8752 for performance schedules and tickets � Roper Performing Arts Center � May 19 through 21 - Snow White Goes West / Norfolk / Call 757-627-5437 for information� Virginia Beach Convention Center � May 6 & 7 - Body Mind Spirit Expo � May 12 through 14 - Virginia Beach Spring Craft Show � TBA - Southwest Indian Jewelry & Crafts Sale � May 26 through 29 - Big Flea Antique & Collectible Show / 1000 19th Street / Virginia Beach / Call 757-437-7600 for information� Virginia Musical Theatre @ Contemporary Art Center of Virginia � May 5 through 7 - Children's Letters to God / special venue - Barry Robinson Theater and Fine Arts Center / 4552 Princess Anne Road / Virginia Beach / Call 757-340-5446 for information & 757-340-5446 for tickets
Throughout May to
June 4
10th Annual Virginia Arts Festival - Bigger and better than ever, the 2006 line-up includes such notables as Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, Van Cliburn, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Ruth Brown Blues Festival, classic guitarist David Russell, fiddler-violinist Mark O�Connor and the Appalachia Waltz Trio, pianist Lang Lang, The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Pilobolus Dance Theatre, Limon Dance Company, the ever-popular Virginia International Tattoo, The Virginia Symphony, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra just to name a few. / Participating localities include the cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, Jamestown, Yorktown and Williamsburg./ Call 757- 282-2800 for information
Throughout May The Virginia Beach Mariners of the professional A-League Soccer Season at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex. Games are played throughout the season. / Virginia Beach Sportsplex / 2181 Landstown Road / Virginia Beach / Call 757-430-9800 for information
Throughout the Month The Norfolk Tides, a triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets play their home games in Harbor Park, just 30 minutes west of the oceanfront. / Harbor Park / Downtown Norfolk / Call 757-671-8100 for information & tickets
May 8 through 14 Michelob Ultra Open at Kingsmill - One of the newest stops on the LPGA tour, the Michelob Ultra golf tournament is bound to become a tour favorite with a purse of more than $2.2 million. A Charity Pro Am is set for Monday prior to the event. / Williamsburg / Call 757-253-3985 for information
Early May Water Country USA opens for the season. / Williamsburg
May 11 through 14 Monsters on the Beach - Truck Expo - For the kid in all car buffs - monster trucks will be on display on the beach in tough truck competitions, show and shine and offering monster truck rides. Past participants have included the infamous Grave Digger, Megasaurus, Spider Man and Avenger. / Oceanfront / On the beach at 6th Street / Virginia Beach / Call 757-491-7866 for information
May 12 through 14 4th Annual PANorama Caribbean Music Fest - Featuring Caribbean and Latin music from pop, to steel drums to reggae, this festival showcases bands from around the country including high school and college show bands. There will be the appropriate Pan-American food and beverages concessions as well as an �Island Marketplace�. / Oceanfront / 24th Street Park / Virginia Beach / Call 800-822-3224 for information
May 12 through 14 Jamestown Founder�s Weekend - The 399th Anniversary of the arrival of colonists at Jamestown in 1607, the first permanent English Settlement in America. / Jamestown Island / James City County / Call 757-229-1733 for information
May 13 Jamestown Landing Day � The 399th Anniversary of the arrival of colonists at Jamestown in 1607, celebrated at Jamestown Island, Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center.
May 14 Mother�s Day - Special family events geared for Mom are held at the Children's Museum of Virginia / 221 High Street / Portsmouth / Call 757-393-5258 for information
May 17 through 21 12th Annual Beach Music Weekend - It�s a Rock �N� Roll Party Scene, up and down the Boardwalk. Top name acts come out to perform at the 29th Street Stage. This year features: Main Event, Band of Oz, Bill Deal�s Rhondels, Mardi Gras Band, Coolin� Out, Craig Woolard Band, General Johnson and the Chairmen of the Board, The Fantastic Shakers, The Embers, and The Rhondels. / 29th Street / On the Beach / Virginia Beach / Call 757-491-7866 for information
May 20 & 21 Neptune's Spring International Wine Tasting - An exploration of the wines of the world, over 60 countries will be represented in this extravaganza. Only a limited number of tickets will be offered for this event, if interested, purchase tickets in advance. / Oceanfront / 24th Street Park / Virginia Beach / Call 800-822-3224 for information
May 20 & 21 Stockley Gardens Spring Arts Festival - Twice yearly, the Stockley Gardens Arts festival draws the crowds to an amazing collection of art and quality crafts on exhibit and sale in the Ghent area. Live music and childrens activities are also on tap at this event. / Stockley Gardens Park in Ghent / 600-698 Stockley Gardens / Norfolk / Call Hope House Foundation at 757-625-6161 for information
May 26� 28 The 23rd Annual Pungo Strawberry Festival - Join the celebration of the luscious berry as it is transformed into fabulous desserts and temptations to delight young and old. Or just pick your own and take them home! Parade, musical entertainment, children�s activities, arts & crafts show. Pungo section of Virginia Beach
Late May Ocean Breeze Fun Park � Wild Water Rapids opens for the season. / Virginia Beach
May 26 through 28 Remember the Music - Remember the Heroes - In homage and celebration of the Armed Forces who are remembered during the Memorial Day weekend. Local and national artists will be in town to entertain from big bands to rock. The Boardwalk will showcase a Heroes Walk. / Oceanfront / Virginia Beach / Call 757-491-SUNN for information
May 27 through 29 AFR'AM Fest - A celebration of African American culture with an eye towards the arts and music. / Town Point Park / Waterside Drive / Norfolk / Call 757-216-7518 for information
May 29 Memorial Day � Come join the Beach celebration on the first mega weekend of the season and the Virginia Arts Festival is on-going.
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June Music Series & Showtimes: Summer entertainment in the area!
June 2 through 4 Blackbeard Festival / Various Locations / Downtown Hampton / Call 757- 727-1271 for information
Every Sunday Night throughout the Summer Big Bands on the Bay / Ocean View Beach Park / Norfolk / Call 757-441-2345 for information
Saturday, June 10 Phelps Brothers Music Festival / Lakeside Park / 1441 Bainbridge Blvd / Chesapeake / Call 757-382-6411 for information
Throughout June Dolphin Watching Boat Trips are scheduled throughout the season to observe Dolphins in their natural habitat. (From mid-June through August the trips are offered daily, weather permitting ) Check with the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center for dates and times. / Virginia Beach / Call 757-437-2628 for information
Summer 2006 Godspeed Promotional Sail - Jamestown Settlements newest replica of the Godspeed will set sail on a good neighbor voyage up and down the east coast promoting the upcoming Jamestown Quadricentennial - 400th Anniversary Celebration. / Jamestown Settlement / Call 888-593-4682 for information
Throughout June The Virginia Beach Mariners of the professional A-League Soccer Season at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex. Games are played throughout the season. / Virginia Beach Sportsplex / 2181 Landstown Road / Virginia Beach / Call 757-430-9800 for information
Throughout the Month The Norfolk Tides, a triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets play their home games in Harbor Park, just 30 minutes west of the oceanfront. / Harbor Park / Downtown Norfolk / Call 757-671-8100 for information & tickets
June 2 & 3 Latin Fest - It�s a hot salsa beat with regional and national bands participating. Events include the Juego Del Barrio Domino Championship and the Salsa Dance Competition, with competitions for prizes. The Festival Marketplace will be serving up great ethnic foods as well as arts and crafts and merchandise from Latin America. / Oceanfront / 24th Street park / Virginia Beach / Call 800-822-3224 for information
June 9 through 11 Harbor Fest - One of the largest summer events in eastern Virginia, Harbor Fest hosts international tall ships of sail, boasts live entertainment, amazing fireworks displays and lots of family activities. / Town Point Park / One Waterside Drive / Norfolk / Call 757-664-6620 for information
June 9 through 11 North American Sand Soccer Championships - Billed as the �World�s Largest � amateur sand soccer festival, there will be entries playing in the tournament from around the country as well as international participants. Over 7,000 players are expected! / Oceanfront / 1st through 16th Streets / Virginia Beach / Call 757-368-4600 for information
Saturday, June 10 Clean the Bay Day - Join the army of volunteers who remove debris and clean the shorelines to benefit the Chesapeake Bay. Events are held on both sides of the bay.� First Landing / First Landing State Park / 2500 Shore Drive / Virginia Beach / Call 800-933-PARK for information� Kiptopeke State Park / 3540 Kiptopeke Drive / Cape Charles / Call 757-331-1040 and leave voice mail for information
June 15 CCC 70th Anniversary Celebration - Honoring the Civilian Conservation Corps who helped develop six state parks including First Landing State Park which opened this very day in 1936. Childrens activities and historic displays are part of the offering at this celebration. / First Landing State Park / 2500 Shore Drive / Virginia Beach / Call 800-933-PARK for information
June 15 through 18 51st Annual Boardwalk Art Show - One of the largest art shows of it�s kind, this event has taken on a festive aura of it�s own. Hosting hundreds of artists from throughout the Atlantic region line the Boardwalk with original art, paintings, jewelry, ceramics, photography and crafts. /17th through 32st Streets / Oceanfront / Virginia Beach / Call 800-822-3224 for information
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June 18
Father�s Day - Special family events geared for dad are held at the Children's Museum of Virginia / 221 High Street / Portsmouth / Call 757-393-5258 for information
Wednesday, June 21 Summer Solstice - First Day of Summer
June 22 through 25 12th Annual Event - Viva Elvis� and the Legends of Rock & Roll - The King and legendary Rock & Roll impersonators descend on the beach (literally), to participate in a sing-off, karaoke and look-alike contests. Sample some of the Mans favorite dishes, look for memorabilia, Elvis� Midnight Cruise on the Virginia�s Jewel and be sure to watch for your favorite in the swinging, singing Elvis� contest! �EPE, Inc. Elvis and Elvis Presley are registered trademarks of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. / Oceanfront / 17th and 24th Street parks / Virginia Beach / Call 800-822-3224 for information
June 23 through 25 Hampton Jazz Festival - Expect the best of the best in jazz and music, the Hampton Jazz Festival has hosted some of the most notable stars in American jazz, R&B; and blues. Three days of live music! / Hampton Coliseum / Hampton / Call 757-727-1102 for information
July 2006 July Music Series & Showtimes: Summer entertainment in the area!� Every Sunday Night throughout the Summer - Big Bands on the Bay / Ocean View Beach Park / Norfolk / Call 757-441-2345 for information� July 14 & 15 - Norfolk Jazz Festival / Town Point Park / One Waterside Drive / Norfolk / Call 757-669-6620 for information� July 28 through 30 - Shagging on the Beach / Roper Performing Arts Center / Norfolk / Call 757-627-5437 for information
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Independence Day - Events throughout the area. Stars and Stripes Explosion - Fireworks and a celebration to commemorate the day. Music including the Virginia Beach Symphony and Chorale performing patriotic and classical works, live bands performing �Revolution - The Beatles Tribute�, a rock and roll concert plus lots of hotdogs and old fashioned holiday fun! / 17th & 24th Street Parks & the 20th Street Beach / Oceanfront / Virginia Beach / Call 800-822-3224 for information� Fourth of July Spectacular at First Landing - A fun day of family events, including sandcastle building, games, food and fireworks over the bay/ First Landing State Park / 2500 Shore Drive / Virginia Beach / Call 800-933-PARK for information� Independence Day Fireworks - Fireworks over the Elizabeth River / Waterside / Portside / Downtown Portsmouth & Norfolk waterfronts.� 4th of July Celebration at Lakeside Park - A parade, daytime activities and evening fireworks / Lakeside Park / 1441 Bainbridge Blvd / Chesapeake / Call 757-382-6411 for information
Throughout July Dolphin Watching Boat Trips are scheduled throughout the season to observe Dolphins in their natural habitat. (From mid-June through August the trips are offered daily, weather permitting ) Check with the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center for dates and times. / Virginia Beach / Call 757-437-2628 for information
Throughout July The Virginia Beach Mariners of the professional A-League Soccer Season at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex. Games are played throughout the season. / Virginia Beach Sportsplex / 2181 Landstown Road / Virginia Beach / Call 757-430-9800 for information
Throughout the Month The Norfolk Tides, a triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets play their home games in Harbor Park, just 30 minutes west of the oceanfront. / Harbor Park / Downtown Norfolk / Call 757-671-8100 for information & tickets
Saturday, July 8 4th Annual Mid-Atlantic Hermit Crab Challenge - It�s the Miss Curvaceous Crustacean Beauty Pageant and the Crustacean 500 which are decorated hermit crab beauty contest and race competitions. / 29th Street beach / Oceanfront / Virginia Beach / Call 800-822-3224 for information
July 11 through 15 Eastern Amateur Golf Tournament - This long-running golf tournament attracts the best amateur golfers from around the country as well as international players. / Elizabeth Manor Golf & Country Club / 1 Ace Parker Drive / Portsmouth /
Call 757-382-8466 for information
July 19 through 30 TodiMusicFest - Returning for it�s fifth year, the international TodiMusic Festival is a combined effort of local and Italian promoters to bring in music performance artists from around the world. Opera, American traditional music including folk, jazz and pops as well as classical orchestras perform in venues throughout the city. / Portsmouth / Call 757-397-8651 for information
Saturday, July 22 Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion - A new event at the Oceanfront, this show gets participants to create works of art on 4 by 4 foot square of Boardwalk in colored chalk. The audience will vote on Best of the Boardwalk for each age group! The Boardwalk will definitely be a colorful place this weekend! / Oceanfront / 24th Street Boardwalk / Virginia Beach / Call 800-822-3224 for information
July 26 & 27 81st Annual Chincoteague Pony Swim and Auction - On the Eastern Shore north of Virginia Beach, saltwater cowboys round up the wild ponies on Assateague Island and swim them over to Chincoteague. The young ponies are sold to thin the herd, which in turn balances the ecology of their limited island habitat. Proceeds from the auction benefit the town of Chincoteague. This annual event was made famous by Marguerite Henry�s children�s book, Misty of Chincoteague and draws thousands of visitors each year. / Chincoteague / Virginia / Call 757-336-6161 for information
Saturday, July 29 First Assembly Day Commemoration - The 1619 First Assembly at Jamestown was the first legislative meeting of elected officials that was convened in the New World. Americans can look back to this assembly and celebrate it as a forerunner of the representative government which stands in place today. Exhibits, walking tours and commemorations will be part of this event. / Historic Jamestowne / Western end of Colonial Parkway / Jamestown Island / Call 757-229-1733 for information
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August Music Series & Showtimes: Summer entertainment in the area!� Every Sunday Night throughout the Summer - Big Bands on the Bay / Ocean View Beach Park / Norfolk / Call 757-441-2345for information� August 19 - Cingular Norfolk Latino Festival / Town Point Park / One Waterside Drive / Norfolk / Call 757-441-1234 for information� August 5 & 6 - Gospelrama - / Portside / 6 Crawford Parkway / Portsmouth / Call 757-393-0318 for information
Throughout August Dolphin Watching Boat Trips are scheduled throughout the season to observe Dolphins in their natural habitat. (From mid-June through August the trips are offered daily, weather permitting ) Check with the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center for dates and times. / Virginia Beach / Call 757-437-2628 for information
Throughout August The Virginia Beach Mariners of the professional A-League Soccer Season at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex. Games are played throughout the season. / Virginia Beach Sportsplex / 2181 Landstown Road / Virginia Beach / Call 757-430-9800 for information
Throughout the Month The Norfolk Tides, a triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets play their home games in Harbor Park, just 30 minutes west of the oceanfront. / Harbor Park / Downtown Norfolk / Call 757-671-8100 for information & tickets
August 2006 Archaearium Opens at Historic Jamestowne - This new and innovative museum will showcase the artifacts from the Jamestown Rediscovery Project while bringing an accurate view of 17th century early colonial life to visitors. / Part of the 2007 Jamestown Quadricentennial events / Historic Jamestowne / Jamestown Island / Call 757-229-1733 for information
August
11 & 12
Philippine-American Festival - Festivities include a parade, music, entertainment and dance demonstrations, cultural exhibits, food, and great activities for all ages. / Oceanfront / Virginia Beach / Call 757-491-SUNN for information
August 11 through 13 Virginia Beach Antiques Show - Over one hundred dealers from 22 states and Canada will participate in this event. Furniture, decorative accessories, silver, porcelains, books, lamps, rugs, art and prints will be on display. / Virginia Beach Convention Center / 1000 19th Street / Virginia Beach / Call 757-417-7771 for information
August 23 through 27 44th Annual East Coast Surfing Championship - The longest running event of it�s kind on the east coast, an estimated 100 professional and 400 amateur surfers vie for various prizes. Let�s just say the surfers own the beach between 1st and 8th Streets, and it�s a spectator event! Other activities and competitions include skimboarding, volleyball and an oceanfront 8K run. / 2nd Street and Atlantic Avenue / Oceanfront / Virginia Beach
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September 1 through 4 Labor Day Weekend - The finale to the summer season, plan a great three day getaway, with several mega-events on tap it is best to book your room early!
Through mid-September Dolphin Watching Boat Trips are scheduled to observe Dolphins in their natural habitat. (weather permitting) Check with the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center for dates and times. / Virginia Beach / Call 757-437-2628 for information
Through early September The Norfolk Tides, a triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets play their home games in Harbor Park, just 30 minutes west of the oceanfront. / Harbor Park / Downtown Norfolk / Call 757-671-8100 for information & tickets
September 1 through 4 Verizon Wireless American Music Festival - The largest music event on the east coast! Nearly 50 concerts are scheduled to take place on 11 stages along the boardwalk and on the sandy beaches. Rock, hop and R&B; music headliners will fill the streets and make this a Labor Day treat for all! Past headliners have included Isaac Hayes, The Commodores, Little River Band, the Goo Goo Dolls, and Kansas. / Oceanfront / Virginia Beach / Call 757-491-SUNN for information
Sunday, September 3 6th Annual Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon - The largest participant half-marathon in the country, it�s a 13.1 mile run along the oceanfront, with a limit of 15,000 entries including runners, walkers and wheelchairs racers. Live rock bands perform along with the cheering spectators lining the course for this spirited event. / Call 800-311-1255 for information
Mid September Ocean Breeze Fun Park � Wild Water Rapids closes for the season. Virginia Beach
September 15 through 17 13th Annual Blues at the Beach - A weekend of fabulous music, this festival brings in some of the best talent in the genre to perform. There are also workshops ongoing for those interested in technique for blues musicians. / Beachstreet Seaside Palladium / Oceanfront / Virginia Beach / Call 757-491-7866 for information
September Virginia Opera 32nd season begins and runs through May, call the Harrison Opera House for performance schedules. / Norfolk / Call 866-673-7282 for information
Saturday, September 16 PaddleFest -The areas biggest paddle event as participants canoe and kayak their way through the watery regions of the park. Test drive canoes will be available to try out! / First Landing State Park / 2500 Shore Drive / Virginia Beach / Call 800-933-PARK for information
Saturday, September 23 Autumnal Equinox - Autumn Begins
September 33rd Annual Neptune Festival - King Neptune rises out of the sea to preside over this popular end of summer festival, full of food, fun, a huge parade and shows. There are lots of things to see and do, from Wine tastings to an air show, a world-class sandcastle building contest and lots of live entertainment. / Various locations / Virginia Beach / Call 757-498-0215 for information. Events throughout the latter half of the month include:� September 16 & 17 - Neptune Wine Festival - 31st Street Park / Virginia Beach Oceanfront � Sunday, September 24 - NAS Oceana Air Show - Oceana Naval Air Station / 1750 Tomcat Boulevard / Virginia Beach� Sunday, September 24 - Neptune Festival Sandman Triathlon - Virginia Beach Oceanfront � September 29 through October 1 - Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend - Oceanfront Boardwalk
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Weekends in October Busch Gardens presents its popular Howl-O-Scream event where the park takes on a spookier flavor.
Throughout October Dolphin Watching Boat Trips are scheduled throughout the fall to observe Dolphins in their natural habitat. Check with the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center for dates and times. / Virginia Beach / Call 757-437-2628 for information
October 2006 Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center Opens - A new 19,000 square foot visitor center opens just in time for the 2007 Jamestown Quadricentennial. / Historic Jamestowne / Jamestown Island / Call 757-229-1733 for information
Beginning in mid October The Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League plays their home games at Scope. / 210 E. Brambleton Avenue / Norfolk / Call 757-664-6464 for information or Ticketmaster 757-671-8100 for tickets
October 6 through 8 Eastern Shore Birding Festival - In the path of the Atlantic fly-way, this region is one of the best bird watching localities in the nation. The North America's birds migrating season is on-going in October, with some species wintering in Back Bay or making their way further south. Informative workshops, guest speakers, boat tours, childrens activities and bird watching events are all a part of this festival. / Kiptopeke State Park / 3540 Kiptopeke Drive / Cape Charles / Call 757-331-1040 and leave a voice mail for information
Saturday, October 7 Chincoteague Oyster Festival - This is an all-you-can-eat feast of oysters prepared in every delectable way imaginable along with crabs, clam chowder, hotdogs and hush puppies. / Maddox Family Campground / 6742 Maddox Boulevard / Chincoteague Island / Call the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce at 757-336-6161 for information
October 9 Columbus Day - It�s a great three day weekend to get away and try out your golf swing, check out the accommodations page.
October 14 Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race - A benefit for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Elizabeth River Project, this great sail race begins in Baltimore and ends in Portside in downtown Portsmouth. Post race awards and oyster roast is held at the North Ferry Landing. Race is open to amateur and professional sailors. / Portsmouth / Call 757- 480-4402 for information
October
14 & 15
13th Annual Oktober Brewfest - It�s German music, beer tastings and an homage top German heritage, one of the most fun oceanfront events of the fall season! / 24th Street Park / Virginia Beach / Call 757-491-7866 for information
October 2006 The 225th Anniversary of the Battle of the Virginia Capes - Off the north shore of Virginia Beach, this famous naval battle between the English Fleet and French ships commanded by Admiral Fran�ois Comte de Grasse changed the outcome of the American Revolution by denying Cornwallis an exit from the battlefield at Yorktown.
October 19 through 22 Siege of Yorktown - 225th Anniversary - A four-day commemoration, encampment and re-enactment of events is sponsored by the Colonial National Historical Park along with the Brigade of the American Revolution and Endview Plantation. / Yorktown / Call 757-898-2410 for information
Thursday, October 19 Yorktown Day - Celebration of the 225th anniversary of the surrender of Lord Cornwallis and the British at Yorktown. A parade and re-enactments along with some good food and fireworks take place in Yorktown and on the Battlefield. / Yorktown / Call 757-898-2410 for information
October 19 through 22 Yorktown 225th Anniversary: The Legacy of Yorktown - Marking the 225th Anniversary of the surrender at Yorktown, the National Park Service, The Yorktown Victory Center will host a magnificent weekend of pageantry. Parades, re-enactments, family activities and cultural events will take place. / Yorktown Victory Center / Yorktown / Call 888-593-4682 for information
Saturday, October 21 Fall Harvest Festival at First Landing - A seasonal arts and crafts event with candle making demonstrations, pumpkin carving, kids events, exhibits and hayrides! / First Landing State Park / 2500 Shore Drive / Virginia Beach / Call 800-933-PARK for information
October
21 & 22
Stockley Gardens Fall Arts Festival - Twice yearly, the Stockley Gardens Arts festival draws the crowds to an amazing collection of art and quality crafts on exhibit and sale in the Ghent area. Live music and childrens activities are also on tap at this event. / Stockley Gardens Park in Ghent / 600-698 Stockley Gardens / Norfolk / Call Hope House Foundation at 757-625-6161 for information
Saturday, October 28 Screech Street USA - This �Spooktacular� event includes a costume parade, childrens activities, hayrides, mazes and carnival games plus a haunted house! / Oceanfront / Virginia Beach / Call 757-491-SUNN for information
Friday, October 27 Olde Towne Ghostwalk, Portsmouth - This evening stroll through Olde Towne has become a popular Halloween event in the area. Based on the London �Jack the Ripper Walks�, stops along the way, brings visitors into conversations with costumed actors telling tales and spinning ghostly yarns. / Beginning at Trinity Episcopal Church cemetery at High and Court Streets / Olde Towne Portsmouth / Call 757-397-7261 for information
October
29 & 30
Haunted Hayride at Kiptopeke - It�s a hayride through the �haunted� Bay Woods with the accompanying ghost stories told to participants, ending with a campfire and marshmallow roast. / Kiptopeke State Park / 3540 Kiptopeke Drive / Cape Charles / Call 757-331-1040 and leave a voice mail for information
Tuesday, October 31 Halloween
Late October Busch Gardens Closes for the season. / Williamsburg
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Throughout the Month The Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League plays their home games at Scope. / 210 E. Brambleton Avenue / Norfolk / Call 757-664-6464 for information or Ticketmaster 757-671-8100 for tickets
Tuesday, November 7 Election Day
November
4 & 5 and November
18 & 19
Santa's Stocking Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar - Two weekends of local crafters displaying their wares and unique gift creations and of course Santa will be on hand. This event also benefits the Virginia Beach SPCA who will have animals ready for adoption. / Kempsville Recreation Center / 800 Monmouth Lane / Virginia Beach / Call 757-474-8492 for information
Saturday, November 11 Veteran�s Day Parade - A Veterans Day parade runs from 17th to 19th Street, ending at the Veterans Memorial. / Virginia Beach / Call 800-822-3224 for information
November 17 through January 1, 2007 100 Miles of Lights - From the Boardwalk in Virginia Beach to downtown Richmond at the fall line, this event spans 100 miles along I-64. The local attractions are Chick-Fil-A Holiday Lights at the Beach and the Garden of Lights in Norfolk, the downtown Norfolk and Portsmouth Grand Illumination Parade, Coleman's Winter Wonderland and Williamsburg�s Colonial Grand Illumination in December. / Call 888-493-7386 for information
November 17 through January 1, 2006 Chick-Fil-A Holiday Lights at the Beach - Appropriately a nautical theme for Christmas, it�s a nighttime drive through a winter wonderland of animated lights down the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. accompanied by audio of holiday music. It�s quite a sight and the only time during the year you�ll find cars navigating the famous Boardwalk. A part of the annual 100 Miles of Lights celebration. / Boardwalk - Oceanfront / Virginia Beach / Call 800-822-3224 for information
November 17 through December 31 Coleman's Winter Wonderland in Olde Towne Portsmouth - A regional delight for children of all ages, for years families from around the region would visit Colemans Nursery during the holidays for their amazing animated figures Winter Wonderland show. The nursery was sold yet all of the wondrous displays have been carefully maintained are found in various locations in Olde Towne Portsmouth. / Call the Portsmouth Museums Foundation at 757-393-8983 for information
Saturday, November 18 Grand Illumination - Waterside Downtown Norfolk & Olde Towne Portsmouth - A Grand Illumination Parade marches along Waterside Drive with a finale holiday season lighting of the downtown skylines on both sides of the Elizabeth River. A part of the annual 100 Miles of Lights celebration. / Downtown Norfolk & Portsmouth Olde Towne / Call 757-623-1757 or 757-393-5111 for information
November 18 through 26 Assateague Island Waterfowl Week - Guided walks and tours of the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge are given during this open house event. Many of these walks and tours are in parts of the refuge usually off-limits to visitors. / Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge / 8231 Beach Road / Chincoteague Island / Call 757-336-6161 for information
November 23 Thanksgiving Day
November 23 through January 1 Garden of Lights - The Norfolk Botanical Garden is decked out in hundreds of thousands of lights that make up twinkling holiday scenes that make up a two mile driving tour. A part of the annual 100 Miles of Lights celebration. / Norfolk Botanical Garden / Azalea Garden Road / Norfolk / Call 757-441-5830 for information
November 24, 25 & 26 Virginia Beach Christmas Craft Market - Drawing more than 350 artists and craftsmen, this show and sale is one of the most popular arts and crafts events on the East Coast. / Virginia Beach Convention Center / 1000 19th Street Virginia Beach / Call 757-417-7771 for information
November 24 & 25 Deborah Waterfowl Show and Auction -
A popular Eastern Shore event, the show consists of over 100 carvers and artists displaying their craft. benefit the Deborah Heart and Lung Center Chincoteague Center / 6155 Community Drive / Chincoteague Island /
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Through January 1 Chick-Fil-A Holiday Lights at the Beach - Appropriately a nautical theme for Christmas, it�s a nighttime drive through a winter wonderland of animated lights down the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. accompanied by audio of holiday music. It�s quite a sight and the only time during the year you�ll find cars navigating the famous Boardwalk. A part of the annual 100 Miles of Lights celebration. / Boardwalk - Oceanfront / Virginia Beach / Call 800-822-3224 for information
Through January 1, 2007 100 Miles of Lights - From the Boardwalk in Virginia Beach to downtown Richmond at the fall line, this event spans 100 miles along I-64. The local attractions are Chick-Fil-A Holiday Lights at the Beach and the Garden of Lights in Norfolk, the downtown Norfolk and Portsmouth Grand Illumination Parade, Coleman's Winter Wonderland and Williamsburg�s Colonial Grand Illumination in December. / Call 888-493-7386 for information
Through January 1 Garden of Lights - The Norfolk Botanical Garden is decked out in hundreds of thousands of lights that make up twinkling holiday scenes that make up a two mile driving tour. A part of the annual 100 Miles of Lights celebration. / Norfolk Botanical Garden / Azalea Garden Road / Norfolk / Call 757-441-5830 for information
Throughout the Month The Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League plays their home games at Scope. / 210 E. Brambleton Avenue / Norfolk / Call 757-664-6464 for information or Ticketmaster 757-671-8100 for tickets
Through December 31 Coleman's Winter Wonderland in Olde Towne Portsmouth - A regional delight for children of all ages, for years families from around the region would visit Colemans Nursery during the holidays for their amazing animated figures Winter Wonderland show. The nursery was sold yet all of the wondrous displays have been carefully maintained are found in various locations in Olde Towne Portsmouth. / Call the Portsmouth Museums Foundation at 757-393-8983 for information
Saturday, December 2 Holiday Parade at the Beach - Marching bands, civic groups, floats, antique cars , equestrians and Santa himself is on hand to celebrate the Holiday season as they parade down Atlantic Avenue. / Oceanfront / Atlantic Avenue / Virginia Beach / Call 800-822-3224 for information
December 3 Grand Illumination of Colonial Williamsburg - The official opening of the Christmas season in the Historic Area, the lighting of the candles, decorating of homes, town crier, cannon volley, carolers, the fife & drum march and so much more, ending with fireworks at sunset! / Colonial Williamsburg / Call for 757-229-1000 information
December 2006 Events leading up to the Jamestown Quadricentennial - 400th Anniversary Celebration which will continue throughout 2007! Jamestown 2007 Signature Event - Recalling the Beginning...The Virginia Voyage - All eyes will be on the re-enactment of events that lead to the departure of the three ships in December 1606 to the New World and ultimately, Jamestown. / London / England
December 16 First Day of Hanukkah
Friday, December 22 Winter Solstice / Yule / First Day of Winter
Monday, December 25 Christmas Day
Tuesday, December 26 First Day of Kwanzaa
Sunday, December 31 Rock Around the Clock New Year's Eve - It�s going to a Rockin� good time with live music from a national recording artist (TBA), a live feed on a giant video screen from of the Times Square 2007 countdown and ending with a �scrumptious� breakfast buffet. It�s going to be a great party! / Oceanfront / Virginia Beach / Call 757-491-SUNN for information and tickets. Due to expected crowds and to aid in early travel planning, we have added an extension of the Virginia Beach Calendar for the 2007 Jamestown Quadricentennial. 400th Anniversary Celebration Events. Not all events have been determined but the dates have been fixed for major celebrations.
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Monday, January 1 New Year�s Day 2007 - Celebrations of the season continue through January 6th.
Throughout the Month The Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League plays their home games at Scope. / 210 E. Brambleton Avenue / Norfolk / Call 757-664-6464 for information or Ticketmaster 757-671-8100 for tickets
January 2007 Jamestown Quadricentennial - 400th Anniversary Celebration continues throughout the year 2007! From the �First Landing� at the mouth of the Chesapeake at the current Fort Story, Virginia Beach is very much a part of this huge celebration!
January 6 Twelfth Night Celebration at the Francis Land House, the last vestige of the annual Christmas season as it was celebrated during the colonial period. / Virginia Beach
Monday, January 15 Martin Luther King Day - Think about taking a romantic three day weekend away from it all. The Beach is a great place during the off-season for couples. Fantastic shopping, sightseeing, great restaurants and whale watching are part of this season�s offerings.
January Whale Watching Boat Trips are scheduled throughout the humpback whales migration season. Check with the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center for dates and times. Virginia Beach / Call 757-437-2628 for information
February 2007
Throughout the Month The Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League plays their home games at Scope. / 210 E. Brambleton Avenue / Norfolk / Call 757-664-6464 for information or Ticketmaster 757-671-8100 for tickets
Early February Polar Plunge & Winter Festival - Make this your own Winter Olympic event and join the hearty devotees of this peculiar pastime. Take a frigid dip in the ocean between 6th and 8th Streets, or just come and watch. Then join in with the games, music and food celebrations! / A benefit for Special Olympics / Virginia Beach / Call 757-687-8183 for information
February 2007 Jamestown Quadricentennial - 400th Anniversary Celebration continues throughout the year with Black History Month events in February. As one of the Jamestown 2007 Signature Events, a statewide series of African-American Heritage Events will take place throughout Virginia. / Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center / Call 888-593-4682 for information
February Whale Watching Boat Trips are scheduled throughout the humpback whales migration season. Check with the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center for dates and times. Virginia Beach / Call 757-437-2628 for information
Wednesday, February 14 St. Valentine�s Day - Celebrate with a romantic stay or an extended weekend before or after the event, Virginia Beach is a great place during the off-season for couples. There�s romantic dining, whale watching, sightseeing and great rates on area golf courses.
Mid February The Total Womans Show - A regional expo of events pertaining to women�s issues, tastes, fashions, home, business and health. / Virginia Beach Pavilion Convention Center / 1000 19th Street / Virginia Beach / Call 757-468-2300 for information
Monday, February 19 Presidents� Day - Another great three day weekend, ideal for an extended Valentine getaway. Book your room now
March 2007 2007 Calendar Extension
March 2007 Jamestown Quadricentennial - 400th Anniversary Celebration continues throughout the year with Women�s History Month events in March. / Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center / Call 888-593-4682 for information
March 17
& 18
Military Through the Ages - Displaying soldiering weapons, armaments, gear and tactics from the Middle Ages to the present, re-enactments of camp life and drills will be on-going throughout the month. / Jamestown Settlement / Call 888-593-4682 for information
April 2007
April 2007 Jamestown Quadricentennial - 400th Anniversary Celebration continues throughout the year with Natural Environment Month events in April. / Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center / Call 888-593-4682 for information
Beginning April 2007 through April 2008 Special Exhibitions: �The World of 1607� at Jamestown Settlement - Reviewing the impact of Jamestown in a global context, treasures on loan from major museums and collections from this country and around the world will be on display. / Jamestown Settlement / Call 888-593-4682 for information
April 2007 Jamestown 2007 Signature Event - Re-creating the Virginia Arrival - From first landfall on the Chesapeake Bay then up the James River to Jamestown, the Godspeed replica will re-enact the first voyage of the Jamestown settlers in 1607. / from Virginia Beach to Jamestown Settlement / Call 888-593-4682 for information
May 2007
May 2007 Jamestown Month - As the world eyes turns toward the little island in the James River, the 400th Celebration of the Nations beginnings will hold center stage. / Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center / Call 888-593-4682 for information
May 12 & 13 Jamestown 2007 Signature Event - America�s Anniversary Weekend - The culmination of a week-long series of pageantry, this will be the official celebration and re-enactment of the 1607 events that began with three ships landing at Jamestown. Expect maritime demonstrations, parades, solemn and as well as festive ceremonies. Events will take place in Historic Jamestown and Colonial Williamsburg. / Historic Jamestowne / Jamestown Island / Call 757-229-1733 for information
June 2007
June 2007 Cultures of Virginia Month - Exploring the culture of the Native Americans- the Powhatan Indians and the English colonists who arrived in 1607. / Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center / Call 888-593-4682 for information
June 7 through 12 Sail Virginia 2007 - In honor of America�s & Jamestown Quadricentennial - 400th Anniversary Celebration, this years Harborfest in downtown Norfolk plans to be a mega tall ships gathering with participants from over 20 countries. / Norfolk Waterfront / Call 757-441-2345 for information
Late June through
July 4
Jamestown 2007 Signature Event - Smithsonian Folklife Festival - The Smithsonian�s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage will feature the Commonwealth of Virginia and Jamestown at it�s annual folklife event on the National Mall. / The Mall outside the Smithsonian / Washington DC / Call 202-275-1150 for information
July 2007
July 2007 Celebration of Liberty Month -The history of the Jamestown Legislative Assembly of 1619 and how it led to the formation of the Virginia House of Burgesses and the Continental Congress which in turn issued the Declaration of Independence. / Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center / Call 888-593-4682 for information
Through
July 4
Jamestown 2007 Signature Event - Smithsonian Folklife Festival - The Smithsonian�s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage will feature the Commonwealth of Virginia and Jamestown at it�s annual folklife event on the National Mall. / The Mall outside the Smithsonian / Washington DC / Call 202-275-1150 for information
July 3 through 5 Liberty Celebration - Honoring our nations founders, their sacrifices and determination which eventually led to our independence. / Yorktown Victory Center / Call 888-593-4682 for information
August 2007
August 2007 Free Enterprise / Agriculture and Industry Month - Exhibits on how the the early efforts of the settlers in Jamestown led to the tobacco based economy that fueled Virginia�s colonial income in the 18th century. / Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center / Call 888-593-4682 for information
September 2007
September 2007 Rule of Law Month - From the martial law of wartime to the laws of peacetime that superceded them, view the development of our representative government by and for the people. / Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center / Call 888-593-4682 for information
Fall 2007 Jamestown 2007 Signature Event - Democracy Forum - A year long series of mini-conferences and discussions on the development of democracy in America from Jamestown to the present. / Throughout Virginia and in Colonial Williamsburg / Locations and times TBA
October 2007
Fall 2007 Jamestown 2007 Signature Event - Virginia Indian Culture Activities and Events - Plans are in the works for this major statewide celebration of native culture. / Locations and times TBA
October 2007 Virginia History and Archaeology / Military History Month - View the information developed from excavations along with written sources. / Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center / Call 888-593-4682 for information
October
20 & 21
Yorktown Victory Celebration - Marking the 226th Anniversary of the surrender of Cornwallis and the British at Yorktown. / Yorktown Victory Center / Call 888-593-4682 for information
November 2007
November 2007 Virginia Indian Heritage / Democracy Month - The event coincides with American Indian Month and puts emphasis on the history of the Virginia Indians. / Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center / Call 888-593-4682 for information
November 22 through 24 Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia - In honor of Thanksgiving, this event at Jamestown Settlement focuses on the gathering, collecting, harvesting and preparing of food by the early settlers and the Powhatan Indians. Yorktown Victory Center will feature the fare of the Continental soldiers. / Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center / Call 888-593-4682 for information
December 2007
December 22 through 31 A Colonial Christmas - Holiday traditions from the English customs of the earliest Jamestown settlers through the desperate winters of the 18th-century American Revolution are explored. / Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center / Call 888-593-4682 for information

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