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Throughout the Summer
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Dolphin Watching Boat Trips are scheduled throughout the season to observe Dolphins in their natural habitat. Check with the Virginia Marine Science Museum for dates and times. Virginia Beach / 757-437-2628
Throughout the Summer If you are into soccer, check for the play dates of the professional A-League Soccer Season at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex. Come out and support the Hampton Roads Mariners. Virginia Beach.
Mid June 50th 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. / Virginia Beach / Call 800-822-3224 for information.
Tuesday, June 21 Summer Solstice / First Day of Summer.
Mid to Late June 11th Annual Elvis 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 Elvis’s favorite dishes, look for memorabilia and be sure to watch for your favorite in the swinging, singing Elvis contest! 17th and 24th Street parks at the Oceanfront!
Late June Hampton Jazz Festival – Three days of music from some of the top jazz groups in the nation. Housed in the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton Virginia. / Call 757-838-4203 for information OR 757-671-8100 for tickets.
Monday, July 4
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Independence Day - Stars and Stripes Explosion – Fireworks and a celebration to commemorate the day. Location and times TBA. Virginia Beach
Mid to Late July 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.
Late July 80th 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
Late August
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43rd 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! Virginia Beach