| 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
|| 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.
|| 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
|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!
|| 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
| Independence Day - Stars and Stripes
Explosion – Fireworks and a celebration to commemorate the day.
Location and times TBA. Virginia Beach
|Mid to Late
||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.
|| 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
| 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