Big Bands on the Bay
Every Sunday, May 28 - September 3, 2017, 7 PM - 9 PM
Gazebo at Ocean View Beach Park
Big Bands on the Bay ends the weekend with a sunset celebration on the Chesapeake Bay. Guests are invited down to the Gazebo at Ocean View Beach Park for live Big Band music and dancing. Welcome the stars every Sunday night from 7pm to 9pm beginning May 28 through September 3, 2017. On September 4th the FUN will begin at 7pm and last until 10pm for the Big Season Finale!
First Fridays Downtown Street Party
Fridays, June 2, August 4, September 1 & October 6, 2017, 5 PM - 8:30 PM
Get ready to grab some friends & have some fun: Downtown Norfolk's favorite Friday night street party is back for it's fifth season! Each First Fridays event runs from 5-8:30pm and features music, food and merchandise vendors and a beer and wine garden all in an authentic downtown setting.
June 2 - The Plot, in the NEON District, corner of Granby Street & Olney Road
August 7 - TCC Plaza, 300 block of Granby Street
September 4 - TCC Plaza, 300 block of Granby Street
October 2 - TCC Plaza, 300 block of Granby Street
T.G.O.V. - Summer Concert Series
Every Friday, June 30 - August 25, 2017, 6 PM - 9:30 PM
Ocean View Beach Park
Summer brings the return of the popular Friday after-work music series, "Thank Goodness It's Ocean View" Beach Music Concert Series at Ocean View Beach Park on the Chesapeake Bay.
35th Annual Fourth of July Great American Picnic
Tuesday, July 4, 2015 5 PM - 10 PM
Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront
Leave the grilling to us on the 4th of July and bring your family and friends down to Town Point Park. All American fare, including hot dogs, hamburgers, barbecue, seafood, buttered corn on the cob, juicy watermelon, lemonade... with all the fixin's and much more available for purchase! Relax on the lawn and enjoy the live entertainment, then watch as the sky lights up with the fireworks display at 9:30 pm!
35th Annual Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival
July 14 - 15, 2017
Cool Jazz and warm summer nights return once again to Downtown Norfolk at the area’s longest running outdoor Jazz Festival! Friday - Sunday, Jazz enthusiasts will chill to the sounds of smooth jazz in the serene setting of the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront along the Elizabeth River.
Mid-Summer Fantasy Festival/Theater in the Park
July 29, 2017
An immersive and participatory community performance arts festival that will re-imagine Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream within in a series of at least 5 temporary public art installations.
12th Annual Virginia Caribbean Festival
August 11-12, 2017
Come and experience the pageantry of dazzling fusion of colors, creativity, music, masquerades incredible art at the street parade. Then enjoy live authentic Caribbean music with International recording artists. Local and regional Caribbean acts take the stage and unite festival-goers with the rhythmic sounds of REGGAE, CALYPSO and SOCA and beat of the STEELPAN music. This is a day of tropical rhythm, cuisine, carnival and culture as only the Caribbean can offer!
17th Annual Latino Music Festival
Saturday, August 19, 2017, 5 PM - 10 PM
The sun goes down, the stars come out, and the largest outdoor dance floor in Hampton Roads heats up! This cultural celebration not only features great music, it also serves up mouth watering Latin cuisine and libations!
Virginia Symphony Orchestra in the Park
Sunday, August 20, 2017, 6 PM - 10 PM
9th Annual Opera in the Park
Saturday September 9, 2017 6 PM - 10 PM
Enjoy Virginia Opera artists in your bermudas and flip flops as they sing popular arias and favorite Broadway melodies under the stars. Creative culinary cuisines and adult beverages prepared by local gourmet artisans will be available for purchase throughout the evening or guests may bring their own picnic baskets. The concert is free and everyone is welcome!
Thursday, September 14 - Sunday, September 18, 2016, - 5 PM
Neon District Norfolk
The NEON Festival will be returning to the arts district this fall for its sophomore year! Join us Thursday through Sunday, September 14-18, 2016 for live music, theatrical performances, guided mural tours, public art unveiling, a beer garden and programming from all your favorite NEON District partners.
ETC Concert at the Point (Norfolk's Indie' Music & Arts Festival)
Saturday, September 16, 2017, 5 PM - 10 PM
ETC is the celebration of the vast talent and dedication that fuels the independent music scene. Town Point Park transforms into an organic platform for artists, comedians, authors, and musicians to flourish. Embrace The Culture (ETC) is comprised of local, regional and national artists on multiple stages along the Elizabeth River while offering local culinary, visual and salvage artists the opportunity to exhibit and sell their own talents. ETC is free and everyone is welcome.
5th Annual Ribtoberfest
Saturday, September 23, 2014, 12 PM - 8 PM
TowneBank Fountain Park at Town Point Park
We're celebrating what's below the Mason-Dixon along the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront! RibtoberFest brings the best of southern food and beverage to your favorite stompin' grounds, Town Point Park. Join us as we bring together a humble batch of southern-flare dishes and cool craft brews, with a live blues band to boot!
29th Annual Children's Festival
Saturday, October 7, 2017, 10 AM - 3 PM
Hampton Roads’ most exciting family festival is filled with more than 100 fun, creative and interactive activities that include storytelling, hands-on workshops, educational displays, cultural experiences, arts and crafts, military demonstrations, costumed characters and more! This event is designed with children 10 and younger in mind.
10th Annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
Saturday October 7, 2017 10 AM - 3 PM
The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival is often compared to America’s Thanksgiving tradition, and is a historic Asian holiday that marks the end of the summer harvest. This festival incorporates a wide range of entertainment and cultural programs that include storytelling, authentic Asian Ceremonial fashion shows, ribbon an dragon dancing, martial arts demonstrations, children’s activities, musical and dance performances, children’s lantern parade, and special appearances by the Moon Goddess.
30th Annual Town Point Virginia Wine Festival
Saturday, October 21 - Sunday, October 22, 2017, 11 AM - 6 PM
Experience Hampton Roads’ most anticipated Wine Festival of the fall season along the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront. Wine Enthusiast Magazine has named Virginia one of the 10 best wine travel destinations in the world! This year’s fall favorite will showcase more than 30 wineries with over 200 of the Commonwealth’s finest wine varieties.
4th Annual Christmas Market and Holiday Yule Log Bonfire
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 12 PM - 8 PM
Join us for a one-day Holiday Market in Town Point Park on the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront. The Holiday Market will coincide with the 4th Annual Holiday Yule Log Bon Fire.
This festive outdoor wonderland will feature unique and local crafters, a massive Yule Log bonfire, Christmas caroling with a take home carol book, and also a visit from the big-man himself, Santa Claus. During the festivities, hot chocolate, ciders, seasonal craft beer, mulled wine and other holiday treats will be available for purchase.