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Upcoming Events in Norfolk

Big Bands on the Bay Concert SeriesBig Bands on the Bay

Every Sunday, May 27 - September 2, 2018, 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 7 PM to 9 PM beginning May 27 through September 2, 2018.

On September 2nd the FUN will begin at 7 PM and last until 10 PM for the Big Season Finale!

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Ocean View Summer Concert SeriesT.G.O.V. - Summer Concert Series

Every Friday, June 29 - August 31, 2018, 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.

Friday, Jun 29th - Fireworks at 9:30 PM

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First Fridays Downtown Street Party First Fridays Downtown Street Party

Fridays, June 1, August 3, September 7 & October 6, 2018, 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 sixth 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.

TCC Plaza, 300 Block of Granby Street

June 1 - Hot Gumbo Brass Band and DJ CanRock  
August 3 - Guava Jam Band
September 7 -  Bennett Wales and the Relief; LittKeys
October 5 - The Deloreans

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Shipwreck! Pirates & Treasure Shipwreck at Nauticus

June 9 - September 3, 2018

Nauticus, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront

An adventure for the whole family.  Pirate History.

Rare Artifacts.  Priceless Treasures.  Underwater Exploration.

Included in Nauticus Admission.

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Bayou Boogaloo Cajun Music and Food Festival28th Annual Bayou Boogaloo

Friday June 22 - Sunday June 24, 2018

Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront

The Bayou Boogaloo Music & Cajun Food Festival is Norfolk’s annual love-fest with New Orleans’ vibrant spirit and captures the melting pot of Bayou culture. This popular 3-day festival delivers the heart and soul of Louisiana to visitors of Town Point Park in true Cajun and Creole style.

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Hampton Roads Pridefest30th Annual PrideFest

Saturday, June 30, 2018 12 PM - 7 PM

Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront

Hampton Roads PRIDE is proud to present its annual festival celebration of diversity and equality. PrideFest features the only LGBT Pride Boat Parade in the country, musical performances, venders, cultural exhibits and family entertainment.  

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36th Annual Fourth of July Great American Picnic July 4th Great American Picnic and Fireworks

Wednesday, July 4, 2018  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!

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18th Annual Latino Music FestivalLatino Music Festival

Saturday, July 28, 2018, 5 PM - 10 PM

Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront

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!

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Virginia Symphony Orchestra Concert in the ParkVSO

Sunday, July 29, 2018, 6 PM - 10 PM

Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront

The music of Elton John.  The Virginia Symphony Orchestra concert is the fourth concert, in a series of 5 annual summer concerts that feature national recording artists, all sponsored by the Patricia and Douglas Perry Foundation

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13th Annual Virginia Caribbean Festival Virginia CaribFest

August 17-18, 2018

Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront

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!

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36th Annual Norfolk Waterfront Jazz FestivalNorfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival

August 24 - 25, 2018

Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront

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.

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10th Annual Opera in the ParkVirginia Opera in the Park

Saturday September 8, 2018  6 PM - 10 PM

Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront

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 artisians will be available for purchase throughout the evening or guests may bring their own picnic baskets. The concert is free and everyone is welcome!

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In-Water Boat ShowIn-Water Boat Show

September 13 - 15, 2018  Noon - 7 PM

Waterside Marina, Waterside District, Town Point Park

The 2018 Norfolk In-Water Boat Show will feature a wide variety of new and used power boats on land and in-water from dealers across the state and surrounding regions with the newest and best in luxury motor yachts, sport fish, personal watercraft and inflatables.

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Commonwealth Coastal ClassicCommonwealth Coastal Classic

Saturday, September 15, 2018  Noon - 5 PM

Town Point Park

The latest addition to Virginia’s extraordinary calendar of fine culinary events, the Commonwealth Coastal Classic will host a delicious variety of chefs’ tables, Virginia wines, spirits, crafted beers and ciders for tastings, original artisan works for sale, chef demos, live music by Virginia’s Crooked Road Tour and much more to be enjoyed on Norfolk, VA’s downtown waterfront.

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30th Annual Children's Festival 27th Annual Childrens Festival

Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10 AM - 3 PM

Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront

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.

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29TH ANNUAL TOWN POINT VIRGINIA FALL WINE FESTIVAL29th Annual Town Point Virginia Wine Festival

Saturday, October 20 - Sunday, October 21, 2018, 11 AM - 6 PM

Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront

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. 

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3rd Annual Christmas Market and Holiday Yule Log Bonfire4th Annual Christmas Market and Holiday Yule Log Bonfire

Saturday, December 1, 2018, 12 PM - 8 PM

Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront

Enjoy an evening of holiday traditions at Town Point Park near the Holiday Homecoming Tree.  The park transforms into a festive wonderland to feature a massive Yule Log bonfire, Christmas caroling and a visit from Santa.  During the festivities, seasonal craft beer, mulled wine, hot chocolate and other holiday treats will be available for purchase.  Bring the family, friends, loved ones, and pets to a fun evening of holiday celebrations and unique traditions. The event is free and open to the public. 

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