Things to Do: August

Hanging 10 in VB – ECSC Returns (August 21-28)

Virginia Beach is the place to witness professional surfers riding the curl. Celebrating 54 years, the East Coast Surfing Championships  is North America’s longest, continuously running surfing competition. Known to locals and patrons as ECSC, the competition is also the second-longest continuously-run surfing contest in the world. The best of the best compete at ECSC, including more than 200 of the world’s top professional male and female surfers, as well as an estimated 300 amateur surfers. In

Franklin-Southampton County Fair Headliner Announced!

The smells of fresh funnel cakes and fluffy cotton candy are quickly approaching as the 2016 Franklin-Southampton County Fair is just around the corner! This year the event will feature a variety of musical entertainment options including headliner Granger Smith on Saturday, August 13th and William Michael Morgan on Thursday, August 11th. Both artists have had recent songs make it to the Top 40 County Countdown including “Backroad Song” and “I Met A Girl“. Gather

Turn the Page: Hi-Fructose Magazine Exhibit Comes to Virginia Beach!

When America’s top-ranked arts publication magazine joins forces with the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), an once-in-a-lifetime VB experience awaits.  MOCA’s newest exhibit, Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose, will be an unprecedented showcase highlighting the renowned art and artists from the San Francisco-based Hi-Fructose The New Contemporary Art Magazine’s first ten years in publication. The exhibit is the ultimate collaboration of two like-minded organizations, and will bring the works

First Fridays Turn Downtown Norfolk into a Street Party

The fourth season of Downtown Norfolk Council’s First Fridays runs monthly through October from 5 pm to 8:30 pm with live music, food trucks, merchandise vendors and a beer garden with craft beer in an authentic Downtown setting. “We have an exciting line up of musical entertainment to appeal to all audiences,” said Mary Miller, president and CEO of Downtown Norfolk Council. “This series provides a dramatic backdrop to showcase our vibrant businesses and

Cruise In To Downtown Franklin

  We welcome you to “Cruise In” to one of the many Franklin Cruise In events coming up in 2016! This family friendly event is open to Antique Cars and Trucks, Street Rods, and Custom Bikes owners who want to show off their ride(s). Vehicles travel from as far away as Chesterfield, VA to the north, Valentines, VA to the west, Virginia Beach to the east and Ahoskie, NC to the south to attend

We Be Jammin’ – Are You?

We Be Jammin’ is a lively summer concert series presented by the Downtown Franklin Association. We Be Jammin’ is a family friendly event that showcases local and professional musicians. From Top 40, Country, Motown, Dance, Beach and Classic Rock We Be Jammin’ concerts plays a variety of music for a wide audience. Bring your lawn chair, sit back and relax to great music beside the beautiful scenic Blackwater River or slip on your dancing shoes

Experience an Energy Like No Other at Virginia Beach’s Rudee Inlet

Aquatic adventure is the name of the game when you visit Rudee Inlet, just south of the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. The laid-back neighborhood harbor is a favorite of our locals and, trust us, they know how to have a good time. From jet skis to paddle boards, the marinas of Rudee Inlet have what you need to take your vacation to the next level. Come and parasail high above the water for a view that will take

Get Out on the Town in Virginia Beach

In Virginia Beach, it can be a tall order to pull yourself away from the sand and surf but a night (or day) on the town might be exactly what your vacation needs. Whether you want to get dressed up and enjoy a glass of Merlot indulge your inner shopaholic, you will find what you are looking for at Town Center of Virginia Beach and Pembroke Mall. Just a quick drive from the boardwalk,

Virginia Beach Brewery Tours Will Cure What Ales You

In Virginia Beach, the beer flows like the mighty Lynnhaven River, no matter the season. Like the transition of the leaves and the shifts in temperature, each new season provides ample opportunity to explore new varieties of beer at one of our many local breweries. From stouts and porters, to IPAs and Lagers, stop in to one of our many breweries for a sampler of them all! With so many wonderful breweries from which

Lighting the Way for Your Virginia Beach Adventure

Begin your visit to Coastal Virginia in the same place the settlers began theirs, and experience Virginia Beach history firsthand. Where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic marks the spot where John Smith and his crew first stepped foot on American sand before moving inland to establish the settlement of Jamestown. Today, in addition to prime sunset viewing, the original landing site is home to the First Landing Cross and the first federally-funded construction