Things to Do: March

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in COVA

Coastal Virginia knows how to do St. Patrick’s Day right, with opportunities to eat authentic Irish food and drink. And don’t forget the bag pipes! Here are 5 ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in COVA: Franklin Southampton Cheers to Green Beers in Franklin! Belly up to the bar of Fred’s Restaurant in Historic Downtown Franklin to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Looking for dinner and drinks to celebrate? Be sure to try some of

Places to Bring your Pup in COVA

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No one likes to leave their best friend at home – especially when it’s your pup! Check out these fun activities to do with your dog in Coastal Virginia. Here are 5 pet-friendly attractions in COVA: Hampton To many, taking the family on the road means grabbing a leash and making room for the dog! While in Hampton, don’t forget to pamper your pooch at one of our two bark parks! Sandy Bottom Nature

Ways to Celebrate the Beginning of Spring

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Shake off winter and check out what spring has to offer in Coastal Virginia! It’s a great time to view the beautiful scenery of the region or spend the day strawberry picking. Here are 5 ways to celebrate spring in COVA: Virginia Beach The beginning of the spring season marks the start of one of our favorite times of year here in Virginia Beach, as it also marks the start of strawberry season! Grab

Spring Sporting Events in COVA

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Whether you are a runner, basketball player, or into kayaking, Coastal Virginia has something to satisfy your sporting needs. There are plenty of opportunities to participate or watch sports in the area, so don’t miss out! Here are 5 sporting events to check out in COVA: Smithfield Test your limits with the Smithfield Sprint Triathlon. Find out what you’re made of. Sign up for the Luter Family YMCA’s annual triathlon on Saturday, March 25th.

Go treasure hunting at our Vintage Market this Saturday

     Smithfield’s Spring Vintage Market is back by popular demand. Join us this Saturday, March 12 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the 100 block of Main Street & the Bank of Southside Virginia parking lot in Downtown Smithfield. The Market will feature vintage, antique and repurposed items, live music & delicious local foods. Celebrate the Spring and do a bit of treasure hunting in Genuine Smithfield. Find out more on Facebook: Smithfield Spring

6 Free & Almost Free Art Activities for Spring

From festivals to fairs to fun family activities, there is plenty to do this Spring around the arts and across the coastal region. Free Family Fest Fun at MOCA March 6 & April 17 The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Virginia Beach offers free Family Fest events every other month themed around current exhibitions for families of all ages. This spring, save the dates for March 6 and April 17 from 2-4pm

2016 Virginia Arts Festival in Norfolk

The Virginia Arts Festival Celebrates its 20th Anniversary in 2016 Marking two decades of bringing great artists to southeastern Virginia, The Virginia Arts Festival celebrates in 2016 with great performances including world premieres, collaborations between musical and theatrical masters, and events that have turned area streets and parks into lively gathering places for friends and families. “The Festival’s 20th Anniversary Season looks back with pride, and forward to the future,” said Virginia Arts Festival

Shamrock Marathon Returns to Virginia Beach (March 19-20)

Lace up your running shoes and eat a light breakfast because the 2016 Yuengling Shamrock Marathon & Anthem Half Marathon and the TowneBank Shamrock 8k are back at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Each year, 30,000 runners and walkers paint the Virginia Beach Boardwalk green with swag as they take part in our oldest, continuously running, road race. Whether this is your first race or your fiftieth, come out and show your Irish spirit as

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,