CHART YOUR COURSE

Our city is your city. Use the menu below to customize your Norfolk experience.

Festival Season’s Here

Check out all the festivals planned for this summer in Norfolk!

There’s plenty to do outdoors

From patio drinks to bike trails, waterfront dining to catching a ballgame, there’s so much to do outside in our city.

Norfolk, VA

Norfolk, Virginia is a city on the water, but never watered down. Built on character, by characters, we’re a melting pot of people, cultures, and ideas.

Downtown

Norfolk’s walkable, waterfront downtown is the urban hub of the city full of shopping, entertainment, restaurants and excitement!

Historic Freemason District

The city’s oldest standing neighborhood, Historic Freemason features beautiful tree-lined cobblestone streets, manicured gardens, historic homes and water views.

NEON DISTRICT

The creative center of the city, NEON’s 80+ pieces of public art, live performances and eclectic restaurants are destined to inspire.

GHENT

Ghent is filled with character, culture and delicious cuisine — not to mention tons of eclectic eateries, unique shops, art galleries and antique stores.

Chelsea

Chelsea is one of the most walkable and bikeable neighborhoods in the city, with the celebrated Elizabeth River Trail (ERT) passing through the center.

park place / Railroad district

Lined with local breweries, eateries and street murals, the industrial neighborhoods of Park Place/Railroad District are sure to get any visit on the right track.

Riverview

From zoo animals to wildly delicious restaurants, the LGBTQ+ friendly neighborhood of Riverview truly has something for everyone.

Larchmont / lochhaven

Next door to Old Dominion University, Larchmont and Lochhaven are home to history, local restaurants, outdoor fun and perfect water views.

Oceanview

The relaxing beachside communities of Ocean View and East Beach are the perfect place to unwind with fresh seafood, sand and sun!

Military Highway

Ideal for people on the move, Military Highway plays host to Norfolk International Airport and an abundance of shopping options.

What’s happening

City With Bite

With 600+ indie restaurants, you can’t not attempt to try them all. We enlisted foodie fanatic Nomarama to hit the streets and uncover the stories, the characters, and—oh yes—the food, that gives NFK its one-of-a-kind flavor.
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August 26–27: Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival

Take in the smooth sounds of jazz music while enjoying the gorgeous views of the Elizabeth River. This two-day experience by Norfolk Festevents features unforgettable performances by top national jazz and R&B artists.
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Top Things To Do in Ocean View

The areas of Ocean View and East Beach are your gateway to beach days, sandcastles, water activities, seafood and gorgeous sunsets. Here are ideas for things to do in Ocean View this summer.
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Events

Every season is event season in Norfolk. See what’s on deck.

Apr042022
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Command Presence: MacArthur, Media & Mass Appeal

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Blue Ridge Excursions

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May012022
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THIS WILL BE FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS

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Venue on 35th

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Apr152022
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Exhibit – M.C. Escher: Infinite Variations

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Jul282022
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Virginia Symphony Orchestra

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Apr172022
Sep182022

Red Stapler Live at Maker’s Craft Brewery

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Aug142022
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Hunter House Events

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Virginia Zoo Events

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Jun182022
Oct092022

Drones: Is the Sky the Limit?

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May012022
Jan012023

Exhibit – Love of Alexander

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Nov172022

Reaver Beavers – All Female Improv Show @ Reaver NFK

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Aug162022
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Norfolk Tides vs. Durham

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Aug162022

War On The Catwalk

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Apr152022
Aug282022

M.C. Escher: Infinite Variations

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May242022
Dec272022

COVA Trivia Night

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Aug122022
Jan222023

To See a World in a Grain of Sand

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May182022
Dec212022

Trivia Night @ OBC with Bar Trivia Live

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Nov302022

Yappy Hour

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Aug172022

Pinegrove

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Jun022022
Aug252022

SPRING-SUMMER FUN THURSDAYS

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Apr052022
Mar282024

Girl’s Night Out

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Aug312022

Nauticus Summer Food Truck Series

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Aug282022

Pippin the Musical presented by Little Theatre of Norfolk

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Young Professionals Night

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Jun172022
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Family Twilight Trek

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Ne-Yo

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Apr042022
Mar302024

Community Market on Monarch

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Aug202022

Jouble Jeuce Fest

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Oct012022

Silent Disco

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Aug202022

Edible Art Meets Visual Arts

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Big Dreams and Ice Cream: A Sweet Cabaret!

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May072022
Mar022024

Crafted Monthly Makers Market

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Oct152022

COVA Moves: Goat Yoga by FunWithGoats

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Aug202022

Snail Mail

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Aug212022

Murder By Death + Amigo The Devil

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Aug212022

Elated Craft Market

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May222022
Sep042022

SLOW-MO SUNDAYS

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Aug212022

Kevin Hart

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Apr102022
Dec182022

Glassmaking Demo

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Jul032022
Dec042022

First Sundays Reggae Brunch

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Aug222022
Aug232022

Pusha T

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Aug242022

1st Annual Elizabeth River Gospel Fest

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Aug252022

Plant Based Junk Food in Norfolk

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Aug272022

Giveon

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The Latest

Check out the latest, and greatest, happenings in the city.

Eco-Friendly Attractions in Norfolk

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Family Getaway to Norfolk, VA

In need of a family-friendly getaway? Look no further. Norfolk is the perfect place for you and the kids to…
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Recently Opened in Norfolk

Since Norfolk is always evolving and changing, we want to make sure you don’t miss out on all the new talented…
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August 2022 Event Guide

Don’t miss out on Norfolk’s hottest events this August. The city is filled with free concerts along the water, colorful…
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Weekend Getaway in Norfolk and Virginia Beach

Wanderlust is defined as a strong desire to travel, but in Virginia, we call…
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Top Things to Do On Your Norfolk, VA Cruise Layover

You’ve just made a port stop in Norfolk—welcome! We know you’ll…
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A Weekend in Downtown Norfolk

Downtown Norfolk is the perfect destination for a fun-filled weekend. It’s got with never-ending historic…
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Glass Art Experiences for Group Tours

Norfolk, Virginia is growing in the world of glass art. There are many opportunities to view…
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