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 try to try them all. So we enlisted foodie fanatic, Nomarama, to hit the streets to uncover the stories, the characters, and oh yes, the food, that gives NFK its one-of-a-kind flavor.
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Norfolk’s Ice Cream and Gelato Shops

You may already know that the original waffle cone was created in Norfolk, but did you also know you can delight in outrageous milkshakes, Thai rolled ice cream and ethereal selections of gelato all within our city?
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Celebrate July 4th Weekend

Whether you’re locally throwing a backyard barbecue with friends and family or traveling into the city for the long weekend, here are the best ways to celebrate the July 4th Weekend in Norfolk.
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Events

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

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Command Presence: MacArthur, Media & Mass Appeal

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Jul042022

Norfolk’s 4th of July Fireworks Aboard the Victory Rover

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Exhibit – Hirata Gôyô: The Birth of the Japanese Art Doll

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Jul042022

Festevents Great American Fireworks

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Jan152022
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Exhibit – The Totality of Time Lusters the Dusk

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Exhibit – Motion / Emotion : Exploring Affect From Automata to Robots

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Jul042022

July 4th Fireworks Cruise

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Reaver Beavers – All Female Improv Show @ Reaver NFK

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Exhibit – Love of Alexander

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Jun182022
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Drones: Is the Sky the Limit?

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Exhibit – M.C. Escher: Infinite Variations

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Red Stapler Live at Maker’s Craft Brewery

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May012022
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THIS WILL BE FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS

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Mar242022
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The Guiding Hand: The Barr Foundation Collection of Torah Pointers

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Apr152022
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M.C. Escher: Infinite Variations

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Sunset Kayaking

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May242022
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COVA Trivia Night

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Yappy Hour

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Trivia Night @ OBC with Bar Trivia Live

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Sunsets on the River

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Girl’s Night Out

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SPRING-SUMMER FUN THURSDAYS

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Family Twilight Trek

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Fairy & Gnome Summer Homes

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School Girls: or the African Mean Girls Play

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Colley Avenue Summer Concert Series

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Community Market on Monarch

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Jul092022
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Hot Glass: Candy Dish

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Crafted Monthly Makers Market

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Jul092022

Stained Glass: Suncatcher

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COVA Moves: Goat Yoga by FunWithGoats

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Glassmaking Demo

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First Sundays Reggae Brunch

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SLOW-MO SUNDAYS

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Norfolk Tides vs. Worcester

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Miller Lite Hot Country Nights with Niko Moon

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The Latest

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

Things to Do in Ocean View and East Beach

Did you know that Norfolk has its very own sandy beach? The areas of Ocean View and East…
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Best Oyster Restaurants in Norfolk

There’s nothing like gathering around a plate of freshly-shucked oysters. Virginia is home to eight…
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July 2022 Event Guide

Norfolk has a great lineup of July events to heat things up! From 4th of July fireworks, festivals and live music to foodie…
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Best Ice Cream and Gelato Shops in Norfolk

There’s no better way to cool down in the hot summer months (or indulge any time of…
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Top Ways to Enjoy the Water in Downtown Norfolk, VA

In Downtown Norfolk, we’re fortunate to be located on the beautiful…
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What to Do Along the Elizabeth River Trail

The Elizabeth River Trail, also known as the ERT, is Norfolk’s 10.5-mile-long…
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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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Best Brunch Spots in Norfolk, VA

From pillowy biscuits to piled-high Benedicts and waffles topped with all the fixings, brunch in Norfolk…
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