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, 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.
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.
The creative center of the city, NEON’s 80+ pieces of public art, live performances and eclectic restaurants are destined to inspire.
Ghent is filled with character, culture and delicious cuisine — not to mention tons of eclectic eateries, unique shops, art galleries and antique stores.
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.
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.
The relaxing beachside communities of Ocean View and East Beach are the perfect place to unwind with fresh seafood, sand and sun!
Ideal for people on the move, Military Highway plays host to Norfolk International Airport and an abundance of shopping options.
City With Bite
Through Jan. 1: Winterfest on the Wisconsin
December Events Guide
Every season is event season in Norfolk. See what’s on deck.
ALLiGATOR HELLHOUNDLearn More
Norfolk Admirals ScheduleLearn More
Exhibit – Love of AlexanderLearn More
Perry Glass Studio ScheduleLearn More
MacArthur Center EventsLearn More
Virginia Symphony OrchestraLearn More
Elf Door DiscoveryLearn More
Yappy Hour at Waterside DistrictLearn More
Garden of Lights at Norfolk Botanical GardenLearn More
NEON Art ToursLearn More
Nauticus’ WinterFest on the WisconsinLearn More
Miracle Pop-Up!Learn More
Rhonda Holy Bear: Artist and Story-KeeperLearn More
Neighbors: Selected Works by Glen McClureLearn More
COVA Trivia NightLearn More
Exhibit – Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari ClubLearn More
To See a World in a Grain of SandLearn More
Holiday Train Exhibit at Selden MarketLearn More
NEON Art TourLearn More
A Merry Little Christmas CarolLearn More
THIS WILL BE FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARSLearn More
YOGA at d’Art Center!Learn More
Trivia Night @ OBC with Bar Trivia LiveLearn More
The Twelve Dates of ChristmasLearn More
Girl’s Night OutLearn More
Holiday Pops!Learn More
Crafted Monthly Makers MarketLearn More
Silversun PickupsLearn More
Community Market on MonarchLearn More
12 Bars of Christmas Crawl® – NorfolkLearn More
Glassmaking DemoLearn More
A TRADOC Holiday 2022Learn More
Vienna Boys ChoirLearn More
Paw Patrol Live!Learn More
The Front BottomsLearn More
The Hip Hop NutcrackerLearn More
The Best Christmas Pageant EverLearn More
Titty Titty Bang BangLearn More
A Jazzy ChristmasLearn More
“A Caribbean Green Christmas” 15th Annual HolidayLearn More
The MessiahLearn More
Sleeping BeautyLearn More
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