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Festival Season’s COMING

Check out all the festivals planned for this Spring and 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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Where to Find Live Music in Norfolk, VA

From arena-sized productions to more intimate venues and local stages — Norfolk’s always making noise.
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18th Annual Patriotic Festival

Patriotic Festival is pleased to announce the festival’s move to the vibrant Norfolk waterfront on Memorial Day weekend. Norfolk is the Navy capital of the world, and what better event to host than the Patriotic Festival celebration at the Norfolk Downtown Waterfront and Scope Arena.
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Events

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

Apr042022
Oct142022

Command Presence: MacArthur, Media & Mass Appeal

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Mar182022
Jul312022

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

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Apr152022
Aug282022

M.C. Escher: Infinite Variations

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May242022

The Struts

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May242022

Sunset Kayaking

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May242022
Dec272022

COVA Trivia Night

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May012022
Jan012023

THIS WILL BE FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS

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Apr042022
Jul312022

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

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May242022

Yoga on Tap – Maker’s

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May242022

FREE Dog Training with PetSuites @ Reaver NFK

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Apr042022
May292022

Exhibit – Waters Rising: A View From Our Backyard

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May012022
Jan012023

Exhibit – Love of Alexander

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Apr152022
Aug282022

Exhibit – M.C. Escher: Infinite Variations

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Apr042022
May292022

Exhibit – FloodZone: Photographs by Anastasia Samoylova

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Jan152022
Jul172022

Exhibit – The Totality of Time Lusters the Dusk

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Apr212022
Nov172022

Reaver Beavers – All Female Improv Show @ Reaver NFK

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Apr172022
Sep182022

Red Stapler Live at Maker’s Craft Brewery

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May182022
Jun052022

Every Brilliant Thing

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Jan282022
Jun262022

Exhibit – Hew Locke: The Ghostly Tourists

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Mar242022
Aug142022

The Guiding Hand: The Barr Foundation Collection of Torah Pointers

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May252022

’90s/Early 2000s Pop Culture Trivia Night!

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May182022
Dec212022

Trivia Night @ OBC with Bar Trivia Live

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May252022

COVA Books & Brews Meet Up

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Mar302022
Nov302022

Yappy Hour

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Apr072022
May262022

Yoga in the Gordon Art Gallery!

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May262022

Bike Night

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May262022

Natural Soapmaking Workshop

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May192022
Aug112022

Sunsets on the River

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May262022

Tech N9ne

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May262022

The War and Treaty

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Apr052022
Mar282024

Girl’s Night Out

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May272022
May292022

The Patriotic Festival

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May272022
May292022

Patriotic Festival After Party

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Apr012022
Oct292022

After Dark Dance Cruise

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May272022

The Improv Riot: The Short Form Improv Show

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May202022
Jul012022

Friday Night Live at COVA

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May272022

A Yogi Clothing Swap

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May202022
May272022

Late Night Ladies’ Ride!

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May272022

Jon Pardi

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May272022
Jul292022

Fairy & Gnome Summer Homes

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May272022

Tassels on Tap

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May282022

Saturday Yoga

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May072022
Mar022024

Crafted Monthly Makers Market

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May282022

Yoga + Coffee at Coalescence

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Apr042022
Mar302024

Community Market on Monarch

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May282022

Folk Putin Revue Benefit for Ukraine

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May282022

Church St. Jazz – Norman Brown

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May282022

Nature Journaling

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May282022

PATRIOTIC FESTIVAL PARTY

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May212022
Oct152022

COVA Moves: Goat Yoga by FunWithGoats

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May282022

LEGO® Space Challenge

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May282022

Cogans Spring Beer Festival

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May282022

Phil Poteat at O’Connor Brewing Co.

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May072022
Aug062022

Colley Avenue Summer Concert Series

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May222022
Sep042022

SLOW-MO SUNDAYS

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Apr102022
Dec182022

Glassmaking Demo

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May292022

Cornhole Tournament (Indoor) at Maker’s Craft Brewery

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Apr172022
Jun192022

Elated Craft Market

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May302022

The War On Drugs

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May232022
Jun202022

Monday Morning Yoga (4-Week Class)

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May312022

Wallows

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Jun012022
Jun052022

Norfolk Tides vs. Jacksonville

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Jun022022

Earthgang

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Jun022022

Sunset Beach Yoga

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Jun022022

Allison Russell

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Jun022022

Wildflower Meadow Walk & Talk

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Jun022022

Improv Night with Push Comedy Theater

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Jun032022

Sunrise Yoga + Coffee on the river

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Jun032022

Ultimate Roasting Championship

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Jun032022

A Day of Tragic Victory: The U.S. Navy at the Battle of Midway

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Jun032022
Jun052022

BRIAR PATCH AND COMPANIONSHIP

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Jun042022

NorFunk Fest feat. TAUK at Makers Craft Brewery

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Jun042022

Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s Final Classical Concert of the Season

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Jun042022

Curren$y

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Jun042022

Silent Disco

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Jun042022

Summer Sippin Market

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Jun042022

Compact Canine Rescue presents Meat & Greet

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Jun052022

Bumbling Beetz Urban Market

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Jun072022

Banned Books Club @ Elation Brewing

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The Latest

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

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Date Night on Colley Avenue

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Virginia Tidewater

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Go There: A Magical Weekend In Norfolk, VA

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Downtown Norfolk Is A Great Place To Live And Work

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