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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
August 26–27: Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival
Top Things To Do in Ocean View
Every season is event season in Norfolk. See what’s on deck.
Command Presence: MacArthur, Media & Mass AppealLearn More
Trivia Night @ OBC with Bar Trivia LiveLearn More
Red Stapler Live at Maker’s Craft BreweryLearn More
Exhibit – Love of AlexanderLearn More
Blue Ridge ExcursionsLearn More
Yappy HourLearn More
Victory Rover Naval Base TourLearn More
Venue on 35thLearn More
Drones: Is the Sky the Limit?Learn More
Virginia Zoo EventsLearn More
Exhibit – M.C. Escher: Infinite VariationsLearn More
Dermot KennedyLearn More
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Reaver Beavers – All Female Improv Show @ Reaver NFKLearn More
The Guiding Hand: The Barr Foundation Collection of Torah PointersLearn More
Virginia Symphony OrchestraLearn More
M.C. Escher: Infinite VariationsLearn More
Nauticus Summer Food Truck SeriesLearn More
Sunsets on the RiverLearn More
Girl’s Night OutLearn More
SPRING-SUMMER FUN THURSDAYSLearn More
Family Twilight TrekLearn More
To See a World in a Grain of SandLearn More
Pippin the Musical presented by Little Theatre of NorfolkLearn More
Panties In A Twist: The All Female Sketch Comedy ShowLearn More
Unite SloverLearn More
Community Market on MonarchLearn More
Crafted Monthly Makers MarketLearn More
Silent DiscoLearn More
Local Author FairLearn More
Big Blue 5KLearn More
COVA Moves: Goat Yoga by FunWithGoatsLearn More
SLOW-MO SUNDAYSLearn More
Gladys KnightLearn More
Hunter House EventsLearn More
Glassmaking DemoLearn More
Jewelry Expo at Selden MarketLearn More
First Sundays Reggae BrunchLearn More
War On The CatwalkLearn More
Norfolk Tides vs. DurhamLearn More
COVA Trivia NightLearn More
Young Professionals NightLearn More
Snail MailLearn More
Jouble Jeuce FestLearn More
Edible Art Meets Visual ArtsLearn More
Big Dreams and Ice Cream: A Sweet Cabaret!Learn More
Murder By Death + Amigo The DevilLearn More
Elated Craft MarketLearn More
Kevin HartLearn More
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1st Annual Elizabeth River Gospel FestLearn More
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