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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
Top 5 Reasons to Visit Ocean View in Autumn
October Event Guide
Every season is event season in Norfolk. See what’s on deck.
Hocus Pocus at The Wells!Learn More
Drones: Is the Sky the Limit?Learn More
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ODU Football ScheduleLearn More
Rhonda Holy Bear: Artist and Story-KeeperLearn More
Perry Glass Studio ScheduleLearn More
Exhibit – Love of AlexanderLearn More
Trivia Night @ OBC with Bar Trivia LiveLearn More
ALLiGATOR HELLHOUNDLearn More
Attucks Jazz ClubLearn More
WinterFest on the WisconsinLearn More
Venue on 35thLearn More
Yappy HourLearn More
Reaver Beavers – All Female Improv Show @ Reaver NFKLearn More
Virginia Symphony OrchestraLearn More
Command Presence: MacArthur, Media & Mass AppealLearn More
MacArthur Center EventsLearn More
To See a World in a Grain of SandLearn More
Girl’s Night OutLearn More
Kip MooreLearn More
Autumn Special Event ScheduleLearn More
Exhibit – Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari ClubLearn More
Joe GattoLearn More
Haunted Norfolk TourLearn More
Pilgrims Musa and Sheri In The New WorldLearn More
Nightcap at the MuseumLearn More
Nightcap at the MuseumLearn More
Red Shoe at the ZooLearn More
Cogan’s Beer FestLearn More
Granby Street: A Downtown Norfolk Walking TourLearn More
Norfolk Mac N Cheese FestLearn More
Saturday Gospel CruiseLearn More
Community Market on MonarchLearn More
COVA Moves: Goat Yoga by FunWithGoatsLearn More
Tree Tour of Forest Lawn CemeteryLearn More
Crafted Monthly Makers MarketLearn More
Glassmaking DemoLearn More
COVA Trivia NightLearn More
Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig’s AdventureLearn More
Neighbors: Selected Works by Glen McClureLearn More
Mars Fest: 2nd Annual Public Arts Festival @ ODULearn More
Town Point Virginia Fall Wine FestivalLearn More
Jeff Lorber, Everette Harp, Paul JacksonLearn More
NYTHC House PartyLearn More
We Outside Comedy TourLearn More
SIDE-BY-SIDE WITH THE GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTSLearn More
Never Break the ChainLearn More
Stockley Gardens Park in Historic GhentLearn More
Side-By-Side with The Governor’s School for the ArtsLearn More
9th Annual “From Here To Eternity” 5K RunLearn More
“NEVER BREAK THE CHAIN” – THE MUSIC OF FLEETWOOD MACLearn More
Stockley Gardens Fall Arts FestivalLearn More
The HobbitLearn More
The Annual NEON FestivalLearn More
PJ MortonLearn More
Spirits at the OperaLearn More
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