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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, 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 attempt to try them all. We enlisted foodie fanatic Nomarama to hit the streets and uncover the stories, the characters, and—oh yes—the food, that gives NFK its one-of-a-kind flavor.
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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Ocean View in Autumn

When the autumn season rolls around, Norfolk’s beachy neighborhood of Ocean View transforms into a blissful experience. Breathe in the brisk, salty air and enjoy a stroll with a warm fall beverage in hand.
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October Event Guide

Norfolk’s spookiest season is here, but it’s also a time for grand sporting events, a weekend wine festival, arts galore, outstanding performances and more! Plus, anyone up for a voyage to Mars?
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Events

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

Oct052022

Hocus Pocus at The Wells!

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Jun182022
Oct092022

Drones: Is the Sky the Limit?

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May012022
Jan012023

THIS WILL BE FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS

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Sep022022
Nov122022

ODU Football Schedule

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Aug302022
Dec312022

Rhonda Holy Bear: Artist and Story-Keeper

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Oct052022
Dec302022

Perry Glass Studio Schedule

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May012022
Jan012023

Exhibit – Love of Alexander

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May182022
Dec212022

Trivia Night @ OBC with Bar Trivia Live

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Aug302022
Nov122022

DesignHer

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Aug302022
Dec172022

ALLiGATOR HELLHOUND

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Sep172022
Nov122022

Attucks Jazz Club

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Oct052022

WinterFest on the Wisconsin

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Jul282022
Oct272022

Venue on 35th

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Mar302022
Nov302022

Yappy Hour

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Apr212022
Nov172022

Reaver Beavers – All Female Improv Show @ Reaver NFK

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Jul282022
May212023

Virginia Symphony Orchestra

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Apr042022
Oct142022

Command Presence: MacArthur, Media & Mass Appeal

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Oct052022
Dec312022

MacArthur Center Events

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Aug122022
Jan222023

To See a World in a Grain of Sand

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Apr052022
Mar282024

Girl’s Night Out

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Oct062022

Kip Moore

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Oct072022
Nov132022

Autumn Special Event Schedule

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Oct072022
Jan082023

Exhibit – Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari Club

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Oct072022

Joe Gatto

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Oct072022
Oct292022

Haunted Norfolk Tour

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Oct072022
Oct302022

Pilgrims Musa and Sheri In The New World

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Oct072022
Dec022022

Nightcap at the Museum

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Oct072022
Dec022022

Nightcap at the Museum

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Oct082022

Red Shoe at the Zoo

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Oct082022

Cogan’s Beer Fest

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Oct082022

Granby Street: A Downtown Norfolk Walking Tour

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Oct082022

Norfolk Mac N Cheese Fest

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Oct082022

Saturday Gospel Cruise

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Apr042022
Mar302024

Community Market on Monarch

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May212022
Oct152022

COVA Moves: Goat Yoga by FunWithGoats

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Oct082022

Tree Tour of Forest Lawn Cemetery

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May072022
Mar022024

Crafted Monthly Makers Market

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Apr102022
Dec182022

Glassmaking Demo

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May242022
Dec272022

COVA Trivia Night

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Oct122022

Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig’s Adventure

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Oct132022
Dec132022

Neighbors: Selected Works by Glen McClure

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Oct142022
Oct162022

Mars Fest: 2nd Annual Public Arts Festival @ ODU

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Oct152022
Oct162022

Town Point Virginia Fall Wine Festival

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Oct152022

Jeff Lorber, Everette Harp, Paul Jackson

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Oct152022

NYTHC House Party

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Oct152022

We Outside Comedy Tour

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Oct152022

SIDE-BY-SIDE WITH THE GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS

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Oct152022

Never Break the Chain

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Oct152022
Oct162022

Stockley Gardens Park in Historic Ghent

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Oct152022

Side-By-Side with The Governor’s School for the Arts

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Oct152022

9th Annual “From Here To Eternity” 5K Run

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Oct152022

“NEVER BREAK THE CHAIN” – THE MUSIC OF FLEETWOOD MAC

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Oct152022
Oct162022

Stockley Gardens Fall Arts Festival

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Oct182022

Trivium

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Oct192022

KennyHoopLa

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Nov062022

The Hobbit

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Oct202022
Oct212022

The Annual NEON Festival

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Oct202022

PJ Morton

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Oct202022

Spirits at the Opera

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The Latest

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Haunted Norfolk

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5 Reasons to Visit Ocean View in Autumn

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