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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, 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
Where to Find Live Music in Norfolk, VA
18th Annual Patriotic Festival
Every season is event season in Norfolk. See what’s on deck.
Exhibit – M.C. Escher: Infinite VariationsLearn More
COVA Moves: Goat Yoga by FunWithGoatsLearn More
M.C. Escher: Infinite VariationsLearn More
The Guiding Hand: The Barr Foundation Collection of Torah PointersLearn More
Colley Avenue Summer Concert SeriesLearn More
Exhibit – Hew Locke: The Ghostly TouristsLearn More
Exhibit – The Totality of Time Lusters the DuskLearn More
Church St. Jazz – Norman BrownLearn More
Reaver Beavers – All Female Improv Show @ Reaver NFKLearn More
After Dark Dance CruiseLearn More
Exhibit – FloodZone: Photographs by Anastasia SamoylovaLearn More
Crafted Monthly Makers MarketLearn More
Exhibit – Waters Rising: A View From Our BackyardLearn More
Grain’s Patriotic Festival PartyLearn More
Exhibit – Motion / Emotion : Exploring Affect From Automata to RobotsLearn More
Community Market on MonarchLearn More
Every Brilliant ThingLearn More
Red Stapler Live at Maker’s Craft BreweryLearn More
Cogans Spring Beer FestivalLearn More
Phil Poteat at O’Connor Brewing Co.Learn More
Saturday YogaLearn More
Nature JournalingLearn More
LEGO® Space ChallengeLearn More
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Waterside Patriotic Festival After PartyLearn More
Exhibit – Love of AlexanderLearn More
The Patriotic FestivalLearn More
Yoga + Coffee at CoalescenceLearn More
Exhibit – Hirata Gôyô: The Birth of the Japanese Art DollLearn More
Folk Putin Revue Benefit for UkraineLearn More
Command Presence: MacArthur, Media & Mass AppealLearn More
Glassmaking DemoLearn More
Cornhole Tournament (Indoor) at Maker’s Craft BreweryLearn More
SLOW-MO SUNDAYSLearn More
Elated Craft MarketLearn More
The War On DrugsLearn More
Monday Morning Yoga (4-Week Class)Learn More
COVA Trivia NightLearn More
Trivia Night @ OBC with Bar Trivia LiveLearn More
Norfolk Tides vs. JacksonvilleLearn More
Yappy HourLearn More
Improv Night with Push Comedy TheaterLearn More
Girl’s Night OutLearn More
Sunset Beach YogaLearn More
Wildflower Meadow Walk & TalkLearn More
Allison RussellLearn More
Sunsets on the RiverLearn More
Fairy & Gnome Summer HomesLearn More
A Day of Tragic Victory: The U.S. Navy at the Battle of MidwayLearn More
BRIAR PATCH AND COMPANIONSHIPLearn More
Sunrise Yoga + Coffee on the riverLearn More
Ultimate Roasting ChampionshipLearn More
Friday Night Live at COVALearn More
Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s Final Classical Concert of the SeasonLearn More
Silent DiscoLearn More
Compact Canine Rescue presents Meat & GreetLearn More
Summer Sippin MarketLearn More
NorFunk Fest feat. TAUK at Makers Craft BreweryLearn More
Bumbling Beetz Urban MarketLearn More
Banned Books Club @ Elation BrewingLearn More
Pride NightLearn More
LION HOUSEWARMING PARTYLearn More
Harborfest Parade of SailLearn More
Norfolk HarborfestLearn More
Black History on the ERT: A Juneteenth Walking TourLearn More
NEON art tourLearn More
Pride-Fest @ Reaver NFK!Learn More
A Night of a Thousand Moira Rose’sLearn More
Haunted Norfolk TourLearn More
Harborfest FireworksLearn More
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