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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
Norfolk’s Ice Cream and Gelato Shops
Celebrate July 4th Weekend
Every season is event season in Norfolk. See what’s on deck.
Command Presence: MacArthur, Media & Mass AppealLearn More
Norfolk’s 4th of July Fireworks Aboard the Victory RoverLearn More
Exhibit – Hirata Gôyô: The Birth of the Japanese Art DollLearn More
Festevents Great American FireworksLearn More
Exhibit – The Totality of Time Lusters the DuskLearn More
Exhibit – Motion / Emotion : Exploring Affect From Automata to RobotsLearn More
July 4th Fireworks CruiseLearn More
Reaver Beavers – All Female Improv Show @ Reaver NFKLearn More
Exhibit – Love of AlexanderLearn More
Drones: Is the Sky the Limit?Learn More
Exhibit – M.C. Escher: Infinite VariationsLearn More
Red Stapler Live at Maker’s Craft BreweryLearn More
THIS WILL BE FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARSLearn More
The Guiding Hand: The Barr Foundation Collection of Torah PointersLearn More
M.C. Escher: Infinite VariationsLearn More
Sunset KayakingLearn More
COVA Trivia NightLearn More
Yappy HourLearn More
Trivia Night @ OBC with Bar Trivia LiveLearn More
Sunsets on the RiverLearn More
Girl’s Night OutLearn More
SPRING-SUMMER FUN THURSDAYSLearn More
Family Twilight TrekLearn More
Fairy & Gnome Summer HomesLearn More
School Girls: or the African Mean Girls PlayLearn More
Colley Avenue Summer Concert SeriesLearn More
Community Market on MonarchLearn More
Hot Glass: Candy DishLearn More
Crafted Monthly Makers MarketLearn More
Stained Glass: SuncatcherLearn More
COVA Moves: Goat Yoga by FunWithGoatsLearn More
Glassmaking DemoLearn More
First Sundays Reggae BrunchLearn More
SLOW-MO SUNDAYSLearn More
Norfolk Tides vs. WorcesterLearn More
Miller Lite Hot Country Nights with Niko MoonLearn More
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