Hot Out THere? Cool Off With These Ideas

Whether you’re looking to sit down for a bite or a drink, explore some of Norfolk’s indoor attractions, create something new or shop for that perfect outfit or souvenir, you’ll have everything you need to spend a day indoors in Norfolk.

How Do You Say Norfolk?

Nor-FOLK? NOR-fik? NAW-fik? NOR-FUK? Here’s the verdict.

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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

Events This Week

Latino Music Festival; Downtown Norfolk Restaurant Week; Boys Like Girls at NorVa; Sunsets on the River and much more in Norfolk.
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What to Do This July in Norfolk

Parties galore in Ocean View, a taco festival, Sunsets on the River, Latino Music Fest and more set for July in Mermaid City.
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Outdoor Concerts in Norfolk

From JazzFest to Sunsets on the River and Big Bands on the Bay, live music lovers will find plenty to keep themselves occupied this summer in Norfolk.
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Events

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

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Downtown Norfolk Restaurant Week

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Downtown Norfolk Active Adults Steelpan Class

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Jul182024

Yoga at 9th Bay Beach

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MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE: PICTURING MARITIME CULTURE IN HAMPTON ROADS

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An American Abroad: Florence Sloane in Europe, 1920s-1930s

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THANK GOODNESS IT’S OCEAN VIEW

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Tides Baseball Games 2024

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STEAM and Pottery Summer Camps

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Downtown Norfolk Restaurant Week

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May242024
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Early Days: Indigenous Art from the McMichael Canadian Art Collection

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Jul192024

Jordan’s Last Jam with Lemon Pepper & Sazon

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Styles of Harry (Harry Styles Tribute)

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Miller Lite Hot Country Nights: Eli Young Band

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Ghent Farmers Market

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East Beach Farmers Market (Weekly)

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Jun152024
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NEW: Norfolk Farmers Market at Monticello

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Jul202024

23rd Annual Norfolk Latino Music Festival

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Butterfly Festival at Norfolk Botanical Garden

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Norfolk Latino Music Festival

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Virginia Symphony Orchestra Concert in the Park

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Slow and Steady Sunday Ride

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May262024
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Big Bands on the Bay Summer Concert Series 2024

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Sunday Dog Day at Botanical Gardens

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Downtown Norfolk Ramen Night

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Run Your Best Mile

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Run Your Best Mile

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Downtown Norfolk Civic League

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Apr152024
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Tidewater Blues Monday Night Blues Dancing

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Downtown Norfolk Pub Quiz

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Jul232024

Yoga At Maker’s Craft Brewery

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Mar152024
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Lights Out for Safe Skies

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Jul232024

Linocut Printing

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Sep252024

Senior’s Steelpan Class

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Mosaic Academy Norfolk

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Jul242024

Summer Market at Afterglow

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Sunsets on the River Concerts at Hermitage

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Jul262024

Sunrise Yoga + Coffee On The River

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Jul272024

Toddler Yoga

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Jul272024

ERT Botanical Bike Tour

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Jul272024

As I Lay Dying at NorVa

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Jul272024

An Evening with John Toomey Jazz Quartet

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Black Stone Cherry at Norva

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Sunsets on the River Concerts at Hermitage

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Yoga at 9th Bay Beach

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The Latest

Read our blog for the latest — and greatest — happenings in the city.

Guide to Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival

The Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival is the area’s longest-running outdoor jazz…
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The Best International Cuisine in Norfolk, VA (According to the Locals)

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A Weekend in Downtown Norfolk

Downtown Norfolk is the perfect destination for a fun-filled weekend. It’s got with never-ending historic…
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Things to Do in Ocean View and East Beach

Did you know that Norfolk has its very own sandy beach? The areas of Ocean View and East…
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Recently Opened in Norfolk

Because Norfolk is always evolving and changing, we want to make sure you don’t miss out on all the new talented…
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Things to do in Norfolk 4th of July Weekend

Whether you’re locally throwing a backyard barbecue with friends and family or…
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Hot Out? Best Things to Do Indoors in Norfolk, VA

Norfolk is known for its sprawling water views and outdoor activities…
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Group-Friendly Restaurants in Norfolk

When planning a meal that’s in the style of “the more the merrier,” it’s important to…
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