How Do You Say Norfolk?

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

HarborFest Kicks off June 7

Norfolk’s waterfront comes alive with tall ships, great eats, live music, fireworks and more!

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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

Delectable Brunch, National Travel and Tourism Week, Patriotic Fest and plenty more in the week leading up to Memorial Day weekend.
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Meet the Winners: Champion of Hospitality Awards

May 19-25, 2024 is National Travel and Tourism Week, celebrating the travel community and tourism’s essential role in stimulating economic growth, cultivating vibrant communities, creating quality job opportunities and more.
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Farmers’ Market Season is Here!

It doesn’t get any fresher than the produce you’ll find at Norfolk’s top three are farmers’ markets. Explore them here.
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Events

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

May172024
Jun022024

Indecent

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Apr132024
Jan052025

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE: PICTURING MARITIME CULTURE IN HAMPTON ROADS

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May232024

Patriotic Festival presents Warren Zeiders

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May082024
Oct312024

Summer Market at Afterglow

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Apr112024
Sep302024

Tides Baseball Games 2024

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May242024

Trail Beautification Days at ERT

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May242024
May262024

Patriotic Festival

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May172024
Jun022024

Indecent

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May242024

Kountry Wayne The King of Hearts Tour

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May242024

Reservoir Dogs (Flashback Friday at the Naro)

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May242024
Oct062024

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

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May252024

Delectable Brunch Opening Reception

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May252024

Toddler Yoga

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May252024

ERT Botanical Bike Tour

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May252024

Bird Butts, Boats and Biomimicry with Becky!

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May252024

The Veil Vintage Market

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Mar032024
Dec012024

Sunday Dog Day

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May262024

Zac Brown Band

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May262024

Garden Party

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May262024
Sep012024

Big Bands on the Bay Summer Concert Series 2024

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Apr152024
Apr152025

Tidewater Blues Monday Night Blues Dancing

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Mar152024
Nov152024

Lights Out for Safe Skies

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May302024

Sunsets on the River at The Hermitage

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May302024

Sunsets on the River Concerts at Hermitage

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May302024

Norfolk Kick Back at Grandiflora

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May302024

Adrienne Warren @ 7 Venues

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May312024

Zoo Groves: Jimmy Buffet Tribute

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Jun012024
Sep282024

Farmers Market at the Pagoda

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Jun012024

Historic Theaters: A Downtown Norfolk Walking Tour

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Jun012024

Aoife O’Donovan: Light in the Eastern Sky

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Jun012024
Jun022024

Norfolk Street Food Festival

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Jun022024

Music From The Operas of Anthony Davis

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Jun032024

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson We Who Wrestle With God Tour

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Jun042024

Prenatal

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Jun052024

X Ambassadors at the NorVa

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Jun052024

Joss Stone

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Jun072024

New Moon Market – Pride Edition

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Jun072024
Jun092024

Norfolk Harborfest ’24

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The Latest

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

June 2024 Events Guide

Look, June is so packed with events in Norfolk, VA that we couldn’t possibly fit them all here or else you’d be scrolling…
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The Ultimate Guide to Seafood in Norfolk

From the Chesapeake Bay to the Elizabeth River, Norfolk is surrounded by water; we have…
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Family Activities in Norfolk, VA

Looking for family-friendly fun in Norfolk? Look no further. Norfolk is the perfect place for you and…
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LGBTQIA+ Norfolk Weekend Getaway

Norfolk, Virginia is a uniquely diverse city made up of many cultures and ethnicities. Norfolk is also…
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Norfolk Pride Gear

If you haven’t yet noticed, Pride Month in Norfolk is a big deal. The city is rich in LGBTQIA+ history, having been shaped by…
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Guide to Harborfest

Norfolk, Virginia plays host to an annual festival favorite, Norfolk Harborfest! Every June, the city celebrates nautical…
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VisitNorfolk’s Champion of Hospitality Awards for National Travel and Tourism Week 2024

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Things to Do for Father’s Day in Norfolk, VA

Looking for the perfect Dad date or outing this Father’s Day? We’ve rounded up…
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