Annual Events

Gourmet Golf Tournament

October 22, 2021

Come for the golf but stay for the prizes, the local beers delivered via golf cart, the food truck meals prepared by student chefs from the Culinary Institute of Virginia and the memories you and your team will cherish while supporting Norfolk’s Tourism Industry. So throw on your spiffiest polo and hit the greens, we’ll see you there! Join us on October 22nd  at Ocean View Golf Course for the 18th Annual Gourmet Golf Tournament sponsored by Towne Bank! For sponsorship opportunities click here.

TowneBank logo- Gourmet golf tournament

For more information regarding this event please contact Angela Blackwell Carter or Frank Reynolds


The NTF hosts an annual Raffle that benefits the Norfolk Tourism Scholarship Fund. This is a great opportunity to support the scholarship programs while getting a chance to win one of six amazing prizes. Tickets are on sale for $100 each with only 200 available. The 2020 Raffle was held from February 6 to June 12 and raised $12,200! 

Prizes included but are not limited to: 

  • Four one-way Southwest Airline tickets (can be used as two round trip tickets)

  • 7-night Vacation in Nags Head, NC at a beautiful 8-bedroom beach cottage 

  • Dinner for 8 at Omar’s Carriage House

  • Sunset Cruise Aboard the American Rover for 20

NTTW 'Champions of Hospitality Rally'

Rally 2019

National Travel & Tourism Week is an annual tradition for the U.S. travel community to celebrate the value travel holds for our economy, businesses and personal well-being. VisitNorfolk and the Norfolk Tourism Foundation have been recognizing top hospitality workers at the award-winning "Norfolk Champions of Hospitality Rally" for nearly 20 years. Since our first Rally in 2002, we have awarded “best of” titles to nearly 250 Norfolk hospitality associates and received over 2,200 nominations from visitors, supervisors, and co-workers!