Don't miss out on Norfolk's hottest events this August. The city is filled with free concerts along the water, colorful festivals, tours and more!
Don't miss your chance to see Grammy award-winning, Steel Pulse, live on the Scope Plaza. This outdoor concert series will also feature plenty of food, drinks and more!
Kick off August at the city’s hottest street party! Gather your friends and head to Granby Street for a night filled with food trucks, drinks, and great music from Guava Jam Band. This event is free and open to the public.
Mysteries within Elmwood
Looking to discover strange happenings during the Victorian Era in Norfolk? Let Elmwood Cemetery's knowledgeable guides take you on an adventure through the city's historic grounds. For more tours, click here.
The Missing Digit Festival
Kick off Craft Beer Month with Smartmouth Brewing as they unleash their Missing Digit IPA and celebrate Jerry Garcia's birthday. Enjoy late night munchies and plenty of Grateful Dead inspired treats and great music!
Calling all party animals! Join the Virginia Zoo for a rockin’ good time with live music featuring the Deloreans. Be sure to bring a blanket or lawn chairs for comfort as you enjoy the Zoo after-hours with local beer and snacks.
Shipwreck: Pirates & Treasure!
Don't miss your chance to see Nauticus' newest attraction! Explore the wild nautical adventures of pirates, view over 500 authentic artifacts, play interactive games and dig for your very own treasure. This exhibit is included with admission to Nauticus.
Sunday Dog Days
Treat the whole family to a day at Norfolk Botanical Garden. Yes, you can bring Fido too! Take a casual stroll through over 175 well-curated acres of greenery, including roses, camellias and crape myrtles. Dogs are allowed throughout the park, except for the Butterfly House and Children's Garden.
Couldn’t make it to the Caribbean this summer? Not a problem, The Virginia Caribbean-American Culture Association brings the Caribbean to you! To kick off the festivities on Friday, August 17, tag along with the J’Ouvert Boatride on the Spirit of Norfolk to begin the party. Following on August 18, there will be a Carnival Parade in the streets of downtown Norfolk, bring your family and friends and enjoy the colorful parade featuring extravagant costumes, dancers, and folklore characters leading up to the festival in Town Point Park.
Join the Beekeepers Guild of Southeast Virginia and Norfolk Botanical Garden for their annual HoneyBee Festival! Learn how to get your own beehive started, taste honey samples, and take part in a day filled with fun!
Don't miss the city's longest running outdoor Jazz Festival along the downtown Norfolk Waterfront. Listen to the legendary sounds of top national Smooth Jazz and R & B recording artists. This popular festival features a variety of seating and ticket options including the New Journal and Guide VIP Club, reserved seating, designated tent areas, festival lawn seating, fine foods and beverages, plus a festival marketplace with crafts, retail items, and more.
2nd Annual EDL Festival
Mark your calendars for the second annual EDL Festival! EDL stands for Everyday Dope Life and is a hip-hop carnival filled with live music, art, local vendors, games and more!
Big Bands on the Bay
Spend Sunday evening at Big Bands on the Bay and enjoy live music, dancing and a whole lot of fun. This is the perfect event for the whole family!
Relax along the Elizabeth River as you take in the sounds of musician Chase Bryant. General admission is free, upgrade viewing area is available for purchase. Don't forget to bring your own picnic blanket for an optimal experience.
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