Top July events in Norfolk, VA!

Norfolk has a great line up of July events to heat things up! From 4th of July fireworks, festivals and live music to foodie and sports events, there is plenty of fun to be had along the Norfolk waterfront!

Spectators enjoy a performance at Ocean View Beach Park in Norfolk

Big Bands on the Bay

Ocean View Beach Park
Every Sunday evening

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!

Skystar Observation Wheel

Waterside District
Daily until August 19

Treat yourself to spectacular views as you soar over the Elizabeth River. The Skystar Observation Wheel stands 15 stories tall and is equipped with 36 climate-controlled gondolas. 

Fireworks at the 4th of July Great American Picnic in Norfolk

36th Annual 4th of July Great American Picnic

Town Point Park
July 4

No need to fire up the grill this year, Festevents has you covered! Enjoy barbeque fare, including hot dogs, hamburgers, corn on the cob and more! Bring a picnic blanket, sit back and enjoy the live music and fireworks display.

Humpdays at MacArthur Square

MacArthur Square
Every Wednesday

Not sure what to eat for lunch? No worries! Come out to MacArthur Square each Wednesday and enjoy an array of Norfolk's favorite food trucks. 

Hampton Blvd Farmers Market

The Church of the Good Shepard
Every Wednesday (except July 4)

Come meet and browse from 20 vendors--everything from fresh produce, pasture-raised meat and eggs, honey, wine, coffee, kombucha, baked goods, cheese, fresh cut flower arrangements, organic vegetable and herb plants, body care, all natural pet treats, and knife sharpening to prepared foods and snacks and more! This open-air market is rain or shine. 

Sunsets on the River

The Hermitage Museum & Garden
July 5 & July 19

Relax on the shoreline and hear live music from several of the region’s best musical performers. Enjoy local craft beer and wine and grab dinner from a variety of food vendors. Plus, check out the museum’s summer exhibit, PROOF, on view through July 22.

Poses & Pints Sunday Morning Yoga

O'Connor Brewing Co.
July 8 & 22

Join O'Connor Brewing Company for the blissful moments of yoga on Sunday mornings. Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, Alicia Morris will be leading a class, followed by the opportunity to have a couple of post-yoga beers at a great discount.

Summer Movie Series

Kaufman Mall
July 11, July 18 & July 25

Watch a movie on Kaufman Mall! Join the Hampton Roads and Old Dominion University community for FREE movie showings every Wednesday from June 13th through July 25th. The movies will be shown on a big screen with light refreshments provided.

Attendees enjoying Brews on the Bay in Norfolk

Brews on the Bay

Ocean View Beach Park
July 13

What does craft beer, the beach and live music have in common? They all make for a great time! This event is a free event is the perfect way to unwind on a summer Friday.

Butterfly Festival

Norfolk Botanical Garden
July 14

Join Norfolk Botanical Garden and the Butterfly Society of Virginia for the 2018 Butterfly Festival! Enjoy educational booths and demonstrations, as well as lots of activities for butterfly enthusiasts of all ages. Guest are encouraged to dress up in their best butterfly costume.

Tides Games

Harbor Park
Now through September

Take the family out to the ball game! Harbor Park is home to the Norfolk Tides, the Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. Check their website for the latest updates on the players, games and all the fun happening at Harbor Park.

Tacos at the Taco Festival in Norfolk

Taco Festival

Waterside District
July 14

The most anticipated food & entertainment festival of the year is coming to Waterside District. Get ready for the Norfolk Taco Festival! Over 75 varieties of tacos will be available inside the festival, where you’ll find over 30 of Virginia’s best restaurants, food trucks & carts serving up an amazing variety of mouth-watering tacos, elotes, churritos, nachos and more!

Diners enjoying Downtown Norfolk Restaurant Week

Downtown Norfolk Restaurant Week

July 15-22

All week long, participating restaurants – including many of Downtown Norfolk's most popular eateries – offer delicious, typically three-course meals, both lunch and dinner, at low, fixed prices. It's a weeklong celebration of wonderful menus specially designed by chefs embracing this opportunity to show off what they can do – an amazing time to enjoy Norfolk's acclaimed restaurant scene.

The Purple Xperience

Town Point Park
July 18

Turn back time and celebrate the eighties along the downtown Norfolk waterfront in Town Point Park Wednesday, July 18, 2018, for a free fun-filled evening guaranteed to help guests make their way through the remainder of the work-week! Eighties attire is encouraged!

The 27th Annual Ocean View Crab & Seafood Feast

Ocean View Beach Park
July 21

Come one, come all to the best seafood feast in town! Starting at noon, enjoy a day filled with music, friends and most importantly, SEAFOOD! Taste an array of options from crabs, crab cakes, softshell crabs, shrimp and cold beverages to wash it all down with. Admission to the feast is free, but seafood dishes are available for purchase.

Violent Femmes

The Norva
July 24

Rock out on a Tuesday night at The NorVA. The Violent Femmes will be performing along with Echo & the Bunnymen. This is one summer concert that you do not want to miss out on!

4th Friday Bazaar

Selden Market
July 27

Selden Market is hosting an evening shopping experience complete with drinks, live music, DJs, a large assortment of the region's best pop-ups, food, art and other rotating entertainment and activities. If you are looking for the city's local shopping scene, look no further. 

18th Annual Latino Music Festival

Town Point Park
July 28

The sun goes down, the stars come out, and the largest outdoor, waterfront dance floor in Hampton Roads heats up with the hottest salsa, meringue, and guaguanco dancing on the East Coast. Live explosive Latin music by local, regional and national recording artists will fill Town Point Park and keep you moving all night long!  This cultural celebration not only features great music, it also serves up mouth-watering Latin cuisine and libations.

Attendees enjoying a performance at Symphony in the Park in Norfolk

2nd Annual Symphony in the Park

Town Point Park
July 29

Pack up the picnic basket and head to Town Point Park for an evening with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Virginia's own professional symphony will be performing their Summer Pops Concert featuring the music of Elton John. 

Blues, Soul and Rock n' Roll

TCC Roper Performing Arts Center
July 27-29

There is nothing that a night of Blues, Soul and Rock n' Roll can't fix! Enjoy this original red-hot revue celebrating American music pioneers and legends including Bessie Smith, Ruth Brown, Michael Jackson, Elvis and powerhouse vocalists of modern day music. 

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