9th Annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival 
Annual celebration dating back thousands of years in many Asian countries, September 7, TowneBank Fountain Park.  Visit>>

2014 Wine Fest


27th Annual Town Point Virginia Wine Festival 
Experience the Annual Town Point Virginia Wine Festival, Oct 18 – 19, 2014 on the downtown Norfolk waterfront. Visit>>



Bruce Munro: Light Exhibition
Internationally acclaimed British artist Bruce Munro presents an unforgettable lighted sculpture exhibition at the Hermitage Museum & Gardens, Oct. 12, 2014 – Jan. 10, 2015. Visit>>



4th Annual Virginia Honey Bee Festival
Join Norfolk Botanical Garden (NBG) and the Beekeepers Guild of Southeast Virginia for the 2014 Virginia Honey BEE Festival – Experience the BUZZ! Visit>>


3rd Annual ETC Festival of Music and Art 
ETC stands for Embrace The Culture as the Norfolk Waterfront transform into a platform for independent artists, comedians, authors, and musicians to flourish. Visit>>

First Fridays Granby Street Party Returns to Downtown Norfolk 
Bring your own lawn chairs or other seating to and make yourselves comfortable as the Downtown Norfolk Council is presenting First Friday Concerts again in 2014.  Visit>>

greensTCCMarketGreens on the Green is Back in 2014 with
Produce from Local Farmers  
Located at the TCC Plaza on Granby Street, "Green on the Green is right in the heart of the downtown restaurant and shopping district within walking distance from many local hotels and easily accessible by the Tide, Norfolk's light rail system. .  Visit>>

Norfolk Festevents Announces
2014 Events Calendar 

Norfolk Festevents has the region’s social calendar booked for 2014, with 75 spectacular events confirmed in Town Point Park along the Elizabeth River. Visit>>

Hermitage Announces Smithsonian Affiliation 
The Hermitage Museum and Gardens has been accepted into the prestigious Smithsonian Affiliations program. The Sloane's collection of fine and decorative art at the Hermitage spans 5,000 years represents 30 countries and includes over 5,000 objects. Visit>>

Charity Navigator Ranks
Chrysler Museum of Art #1

Founded in 1939 as the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences, the Chrysler Museum of Art combines one of America's great fine arts museums, two significant historic houses and a Glass Studio, the only one of its kind on the East Coast. Visit>>

Norfolk Area Hailed as One of
10 Great Neighborhoods    

The coastal Virginia city of Norfolk may now confirm its place among cities with great neighborhoods.  The American Planning Association (APA) has designated the city’s West Freemason Neighborhood as one of 10 Great Neighborhoods for 2013.  Visit>>


Rolling Stone Names NORVA in Norfolk the
Venue That Rocks Hardest 

Rolling Stone magazine readers recently voted The NorVa in Norfolk as the number one "Venue that Rocks" in a poll ranking top live music spots in the United States.  The NorVa, known by music enthusiasts for offering an intimate venue with world-class performances, also ranked 16th on the list of "Best Big Rooms."  Visit>>

Award-Winning Initiatives Make
Norfolk All-American City  

Citing support of veterans, appreciation for its waterfront location and unique Neighborhoods, the National Civic League names Norfolk a 2013 All-American City.  And the reasons making Norfolk a great place to live also top the reasons why it should be added to summer travel plans.  Visit>> 

Norfolk Announced Picture Perfect
Contest Winners  

We are pleased to present the winners of the 2013 VisitNorfolk Picture Perfect Photo Contest. See the winners in the People and Places categories and several of the honorable mentions.  A virtual tour of entries is coming soon.   Visit>>


Life on the Water in Norfolk 
Norfolk, VA is a friendly, modern port city nestled where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. It is home to the world’s largest naval station, one of the East Coast’s largest ports, and with rivers, creeks and beaches all around, it should come as no surprise that water is part of our life.


Crab Feast Culinary Tour for Seafood Lovers
There's no better place to take in a spectacular water with ships sailing by than Oceanview Pier.  Now enjoy a special seafood experience from the experts right on the water. Visit>>

Norfolk - For More Than Water
There is no doubt that as the heart of the Virginia Waterfront, Norfolk has great waterways for sightseeing and exploring.  But for something to drink, the city has some special treats. The city is home to Virginia’s first urban winery and two thriving small breweries. Visit>>

Norfolk Cultural Center Program Honored at The White House
Crispus Attucks Cultural Center is recognized for positive youth outcomes

Tiffani Prigrom, 14, of Norfolk was at the White House today to receive an award from First Lady Michelle Obama on behalf of the Crispus Attucks Cultural Center, which was recognized for its effectiveness in developing learning and life skills in young people by engaging them in the RISE! (Rhythm in Setting Expectations) program. Visit>>

VisitNorfolk Receives ConventionSouth
Reader’s Choice Award

 VisitNorfolk has been chosen by meeting planners to receive a 2012 Reader’s Choice Award from ConventionSouth, the national multimedia resource for planning events in the South. Visit>>

NOAA Issues Statement Denying
Existence of Mermaids:
VisitNorfolk Begs to Differ!

In the spirit of celebrating mermaids, VisitNorfolk encourages mermaid enthusiasts and curious visitors alike to learn more about Norfolk’s connection to mermaids through self-proclaimed mermaid enthusiast Lisa Suhay’s new site. Visit>>