Summer is just beginning, and Norfolk has a great line up of June events to heat things up! From weekend festivals and live music to foodie and sports events, there is plenty of fun to be had along the Norfolk waterfront!
Kick off June 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 the Hot Gumbo Brass Band and local favorite, DJ CanRock. This event is free and open to the public.
Don’t miss your chance to catch two-time Grammy-winner, John Prine, at Chrysler Hall. Best known for his comical style of folk and country music, Prine has won many awards for his work, including the PEN New England Lyrics Award.
Join the crew at O’Connor Brewing for their Fifth Annual O’Connoroo! This all-day festival has all the summer festival essentials: food, music, games and refreshing beer. This event is free and open to the public.
Zoo to Do
Calling all reptile-lovers: This is one event you don’t want to miss! Slither over to the Virginia Zoo and check out the opening of their brand new World of Reptiles exhibit. Enjoy music, food, drinks, and a night filled with reptile-inspired fun!
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.
A Little Night Music
Enjoy a night at the theatre and take in a lively performance by the Little Theatre of Norfolk. Their spring show is Tony-award winning, A Little Night Music, written by Stephen Sondheim. A Little Night Music is set in 1900 Sweden and delves into Desirée Armfeldt, an actress, and the many men who love her.
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!
Sunsets on the River
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.
LanternAsia has been extended until June 8! Walk through a mile of colossal Asian lanterns. Norfolk Botanical Garden has transformed the Garden’s landscape with enormous works of art – stunning during the day, and magic by night.
42nd Annual Norfolk Harborfest®
The 42nd Annual Norfolk Harborfest® is the largest, longest-running, free maritime festival in the nation. This exhilarating, FREE, family-friendly, fun, outdoor extravaganza is stocked full of activities on land, sea, and in the sky! For three incredible days, you'll see tall ships, Parade of Sail, artisan foods and beverages, workboat races, unique and unusual performances, one of the largest fireworks shows on the East Coast, family games and activities, national and regional entertainment, and so much more!
The Bayou Boogaloo Music & Cajun Food Festival is Norfolk’s annual love-fest with New Orleans’ vibrant spirit and captures the melting pot of Bayou culture. This popular 3-day festival delivers the heart and soul of Louisiana to visitors of Town Point Park in true Cajun and Creole style.
PrideFest has been a vibrant part of Norfolk’s festival scene for 30 years, making our city more dynamic, diverse and distinct than ever. This lively festival had a humble beginning at Lakewood Park and has now grown into the hottest event of the summer. Pride Week kicks off on June 21 with plenty of festive happenings leading up to the big day at Town Point Park on June 30. Check out our list of events that you do not want to miss out on!
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