Spring is in the air, and you’re probably more than ready to get out and about. So here are some upcoming outdoor springtime happenings and events to plan a Norfolk adventure around. We’ll help you shake off those winter hibernation blues!

 

FIRST FRIDAYS DOWNTOWN STREET PARTY

Downtown Norfolk's favorite Friday night street party is back for its fifth season! From 5-8:30 p.m. and feature music, food and a beer and wine garden. 

  • Friday, April 7

TCC Plaza, 300 Block of Granby Street 

Music by The Special Guests – Dance, funk, rock, hip-hop, blues, jazz, rock 

  • Friday, May 5 - Cinco De Mayo Celebration

MacArthur Center Green, corner of Monticello Avenue and Freemason Street 

Bio Ritmo – Hard salsa, Latin dance band 

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11th Annual

SPRING TOWN POINT VIRGINIA WINE FESTIVAL

May 6-7, 2017

Town Point Park

Come spend a spring weekend on the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront sampling wines from over 30 premier Virginia wineries! What better way to kick off the outdoor season?

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Festivals

 

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LOCAL MUSIC AWARDS FESTIVAL

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Town Point Park

This annual music awards program features an evening of performances from the best musicians in Hampton Roads.

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Greek Fest 

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THE NORFOLK GREEK FESTIVAL

May 18-21, 2017

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral

This festival, one of the area’s oldest ethic events, will be held on the Cathedral’s grounds. The event will feature dancing and authentic Greek food guaranteed to make you say “Opa!”

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Harbor Festival

16th Annual

VIRGINIA BEER FESTIVAL

May 20-21, 2017

Town Point Park

The mid-Atlantic’s largest and longest running beer festival offers a diverse selection of more than 150 local beers and ciders from regional and international breweries, local food, and live music.

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Stockley Gardens

 

33rd Annual

SPRING STOCKLEY GARDENS ARTS FESTIVAL

May 20-21, 2017

Stockley Gardens Park in Norfolk's Ghent neighborhood

Voted one of the top two art festivals in eastern Virginia by Virginia Living Magazine readers four years in a row, this community tradition features jewelry, pottery, paintings, and other works of art by over 130 artists.

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BIG BANDS ON THE BAY CONCERT SERIES KICKOFF

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Ocean View Beach Park

End the weekend right – with a sunset celebration enjoying live big band music and dancing on the Chesapeake Bay.

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