Pipers. Drummers. And Pride.

The highly anticipated Virginia International Tattoo, produced by Virginia Arts Festival, will be returning to Norfolk, April 25-28, 2019. The Virginia International Tattoo is renowned for presenting the traditional sounds of massed pipes and drums, sharing a profound sense of patriotism, and celebrating our nation's friends and allies through the exciting spectacle of performers. The cast of over 900 performers will travel to Norfolk from all over the world to present the largest military musical display in the U.S.!

2016 Tattoo

Don't miss out on Virginia International Tattoo Events:


Kick the weekend off with the NATO Flag Raising presentation of Thursday evening. Take in a vibrant display of flags and music that represents all 29 members of NATO. This event is free & open to the public. 


Before each Virginia International Tattoo performance, be sure to get the party started at the Hullabaloo. This pre-show event is filled with live performances, food vendors, and of course, ice-cold beer. 



Don't miss out on our region's longest-running parade, the NATO Parade of Nations. Get there early to score the best views of this incredible display of floats, bands and more!


International Village

After the parade, make your way to Town Point Park for the International Village. Get your passports ready! During the parade, visit all 29 countries and receive a stamp for your NATO Explorer Passport.

VAF - Republic of S. Korea

Republic of South Korea Traditional Army Band

Don't miss out on this colorful spectacle performed by the Republic of South Korea Traditional Army Band. Filled with beautiful choreography, paired with traditional garb and sounds, take in this performance and end Tattoo weekend on a high note.  

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