15 July 2021

August Event Guide 2021

Don’t miss out on Norfolk’s hottest events this August. The city is filled with free concerts along the water, colorful festivals, tours and more!

Tides Games

Now through September
Harbor Park

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.

LAVA Summer of Fun: No BS Brass Band at O’Connor Brewing Company

August 5th
O’connor Brewing Co.

LAVA Summer of Fun
Presented by WHRO Public Media and Out of the Box with Paul Shugrue
August 27, 2021, 7:00 PM PM at O’Connor Brewing Company
An Outdoor Concert Featuring:
No BS Brass Band

This event will take place in the parking lot of O’Connor Brewing Company. Lawn chairs and blankets are permitted. Please note, lawn chairs and blankets will need to be towards the back of the crowd.

First Friday’s

August 6th

First Fridays is bigger and better than ever, getting the whole neighborhood in on the fun! First Fridays is now a 16-block party, and, thanks to a new ABC license, you can take that party with you throughout Downtown. That’s right: during First Fridays, alcoholic beverages purchased at participating bars and restaurants can be taken with you out of the restaurants and into the 16 block party. Just like those other cities you may have visited, you will be able to mix and mingle while exploring Downtown with your favorite beverage in hand. DNC will not be selling beverages as we have in the past, so there won’t be ticket or beer tents; but instead, participating Downtown businesses will have libations galore for purchase and DNC will make sure there is music, entertainment, and that beloved First Fridays street party vibe.

TGOV Backyard BBQ : Anthony Rosano & The Conqueroos

August 6th

Summer brings the return of the popular Friday after-work Ocean View event series.  The Friday Night Themed Parties and Family Fun & Movie Nights are a great way to start the weekend with Live Music, children’s activities, food, beverages and more!

Norfolk Mac & Cheese Festival

August 7th

The 2nd annual Norfolk Mac & Cheese Festival is taking over the Waterside District on Sat. August 7th, 2021! Join us for a family friendly event filled with Mac n’ Cheese themed activities & madness!

The Norfolk Mac & Cheese Festival will bring together over 15 of the area’s best restaurants, food trucks & chef’s cheesy visions into reality! Get ready to try a mountain of cheese goodness at Virginia’s largest-ever mac and cheese festival. No matter how you like it—peppery, with ketchup, crispy with breadcrumbs or creamy like butter, you’ll find the mac and cheese of your dreams right here!

Sunsets on the River Finale: Jesse Chong

August 19
Hermitage Museum and Gardens

Relax on the shoreline and enjoy live music from Jesse Chong. Enjoy drinks from our bar featuring craft beer and wine and grab a bite from a variety of local food trucks! Admission to the museum and our current exhibition is included with your tickets.

38th Annual Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival

August 20th
Town Point Park

Hampton Roads’ longest running outdoor Jazz Festival returns for two nights along the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront. On a warm summer evening, chill to the legendary sounds of top national Smooth Jazz and R & B recording artists. This popular festival features a variety of seating and ticket options including the New Journal and Guide VIP Club, reserved seating, and festival lawn seating.  Fine foods and beverages will be available for purchase, plus a festival marketplace with crafts, retail items, and more.

Virginia CaribFest

August 27-28th
Town Point Park

Come and experience the fusion of food, colors, creativity, incredible art and live authentic Caribbean music.

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