20 June 2024

July 2024 Events Guide

Norfolk has a great lineup of July events to heat things up! From 4th of July fireworks, festivals and live music to foodie and sports events, there is plenty of fun to be had along the Norfolk waterfront and beyond!

Tides Games

Ongoing
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. See the full schedule including fun theme nights and discounts!

An American Abroad: Florence Sloan In Europe

Ongoing
Hermitage Museum & Gardens

The exhibition, An American Abroad: Florence Sloane in Europe, 1920s-1930s, sheds new light on the real-life adventures of this cultural trailblazer during an important historical period in modern world history. Rare archival collections selected for display will illustrate Florence Sloane’s impressive trek abroad and provide insight into her life and interests. Among the rare items on view are excerpts from Florence Sloane’s personal travel journal and letters in which she recounted her experiences and described places she visited in impressive detail. 

Early Days: Indigenous Art

Ongoing
Chrysler Museum of Art

Early Days is the first survey of Canadian Indigenous art to be presented internationally. Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in collaboration with current Indigenous stakeholders—scholars, traditional knowledge keepers, and living artists—the exhibition includes both historic and contemporary art from coast-to-coast.

ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY GREAT AMERICAN PICNIC & FIREWORKS

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July 4, 2023
Towne Point Park

Leave the grilling to Festevents on the 4th of July and bring your family and friends down to Town Point Park. Guests can buy traditional fare including hot dogs, hamburgers, barbecue, seafood, cotton candy and much more available for purchase! Relax on the lawn and enjoy the live entertainment, then watch as the sky lights up with the fireworks over the Elizabeth River starting at 9:30 p.m.!

RNB Block Party

July 6
Scope Plaza

The RnB Block party is going back outside on the Norfolk Scope plaza on Saturday, July 6. This time with summer vibes! DJs, food trucks, and the music we all love headlined by the legendary DJ DRAMA. Your favorite RnB party returns from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Big Bands on the Bay Summer Concert Series

July 7, 14, 21, 28
Gazebo at Ocean View Beach Park

This summer Festevents’ hosts the returning Big Bands on the Bay Concert Series at Ocean View Beach Park. Each week, starting May 26 and ending September 1, 2024, the Big Bands come to the Bay for an evening full of dancing and music to round out exciting summer weekends. Remember to bring your blankets/chairs for these family friendly concerts.

Friday Nights in Ocean View

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Fridays in July
Ocean View Beach Park

Kick off your summer weekends with live entertainment and sunsets on the Chesapeake Bay at Ocean View Beach Park! Join Festevents every Friday night 6pm to 9:30pm for the returning 2024 TGOV Summer Event Series. These weekly parties include Backyard BBQs, New Vibes, a Salsa Dance Party, Beach Parties, a Wine and Beer tasting, and Movie Nights through August 23. Bring friends, family and blankets or chairs to enjoy live music, food, drinks, and dancing–don’t worry, there’s plenty of activities for the kids, too.

Sebastian Maniscalco

July 11
Scope Arena

Sebastian Maniscalco is the undisputed king of physical comedy, hailed by The New York Times as the “hottest comic in America.”

Norfolk Taco Festival

July 13-14
Waterside District

The Norfolk Taco Festival takes over Waterside District for two tasty days of tacos! There will be 25 taco and food vendors (over 75 styles of tacos!), multiple margarita bars, Lucha Libre wrestling, hot chili pepper and taco eating contests, kids pinata smashing, carnival games and kids fun zone, queso and nacho bar, axe throwing, authentic Mariachi and folklore dancer, live bands, DJ music, cornhole and more.

Sunsets on the River

July 18
Hermitage Museum & Gardens

Consider your Thursday nights covered as you sprawl out on the grounds of the Hermitage Museum & Gardens for their popular Sunsets on the River outdoor concert series. Relax on the shoreline and enjoy live music from across the musical spectrum, interactive activities for all guests from community artists + organizations, drinks from the bar featuring craft beer and wine available for purchase and dinner from a variety of local food trucks.

Bell Biv Devoe

July 18
Chartway Arena

This RnB trio hit the charts in 1990 with “Poison” and have been entertaining audiences ever since. They’re performing at 7:30 July 18 at Chartway Arena.

Norfolk Latino Music FestiVal

July 20
Town Point Park

Eat, drink, and salsa the night away at the Norfolk Latino Music & Food Festival at Town Point Park along the Downtown Norfolk waterfront! Featuring explosive live music performances, an eclectic offering of Latin cuisine including tacos and empanadas, fun family-friendly activities, authentic dance lessons and performances, and much more, the festival celebrates Hampton Roads’ vibrant Latinx community!

VSO Concert in the Park

July 21
Town Point Park

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra performs its annual Concert in the Park Sunday, July 21 at Town Point Park at 8:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

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