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Norfolktoberfest 2018

Summer might be over, but the fun never ends in Norfolk, VA! Our Events Calendar is jam-packed with thrilling events happening all month long. From family-fun to foodie festivals, and everything in between, you will want to spend October along the Norfolk waterfront. Begin planning your Norfolktoberfest adventure with us today!


The NEON Festival, October 18-19, is a free, two-day event where you can experience the NEON District through the folks who developed and continue to develop Norfolk’s booming art scene! You’ll experience art exhibitions, along with live music, and in-depth mural tours, where you’ll get to learn more about the artists and their inspirations. The NEON District is Norfolk’s first official arts district, with hopes of “Harnessing the new energy of Norfolk by providing local and touring artists and musicians a place to burn light”. Check here for NEON Festival updates on all the performances, entertainment, food and beverage offerings, and public art that ignite the district. 


Nestled in the heart of Ghent, one of Norfolk’s most beloved neighborhoods lives Stockley Garden. This strip of land is home to the regionally famous Stockley Gardens Art Festival. The festival takes place October 20-21 and is free to the public. This one of a kind art festival showcases true masterpieces of local talented artists, the city's favorite food offerings, and even encourages strollers and your furry best friend to tag along!  The money raised contributes directly to housing, transportation, and medical care for those with developmental disabilities.


New this year is the highly anticipated Coastal Commonwealth Classic. This foodie festival is an all-inclusive food and beverage tasting experience. Sample dishes prepared by chefs from across Virginia, including oysters, brisket, bbq, and more. There will also be a nice selection of Virginia wineries, breweries and distilleries, live music, and more! For a limited time only, when you buy a ticket to the Coastal Commonwealth Classic,  get the added bonus of enjoying access into the Wine Festival (Saturday only). 


Join in the cheers and experience Hampton Roads’ most anticipated wine festival of the fall season, October 20-21, at Norfolk’s scenic Town Point Park. This year’s festival will include offerings from more than 30 wineries, with over 200 of the Commonwealth’s finest wines. Festivalgoers can sample and purchase premier wine vintages while enjoying live music and gourmet foods. To get your tickets in advance, click here!

For a full list of NorfolkotberFest events, please visit our Events Calendar

October Festivals & Events