Virginia Beach KOA Events

East Coast She Crab Soup Classic

The East Coast She Crab Soup Classic is an open competition among restaurants. This event focuses on seafood, which is the most identifiable cuisine in Virginia Beach and a staple of area menus for decades.

Virginia International Tattoo

The Virginia International Tattoo, long regarded as the most patriotic of the world's great military tattoos, is a massive performance featuring a cast of 900+ from around the world. Performing groups include military bands, bagpipers, drill teams, dancers, choirs and more. The Virginia International Tattoo is the largest tattoo in the United States and thrills and inspires audiences young and old each spring.

Atlantic Coast Kite Festival

Kite fliers and spectators of all ages will experience a visual feast at the annual Atlantic Coast Kite Festival. This popular event features a variety of activities appropriate for all ages and all levels of kite aficionados. Colors in the Sky is the theme that participants will explore in the Atlantic Coast Kite Festivals Best Kite Contest.

PANorama Caribbean Music Fest

The PANorama Caribbean Music Fest is a musical adventure set to the soothing sounds of steel pan music. The festivals casual atmosphere appeals to the island community and people of all ages who are intrigued by the unique sounds and style of steel drum music! Fusing together the rhythm of steel bands, ocean breezes, and great Caribbean food, the breathtaking Virginia Beach oceanfront becomes an island paradise for the weekend.

Monsters on the Beach

Kalbones Monsters on the Beach brings thrills and chills to the Virginia Beach oceanfront as Monster Trucks battle for ultimate sand domination! This family-targeted event is loud, fast, and exciting. A course is built right on the beach at 6th Street, with bleachers overlooking from the boardwalk. Sand dunes and junk cars combine to make the race course fast and fun for drivers and spectators alike. This is a ticketed event, with prices designed to fit the family budget.

Beach Music Cruise-In

Beach Music Cruise-In, combining bands on the beach and cars on the boardwalk, blends the best of the oldies with dancing under the stars in a jam-packed blast to the past! Settle into the sand as the top Beach Music bands from up and down the East Coast descend on the Virginia Beach oceanfront in a nostalgic salute to the good old days of cool cars and hot tunes. Stroll the boardwalk to view classic cars, hot rods, antiques, and more.

Pirate Party on the Beach

This family-friendly event features two days of activities designed to bring out the pirate in everyone! Costume contests, games, a treasure hunt, pirate re-enactors, and movie on the beach all combine to celebrate those scallywags we all wish we could be -- pirates!

Salute to Summer

Salute to Summer is an unabashed Star-Spangled salute to great music, fun in the sun, and the military men and women who have sacrificed their lives throughout our history. Live, free entertainment on three outdoor stages includes music presented by local and regional bands. The Heroes Walk display stretches along the boardwalk from 17th to 31st Streets.

Family Great Adventure Series

The wildly-popular Family Great Adventure Series is all about Discovery and Entertainment at the Virginia Beach oceanfront! On select nights during the season, families can take part in an interactive adventure that leads them to various sites along the boardwalk and Atlantic Avenue to unravel a mystery. Sometimes the adventures involve games and contests right on the beach. During each adventure, participants can dress up as characters, use brain and brawn to win the contest at hand, and settle into the sand for a family-friendly movie shown on a giant inflatable screen on the beach! Each night is themed to the particular movie being shown! All events are free and open to the public.

Hardee's Latin Fest

For two days, Virginia Beach celebrates the sights and sounds of the Latin experience. Hardees Latin Fest possesses the key ingredients of good food, family participation, and first-rate Latin music. National performers electrify the diverse audience with high-energy tunes that move the crowd to dance under the stars. Local and regional Latin acts (each with their own loyal fan base) take the stage and unite festival-goers with the rhythms of Salsa, Merengue, and Jazz. All performances will take place on a giant stage on the beach at 24th Street.

Sandstock - A Tribute to Rock & Roll

Sandstock A Tribute to Rock & Roll, is a beach-inspired variation on Woodstock. National and regional tribute artists will crank out hit after hit on two beach stages at the Virginia Beach oceanfront! All performances, which are free to the public, will be held on dueling stages on the beach at 24th Street, adjacent to the 24th Street Park.

Stars & Stripes Explosion

Multiple live performances on oceanfront stages attract tens of thousands of visitors and residents of Hampton Roads to a star-spangled salute to this great country of ours at Stars & Stripes Explosion! From 8:00-9:30 pm, musical acts offer something for everyone at a stage erected right on the beach at 20th Street. The show segues into a spectacular fireworks show at 9:30pm.

Family Great Adventure Series

The wildly-popular Family Great Adventure Series is all about Discovery and Entertainment at the Virginia Beach oceanfront! On select nights during the season, families can take part in an interactive adventure that leads them to various sites along the boardwalk and Atlantic Avenue to unravel a mystery. Sometimes the adventures involve games and contests right on the beach. During each adventure, participants can dress up as characters, use brain and brawn to win the contest at hand, and settle into the sand for a family-friendly movie shown on a giant inflatable screen on the beach! Each night is themed to the particular movie being shown! All events are free and open to the public.

Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion

Chalk the Walk takes over the Virginia Beach Boardwalk from 10:00am-5:00pm as hundreds of artists and wanna-be artists gather to turn the boardwalk into an impromptu canvas of color! Artist registration will be on the boardwalk at 17th Street, and art will be displayed for two blocks between 17th and 15th Streets.

Family Great Adventure Series

The wildly-popular Family Great Adventure Series is all about Discovery and Entertainment at the Virginia Beach oceanfront! On select nights during the season, families can take part in an interactive adventure that leads them to various sites along the boardwalk and Atlantic Avenue to unravel a mystery. Sometimes the adventures involve games and contests right on the beach. During each adventure, participants can dress up as characters, use brain and brawn to win the contest at hand, and settle into the sand for a family-friendly movie shown on a giant inflatable screen on the beach! Each night is themed to the particular movie being shown! All events are free and open to the public.

Mid-Atlantic Hermit Crab Challenge

Crabs race on a specially-designed circular track, where all the crabtestants are placed in the center. At the sound of the starting horn, crabs scurry to the outer ring of the track. Whichever claw crosses the line first wins. Its the survival of the crabbiest! Crab is King at this one-of-a-kind event thats fun for the whole family! [b]The Mid-Atlantic Hermit Crab Challenge was named to TripAdvisor.com's 2010 list of the Wackiest Summer Events in America and to the New York Daily News 2012 list of the top 10 Wackiest Festivals in the WORLD.[/b]

Family Great Adventure Series

The wildly-popular Family Great Adventure Series is all about Discovery and Entertainment at the Virginia Beach oceanfront! On select nights during the season, families can take part in an interactive adventure that leads them to various sites along the boardwalk and Atlantic Avenue to unravel a mystery. Sometimes the adventures involve games and contests right on the beach. During each adventure, participants can dress up as characters, use brain and brawn to win the contest at hand, and settle into the sand for a family-friendly movie shown on a giant inflatable screen on the beach! Each night is themed to the particular movie being shown! All events are free and open to the public.

Family Great Adventure Series

The wildly-popular Family Great Adventure Series is all about Discovery and Entertainment at the Virginia Beach oceanfront! On select nights during the season, families can take part in an interactive adventure that leads them to various sites along the boardwalk and Atlantic Avenue to unravel a mystery. Sometimes the adventures involve games and contests right on the beach. During each adventure, participants can dress up as characters, use brain and brawn to win the contest at hand, and settle into the sand for a family-friendly movie shown on a giant inflatable screen on the beach! Each night is themed to the particular movie being shown! All events are free and open to the public.

Africana Virginia Beach featuring FunkFest

FunkFest is a three-day celebration with lively entertainment, cultural presentations, children's activities, business seminars, health and wellness displays, food, art, and shopping. Funk Fest will remain the heart and soul of this weekend event, featuring music generated over the years by influential legends such as James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone, George Clinton, and The Ohio Players.

American Music Festival

3 Days. Over 30 bands on the Beach! The sounds of rock, jazz, country, blues, R&B, and more flood the Virginia Beach oceanfront for three sun-filled days over Labor Day Weekend at the American Music Festival. The largest outdoor music event on the East coast, the American Music Festival brings together local, regional, and national acts to play on a gigantic 60-foot wide and 60-foot tall stage on the beach at 5th Street as well as stages in all parks along the beautiful Virginia Beach oceanfront. Festival goers by the thousands love the appeal of being outdoors on the beach with the Atlantic Ocean providing the perfect background for some of the greatest live music of all time!

Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival

Craft beers from over 50 breweries will be available for sampling at the Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival at the 24th Street Park at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Tickets include sampling and a commemorative glass.[b] Live music sets the stage for the perfect outdoor setting for tasting some of the best beer brewed! [/b]

Holiday Lights at the Beach

McDonalds Holiday Lights at the Beach brings joy and wonder to Hampton Roads every holiday season! Take a shiny journey into nautical, holiday, and adventure lands as you drive along the beautiful Virginia Beach boardwalk starting at 2nd Street. Festive fish, jumping dolphins, frolicking porpoises all in bright colored lights against the clear night-time sky. Small donation per vehicle.

Holiday Parade at the Beach

Officially ushering in the holiday season at the Virginia Beach oceanfront, the Holiday Parade at the Beach features giant balloons, marching bands from area schools and the community, lighted floats, equestrian units, fire trucks, performing dance groups, motorcycles, and of course, Santa Claus himself, to present a dazzling and entertaining night of fun for all ages! Begins at 5:30 pm from 15th to 25th Streets.