Virginia Beach KOA Events

2017 Weekend Themes

Here's a list of our 2017 weekend activity themes so you can plan your camping trips around your favorites. We encourage you to participate in the fun by bringing theme-related costumes and/or decorations for your site or cabin!

This Weekend's Activities Calendar

We have loads of fun activities planned every day in season! Check out the current activity calendar:

East Coast Surfing Championships

The Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships is a major professional and amateur event for the East Coast. Each year, several hundred surfers from Menehunes to Masters compete for East Coast surfing titles, prizes, history and the sheer love of surfing. Other beach oriented sports and recreation include volleyball, a boardwalk 5K run, street skate and ramp contests, swimsuit contests, food and drink concessions, and live music on the beach.

FunkFest Beach Party featuring Africana Virginia Beach

The FunkFest Beach Party is 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. Funk is an American musical style that originated in the mid-to late-1960's when African-American musicians blended soul music, soulful jazz, and R&B into a rhythmic, danceable new form of music. Funk brings a strong rhythmic groove of electric bass and drums to the foreground. Funk music was a major influence on the development of 1970's disco music, and has even impacted house music and hip-hop.

American Music Festival

The American Music Festival is a celebration of music of all genres. This festival, held annually at various stages along the Virginia Beach Oceanfront and Boardwalk, features three days of music, dozens of vendors, and over 20 national, regional, and local bands. Many of the concerts are free and open to the public.

Rock 'n Roll Marathon

Come for this annual tradition which features a half marathon and several other events.  Stay at KOA for this event--the Marathon route goes around Virginia Beach KOA property, so your family and friends can cheer you on as you pass by! Show us your race registration and we'll give you a 10% discount!

Neptune Festival Events

The Neptune Festival culminates in a variety of annual favorites, including Boardwalk Weekend, Art and Craft Show, Grand Parade, 8K and 5K Runs, Hometown Heroes, Youth Art Show, Fall Wine Festival, Fireworks Extravaganza, Atlantic Regatta, Volleyball Tournament, Youth Art Show, Sandsculpting, and much more. Visit the website for details and schedules.

Devon Grube Memorial BBQ Classic

This event is a tribute memorial for Devon Grube, a highly decorated US Navy SEAL who lost his life in December 2016. Devon was a great father, husband, son, friend, and inspiration to thousands. Devon leaves behind his wife Margie and 3 young children.

This event will raise funds for the Grube family and Operation Once in a Lifetime in support of Families of Fallen Service Members. It will host many Kansas City BBQ Association competitors from around the nation who specialize in award-winning ribs, brisket, pork, and chicken. This 3-day event will include plenty of food, fun, and music with special artists performing.

6th Annual Fall Festival at KOA

An annual weekend of family-friendly fall fun, right at the KOA Campground! Includes fall games and crafts, pumpkin picking, hay wagon rides, Glow Costume Party, and more.

Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival

Over 50 craft beers from over 25 breweries will be available for sampling at the Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival.  Tickets include unlimited sampling, a commemorative cup, and live entertainment.

Holiday Lights at the Beach

Watch for a special Hot Deal at Virginia Beach KOA in 2017 so you can come and visit the spectacular Holiday Lights at the Beach!  Presented by Liberty Tax Service, the lights bring joy and wonder to Hampton Roads every holiday season! Take a shiny journey into nautical, holiday, and adventure lands – all along the beautiful Virginia Beach boardwalk.  Festive fish, jumping dolphins, frolicking porpoises – all in bright, colored lights against the clear night-time sky, are the stars of McDonald's Holiday Lights at the Beach.  They are joined by Santa, elves, and a 40-foot tall Christmas tree erected on the beach and in the beautiful parks along the Virginia Beach boardwalk.

Holiday Parade at the Beach

Join us for the Holiday Parade at the Beach, where over 90 parade units make their way down Atlantic Avenue in a joyous celebration of the holiday season. Giant balloons, marching bands, lighted floats, equestrian units, fire trucks, performing dance groups, motorcycles, and more join forces to present a dazzling and entertaining night of fun for all ages!  Best of all, Santa himself makes a grand appearance to greet all his loyal fans as the evening winds down and thousands of families take the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Virginia Beach oceanfront!