Local Summer Events

Summer is upon us, Monarchs! You’ve made it through finals, and your GPA survived another semester (though it may have taken a bit of a beating, but we don’t judge). Now that you have a break from school (unless you’re taking summer classes), it’s time to have some fun! If you’re staying in the area for the summer, here’s some free local events happening throughout the break!

Ynot Wednesdays

June-August

Ynot Wednesdays will be held on the Sandler Center Outdoor Plaza in Virginia Beach. Each week will feature a different band. Food from Ynot Italian will also be available for purchase, and vendors from the Virginia Beach Farmer’s Market will be there. Local artists will also set up inside the Sandler Center monthly. A list of performers has not been announced at the time of publication.

 

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41st Annual Norfolk Harborfest

June 9-11, 2017

The 41st Annual Norfolk Harborfest will be held at Town Point Park in downtown Norfolk. A variety of events will be held on land and on the water, such as The Colours Junkaroo Street Party, BuskerFestNFK, the Build-a-Boat Challenge and demonstrations by the Coastal Riverine Force. The Parade of Sail will kick the event off at noon on June 9, and there will be a fireworks show at 9:30pm on June 10 (weather permitting). There will also be performers throughout the weekend, such as Rusted Root, DJ CanRock, Skye Zentz, Sister Sledge, Nature’s Child, the U.S. Fleet Forces Band and Jesse Chong. Food and drink will be sold at the event.

Sandstock - A Tribute to Rock and Roll

June 30-July 2, 2017

Sandstock - A Tribute to Rock and Roll will be held at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Two bands will perform each night. The performers for June 30 are Zozo, a Led Zeppelin tribute, and Don’t Look Back, a Boston tribute. The performers for July 1 are Red Not Chili Peppers, a Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute, and Dave Matthews Tribute Band. The performers for July 2 are Head Games, a Foreigner tribute, and Departure, a Journey tribute.

 

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4th of July Events

There are a variety of 4th of July events to choose from in the area. I’m only going to list three of them here, but there’s definitely more to choose from!

35th Annual 4th of July Great American Picnic and Fireworks

July 4, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The 35th Annual 4th of July Great American Picnic and Fireworks will be held at Town Point Park in downtown Norfolk. Not much has been announced about the event at the time of publication, but there will be performers at the event.

July 4th Celebration

July 4, 2017 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The July 4th Celebration will be held at Mt. Trashmore Park in Virginia Beach. Details about this event have not been announced at the time of publication.

Stars and Stripes Explosion

July 4, 2017

The Stars and Stripes Explosion will be held at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

Mid-Summer Fantasy Theatre in the Park

July 29, 2017

The third Mid-Summer Fantasy Theatre in the Park will be held at Town Point Park in downtown Norfolk. New to this year’s event will be Squonk Opera’s Cycle Sonic.

17th Annual Norfolk Latino Music Festival

August 19, 2017 from 5pm to 10pm

The 17th Annual Norfolk Latino Music Festival will be held at Town Point Park in downtown Norfolk. Performers have not been announced at the time of publication.