Virginia Symphony Orchestra

July 31

Location

Neptune Park

Beachfront pops will fill the air this magical evening by the sea…featuring the Virgnia Symphony Orchestra! All concerts in this series are free and open to the public.

For full event details go to NeptuneFestival.com.

Virginia Symphony Orchestra

September 10

Location

Neptune Park

Beachfront pops will fill the air this magical evening by the sea…featuring the Virgnia Symphony Orchestra! All concerts in this series are free and open to the public.

For full event details go to NeptuneFestival.com.

JT Walk & Beach Party

October 5

Location

Neptune Park

Nobody enjoys the beach more than Josh Thompson. He was an avid surfer. He loved taking his family to the beach. He grew up on the beach and thought he’d be riding his board for years to come. But in late 2006, Josh was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Josh had to turn his attention from riding waves to fighting ALS, a battle few so young have to face.

For full event details go to JTWalk.org.

McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach

November 21 – January 1

Location

On the boardwalk between 2nd and 34th Streets

McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach brings joy and wonder to Hampton Roads this holiday season! From November 21 through January 1, take a shiny journey into nautical, holiday, and adventure lands – all along the beautiful Virginia Beach boardwalk. This “Fanta-Sea” of lights is sure to dazzle and amaze holiday travelers visiting Virginia Beach. Hotels create special packages that include free tickets to the light show.

New displays are added each year so it’s never the same show twice! One of the highlights is the giant “12 Days of Christmas” display, where some fixtures stand 20 and 30 feet high! For the first time, this year, drivers will be able to tune their car radio to a frequency to hear holiday music along the McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach display, making it easy to see AND hear why this event has been named one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s “Top 20 November Events” and the American Bus Association’s “Top 100 Events in North America for 2011!”

McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach opens nightly beginning at 5:30. Hours of operation are 5:30pm-10:00pm Sunday through Thursday and 5:30pm-11:00pm Friday-Saturday.

For full event details go to BeachStreetUSA.com.