Virginia Beach Kicks Off Sizzling Summer Season With Four Major Special Events In A Single Weekend

Virginia Beach Kicks Off Sizzling Summer Season With Four Major Special Events In A Single Weekend

The summer travel season is just around the corner, and Virginia Beach is poised to welcome visitors to its sunny shoreline with a packed opening weekend of festivals to suit a variety of entertainment themes. A pair of brand-new events build on the destination’s arts and music scene paired with the return of a top international action sports competition and a spotlight on the city’s patriotic personality.

Add some sizzle to a summer vacation plan with a visit to enjoy any, or all, of the events planned for the first weekend in June:

NEW Point Break Reggae Festival, June 1 – 2

Virginia Beach will be jammin’ following the Memorial Day holiday as a new, seaside festival spotlights reggae music, food and culture. Gates open daily at noon with more than 20 concerts headlined by Grammy-nominated Rebelution and alternative rock band Sublime plus performances by Steel Pulse, Stephen Marley and Wiz Khalifa. General admission tickets and travel packages are on sale now.

NEW Virginia Beach Street Art Festival, May 30 – June 2

Outdoor streetcorner sculptures that dot the primary corridors of Virginia Beach’s ViBe District add color and creativity to the walkable arts community. A group of 15 artists will live paint all the neighborhood identifiers during the inaugural festival weekend, and an interactive and family-friendly community mural invites all visitors to contribute to its design. Shop a vibrant community of artisans, crafters and restaurants that add to the appeal of the free, new event just steps from the beach.

JACKALOPE, May 31 – June 2

More than 500 athletes from eight countries bring their skills back to the beach when the nation’s premier adventure sports competition returns this summer. Adrenaline rushes fuel competitors and spectators alike with mind-blowing exhibitions in street and vert skateboarding, bouldering, freestyle motocross, BASE jumping and skimboarding. This free event held at 31st Street Park and on oceanfront courses is a perfect match for thrill seekers this summer. Hotel and VIP viewing packages plus a series of ticketed athlete-led workshops are available now.

USO Experience, May 30 – June 2

Virginia Beach is home to four military installations and thousands of U.S. military service members, and the city celebrates their service with a series of live concerts and informational exhibits in the 17th and 24th Street Parks on the oceanfront. Visit the military village to learn more about the mission of each branch of service and the people who protect and defend our nation every day at this free weekend festival.

Make plans now for a summer to remember with a visit to Virginia Beach. This opening weekend is the start of a non-stop season of festivals, concerts, special events and outdoor adventures that create vacation memories not soon forgotten.

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