Festivals

Norfolk Festivals and EventsFrom early spring through mid-winter, Norfolk plays host to a wealth of premier festivals and special events, providing entertaining, culturally enriched experiences for individuals and families alike.

Many of these "signature" events draw thousands of visitors annually, from across the region, the nation and eastern Canada, and over the past decade have helped to turn our historic waterfront city into a booming Mid-Atlantic tourist destination.

From its harbor side sites to its beautiful beachfronts, Norfolk never lacks for entertainment – just take a look!

Click on individual festivals below for details.

February
Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Party

March
"Shamrock n'Roll" St. Patrick's Day Party
Virginia Chocolate Festival

April
Virginia Arts Festival
SeaLevel Singer / Songwriter Festival
Earth Day Celebration
The Norfolk NATO Festival & Parade of Nations 
Virginia International Tattoo

May
Big Bands on the Bay
Cinco De Mayo
Stockley Gardens Art Festival
Annual AT&T Spring Town Point Virginia
Wine Festival

Virginia Beer Festival

June
Hampton Roads Pride's Out in the Park
Annual AT&T Norfolk Harborfest®
Annual AT&T Bayou Boogaloo and Cajun Food Festival

July
Thank Goodness It's Ocean View Friday Concerts
Annual AT&T Fourth of July Great American Picnic & Fireworks
Annual AT&T Summer BrewFest
Annual AT&T Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival
Annual AT&T Theater in the Park

August
AT&T Fresh Catch Fridays
Annual AT&T Norfolk Latino Music Festival

September
Books in the Park
Annual AT&T Bubbles & Bluejeans
Annual Opera in the Park
Annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
Annual ETC – Indie Music and Arts Festival
Annual AT&T RibtoberFest

October
Stockley Gardens Arts Festival
Annual AT&T Virginia Children’s Festival
Annual AT&T Town Point Virginia Wine Festival

November
Holidays in the City (throughout November and December)

December
Garden of Lights (throughout December, Norfolk Botanical Gardens)
Holiday Tree Lighting

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