From 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.
Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Party
"Shamrock n'Roll" St. Patrick's Day Party
Virginia Chocolate Festival
Hampton Roads Pride's Out in the Park
Annual AT&T Norfolk Harborfest®
Annual AT&T Bayou Boogaloo and Cajun Food Festival
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
Holidays in the City (throughout November and December)
Garden of Lights (throughout December, Norfolk Botanical Gardens)
Holiday Tree Lighting