Monday, July 21, 2014

Mid-Atlantic Hermit Crab Challenge
July 26, 2014
The Crab is King at this one-of-a-kind event that’s fun for the whole family! The Mid-Atlantic Hermit Crab Challenge will be held at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront right on the beach at 30th Street from 10:00am-2:00pm on Saturday, July 26, 2014.  This is a free event.

The Mid-Atlantic Hermit Crab Challenge was named to TripAdvisor.com's 2010 list of the Wackiest Summer Events in America and to the New York Daily News 2012 list of the top 10 Wackiest Festivals in the WORLD.  Last year, a film crew from the popular BBC children’s show “All Over the Place,” broadcast in Scotland, filmed the event.  Approximately 300 hermit crabs participate in the Mid-Atlantic Hermit Crab Challenge each year.  Many of these come from out of state just to be with us!

Registration begins at 9:30am and all participants must be registered by noon in order to race.  Preliminary hermit crab races lead to the Crustacean 500, where the winner is awarded the “Order of the Mercury Claw” trophy.  Crabs race on a specially-designed circular track, where all the “crabtestants” are placed in the center. At the sound of the starting horn, crabs scurry to the outer ring of the track. Whichever claw crosses the line first wins.  It’s the survival of the “crabbiest!”

Along with the Crustacean 500 race, participants may enter the Miss Curvaceous Crustacean Beauty Pageant.  At the pageant, hermit crabs are presented in uniquely-decorated displays and judged on beauty and creativity.  Hermit crab owners are encouraged to build a unique display for their crabs.  Past winners have included themed entries like “Spider Crab,” “Hermit the Hulk,” “Beauty and the Crab,” and “Pirates of the Crabibbean!” 

Aside from 1st, 2nd, And 3rd Place winners, special trophies are also awarded for the Friendliest Crab, Biggest Crab, Shyest Crab, Most Unique Crab Display, Prettiest Crab Shell, Most Athletic Crab, and Most Traveled Crab. ALL participants will receive a medal for being a part of the Mid-Atlantic Hermit Crab Challenge. There are no fees for entering the Mid-Atlantic Hermit Crab Challenge; the event is free for both participants and spectators.  For more info on the event, visit The Mid-Atlantic Hermit Crab Challenge

Accommodations
In need of last minute lodging? Siebert Realty still has a few Sandbridge Beach home and condo vacation rentals available for the July 26th week (shown is just one of them). **Click Here** to see all available rentals. Best of all, some are now discounted! You can easily book online or simply give our friendly rental agents a call today at 877-422-2200 for further assistance.  
  
Siebert Realty - The Beach People 
Vacation Beach Home & Condo Rentals
877-422-2200  /  757-426-6200

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Sandbridge Pig Picking

35th Annual Sandbridge Pig Picking
September 6, 2014   1- 5 PM
Little Island Park - Sandbridge Beach

Come out and join the Sandbridge locals for a fun day at Little Island Park at the southend of Sandbridge Beach. The Pig Picking features all-you-can-eat food and drinks, as well as live bands and even local art and crafts on sale. Siebert Realty will also have a table set up under the tents. We have some fun FREE GIVEAWAYS, so be sure to stop by and say hi!

•  Catering by Beach Bully

•  Artisans & Crafters Galore!
•  Music by Tinna Sinnen
•  Bobby the Clown for the Kids

This is the big **End of Summer Party** for the Sandbridge community, in addition to a tribute to our volunteer rescue squad (all proceeds go to support the squad). 1 – 5 pm / For ticket information, contact Siebert Realty at 877-422-2200 or 757-426-6200.

To all locals, this is your opportunity to demonstrate your support of our Volunteer Rescue Squad by being a Sponsor of the Pig Picking - plus having a great time with friends and neighbors!  The Rescue Squad does not conduct mail fund drives. The Pig Picking and Summer Bingo provide 95% of our funds. The volunteers stand ready to help you ALL YEAR so let’s help them on this ONE day!  

Tickets Now Available at Siebert Realty!
Sponsorships are $100 which include two $35 tickets, sponsor badges, and individual recognition in the program.  Individual Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at Siebert Realty at 601 Sandbridge Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456.  

Siebert Realty - The Beach People 
Vacation Beach Home & Condo Rentals
877-422-2200  /  757-426-6200

Monday, July 7, 2014

Chalk The Walk ARTsplosion

CHALK  THE  WALK
July 12, 2014

Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion takes over the Virginia Beach Boardwalk from 10:00 am-5:00 pm on Saturday, July 12, 2014 as hundreds of artists and “wanna-be artists” gather to turn the boardwalk into an impromptu canvas of color!  Artist registration will be on the boardwalk at 17th Street, and art will be displayed for two blocks between 17th and 15th Streets.

At Chalk The Walk, participants draw four by four foot chalk drawings for three blocks along the boardwalk. The theme this year will be "Superhero Superstars" and participants are encouraged to incorporate this theme into their work. Whether a superhero character from your favorite comic, movie (animated or live-action), book, or TV show, this year's theme will no doubt inspire all of our artists to turn the Virginia Beach boardwalk into a dynamic, colorful world of fantasy!  


Siebert Realty - The Beach People 
Vacation Beach Home & Condo Rentals
877-422-2200  /  757-426-6200

Photos by Beach Street USA

Friday, June 27, 2014

Stars & Stripes Explosion
July 4, 2014
Multiple live performances on oceanfront stages will attract thousands of visitors and residents of Virginia Beach to a “star-spangled” salute on July 4th.  

The city's exciting Stars & Stripes Explosion will offer something for everyone – Patriotic and Classical to Motown, and tributes dedicated to Bruce Springsteen, British Rock and Pop from the 60’s and 70’s, Billy Joel, and Elton John.

From 8:00pm-9:30pm, a stage erected right on the beach at 20th Street will become the focal point for performances featuring “Symphonic Springsteen” (“Bruce in the USA” tribute band) with Symphonicity (the symphony orchestra of Virginia Beach), and the Virginia Beach Chorale.  Symphonicity’s concert will feature patriotic, Broadway, and classical selections.  “Symphonic Springsteen” will include “Born in the USA” and “American Land.”  “Bruce in the USA” tribute band numbers like “Dancing in the Dark,” “Born to Run,” and “Pink Cadillac” will celebrate the musical genius of Bruce Springsteen.  “Bruce in the USA” is much more than just another tribute.  This high-energy musical experience is a note-perfect and visually-accurate recreation of a Bruce Springsteen & The E. St. Band show.

The show will segue into a spectacular fireworks show at 9:30pm that promises to explode over the ocean in a burst of colors and patterns! 

Chester B’s Motown Tribute Show will fill the 17th Street Park stage with the smooth sounds of R&B from 8:00pm-10:30pm.

The English Channel will take center stage at the 24th Street Park from 8:00pm-10:45pm.  Formed in 2001, The English Channel authentically recreates British rock and pop from the mid ‘60’s to the mid ‘70’s.  Their program includes music by the Rolling Stones, The Dave Clark 5, The Kinks, The Hollies, Petula Clark, The Who, Dusty Springfield, Moody Blues, The Animals, The Zombies, The Yardbirds, Herman’s Hermits and many others. The English Channel represents the second “British Invasion” of America!

Tribute bands playing the music of Billy Joel and Elton John will take over the 31st Street stage from 8:00pm-10:30pm.  “52nd Street” perfectly recreates the music of Billy Joel, while “Captain Fantastic’s” tribute to Elton John will have the audience dancing in the park.

All concerts are free and open to the public. 

Entertainment Schedule:
17th Street Park:
8:00pm-10:30pm, Chester B’s Motown Tribute Show

20th Street Stage on the Beach:
8:00pm-9:30pm, Symphonic Springsteen with Symphonicity and the Virginia Beach Chorale, and Bruce in the USA (Bruce Springsteen tribute band)

9:30pm, Fireworks

24th Street Park:
8:00pm-10:45pm, The English Channel

31st Street Park:
8:00pm-10:30pm, 52nd Street (tribute to Billy Joel) and Captain Fantastic (tribute to Elton John)

Stars & Stripes Explosion is sponsored by the UTZ, Oceanfront Inn, Pepsi, Monster Energy, the City of Virginia Beach, and Integrated Management Group.  Photos by Beach Street USA.

Accommodations:
In need of last minute lodging? Siebert Realty has dozen of Sandbridge Beach home and condo vacation rentals still available for the July 4th week and weekend. Many are at discounted rates right now at **Summer Specials**   There you can check rental availability, view interior photos and floor plans, and you can even book and pay for your reservation online.  Or simply give our friendly rental agents a call today at 877-422-2200 for further assistance.    

Come be a part of this "EXPLOSIVE" July 4th celebration! 

Siebert Realty - The Beach People 
www.siebert-realty.com
Vacation Beach Home & Condo Rentals
877-422-2200  /  757-426-6200

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Return of the Lotus Flowers

Vacationers and local Virginia Beach residents are once again welcoming the return of native American lotuses, which are in full bloom at the Lotus Garden Park near Sandbridge Beach.

The native American wildflower, which bloomed profusely in that creek during the early and mid-20th century, died during the late 1960s, but then began to return a few years ago. We're happy to report that the waters are once again covered with the massive yellow pods for all to enjoy!

The lotus garden is located on Sandbridge Road across the street from the Tabernacle United Methodist Church.  The native American lotus, officially called the Nelumbo Lutea, is the city flower of Virginia Beach.  The tubers, leaves and seeds once served as an important food source for Native Americans.  Because the yellow lotuses are protected, it is illegal to tamper with or pick the flowers or plants.  Kayaking is permitted in the area. 

Be sure to stop by and see the beautiful Lotus Garden on your next visit to Sandbridge.  It truly is a sight to behold, especially now that the garden is in bloom.  It's a once a year event, so don't miss it! 

Siebert Realty - The Beach People
Vacation Beach Home and Condo Rentals
877-422-2200

Monday, June 23, 2014

DISCOVER SANDBRIDGE...
from a Kayak! 

Beautiful Back Bay is truly a special place where state of being and setting merge.  Its wildlife sanctuary will leave you in awe as you watch osprey fly by to nest... spot, egrets, herons, ducks, and otters.  When you're not at the beach, you can retreat to the peaceful bay for a little canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, dock fishing, or crabbing.  And at the day's end, picture how relaxing it would be to unwind to the brilliance of a romantic sunset over Back Bay. So this year, why not introduce your family to the "other side" of Sandbridge!  
Kayak Nature Tours - Let these experienced tour guides "show you the ropes" around Back Bay.  Kayak Nature Tours offers guided tours for adults and children (even beginners).  

No previous experience necessary with professional instructions provided.  Single and double sit-on-top kayaks. Ocean Dolphin Tours - North End of Va. Beach.  


Advance Reservations required.  Daily/Hourly Rentals.  757-480-1999 / 888-669-8368  /  ** Kayak Nature Tours - Click Here **

Kayak Nature Tours - Ocean Dolphin Tours at the North End of Va. Beach.  Check out this video! 



Back Bay Getaways - "Where the road ends... the adventure begins."  Located at the southend of Sandpiper Road with direct access to Back Bay and the ocean, they offer the best in outdoor equipment, and their knowledgeable staff will assist you in getting geared up and underway.  

They provide both guided tours and daily rentals, and can even outfit you for an overnight camping trip to the remote beaches of False Cape State Park.  No prior experience necessary, and they tailor every trip to your personal needs.  

757-721-4484  /  www.backbaygetaways.com


Moneysworth Kayak Rentals - If you prefer to venture out on your own without a tour guide, Moneysworth has kayak rentals available for your enjoyment.  Best of all, they offer free delivery to and pickup from your rental unit.  800-622-2122  /  757-468-3999  /  www.rentbeachequipment.com

Accommodations:
Want to vacation right on beautiful Back Bay? Many of our furnished Sandbridge Vacation Beach Home Rentals are located right on Back Bay with boat docks and breathtaking water views! 

Search for discounts and availability at www.siebert-realty.com  See you on the water!

Siebert Realty - The Beach People
www.siebert-realty.com
877-422-2200  /  757-426-6200

Friday, June 20, 2014

June  20th
National Flip Flop Day!

It's one of the most basic items in your closet, but it has a long history. The name "flip flop" comes specifically from the sound the sandals make when they slap between the sole of your foot and the floor.

This particular type of sandal originated as early as the Ancient Egyptians in 4000 BC, and the oldest known pair is on display at the British Museum from 1500 BC. This pair is made from papyrus, but just as a huge variety of cultures have worn these sandals through the years, they've used a great variety of materials.

Papyrus and palm leaves were the most common materials used in Ancient Egypt, while rawhide was the material of choice among the Masai of Africa. In India, these sandals were mostly made with wood, and many used rice straw in China and Japan. Of course, in modern times, most cultures have moved to leather, rubber and other sturdier textiles.

So come on... let's celebrate this awesome addition to our beach attire together!  Whether you're wearing the basic rubber flip flops or an expensive leather pair, break them out and wear them proudly!  Today... your toes get to B-R-E-A-T-H-E!  :) 

Have a Happy Flip Flop Day!  

Siebert Realty Vacation 
Beach Home & Condo Rentals
877-422-2200  /  757-426-6200
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