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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July 4th Sandbridge
Boat Parade

Come celebrate our Nation’s 239th birthday by participating in the 12th Sandbridge Boat Parade, which from its humble beginning in 2004 has grown every year with more watercraft and spectators. With legal fireworks in Mill Pond for the fourth year, the parade should have a record number of boats.

The boat theme for 2015 is... 
“Celebrate Island Style”!  

Remember... it's always 5 O'Clock somewhere, right? Patriotic themes are always a great choice, but try to mix it up with the island life! So get out your coconut bras and grass skirts and come celebrate your FREEDOM like a native at the annual boat parade! Decorate your boat, assemble your crew and enter your boat in this year’s contest. Awards given for best decorated boat and more.
Compete for Trophies:
• Grand Prize     
• Best Decorated
• Best Theme Representation
• Best Costumes 
• Best Use of Humor   
• Most Creative
• Most Colorful   
• Most Unusual   
• Judges Special Award

With the exception of the Best Costumes category, judging will take place in Mill Pond as the parade arrives from Osprey Bay, circles Mill Pond, then enters the Bluebill and Wood Duck canals, and returns to Mill Pond.  The Best Costumes will be judged at the parade start point in Osprey Bay (no longer Mill Pond) prior to the 7:15PM parade start.  Osprey Bay has a sandy bottom and is sufficiently shallow to allow participants to move from boat to boat.  Boats should arrive at Osprey Bay no later than 6:30pm to insure that their costumes are judged and each vessel receives a contestant number for boat judging in Mill Pond.  No number, no prize!  Category winners will be announced up on the return of the boats to Mill Pond.

Island Fireworks:
Parade watercraft will return to Mill Pond prior to dusk and the start of the 9:10pm fireworks show.  A July 5 rain date is scheduled.  As was the case last year, watercraft will not be allowed to anchor in Mill Pond.  However, boats can be secured to the banks, i.e. dock, pier, bulkhead, etc. Boat owners who are planning to participate in the parade are requested to contact Fred Greene (288-0372) to receive detailed information, i.e. route map, Mill Pond anchoring and mooring information, etc.

Please note there is limited space to view fireworks at Mill Pond.  There also are not restroom facilities available.  We recommend that vacationers view fireworks from the beach near Whiting, Tuna, & Pike, where you will probably be able to view the Sandbridge fireworks, as well as the Virginia Beach Oceanfront/Boardwalk display.  

Live the Island Life at Sandbridge!
Are you in need of island accommodations over the July 4th week or weekend? Siebert Realty has dozen of Sandbridge Beach home and condo vacation rentals still available for the July 4th holiday! 

Best of all, many are now being offered at discounted rates 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 great Sandbridge tradition.  Hope to see you on the bay!

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

Thursday, June 25, 2015


**2nd Year in a Row!**

Sandbridge Beach...
Voted in June '15 - Top 10 Under-The-Radar Beaches!

Trips to the beach are standard fare for most summer travelers, but crowded stretches of sand can make vacations more of a pain than a pleasure. Some beaches offer a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle, and allow visitors to escape the crowds at more popular destinations. 

From an isolated nature retreat nestled along Virginia’s Outer Banks called Sandbridge... to other picturesque coastal villages across the country, these beaches prove that bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better, and that getting away doesn’t need to be a headache.  Fodor's Travel selected 10 of the best picks for America’s best under-the-radar beaches, and Siebert Realty is so proud that Sandbridge Beach is included in the list.  

Most beach goers have heard of Virginia Beach, but few are familiar with its tiny, unspoiled local beach to the south.  Located just 15 miles from the resort area, Sandbridge features pristine dunes and secluded beaches away from the Virginia Beach crowds. Visitors can explore the beautiful stretch of sandy beaches, as well as the marshes and open waters of the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge... or kayak, bike, or hike through False Cape State Park.

Where to Stay: Visitors won’t find large resorts or hotels in Sandbridge, as in the northern resort area of Virginia Beach. Sandbridge is a secluded family beach, much more slower pace... offering hundreds of vacation beach home rentals, as well as condo rentals (in three different complexes). These lodging options allow for more comfortable and spacious accommodations with easy access to the water.  

Insider Tip: One of the best ways to explore Sandbridge and the surrounding area is by bike. Pedal through the neighboring wildlife refuge for up-close looks at native plants and animals, or take a day-trip to the state park for picnicking and water sports.  Fodor's Travel Article... written by Emily Wasserman

Sandbridge Lodging:
Interested in coming to Sandbridge Beach this summer? Siebert Realty still has available rentals and many are now "On Special".  Simply give our friendly rental agents a call today at 877-422-2200 or visit our website at www.siebert-realty.com to check availability, view interior photos and floor plans, and you can even book and pay for your reservation online.  Hope to see you soon... "Under-The-Radar"!   


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

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Return of the Lotus Blossoms

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

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Party at the Pier - June 19th

Party at the Pier!

When:    Fri., June 19th / 7pm - 10pm

Where:   Sandbridge Beach
              Little Island Park
              3820 Sandpiper Rd
              Va. Beach, VA 23456

Band:     The Rhondels - Beach Music
Cost:      FREE
Sponsor: Siebert Realty

Kick off your shoes and join us for a concert in the sand. Featuring pleasing harmonies and quality musicianship by local greats The Rhondels! 

Enjoy live music, food and dancing! If you love Beach Music then this party is for you! Little Island Park, Sandbridge Beach Friday, June 19th, 7:00pm-10:00pm (Rain Date: June 20).  On Facebook? Let us know you're coming to the party at:  Facebook Event: Party at the Pier


Sponsored by Siebert Realty - The Beach People
877-422-2200 / 757-426-6200
Over 350 Beach Home and Condo Vacation Rentals
http://www.siebert-realty.com


Boardwalk Artshow June 18th - 21st

Come join us for the 60th Annual Boardwalk Art Show and have a fun time with family and friends while enjoying fine art, great food and live entertainment.  
The Boardwalk Art Show is hosted by the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. MOCA is a non-profit, non-collecting institution, which means the artwork in the galleries changes every 3-4 months. It's main mission is to promote exploration and understanding of the significant art of our time. 

So while you won't see Old Masters at the art show or museum, you're guaranteed to see something cutting edge and different!  MOCA also offers a variety of educational programs and classes for the community. 

2015 Art Show Hours:
  • Thursday   June 18th  Noon - 6pm
  • Friday       June 19th  10am - 6pm
  • Saturday   June 20th  10am - 6pm
  • Sunday     June 21st  10am - 6pm

Admission:   Free
Questions:   757-425-0000 x 20.
Location:     Held along the Boardwalk from 19th - 33rd St.

Parking:  Municipal parking lots are located on Pacific Avenue at 19th Street (south end of art show), 25th Street (middle of art show) and 31st Street garage (north end of art show). Daily rates apply. You can also park at MOCA at 2200 Parks Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 for free, and view our current exhibition.  Then walk six blocks east down 23rd Street to the boardwalk.
History of Boardwalk Art Show
In 1952, a small group of artists presented an outdoor art show at the boardwalk, with the proceeds benefiting a fellow artist who had fallen ill. Those artists later formed an organization which is today the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). In 1956, the first official Boardwalk Art Show was held. Top prize was $25 and 104 artists participated. Today, Best in show wins $10,000 and the Boardwalk show is ranked as one of the top 100 outdoor art shows in the country.
Proceeds from this event directly support MOCA and help fulfill the mission to provide thought-provoking,contemporary art exhibitions and children’s art education programs.

Beach Accommodations:
In need of last minute lodging? Siebert Realty has dozen of Sandbridge Beach home and condo vacation rentals still available during the art festival weekend and many are at discounted rates! 

Visit June Vacation Deals where 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.  Hope to see you soon.  

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

Monday, June 1, 2015

39TH ANNUAL NORFOLK HARBORFEST
              June 5th - 7th, 2015

The Annual Norfolk Harborfest® is THE LARGEST, LONGEST-RUNNING, FREE MARITIME FESTIVAL IN THE NATION! Hosted by Global AT&T and held in Town Point Park along the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront, the Norfolk Harborfest offers three explosive days of tall ship visits, national, regional, and local entertainment, electrifying fireworks show, and the biggest outdoor dock party in Hampton Roads. Harborfest is also proud to honor the Navy Reserve Centennial with a special recognition ceremony prior to Saturday night's Fireworks. The family-friendly event is FREE and open to the public! **CLICK** for Harborfest Info

Weekend Schedule - June 5 - 7, 2015
Friday:     Noon - 11pm (Parade of Sail - Noon)
Saturday: Noon - 11 pm (Fireworks - 9:30pm)
Sunday:   10 am - 6pm 

PARADE OF SAIL  
Presented by WVEC 13 News Now
The spectacular Parade of Sail, under the direction of the Virginia Pilots Association, will enter the Downtown Norfolk Harbor on Friday, June 5th at 12 pm. Following tradition, this impressive fleet will include tall ships, character vessels, sleek power cruisers, sailing craft, antique and classic wooden boats, military vessels, tugs and more! Thousands of onlookers stationed at vantage points along the Elizabeth River will be able to witness this expansive fleet as it dances down the river towards Town Point Park.  Public tours of the ships will begin at noon on Saturday, June 6th, and Sunday June 7th, and conclude at sunset, unless otherwise posted at the ship.


HARBORFEST FIREWORKS   Presented by WAVY TV 10
Produced by Pyro Shows of Tennessee, the Harborfest Fireworks Display is one of the largest waterfront pyrotechnics shows on the East Coast.  Be prepared for the unexpected as the sky is filled with an explosive display of light synchronized to a booming musical score. The show is scheduled for Saturday night at 9:30 pm and fired from a barge in the Elizabeth River.




Norfolk Waterside is only 35-40 mins. away from Sandbridge Beach. Thinking of a last minute getaway to our area to attend Harborfest?  We still have beach home and condo vacation rentals available for this coming weekend and many are even reduced!  Simply give our friendly rental agents a call today at 877-422-2200 or visit our website at www.siebert-realty.com to check availability, view interior photos and floor plans, and you can even book and pay for your reservation online.  See you at the beach!   


Siebert Realty - The Beach People
Over 350 Beach Home & Condo Vacation Rentals
757-426-6200  /  877-422-2200

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Virginia Beach Patriotic Festival 

A Celebration of our Military!
5/29 - 5/31/2015

Hampton Roads is home to the largest military bases in the USA.  Virginia Beach, the largest resort city on the east coast, will be honoring our military and playing host to the Patriotic Festival - A Military Celebration to salute our armed forces and their families.

The Patriotic Festival celebrates the military for three full days with National Touring Artists Concerts, Military Expos, and Displays. The concerts will be at 5th St. on the oceanfront Friday & Saturday evening, and Sunday afternoon.

Weekend activities include entertainment by USO Show Troop, United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, US Fleet Forces Band (4 star addition), & Military Exhibit with the LCAC Hovercraft.  Military Demo’s will also be showcasing the LACA and Seabee. 


5th Street Stage
- May 29 -  Lee Brice 
- May 30 -  Lynyrd Skynyrd
- May 31 -  Alabama 

17th Street Stage
- May 30 -  Andrew McMahon


Admission Fee: 
Event is free and open to the public
Please see website for ticketed seats

Address: 
501 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Handicap Accessible
Children Welcome

Event Website:
http://www.patrioticfestival.com



Siebert Realty - The Beach People
Over 350 Beach Home & Condo Vacation Rentals
www.siebert-realty.com
757-426-6200  /  877-422-2200

Thursday, May 21, 2015


Sandbridge Art Show
Saturday, May 23, 2015   10am – 4pm
Come to the annual Sandbridge Art Show on Saturday, May 23rd from 10am-4pm at God's Little Acre located at 661 Sandbridge Road (on the way to Sandbridge). 

The Sandbridge Art Show will highlight young artists and also featured many local artists. Enjoy food and drink, bake sale, silent auction, and even a photobooth. The show will be held rain or shine. All proceeds go to support the Sandbridge Chapel Day School.

Modern Art: Sip & Start will offer a mini-painting classes starting at $15 or paint a pretty wine glass for only $10! www.modernartsipandstart.com

Siebert Realty - The Beach People
Over 350 Beach Home & Condo Vacation Rentals
www.siebert-realty.com
757-426-6200  /  877-422-2200

Monday, May 18, 2015

32nd Annual Pungo Strawberry Festival

Top Honors go to...
32nd Annual Pungo
Strawberry Festival
May 23rd - 24th

FoxNews.com ranked this festival as 

Nothing signals the start of summer like fresh-picked strawberries, and Virginia Beach’s Annual Pungo Strawberry Festival is the perfect way to welcome the warm weather.  The city's festival kicks off the season Memorial Day Weekend with a country fair atmosphere.  The highlight of the festival is, of course, an abundant supply of scrumptious strawberries straight from the fields of Pungo.  More than 50 food vendors will do their best to tempt the taste buds with an assortment of strawberry pies, tarts, shortcakes, jellies and jams.  

Along with a variety of other foods and non-alcoholic refreshments, visitors can enjoy a pie eating contest, strawberry bake-off, an old fashion hometown parade, live entertainment and popular local bands on 3 stages, one of the largest carnivals on the east coast, livestock show and sale, pig races, 4-H exhibits, pony rides, a race car display, a multi-million dollar military equipment displays, 100+ arts and crafts vendors including a youth art show, and much more!

This festival has grown over the decades from nearly 50,000 in 1983... to its present size of over 120,000.  Admission is free, and all proceeds are donated to community and civic service groups.  Festival organizers are proud to have returned over $600,000 to the community thus far, and this doesn't include all the money raised by community groups on site.    

The festival will be held May 23 - 24, 2015 in the heart of the Pungo community at Princess Anne Road and Indian River Road from 9am to 7pm each day. For more festival info, call 757-721-6001 or visit their website at: 
http://www.pungostrawberryfestival.info

Strawberries, Surf, & Sand!
Need lodging during the exciting Pungo Strawberry Festival? Sandbridge Beach is only 5 minutes away from downtown Pungo.  
Simply give our friendly rental agents a call today at 877-422-2200 or visit our website at www.siebert-realty.com to check availability, view interior photos and floor plans, and you can even book and pay for your reservation online.  Many rentals are even reduced for the weekend!   Hope to see you soon.  


Siebert Realty - The Beach People
Over 350 Beach Home & Condo Vacation Rentals
757-426-6200  /  877-422-2200


Friday, May 15, 2015

in **TOP TEN** 
Best U.S. Beaches for Kids!
Excerpts from Huffington Post Travel 
Posted: 

Sure, the beaches in far-off family-friendly destinations like Greece or the Caribbean are enticing. However, traveling families should remember that there are beautiful beaches closer to home too, which should save them travel time and expenses.

This summer, consider spending a day in the sun with the kids at one of these ten family-friendly beaches located in the United States.


Article Excerpt on Sandbridge Beach:
Five miles of picturesque sand dunes makes this an attractive destination for families. Located just south of Virginia Beach's busy resort area, this is a quiet, mellow beach to spend a day in the sun and is a favorite among locals and visitors alike.  Sandbridge Sunrise Photo Above by Flickr: Lina Smith.  To read the article in its entirety, go to:  http://bit.ly/Huffington_TopBeaches 
Bring The Kids!
Why not find out for yourself just how "Kid Friendly" our little slice of heaven really is! Sandbridge Beach is the perfect place to enjoy a restful, yet fun family vacation. Best of all... it's only a few minutes from all the exciting local attractions and Boardwalk area. 

We still have beach home and condo vacation rentals available for this summer or for a last minute Memorial Day Weekend getaway. Many are even reduced!  Simply give our friendly rental agents a call today at 877-422-2200 or visit our interactive website at www.siebert-realty.com to check availability, view interior photos and floor plans, and you can even book and pay for your reservation online. See you at the beach!   


Siebert Realty - The Beach People
Over 350 Beach Home & Condo Vacation Rentals
757-426-6200  /  877-422-2200

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


LOCATION: On the beach at 30th St.
  • Alcohol available for purchase
  • Food Vendors
  • Free Event
  • No Pets Allowed

Beach Music Cruise-In, combining bands on the beach and cars on the boardwalk, blends the best of the “oldies” with dancing under the stars in a jam-packed blast to the past!  

Settle into the sand as the top Beach Music bands from up and down the East Coast descend on the Virginia Beach oceanfront in a nostalgic salute to the “good old days” of cool cars and hot tunes.  Stroll the boardwalk to view classic cars, hot rods, antiques, and more.

A 3-day series of free concerts is presented on a stage built right on the beach at 30th Street.  Evening concerts on Friday give way to a full day of entertainment on Saturday and more daytime concerts on Sunday.  For more information, go to BEACH MUSIC CRUISE-IN INFO

The Car Show turns the boardwalk into a local version of “Route 66,” with cars and trucks from yesterday and today competing for trophies and Best in Show cash prizes.  Individuals from throughout the region will display their autos.  Hot rods, street machines, classic cars, and more will line the Virginia Beach boardwalk for several blocks, where thousands of car enthusiasts and families can view the vehicles in a beautiful beach setting.

The car show will be on Saturday, May 16, from 10:00am-4:00pm.

The festival atmosphere is enhanced with beer and food served in tents on the sand alongside a sea of beach chairs and dancing couples!  Boardwalk sponsors and vendors overlook the beach, luring visitors from the boardwalk into the fun and sun at Beach Music Cruise-In!  A giant 20-foot inflatable jukebox on the beach towers over the fun as festival-goers kick off their shoes and dance their cares away on the sands of Virginia Beach.  Beach Music Cruise-In is the winner of the 2011 Industry Appreciation Award ("CAMMY") from the Carolina Beach Music Association.

Thursday’s “Opening Night” concert is a ticketed event at Neptune’s Restaurant.
Admission to concerts on the beach is free.

Entertainment Schedule:
    Thursday, May 14   (Pre-Event Party)
    7:30-10:30pm, The Entertainers at Neptune’s Restaurant (ticketed event)

    Friday, May 15   (FREE - on the beach at 30th St)
    7:30-10:30pm, Ammon’s Allstars (tribute to Va Beach’s own Ammon Tharp)

    Saturday, May 16   (FREE - on the beach at 30th St)
    10:00-4:00pm, Car show on the boardwalk 

    12:30-3:30pm, Main Event Band

    4:00-7:00pm, Bill Deal’s Rhondels
    7:45-10:30pm, The Tams

    Sunday, May 17   (FREE - on the beach at 30th St)
    Noon-3:00pm, Band of Oz
    3:30-6:00pm, The Embers

Proceeds support the Virginia Legends Walk.

Beach Lodging:
Need lodging during the Cruise-in? Sandbridge Beach is the perfect place to rest after a fun day of beach dancing!  And best of all... it's only a few minutes from the resort Boardwalk area. 

We are still taking last minute reservations for this weekend, so simply give our friendly rental agents a call today at 877-422-2200 or visit our interactive website at www.siebert-realty.com to check availability, view interior photos and floor plans, and you can even book and pay for your reservation online.   Hope to see you soon.  


Siebert Realty - The Beach People
Over 350 Beach Home & Condo Vacation Rentals
757-426-6200  /  877-422-2200
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