Thursday, May 22, 2008

FUN FUN FUN - May/June Calendar of Events!!

Don’t wait for the busy summer season to enjoy all that Virginia Beach has to offer. May and June are filled with exciting family events, art shows, as well as several musical festivals featuring nationally acclaimed artists! Even Elvis himself will be gracing our shores in the weeks to come!

If you’ve already planned your vacation for this year, reward yourself with another “well-deserved” mini-vacation and enjoy one of the upcoming attractions. We still have many beach home and condo rentals available. Best of all, many offer *** LAST MINUTE DISCOUNTS *** at MC / VISA accepted.

Hope to see you at the beach!

5/1 – 6/3
11th Annual Virginia Arts Festival

With venues throughout the 50-mile region, extending from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach, the Virginia Arts Festival hosts top-flight artists from around the world in classical music, dance, theater, world music and jazz, along with the annual Chamber Music series, led by André-Michel Schub. The Virginia International Tattoo, a signature festival event, features more than 850 performers, including military bands, massed pipes and drums, dancers, acrobats, and more. Various locations throughout Hampton Roads / (757) 282-2800

>5/26 – 5/27
Remember the Music - Remember the Heroes

Spend Memorial Weekend at the Virginia Beach oceanfront for this special tribute to our military heroes! It's a Star-Spangled Spectacular as bands from our Armed Forces perform throughout the weekend on stages under the stars. Travel the "Heroes Walk" and immerse yourself in the history of our nation's involvement in military endeavors throughout history. The Heroes Walk features essays written by local high school students displayed along the boardwalk - 17th to 25th St. (800) 822-3224

5/26 – 5/27
Big Bands at the Cavalier

Get out your dancin' shoes and get ready to jitterbug 'cause the glory days of the Cavalier Beach Club are coming back! We've lined up some of the best bands around for your listening and dancing pleasure. And there's no place better than here to strut your stuff. From the 30's through the 50's, the likes of Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, Glenn Miller, and Xavier Cougar made the oceanfront rock, and we're out to do it again! Retro swing kings Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will jumpstart the action. This septet's hip lyrics, sashaying sax, and hot horns are infused with some tasty New Orleans Blues. Oceanfront at 42nd St / (800) 822-3224

5/26 – 5/27
24th Annual Pungo Strawberry Festival

All the strawberries you can eat prepared in over 50 different ways is the festival highlight, but activities will also include a pie-eating contest, several racing car exhibits, one of the largest carnivals on the east coast, continuous entertainment on four stages, a parade, livestock sale and show, a military display, pig races, youth art show, and some of the most unique arts and crafts exhibited on the east coast. At the intersection of Princess Anne and Indian River Roads

6/1 – 6/3
Patriotic Festival
A Celebration of our Military

This Memorial Day the Hampton Roads region will remember the men and women of the U.S. military for their heroism and sacrifices. This event is a tribute to our armed forces personnel and their families. The Patriotic Festival will feature top-name musical entertainment, military displays and demonstrations. America's most popular artists have performed at the Patriotic Festival, such as Rascal Flatts, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Carrie Underwood, Michael McDonald, Sinbad, Wayne Newton. Va. Beach Amphitheater & Oceanfront / (800) 822-3224

6/8 – 6/9
5th Annual Latin Festival

There's more than just fun in the sun at this unique "Latin-flavored" event featuring good food, dancing, and great music! Dance to the beat of salsa, merengue, mambo, and bachata tunes presented by some of the best national, regional and local acts. Shop the Festival Marketplace for merchandise, arts and crafts, and foods from a variety of countries. Come on board for the Salsa Cruise on The Virginia's Jewel (a ticketed event). All concerts at the 24th Street stage are free and open to the public! 24th Street / (800) 822-3224

6/8 – 6/10
North American
Sand Soccer Championships

Be it as one of NASSC's 50,000 returning sand soccer "veteran's", or perhaps a newcomer to this site in search information on this emerging beach sports craze, welcome to the exciting world of soccer on the sand and beautiful Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA! If you enjoy sun, sand and surf with your soccer - this IS the place... and get ready for Ultimate Beach Ball! Virginia Beach Oceanfront 16th to 35th Streets on the Beach / (757) 368-4600

6/14 – 6/17
52nd Annual Boardwalk Art Show and Festival

The Boardwalk Art Show & Festival is one of the oldest and largest outdoor fine art shows on the Eastern Seaboard. Produced by the Contemporary Art Center, it is ranked as one of the top 15 fine art shows in the country by Sunshine Artist Magazine. This four-day festival features fine art, great shopping, and live entertainment for the entire family. Oceanfront - On the Boardwalk / (757) 425-0000

6/21 – 6/23
Viva Elvis and Legends of Rock 'N' Roll

Let your inner Elvis® come out at this crazy weekend where the “King” is joined by some of his friends for an entire weekend of great music and fun events. National headliners join dozens of local Elvis® tribute artists for high-energy shows that will leave you spellbound! Add to that the “Memphis Squares” (a “Hollywood Squares”-type game show with nine Elvis® impersonators), the popular karaoke contest, boardwalk parade, Elvis® 500 Recliner Race, boardwalk parade, Chalk the Walk competition, Skydiving Kings, Elvis® Midnight Cruise on the Virginia’s Jewel, and the Celebrity Look-Alike Contest, and you have one incredible weekend that will have you shouting “Elvis® is everywhere!” All concerts at 17th Street and 24th Street are free. 17th & 24th Street Parks / (800) 822-3224

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