Thursday, June 12, 2008

and the Livin’ is Easy!

Come celebrate summer and have some "fun in the sun" at one of the many local events planned for July and August. There will be beachfront patriotic celebrations, fireworks, kids’ challenges, fishing and surfing tournaments, as well as musical festivals featuring nationally acclaimed artists!

There are still many beach home and condo rentals available and some will even accept last minute “short stays” less than a week. Best of all, many offer *** LAST MINUTE DISCOUNTS *** at MC / VISA accepted. Hope to see you at the beach!

Stars and Stripes Explosion
We’re throwing a star-spangled celebration on the Virginia Beach oceanfront at Stars & Stripes Explosion Wednesday, July 4! Inspiring concerts, rock performances, tribute bands, fireworks, and more will be featured at this annual Hampton Roads “family tradition” held on Independence Day! A stage built right on the beach at 20th Street becomes the focal point for a rousing concert by the Virginia Beach Symphony Orchestra (conducted by David S. Kunkel), the Virginia Beach Chorale (under the direction of Lou Sawyer), and the versatile Doorway Singers vocal ensemble. Almost 80 musicians – all volunteers – play with the Virginia Beach Symphony Orchestra. Combined with the Virginia Beach Chorale, the program will include patriotic, Broadway, and classical selections. Stars & Stripes Explosion is a free event. 17th, 24th and 31st Street Parks and 20th Street (800) 822-3224

6th Annual Mid-Atlantic Hermit Crab Challenge
The Crab is King at this one-of-a-kind event that’s fun for the entire family! The day begins with judging for the Miss Curvaceous Crustacean Beauty Pageant, where hermit crabs are presented in their own unique decorated displays judged on creativity and flair. Marvel at the decorated shells of entries like Spider Crab, Hermit the Hulk, and Beauty and the Crab! Hermit crab preliminary races lead to the Crustacean 500, where the winner is crowned and 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 pistol, crabs scurry to the outer circle at the edge of the track, where it’s all about the survival of the “crabbiest!” On the Beach at 29th Street (800) 822-3224

Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion

The 3rd annual Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion affords all artists and “wanna-be” artists the opportunity to be expressive in a medium that people of all ages can relate to! And the boardwalk is the perfect canvas for chalk drawings set against the rhythmic background of the Atlantic Ocean! Participants may bring their own chalk; otherwise, chalk is provided! The Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion is a fun event for the whole family, and is free for both spectators and participants. On the Boardwalk at 24th Street (800) 822-3224

8/10 – 8/12
Virginia Beach Antique Show

The Antique Show draws thousands of serious antique collectors, interior designers & avid home decorators looking for a diverse & quality selection of genuine antiques. Over 125 dealers from 22 states & Canada will make this year’s show. Experienced & knowledgeable dealers offer 18th thru 20th century American, European & Asian furniture, as well as finely-appointed decorative accessories in virtually every category of collecting. Specific categories include period furniture, jewelry, porcelains, art glass, ceramics, nautical artifacts, historical prints, antique maps, bronze sculpture & more will also be featured. Admission: $7.00 for adults and free for children under 12. Show Hours: Fri & Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12pm-5pm Virginia Beach Convention Center 1000 19th Street (757) 417-7771 / (757) 385-2000

8/10 – 8/12
Treasures - Gem,
Mineral & Jewelry Show
This show will include over 45 different dealers who have a variety of quality 14K gold and sterling silver jewelry items including classic, American Indian, estate and contemporary jewelry, gem stones, mineral specimens, crystals, fossils, beads, and findings, pearls and lapidary supplies. There will be jewelers and wire wrappers who can design, remount and set stones and complete repairs on site. In addition there will be classic and hand crafted jewelry available for purchase. A registered gemologist will be on site for appraisals. Show hours: Friday, Aug 10th, Noon-7pm; Saturday, Aug 11th, 10am-6pm; Sunday, Aug 12th, 11am-5pm. Admission: $4/Adults, Children 16 & under free. Virginia Beach Convention Center 1000 19th Street (804) 746-7663 / (757) 385-2000

8/16 – 8/18
Sportsfishing Tournament

The Virginia Beach Sportfishing Bluewater Classic, started off last year as a local fishing tournament with two main goals: to encourage conservation through responsible sportfishing practices, and to promote enjoyment of the overall fishing experience in our local area and elsewhere. In encouraging conservation, the VBSF Bluewater Classic provides angler education on proper ID and handling of Billfish in its release-only format for those magnificent fish. Proceeds from the Tournament have gone to The Billfish Foundation and other conservation-oriented organizations. This year a prize category for Inshore Gamefish was added to further promote recreational fishing for the smaller boats or those not wishing the rigors of offshore fishing. There is something for everyone in the VBSF Bluewater Classic. (757) 689-2694 / Admission Fee

8/22 – 8/25
4th Annual Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament

Virginia Beach's newest big game fishing tournament with a focus on fun, conservation and child-oriented charities—over $220,000 has been donated to date. An expected 60 teams will compete for over $300,000 in cash awards. Lady and Junior awards. Many other activities available in Virginia Beach. Family-oriented event. Southside Marina - Virginia Beach, VA (757) 652-8409

8/22 – 8/26
45th Annual East Coast Surfing Championships

ECSC is North America's Oldest Running Surfing Competition and the second oldest continuously-run surfing contest in the world. More than 100 of the world's top professional surfers, male and female, and an estimated 300 amateur surfers will travel to Virginia Beach to "ride the curl" at the Oceanfront and compete for combined cash prizes of $35,000. Held annually in Virginia Beach, Virginia since 1963, ECSC is more than just surfing. Dozens of people also take part in other competitions including skimboarding, volleyball, an oceanfront 5K run, a swimsuit competition and the extreme sport of skateboarding. Live bands perform for free on an oceanfront stage throughout the weekend. A cost is involved to participate in competitions, but all activities are free and open to the public. Oceanfront - Virginia Beach, VA (800) 861-7873

8/31 – 9/2
Verizon Wireless
American Music Festival

40 concerts explode across 10 stages at the Virginia Beach oceanfront with music that celebrates every genre and style! It’s a non-stop three-day party featuring some of the biggest names in the recording industry. The Verizon Wireless American Music Festival is also a showcase for some of the most popular local and regional bands. Rock, R & B, country, pop, and blues are all represented, so there’s something to fit everyone’s musical taste. This is the premiere musical event on the East Coast! Tickets are required for certain concerts on the main stage. Oceanfront - Virginia Beach, VA (757) 491-7866

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