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Virginia Beach Oceanfront Events

The Best Events for Every Season

With a standout seaside location featuring picturesque views, spacious accommodations for any party, and delectable on-site dining, Ramada Virginia Beach is the choice among Virginia Beach oceanfront hotels. Even better, your stay here provides premier access to some of the most exciting Virginia Beach oceanfront events available. 

From food to music and everything in between, the best Virginia Beach events 2016 has to offer are mere steps from your door. Nationally known artists rocking out at the American Music Festival and an oceanfront half marathon are only some of the special events happening in Virginia Beach. Our city is a must-visit destination for music-lovers, artist aficionados, convention-goers, and anyone seeking an escape to a vibrant oceanfront region. And with the start of the new year, you can look forward to best Virginia Beach events 2016 has to offer. Read below for our favorite VA Beach oceanfront events for each season below and know you’re bound for an exciting, memorable vacation, no matter the time of year.

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When the weather begins to warm up, Virginia Beach keeps on going strong, with some of our favorite events of the year occurring in this season.

Atlantic Coast Kite Festival

A flurry of kites lights the Virginia Beach sky at the Atlantic Coast Kite Festival! Mere steps from the hotel, you can observe the


The busiest time of year, summer is the perfect time to make your way down to the coast, with the greatest number of Virginia Beach summer events and activities to enjoy.

American Music Festival

Celebrating some of the best our country has to offer, the American Music Festival is a must-do during your Virginia Beach Summer vacation. With 2015’s lineup including Rebelution, Sheryl Crow, The Wailers, Spyro Gyra, and more, this is a festival you don’t want to miss.

Virginia Beach Rock N’ Roll Half Marathon

Labor Day Weekend brings the Rock N’ Roll Half Marathon, 5K, and 1 Mile Races to town. Experience an invigorating tour of the city and beat your personal best! Along the way, you can enjoy music from a curated selection of local talent.


Avoid the summer crowds and experience the beach in the autumn. With a number of oceanfront events in Virginia Beach to enjoy at this time of the year, you can expect a quiet, relaxing vacation by the sea.

Virginia Beach Neptune Festival

This annual celebration of Virginia Beach culture features over 40 events hosted throughout the summer and fall at various locations throughout Virginia Beach. Highlights of this East Coast festival include the End of Summer Bay Bash, the International Sandsculpting Championship, the Neptune Festival Grand Parade, and more.

Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival

Why not grab a drink before the weather gets cold? Hosting breweries from all over the United States, you can sample the best microbrew concoctions at the Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival. From Goose Island and Sweetwater to smaller names in between, you’re bound to find your new favorite brew here.


A city by the sea, Virginia Beach never gets frigid, sitting comfortably in sweater weather through most of the winter months. Although this is the coldest time of the year, VA Beach heats up with activity, featuring a variety of events to enjoy.

McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach

For a memorable Christmas, bring the family to the McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach. Hop in a car and view this “Fanta-Sea” of lights, a collection of Christmas displays in tune with the town’s seaside vibes. Turn on your radio and listen to a specially designated frequency to hear holiday music alongside these stunning holiday displays.

Surf-N-Santa 5 Miler

Put on your Santa gear and go for a run! The Surf-N-Santa 5 Miler stretches the length of the Boardwalk and beyond with a holiday-themed hightail by the ocean! At the end, you can enjoy a rockin’ holiday party at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

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