Entertainment in Virginia Beach
There is so much to do and see in Virginia Beach, so be sure to take time to experience some local fun! Virginia Beach is the perfect place for those looking to let their hair down and cut loose. Whether you’re here with your family, here with the one you love or just looking for a good time, there is something for everyone. Day or night, rain or shine, Virginia Beach provides visitors with enough entertainment to overflow any well-planned travel itinerary.
After a long day at the beach, you may just want to go back to your hotel room and relax. Your kids, however, may have a different idea. Take those stir crazy little ones out and experience some different oceanfront fun!
Let your kids climb, jump and slide at one of our beachfront playgrounds located at 10th Street and 31st Street. Or grab a putter and hit the green for some mini-golf. A variety of themes and even indoor locations make this a perfect outing rain or shine. Bring out your kid at heart at one of our area arcades. Collect tickets and get your child a prize (or keep it for yourself).
Romantic Evening Entertainment
Love is in the air in Virginia Beach. As you and your special someone stroll down the boardwalk, music will surround you as the best local musicians can be found playing right on the streets.
There are area restaurants that feature live entertainment more suited to a romantic evening out. Sip some wine with the one you love at a piano bar. Or drink a delicious margarita at an area Mexican restaurant while enjoying authentic music.
Area venues offer some of the highest caliber performances in dance and theatre. Give your lady a chance to get dolled up and take her out for some incredible artistic performances. Or, if you’re looking for something to spice up your night, take a haunted stroll down the Virginia Beach boardwalk and hear eerie tales from yesteryear.
Party Like the Locals
Virginia Beach’s nightlife is alive and thriving. If you’re looking for a little bit of rock, then roll down to a local bar or pub. Many feature live bands that will keep you rocking into the wee hours. While there, grab a drink and learn what’s hot in the area from our friendly residents.
Get your group together and head to an area club. These popular destinations are great places for an all-out dance party. Meet new people, sample a fun, new drinks and dance the night away.
If you’re looking for something a little more low-key, check out a local brewery or wine bar. No matter where you are staying while vacationing in Virginia Beach, you will find a brewery or wine bar just a quick drive away. Each spot offers a diverse selection of craft beverages that reflects the personality of its marker and satisfies the taste buds of its drinkers!
Sensational Entertainment is Live on Atlantic
Streets and sidewalks become the stage when Live! On Atlantic takes over the oceanfront from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. Formerly known as Beach Street USA, Live! On Atlantic brings dynamic, family-friendly entertainment to Atlantic Avenue at the oceanfront.
Experience live entertainment from street musicians, jugglers, magicians and comedians as you walk down the boardwalk or stroll down Atlantic Avenue. From 7:30–11 p.m. see high-flying acrobats or dance to incredible tunes on an eight-block corridor of Atlantic Avenue. Historical shows, a circus, a magic show and music in the parks provide family-friendly entertainment for all ages.
Enter the Fun Zone, between 19th and 20th Streets and watch daring feats of strength and interactive experiences that are sure to amaze the young and young at heart. Keep your eyes peeled for caricature artists, balloon artists, face painters, living statues, talking dragons and so much more as you discover the new world of Live! On Atlantic.
Mark your calendar for some of the oceanfront’s most exciting festivals. Tune into the sounds of summer at one of Live! On Atlantic’s music festivals. Grab a beach chair and listen to classic hits of the ‘70s, sea shanties sung by pirates, Latin music, soulful funk and everything in between.
Visit BeachStreetUSA.com to learn about all the exciting activities, events and performances right at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.