Labor Day Weekend Events

Friday (August 30):

Beach Safari
First Landing State Park is meeting at the Main Boardwalk (2500 Shore Drive in Virginia Beach) to check out things that live in the Chesapeake Bay. This event is free for the whole family, but parking is $4. 

AT&T Fresh Catch Fridays
If you like seafood, head over to the TowneBank Fountain Park for an outdoor waterfront party. Fresh Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs will be served. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. This is a free event. Food is available for purchase.

Verizon Wireless American Music Festival
From Friday (Aug. 30) to Sunday (Sept. 1) head over to the Virginia Beach boardwalk for lots of different music concerts. Country, jazz, blues, rock- enjoy all kinds of various genres of music! This is the largest outdoor music event on the East Coast! A large stage will be set up on 5th Street but there will also be smaller stages and events going on all throughout the boardwalk.

The concert schedule for the main stage on 5th Street is as follows:
Friday- Daughtry- Tickets are $15 (in advance), $20 (day of the show)
Saturday- Barenaked Ladies, with Smash Mouth- Tickets are $20 (in advance), $25 (day of the show)
Sunday- Third Eye Blind, with Robert Randolf and the Family Band- Tickets are $20 (in advance), $25 (day of the show).

You can also purchase a Passport Pin for $35 with gets you into all three concerts.
** Children under the age of 12 are free

To purchase tickets, click here. 

Skywatch at Northwest River Park
If you like astronomy and star watching this is the event for you. From 8:30PM-11PM head over to the Northwest River Park at 1733 Indian Creek Road in Chesapeake. This is a free event.

First Landing State Park is inviting the whole family to gather around the campfire for s’mores! They will tell stories and talk about the great outdoors night life, they will have activities- and of course, eat s’mores. This event is free. Meet at the Campfire Area. Parking is $4.  This begins at 8:30 PM at 2500 Shore Drive in Virginia Beach.

Saturday (August 31):

Back to School Bash
Join Z-104 and the Pointe at Bryant & Stratton College (Virginia Beach Campus at 301 Centre Pointe Drive in Virginia Beach) for a Back to School Bash. There will be free school supplies, back pack giveaways, bounce houses, games, activities and more! This will take place from 10AM to 1PM. 

Carnival of Madness Tour featuring Shinedown
Saturday at 5:00PM Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach will be hosting Carnival Madness, Shinedown, Skillet, Papa Roach, In this Moment, and We as Human.

Order tickets by clicking here.

Busch Gardens Live
Billy Currington is hitting the stage at Busch Gardens on Saturday, Aug. 31st from 7PM-close. Regular admission is required to get in.

Sunday (September 1):

Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon
The Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon begins at 7AM at the Virginia Beach Convention Center (1000 19th Street in Virginia Beach.) and ends at the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Online Registration is now closed, but you can register at the Health and Fitness Expo on Friday, Aug. 30th or you can register the day of the race. Registration Fee is as follows:

Half Marathon: $150
2-Person Relay- $175
Mini Marathon- $55

Symphony Under the Stars with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Bring the family to Chesapeake City Park from 6PM-10PM to hear a Virginia Symphony Orchestra concert. There will be activities for the kiddos and there will also be fireworks. It is free, but there is a $5 parking fee. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on.

Big Bands on the Bay
Bring the family down to the Gazebo at Ocean View Beach Park from 7PM-9PM to hear live Big Band music and there will be dancing. This is free!

Glory at the Gardens
Casting Crowns will be putting on a concert at Busch Gardens on Sunday from 7PM-close. Regular admission is required to get in.

Monday (September 2):

Bike Nights at Norfolk Botanical Garden
I have been dying to try out the Botanical Garden and here is my chance! Monday night bring your helmets, bikes and kids and head out to the Botanical Garden. You will be able to ride through the beautiful pathways between 4PM-7PM. Admission is as follows:
Members = Free
Adults = $11
Seniors = $10
Military = $10
Children (3-18) = $9
Under 2 = Free

Click this link to get a coupon. 


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