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Patriotic Festival

May 24, 2017

Virginia Beach is proud to be home to one of the largest military bases in the country, and the city would like to honor the armed forces who serve us so well.

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On June 2 to 4, we will salute our troops at the Patriotic Festival, a grand event of free concerts and summer fun. You can enjoy the music of well-known artists like Old Dominion, Jake Owen and Darius Rucker, as well as watch demonstrations and browse a collection of military vehicles. Other entertainment will include performances by a USO Show Troop, U.S. Fleet Band and Marines’ Silent Drill Platoon.

Don’t miss the USO Military Expo Village on 17th Street. The location for the Friday evening, Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon concerts is 5th Street and Oceanfront; and the location of the displays is from 15th to 20th Streets.

Stay With Us

Most men love spending time outdoors, so a great way to celebrate Father’s Day is to have a family camping trip on that weekend. When you vacation with us on June 16 to 18, the kids can stay free of charge.

Each Saturday and Sunday, we have a special theme. May 25 to 29 is Memorial Weekend, June 2 to 4 is Celebrate the Great Outdoors Weekend, June 9 to 11 is Chocolate Weekend and June 16 to 18 is Father’s Day Hero’s Weekend.

The cozy deluxe cabins in our tree-filled park are ideal for a restful getaway. We invite you to come to Virginia Beach KOA. Book your spot at the website, or call 800-562-4150 for more information

Spend Memorial Weekend at Virginia Beach

May 17, 2017

On Memorial Day, we remember those who have served our country so faithfully. Our hearts will fill with gratitude as we reflect on the fact that the privileges and freedoms will hold dear have come at a terribly high price.

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Salute to Summer

While Memorial Day is a solemn occasion, it is also a joyous one. A great way to celebrate it is to attend Salute to Summer, which is a star-bangled tribute to the military on May 26 to 28. The event will include free entertainment on three stages, a heroes’ walk and a display of essays on historical U.S. military conflicts. You’ll find it at three locations: Dairy Queen Grill & Chill 17th Street Park, 24th Street Park and 31st Street Park.

Pungo Strawberry Festival

The Strawberry Festival will also be held on the weekend of May 27 and 28. You can enjoy entertainment, a parade and a large carnival, as well as pig races, art vendors and a grand military display. Best of all, it will feature every imaginable kind of strawberry treat. The address is Farms throughout Pungo at 1776 Princess Anne Rd K.

Stay With Us

You still have time to get in on our spring cabin deal. Between now and May 25, when you book a deluxe cabin, you’ll receive a 25-percent discount.

The cozy deluxe cabins in our tree-filled park are ideal for a restful getaway. We invite you to stay at Virginia Beach KOA. Book your spot at the website, or call 800-562-4150 for more information

Warbirds Over the Beach

May 10, 2017

Many people are fascinated with the WWII era.

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Remembering this period makes Americans proud as they think of the skill and heroism of our military as they strove and sacrificed to preserve our freedoms. On the weekend of May 19 to 21, the Military Aviation Museum is hosting an event to honor the men and women who have served our country so well. It will include reenacting programs, an air show and entertainment of the 1940s.

On Saturday, the festivities will begin at 10 a.m. and culminate at 9 p.m. after a big band dance. Sunday’s schedule of activities starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. The air show on both days is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Single-day tickets for adults are $25, and two-day tickets are $45. Attendance of the hanger dinner and dance is an additional $20. You may purchase tickets online. The address is at 1341 Princess Anne Road.

Stay With Us

The mild days and cool nights we’ve been having are ideal for camping. Have you made plans for Mothers’ Day yet? On May 12 and 13, we are offering a Hot Deal, which is to buy one night and get the second night for only $10. Treat Mom to a vacation in the great outdoors on this weekend. It will be a time the family will long remember.

The cozy deluxe cabins in our tree-filled park are ideal for a restful getaway. We invite you to stay at Virginia Beach KOA. Book your spot at the website, or call 800-562-4150 for more information

International Pan Fest

May 3, 2017

Did you know that some people make music with steel pans? On May 12 and 13, you can hear this unique sound at the International Pan Fest.

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Refreshing ocean breezes, food from an array of countries and the beat from the steel drums will meld to evoke an island paradise for festivalgoers. Friday evening’s schedule involves a concert at 24th Street Park, and Saturday’s agenda includes a 20-band competition for the Grand Champion Award. All performances are free.

Visit the Vibe

If you are artsy, you’ll want to visit the Vibe, a neighborhood of creative businesses that are a hub for roasters, artist enterprises, restaurants and museums. On Mother’s Day weekend, May 12 to 14, the area will host an Outdoor Arts Festival, which will consist of entertainment, artist demonstrations, artist booths and children’s activities. You’ll find the gala at 18th Street between Mediterranean and Cypress.

Stay With Us

The mild days and cool nights we’ve been having are ideal for camping. Have you made plans for Mothers’ Day yet? On May 12 and 13, we are offering a Hot Deal, which is to buy one night and get the second night for only $10. Treat Mom to a vacation in the great outdoors on this weekend. It will be a time the family will long remember.

The cozy deluxe cabins in our tree-filled park are ideal for a restful getaway. We invite you to stay at Virginia Beach KOA. Book your spot at the website, or call 800-562-4150 for more information

May Festivals at Virginia Beach

April 26, 2017

As we move into the month of May, we are entering the prime vacation season at Virginia Beach, which includes a diverse array of festivals. Here are two coming up to put on your calendar.

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Cinco by the Sea

People of Mexican heritage are a cherished part of the American melting pot, and the fabulous entertainment and food of this culture can be savored on May 6 at Cinco by the Sea. The sounds of mariachi and Latin music and the spicy flavors of the cuisine will give festivalgoers an enjoyable experience. Hours are from noon to 10 p.m., and the location is King Neptune’s Park at the 31st Street Stage.

Chic’s Beach Festival

Another option for something fun to do on May 6 is to attend Chic’s Beach Festival. Aside from listening to bands, you can shop at the Under the Oaks Market and chow down on healthy and not-so-healthy food. Hours are from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., and the location is HK on the Bay at 4600 Lookout Road.

Stay With Us

The mild days and cool nights we’ve been having are ideal for camping. Have you made plans for Mothers’ Day yet? On May 12 and 13, we are offering a Hot Deal, which is to buy one night and get the second night for only $10. Treat Mom to a vacation in the great outdoors on this weekend. It will be a time the family will long remember.

The cozy deluxe cabins in our tree-filled park are ideal for a restful getaway. We invite you to stay at Virginia Beach KOA. Book your spot at the website, or call 800-562-4150 for more information

Atlantic Coast Kite Festival

April 19, 2017

One of the most fun galas of spring is coming up on May 6 – the 12th Annual Atlantic Coast Kite Festival.

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Whether you are a flier or a spectator, you can expect to have a grand time at this event that appeals to all ages. Awards will be presented for the most unusual, biggest and funniest kite, along with the youngest and oldest flyer. In addition, American Kite Association members will perform kite routines set to music.

Are you a novice at kite flying? No problem. “Each day “flight training” will be offered, where experienced flyers will teach all the fundamentals to newbies.

Admission to the festival is free, and no fees are charged for entering the contests. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the location is the waterfront at 17th Street.

Stay With Us

Spring is beautiful in our area, and the temperatures are getting milder, making it the perfect time for camping and recreation. On May 12 and 13, we are offering a Hot Deal, which is to buy one night and get the second night for only $10. A stay here is a wonderful way to celebrate Mother’s Day or Homeschool Appreciation Weekend.

The cozy deluxe cabins in our tree-filled park are ideal for a restful getaway. Make plans today to stay at Virginia Beach KOA, where you’ll find renewal in the great outdoors. Book your spot at the website, or call 800-562-4150 for more information

SonRise Music Festival

April 12, 2017

On April 28 to 30, the sound of alternative music will fill the air at the SonRise Music Festival.

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Top Christian artists, such as four-time Grammy nominee Mathew West, will sing inspirational songs; and other talented musicians will offer hip-hop and indie tunes. The event also includes a special guest speaker — Harlem Globetrotter Seth Franco. Reality Church of Virginia Beach will be conducting a non-denominational service, complete with full band, at the beach on Sunday, April 30 at 10 a.m.

You’ll find this family-friendly gala in the Cox Cultural Pavilion at 24th Street on the oceanfront. Admission is free, but the donation of a non-perishable food item for the homeless is encouraged.

Jewelry Show

The Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show will be held on April 21 to 23 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Attendees can view Virginia rocks and minerals, as well as see lovely estate and handmade jewelry. The show also includes lapidary arts demonstrations and onsite appraisals by local gemologists. Hours are from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The address is 1000 19th Street.

Stay With Us

Spring is beautiful in our area, and the temperatures are getting milder, making it the perfect time for camping and recreation. Our themed weekends are gearing up, starting with Easter activities on April 14 to 16 and followed by a kickball tournament on May 5 to 7. Don’t miss any of the fun!

The cozy deluxe cabins in our tree-filled park are great for a restful getaway. Make plans today to stay at Virginia Beach KOA, where you’ll find renewal in the great outdoors. Book your spot at the website, or call 800-562-4150 for more information.