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RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles

March 22, 2017

For those of us who grew up in the ‘60s, the music of that decade is magical.

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The Beatles took the world by storm at this time, contributing songs like “Hey Jude,” “Let it Be” and “I Want to Hold Your Hand.” On April 12, you can take a musical journey back to this era at the RAIN concert that will present hits of the legendary foursome. The venue is the Town Center at 201 Market Street. Admission is $50 to $102, and hours are from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Itzhak Perlman Concert

Regardless of your taste in music, you’ll find it at Virginia Beach. Enthusiasts of classical violin music will have a rare opportunity to hear Itzhak Perlman, the world’s reigning virtuosos, on April 13. As this extraordinarily gifted man plays, he will sweep away the audience to faraway places. The venue for his concert is also the Town Center. Admission is $59 to $125, and hours are from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Stay With Us

Spring is beautiful in our area, and the temperatures are getting milder, making it the perfect time for camping and recreation. 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.

Cherry Blossom Festival

March 15, 2017

Everyone has heard of the beautiful cherry blossom trees that adorn our nation’s capital in the spring.

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via Visit Virginia Beach

Instead of fighting the crowds in Washington D.C., you can enjoy this annual display of nature right here in Virginia Beach. Red Wing Park is the abode of 150 trees that will produce the exquisite flowers soon. Although the blooming time is short, lasting between four to ten days, it is absolutely glorious.

On April 1, the city will host the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, which will be a time of enjoying Japanese creative activities, music and martial arts demonstrations. The celebration is in honor of the goodwill friendship between the U.S. and Japan.

Bring a blanket or chair for watching the performances. The hours are from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., and the address is 1398 General Booth Boulevard. Admission is free. The afternoon will be an interesting opportunity to learn more about Japanese culture.

When you are strolling through the park, be sure and stop at the Peace Monument, a nine-foot tall boulder that symbolizes the eternal prayer for world peace. It’s construction of 30,000 pounds of rock taken from the mountains of Tennessee.

Stay With Us

Have you experienced the joys of winter camping? 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.

March Entertainment in VB

March 8, 2017

The Virginia Beach area attracts world-class performers that offer a wide range of entertainment. Whether your preference for an evening out is a ‘60s rock band concert, gorgeous ballet or a toe-tapping soul music recital, you’ll find it all here.

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via Hampton Road Events

Zombies Concert

The Zombies, a British rock band, debuted on the world stage in 1962, and their fans still can’t get enough of them. They are scheduled to give a concert on March 21 at the Town Center in Pembroke Mall. The hours are from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and admission is $45 to $77.

Swan Lake

Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet will present Swan Lake on March 31 to April 2 at the Chrysler Hall in nearby Norfolk. The exquisite beauty of the Tchaikovsky music combined with the incredible grace and artistry of the dancers will leave you breathless. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Southern Soul Assembly

On March 15, the Southern Soul Assembly will perform at the Sandler Center. The music is a mixture of blues, rock and funk. The hours are from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and tickets are $45 to $65.

Stay With Us

Have you experienced the joys of winter camping? 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.

Winter Whale Watching Rides

March 1, 2017

One of the pleasures involved in a camping trip to Virginia Beach during the cooler months is a boat ride to see the ocean wildlife.

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via Visit Virginia Beach

During December through March, two of nature’s most awe-inspiring creatures, humpback and fin whales, can be spotted in the Chesapeake Bay as they migrate to points north. These massive inhabitants of the sea have been known to flip their tails and wave their front flippers, seemingly putting on a show for the delight of whale watchers.

You may also catch glimpses of an array of waterfowl, such as brown pelicans, double-crested cormorants and northern gannets, making dramatic dives into the water. Jellyfish, turtles and dolphins may be seen as well.

If you go on a cold day, dress very warmly because temperatures can feel colder out on the water. Local boat tour operators that offer these exciting excursions include Virginia Aquarium: Sea Adventures and Rudee Flipper.

Shamrock Sports & Fitness Expo

On March 17 and 18, the Shamrock Sports & Fitness Expo will be held at 1000 19th Street. Sports enthusiasts will enjoy browsing through the equipment, footwear and accessories. Hours are from noon to 9 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free.

Stay With Us

Have you experienced the joys of winter camping? 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.

Cape Henry Lighthouse

February 22, 2017

Lighthouses must be one of the most beloved sights in all the world. The very thought of one conjures up a feeling of security, as you picture beams of light cast upon the water, guiding sailors to a safe harbor.

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via Lighthouse Friends

Surely, over the course of decades and centuries, they must have saved many lives.

The original Cape Henry Lighthouse was built in 1792, and a second one was built in 1881. Visitors can tour the older building, and those who are in good physical condition can climb the steps to the top to feast their eyes on an amazing view. The attraction has many signs posted that provide historical information.

It is located on an active military base, so IDs are required and vehicles are inspected. The address is on Atlantic Avenue in Fort Story, Virginia. Open hours are from sunrise to sunset.

Momix: Open Cactus

On March 8, you can watch Momix: Open Cactus, which is a fascinating show about the American Southwest. Admission ranges from $37 to $67. The venue is the Town Center Pembroke Mall located at 201 Market Street. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.

Stay With Us

Have you experienced the joys of winter camping? 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.

Paint at the Mermaid Factory

February 15, 2017

Need something to do on a chilly winter day? Visit the Mermaid Factory and paint a plaster of a dolphin or mermaid.

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via Mermaid Factory

A fee of $25 will provide you with a 12” figurine, as well as studio time and access to painting supplies. A glass of complimentary wine is included. After you are finished, the enterprise will put your masterpiece in a travel-safe box to take home. This creative endeavor will make a treasured souvenir of Virginia Beach to keep for yourself or give to a loved one.

Most people like to make something pretty with their hands, so you’re sure to enjoy the experience whether you are a child or senior adult. Walk-ins are welcome, but to be sure you get a spot, reservations are encouraged. Don’t worry if you’ve never painted ceramics because the staff will be happy to help. The address is 510 Laskin Road, which is on the corner of 31st and Holly.

Rooster’s Café and Grill

When you’re in the mood for Greek food, we recommend Rooster’s, an unassuming family-owned eatery on the oceanfront. The servings are generous, the prices are reasonable and the staff is friendly. Best of all, you’ll love the food. The address is 5785 Northampton Boulevard.

Stay With Us

Have you experienced the joys of winter camping? 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.

Hello Dolly!

February 8, 2017

Those of us who are above a certain age think that nothing can compare to the musicals of the ‘60s.

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via vmtheatre.org

The lovely songs woven into the fabric of a lighthearted story provide the most wonderful entertainment. Many of us have watched the same shows over and over down through the years, yet we never seem tire of them. Such is the case with Hello Dolly!, a play that will be presented at the Sandler Center on February 24 to 26.

The charming plot is set in turn-of-the century New York City. When the lead character Dolly Levi, a kindly but meddling widow, decides to seek someone with whom to share her life, she finds true love. The memorable songs include “It Only Takes a Moment,” “Before the Parade Passes By,” “Put on Your Sunday Clothes” and the title number, “Hello, Dolly!”

Admission ranges from $20 to $62. The address is 201 Market Street. Click here to book online.

Pop’s Diner

When an eatery has a name like Pop’s Diner, you just know it has to offer good home cooking – and it does. The restaurant has been voted to be the best place for breakfast in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake for several years. While the breakfasts are amazing, lunches are delicious as well. How does a chicken potpie over biscuits sound? The address is 2808 Sabre Street.

Stay With Us

Have you experienced the joys of winter camping? 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.