Showing posts from July, 2013

Solve an Oceanfront Mystery

On various dates throughout the summer, the oceanfront holds a Family Adventure Series on Thursday nights. The next installment in this series will be on August 1, when campers at Virginia Beach KOA can have the fun of endeavoring to solve a mystery. On this evening a Book of Secrets will be buried by the sea, and the first person to find it will win the Discoverer’s Trophy.  At the conclusion of the contest, a movie will be shown on a giant screen on the beach. These magical summer nights by the ocean will create wonderful memories. The adventure starts at 6 p.m., while the movie begins at 8:30 p.m.

Do you like to watch the TV show Jeopardy? If you want to test your knowledge, head over to the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art on August 1 for Pop the Question Trivia Night. Those who wish to attend can choose to either round up a team and participate in the friendly competition involving pop culture, or they can opt to just watch the proceedings. The trivia begins at 8 p.m.

During sum…

Hermit Crab Challenge

During this time of year the boardwalk has many family-friendly events that are fun for all. Coming up on July 27, the area will host the Hermit Crab Challenge, a lighthearted celebration that the New York Daily News has included in its ranking of the 10 Wackiest Festivals in the World. In the Crustacean Beauty Pageant, hermit crabs compete to see which contestant has the most creatively and beautifully decorated display. Winners of past years include entries done in imaginative themes like Spider Crab and Beauty and the Crab. But the event isn’t about beauty alone; it’s about speed as well. Another part of the festivity is the Crustaceous 500 Crab Races, a competition where the claw that makes it to the finish line first is awarded the prize.

Another important event coming up on July 27 at the Farm Bureau is a performance by the Dave Mathews Band. This group is one of the top draws on the concert circuit, as it has a strong grassroots following who enjoy their eclectic shows. The ente…

Y'Not Wednesdays?

The balmy nights of summer are perfect for outdoor concerts. Every Wednesday evening campers at Virginia Beach KOA can head over to the Town Center, where from 5 to 9 p.m. they can enjoy Y’Not Wednesdays, a concert series featuring a variety of music. Performers scheduled for the next three weeks include Snackbar Jones on July 24, Borderline Crazy on July 31 and Guava Jam on August 7. You can plan to have supper while you listen, as Y’Not Pizza will be serving mouth-watering sandwiches, pizza and gelato. Also available on the plaza is a farmers’ market, providing a nice assortment of fresh produce.

Another event at the Town Center this month is the Town Fair on July 20. This lovely occasion occurs on the third Saturday of every month and involves shopping for handmade goods, dining and outdoor entertainment. Hours are from 3 to 6 p.m.

The oceanfront is a hot place to be every Saturday, when entertainment is scheduled throughout the day. Culminating the fun, Naval Airpower Legacy will pe…

Symphony by the Sea

A magical evening awaits campers at Virginia Beach KOA on July 11, when the Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform favorite tunes that are dear to the hearts of many. On this Thursday evening you can enjoy the big band sounds of Glen Miller and Duke Ellenton, as well as beautiful songs from Broadway Shows like Oklahoma and South Pacific. This free concert will be held at Neptune’s Park from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Is your inner artist yearning to get out? You can express your creativity at the Chalk the Walk Artsplosion on July 13, when the boardwalk will become a canvas of drawings. Participation is free in this competition that will involve three categories: youth, amateur and professional. It will be fun to try. Who knows? You may win one of the trophies or cash prizes. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

And if you have children you won’t want to miss the Summer Magic Family Night on July 12 that will involve music, storytelling and an illusion show. This family-friendly evening also includes…

Stars and Stripes Explosion

Happy July 4th of July, everyone! We welcome you to spend this special time at Virginia Beach KOA, so you can enjoy the exuberant celebration on the nearby waterfront. On Independence Day from 4 to 11 p.m., the beach between 16th and 18th Streets will be the scene of the Stars and Stripes Explosion, an event that will draw tens of thousands together to pay joyful homage to our incomparable country. The program will begin with tribute bands. Following at 8 p.m., the  Symphonicity and the Virginia Beach Chorale will present a performance, which will be a combination of patriotic numbers and Broadway tunes, as well as movie themes and folk music. This entertainment will culminate with a fabulous fireworks display over the ocean. No admission will be charged.

An alternative July 4th event will be held from 4 to 10 p.m. at Mount Trashmore Park, involving live music by local musicians, along with food and fireworks. This event is also expected to attract a very large crowd. A $5 parking fee …