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Family-Friendly Entertainment Continues on the Beach

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Summer is certainly here, which means you’re probably feeling the heat. Whether you’re longing for a summer tan or sketching out blueprints for an epic sandcastle, you can do and see it all this season in Virginia Beach. Add “vacation” to your family to-do list and check out events right on the beach!

The Family Great Adventure series is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. The interactive evening provides family-friendly entertainment at your favorite price — free! Come out to the beach at 26th Street on August 4 at 6 p.m. for the Superhero Superstars adventure. Meet up at 6 p.m. and assign every member of the family a super-cool superhero skill. Then compete in games to see who is the fastest, most courageous, and cleverest! Settle in for a screening of Big Hero 6 at 8:30 p.m., right on the beach.

Come back on August 18 for the Good Dinosaur adventure. This scavenger hunt will require you to think through clever clues to unlock a mystery. Bring the good dinosaur back to your gr…

Cheer On These Unusual Race Contestants

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Virginia Beach is home to weekly oceanfront events, from traditional to a bit wacky! Explore the fun and wild side of our beautiful town as you kick back at Virginia Beach KOA this summer.

The Mid-Atlantic Hermit Crab Challenge takes place on July 23 on the beach at 30th Street. This family-friendly event features hermit crab races — yes, you read that correctly — on specially designed tracks. “Crabtestants” compete for the crown to cross their claws over the finish line. And it gets even better with the Miss Curvaceous Crustacean Beauty Pageant. Hermit crab owners show their creativity with beautifully decorated habitats. Cheer on your favorites, and their owners, too!

From Most Athletic Crab to Friendliest Crab, these critters can earn a host of trophies. You’ll get to see over 200 hermit crabs decked out for the occasion. The event is free to attend, and it’s a one-of-a-kind occasion to mark on your summer calendar.

Then race over to Virginia Beach KOA to kick up your boots. Stay with…

Fireworks Are Here All Summer Long

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Can’t get enough red, white and pop? Fireworks are one of the best parts of summer, and in Virginia Beach, we have them all summer long. Come out to Virginia Beach KOA and enjoy oceanfront events all season.

Weekly fireworks displays launch from an offshore barge, so you can see them anywhere from the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Fireworks start at 10 p.m., and weekly display dates include: July 20, July 27, July 31, Aug. 7, Aug. 10, Aug. 17, Aug. 21, Sep. 4 and Sep. 8.

There’s plenty to do beforehand on the Boardwalk. Come out and say “hi” to King Neptune — our 24-foot bronze statue that serves as the gateway to Neptune Festival Park. Take a silly photo and be king or queen of the sea! Dining includes a range of cuisine, from fresh seafood to Italian, Thai, Hawaiian, Korean and more.

You can even use your smartphone for the interactive Discove-QR Boardwalk Walking Tour. This self-paced tour stretches across the three-mile Boardwalk. Use your QR barcode reader to interact with local attract…