Upcoming Norfolk Events
Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel offers an ideal location along the sparkling waterfront, just minutes from all the great attractions and events in Norfolk. Home to world-class performing arts, unique local festivals and top-notch dining events, Norfolk is an enchanting city to visit during any season.
Explore lively downtown Norfolk and immerse yourself in the excitement. Gather with family for a memorable Norfolk event to celebrate the change in seasons. Reconnect with your partner at a romantic Virginia wine tasting. Share a great night out with friends at a thrilling sports event in Norfolk or with a live performance by your favorite artist. Whether you're planning a family-friendly excursion, romantic getaway or traveling for business, be sure to sample the vibrant array of events in Norfolk, just steps from our downtown Norfolk hotel.
Discover upcoming events in Norfolk below and book your stay at Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel today.
THE NORFOLK TIDES | Now through September 2013
Share in a ball game with friends or family in the heart of Norfolk. The Norfolk Tides are the Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles and a member of the International League. Catch exhilarating Norfolk Tides minor league baseball games in Harbor Park.
BIG BANDS ON THE BAY | May 26 – September 8, 2013
End the weekend with Big Bands on the Bay with a sunset celebration on the Chesapeake Bay at the Gazebo at Ocean View Beach Park with live music and dancing under the starry night.
THANK GOODNESS IT’S OCEAN VIEW (TGOV) SERIES | Fridays, Beginning July 5, 2013 Through August 30, 2013
Ease into the weekend in Norfolk, Virginia. Celebrate the arrival of Friday at Ocean View Beach Park on the Chesapeake Bay weekly waterfront event in Norfolk. Gather with friends to enjoy live music, children’s activities, corn hole games, food, beverages and more!
37TH ANNUAL NORFOLK HARBORFEST® by AT&T | June 6 – June 9, 2013
The festival kicks off with the AT&T HarborFEAST Seafood Sampler on June 6 and continues through the weekend with three full days of free, fresh, family-friendly fun. Watch the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront transform into an exciting playground for people of all ages featuring exciting activities on land and sea! There will be tall ships and Parade of Sail, the largest fireworks show on the East Coast, plenty of entertainment, family activities, performances, water activities and so much more.
HAMPTON JAZZ FESTIVAL | June 28 – 30, 2013
Hampton Jazz Festival has brought the best of jazz, pop, blues, soul, and R&B for 45 years. Hampton Jazz Festival hooked audiences since 1968 and is brought to you by the partnership of The City of Hampton and Hampton University every June, hosting tens of thousands of loyal fans from all over the nation at this three day celebration.
The annual Hampton Jazz Festival presents the opportunity for us to marvel and appreciate the many visitors who journey here to enjoy American music at its best. This annual gathering has become somewhat of a reunion of friends and family celebrating culture, music, and life.
To view the list of this year’s acts, please visit Hampton Jazz Festival webpage at http://www.hamptonjazzfestival.com.
AT&T TOWN POINT SUMMER BREWFEST | July 12, 2013
Kick off Friday night with the 5th Annual AT&T Town Point BrewFest TGIF. Meet with friends in Town Point Park along the Norfolk waterfront to sample a wide variety of summer beers from a selection of local, regional, national and international breweries.
31ST ANNUAL NORFOLK JAZZ FESTIVAL | July 19 - 20, 2013
Experience legendary smooth jazz under the stars at the Town Point Park along Downtown Norfolk Waterfront. The region’s longest running Jazz Festival will feature national, regional and local jazz greats taking the stage as the sun sets along the Elizabeth River.
CARIBFEST | August 17, 2013
Join Norfolk become alive with CaribFest, the only Caribbean Summer Festival. Held at Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk, this year’s theme is “Uniting and Education People Together in Culture”. Experience a dazzling fusion of colors, creativity, music, masquerades and incredible art that resonates with the sounds of Caribbean music and STEELPAN. There will be a parade with stilt dancers, elaborate costumes, folklore characters and so much more, celebrating the Caribbean hospitality, culture, heritage and mouthwatering Caribbean food and much more.
AT&T NORFOLK LATINO MUSIC FESTIVAL | August 24, 2013
Heat up the dance floor in Hampton Roads, one of the largest outdoor dance floors at the 13th Annual AT&T Norfolk Latino Festival.
EMBRACE THE CULTURE (ETC) FESTIVAL | September 7, 2013
Join local artists, comedians, authors and musicians at this free Norfolk event. Enjoy a delicious meal at the Food Truck Food Court and explore the worlds of the musical, visual, culinary and performing arts on multiple stages along the Elizabeth River.
BUBBLE & BLUEJEANS | September 13, 2013
Celebrate the start of the weekend with a girls' getaway in Norfolk. Sample some of the finest sparkling wines around and dance the night away to live music with your girl friends. Enjoy a fashion show featuring the ladies’ trends then shop 'til you drop at the nearby marketplace.
OPERA IN THE PARK CONCERT | September 14, 2013
The Virginia Opera welcomes you to this fifth annual Norfolk event for a memorable evening of music in Town Point Park. Share in the free family-friendly event with a picnic along the sparkling Elizabeth River as you enjoy the acclaimed Virginia Opera perform some of your favorite classical pieces.
THE 8TH ANNUAL MID AUTUMN MOON FESTIVAL | September 15, 2013
Join in a Norfolk event celebrating the Asian holiday honoring the end of the summer harvest. A memorable day awaits filled with exciting events including fashion shows, ribbon and dragon dancing, martial arts demonstrations, storytelling, musical and dance performances, and a children's parade.
TOWN POINT RIBFEST | September 22, 2013
Savor delicious BBQ with family and friends at this free event in Norfolk. Top BBQ restaurants from the region gather to showcase their best creations for you to enjoy and compete for the title of best ribs in the Hampton Roads.
25TH ANNUAL VIRGINIA CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL | October 5, 2013
Create a special weekend in Norfolk for your family. Join in on the 25th Annual Virginia Children's Festival, featuring endless fun activities designed for children 10 and younger. Reconnect with your kids over arts and crafts, hands-on workshops, storytelling, interactive activities and more!
3RD ANNUAL FLEET FEST | October 19, 2013
Naval Station Norfolk is pleased to welcome the 3rd Annual Fleet Fest. Enjoy ship tours, static aircraft displays, live entertainment, a car show, and as of 2012, a Chowder Cup Challenge at the Naval Station Annual Fleet Fest.
FREEDOM MARATHON – RUNNING FOR A CAUSE | November 8 - 10, 2013
Support the needs of Veterans and their families by participating as a spectator or a runner at the Norfolk’s Freedom Marathon occurring on November 9 and November 10. Registration details, course maps and more is available on NorfolkMarathon.com.
GRAND ILLUMINATION PARADE | November 23, 2013
Experience the 29th Annual Grand Illumination Parade. An ideal family event in Norfolk, the parade through downtown includes spectacular floats, impressive marching bands, festive dancers and Santa himself. The exciting 2013 theme is Holidays in the City!