Upcoming Norfolk Events
Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel offers an ideal location along the sparkling waterfront, just minutes from all the great things to do 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.
Norfolk 2014 Events Calendar
BIG BANDS ON THE BAY | May 25 – August 31, 2014
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.
38TH ANNUAL NORFOLK HARBORFEST® by AT&T | June 5– June 8, 2014
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.
25TH ANNUAL AT&T BAYOU BOOGALOO & CAJUN FOOD FESTIVAL | June 19- 22, 2014
The 25th Annual AT&T Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival delivers the heart and soul of Louisiana to visitors of Town Point Park in true Cajun style. From New Orleans to Norfolk, two stages featuring national recording artists provide musical entertainment for the weekend. Also on hand will be many local New Orleans musicians and artists who are sure to get your hands clapping, feet two-steppin' and heart pumping throughout the weekend.
THANK GOODNESS IT’S OCEAN VIEW (TGOV) SERIES | Fridays, Beginning July 4, 2013 Through August 22, 2014
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!
AT&T TOWN POINT SUMMER BREWFEST | July 11, 2014
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.
32nd ANNUAL NORFOLK JAZZ FESTIVAL | July 18 - 20, 2014
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 8-9, 2014
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 16, 2014
Heat up the dance floor in Hampton Roads, one of the largest outdoor dance floors at the 14th Annual AT&T Norfolk Latino Festival.
BUBBLE & BLUEJEANS | September 5, 2014
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 girlfriends. Enjoy a fashion show featuring the ladies’ trends then shop 'til you drop at the nearby marketplace.
OPERA IN THE PARK CONCERT | September 6, 2014
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 9TH ANNUAL MID AUTUMN MOON FESTIVAL | September 7, 2014
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.
EMBRACE THE CULTURE (ETC) FESTIVAL | September 13, 2014
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.
RIBTOBERFEST| September 20, 2014
We invite you to enjoy 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.
26TH ANNUAL VIRGINIA CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL | October 4, 2014
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!
27th ANNUAL AT&T Town POINT VIRGINIA WINE FESTIVAL | October 18- 19, 2014
Virginia is names one of the 10 best wine travel destinations in the world. Enjoy a fall festival with more than 20 Virginia wineries and 200 of Virginia’s finest wine varieties.