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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. 


Norfolk 2014 Events Calendar


 NORFOLK ADMIRALS | Now through April 2014

Get into the hockey spirit and check out Norfolk Admirals, part of the American Hockey League, at the Norfolk Scope Arena. Schedule and tickets can be found through their website at

THE NORFOLK TIDES | From April to September 2014

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.

VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL TATTOO | Thursday, Apr 24, 2014, 7:30 PM, Friday, Apr 25, 2014, 7:30 PM, Saturday, Apr 26, 2014, and Sunday, Apr 27, 2014, 2:30 PM

The Virginia International Tattoo, is renowned as the most patriotic of the world's great military tattoos, and is now the Signature Event of the 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemoration in 2014. The 2014 Tattoo will honor Vietnam veterans and their families and also recognize the contributions made by our Vietnam allies.

EASTERN VIRGINIA BRASS | Monday, Apr 28, 2014, 7:30 PM
Attucks Theatre, Norfolk

Spend your evening with the Eastern Virginia Brass. The show features an evening of Walt Whitman’s haunting poetry with music by famous composer Adolphus Hailstork.

RED MOLLY | Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014, 7:30 PM
Robin Hixon Theater

Enjoy an evening with this entertaining trio featuring Laurie MacAllister on bass, banjo, Abbie Gardner on the dobro and banjo and Molly Venter on the guitar.

CHANTICLEER |Thursday, May 1, 2014, 7:30 PM
Norfolk Academy

Spend an evening with this Grammy Award-winning twelve male choir. Enjoy music from renaissance to jazz and gospel beyond.

JOSHUA BELL, VIOLIN | Friday, May 2, 2014, 8:00 PM, Saturday, May 3, 2014, 8:00 PM, Sunday, May 4, 2014, 3:00 PM
Chrysler Hall, Norfolk

Johsua Bell is renowned violinist. Enjoy an evening with family and friends as Bell performs the Lalo Symphonie espagnole among other classical favorites.

ATTUCKS JAZZ 1- BILL PIERCE, SAXOPHONE | Saturday, May 3, 2014, 8:00 PM
Attucks Theatre, Norfolk

Spend a delightful evening with Bill Pierce, the famous jazz festival tenor saxophonist. Create memories with family and friends at this unforgettable event.

JANETTE FISHELL, ORGAN | Sunday, May 4, 2014, 4:00 PM
Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Norfolk

Spend the evening with great music by famous pipe organist Janette Fishell. Enjoy an evening with family and friends at this delightful event.


Sample prized Virginia wines at the Town Point Virginia Wine Festival, an elegant event in downtown Norfolk.  Enjoy live music, savor premier local wines and indulge in gourmet food.

NNENNA FREELON, VOCALIST | Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 7:30 PM
Robert Hixon Theater, Norfolk

Nnenna Freelon is a famous jazz diva. Spend an evening with family and friends and enjoy listening to her musical jazz sensations.

ATTUCKS JAZZ 2- TESSA SOUTER, VOCALIST |Saturday, May 10, 2014, 8:00 PM
Attucks Theatre, Norfolk

Tessa Souter is a fabulous jazz vocalist. Create memories with family and friends at this unforgettable event.

NPR'S FROM THE TOP | Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 8:00 PM
Attucks Theatre, Norfolk

The NPR event features extraordinary young musicians. Join NPR for the live recording of this presentation, and create long-lasting memories with family and friends.

COFFEE CONCERT I: PIANOPALOOZA I | Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 10:30 AM
Robin Hixon Theater, Norfolk

Enjoy a great lineup at the Virginia Arts Festival Pianopalooza. Get tickets now to this memorable event.

COFFEE CONCERT II: PIANOPALOOZA II | Thursday, May 15, 2014, 10:30 AM
Robin Hixon Theater, Norfolk

Enjoy a great lineup at the Virginia Arts Festival Pianopalooza. Get tickets now to this memorable event.


One of the most popular Beer Festivals in the mid-Atlantic Region and promises to be a day full of good beer, good friends, and good fun. Spend the afternoon sampling beer from all over the world. International premium beers, hand crafted domestics and local brews comprise a selection of over 125 tap handles. The event features live music, great food and, of course, great beer.

DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM| Sunday, May 18, 2014, 2:30 PM
Chrysler Hall, Norfolk, Norfolk

After nearly 10 years on hiatus, Dance Theatre of Harlem is back. Get tickets to this memorable event which will be performed with live music with the full Virginia Symphony Orchestra and the Virginia Chorale.

MIAMI STRING QUARTET | Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 7:30 PM
Robin Hixon Theater, Norfolk

Join the Miami String Quartet for a memorable chamber concert. Create memories with friends and family at this great event.

COFFEE CONCERT III-MSQ & PETER WILEY| Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 10:30 AM
Miller Studio, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, VA Beach

Join the Miami String Quartet for a memorable chamber concert. Create memories with friends and family at this great event featuring cellist Peter Wiley.

RICHARD ALSTON DANCE COMPANY |Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 7:30 PM
TCC Roper Performing Arts Center

Enjoy an incredible evening with the Richard Alston Dance Company, and create memories with friends and family at this amazing show.

MIAMI STRING QUARTET | Thursday, May 22, 2014, 7:30 PM
Williamsburg Winery

Join the Miami String Quartet for a memorable chamber concert. Create memories with friends and family at this great event.

COFFEE CONCERT IV-KIM, SCHUB & WILEY |Friday, May 23, 2014, 10:30 AM
Williamsburg Winery

The Miami String Quartet’s violinist Benny Kim performs the Coffee Concert with a notable trio of performers.

RICHARD ALSTON DANCE COMPANY | Friday, May 23, 2014, 8:00 PM
Phi Beta Kappa Hall, College Of William & Mary, Williamsburg

Enjoy an incredible evening with the Richard Alston Dance Company, and create memories with friends and family at this amazing show.

 ATTUCKS JAZZ 4- JOHN ABERCROMBIE, GUITAR |Saturday, May 24, 2014, 8:00 PM
Attucks Theatre, Norfolk

Spend an evening with jazz sensation John Abercrombie on the guitar, and enjoy old-school jazz tunes.

BELA FLECK AND ABIGAIL WASHBURN |Saturday, May 24, 2014, 8:00 PM
Virginia Room, Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg

Husband and wife musical sensations Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn are coming together to create a memorable performances. Enjoy an evening of great music at this unforgettable performance.

BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY |Sunday, May 25, 2014, 7:00 PM
Virginia Room, Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg

Swing music sensation Big Bad VooDoo Daddy is coming to Williamsburg. Enjoy an incredible evening with this great musical group.

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.


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! 


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.