Virginia Beach is known for its year-round festive atmosphere. Virginia Beach music festivals include Blues at the Beach, the Carribean Music Festival, and Funk Fest. Booze festivals in Virginia Beach are also popular, with a Craft Beer Festival, Virginia Beer Festival, Virginia Wine Festival, Battle of the Beers, Oktober Brewfest, and the Coastal Virginia Wine Fest. Cars lovers will enjoy the Crusin' Virginia Beach Car Show and the Hampton Roads International Auto Show.
Other Virginia Beach events include Simon's Fundago Festival, the Pungo Strawberry Festival, a spectacular 4th of July Celebration, Restaurant Week, the Chocolate Festival, a Fair Trade Festival, and a free Family Fest. Explore the arts with the Virginia Arts Festival and Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion. Celebrate the culture of Virginia Beach with the annual Neptune Festival, which features a 5K, surf classic, sandsculpting competition, regatta, and more.