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30+ Must-Do Fall 2022 Activities in Virginia Beach

Updated: Nov 30, 2022

Virginia Beach is full of autumn activities, fall festivals, and seasonal things to do today, this weekend, or throughout this fall. Autumn is a great time to visit Virginia Beach because there are so many phenomenal events to attend along with the beautiful weather!

Things to Do in Virginia Beach This Fall

There are lots of reasons we love Virginia Beach and the greater Hampton Roads. Get ready to have tons of fun on your own or with the whole family with these best things to do around Virginia Beach over the next few months.

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Virginia Beach Fall Festivals

  • Virginia Beach Neptune Festival (September 30 - October 2, 2022) It’s almost Boardwalk Weekend! From rockin’ concerts, to magnificent sand sculptures, to an artisan arts and crafts fair, to the Neptune 8k race, there’s something for everyone!

  • Hunt Club Farm’s Harvest Fair (September 24 - October 31, 2022) Take part in a family favorite with the Harvest Fair at Hunt Club Farm! Your kids will love the hayrides, carnival rides, petting farm, and TreeWalk Adventure. Don’t forget to stop by the farm market!

  • Proteus Festival (September 30 - October 9, 2022) Zeiders American Dream Theater hosts a performing arts festival that has a bit of everything! From theater to comedy to music, performances are complemented with interactive art projects and kid’s entertainment in Town Center.

  • Virginia Beach Seafood Festival (October 22, 2022) Head over to the State Military Reservation to get a taste of what Virginia Beach is best known for - incredible seafood! Sample culinary creations from more than 20 Hampton Roads restaurants and food trucks, to your tastebuds’ delight.

  • Landstown Commons Cruise-In (October 1 - 29, 2022) Every Saturday night in October, head over to Landstown Commons Shopping Center for a classic cruise-in. It’s a great way to see beautiful vehicles and give back, as all the proceeds go to charity.

  • Blue Pete's Fall Fest (November 6, 2022) Celebrate autumn VB-style with an oyster roast and Maker's Mark bourbon specials at this harvest jubilee. Listen to live bluegrass music as you indulge in fall foods and specialty cocktails.

Virginia Beach Fall Festival Blue Pete's
  • Annual Virginia Beach Christmas Market Visit the Virginia Beach Convention Center for another fantastic Christmas Market! Get pictures with Santa and finish your holiday shopping early while you anticipate winter vacations.

Spooky Things to Do in Virginia Beach Around Halloween

  • Haunted Hunt Club Farm (September 23 - October 31) Want some real haunted thrills? Visit Hunt Club Farm after dark for Haunted Hayrides, a trek through the Forbidden Fields, and a stumble down Death Alley.

Witch of Pungo Fest at Blue Pete's in Virginia Beach, VA
  • Witch of Pungo Festival (October 16, 2022) Join the spooky fun at Blue Pete’s, where you’ll celebrate this local witch legend with autumn fare, kids’ activities, and medium readings between 11am-2pm.

  • Halloween Spooktacular Concert (October 29, 2022) Hear some of the “spookiest music ever written” at the Sandler Center’s Halloween Spooktacular! Costumes and children are welcome.

  • You Sleuth Augmented Reality Crime Solving Unleash your inner detective with You Sleuth’s augmented reality mystery-solving game! It’s like a mix between Clue and Pokemon Go!, where you and your smartphone are on the case.

  • Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens (September 9 - October 31, 2022) Ok, this one’s a little bit of a drive from VB, but it’s an autumn classic in Hampton Roads. This year, Busch Gardens is turning the Halloween event into a game show where every park visitor is a contestant on the night of frights!

  • Ferry Plantation House Tours Experience both history and the paranormal with a tour of the centuries-old Ferry Plantation House, featuring tales of Virginia Beach’s very own “Witch of Pungo,” Grace Sherwood.

Things to Do With Your Kids This Fall

  • Pumpkin Picking From late September through Halloween, head over to Cullipher Farm to pick your very own pumpkin to make a jack-o-lantern that will get your home in the seasonal spirit.

  • Sensory Play Wednesdays at Surge Adventure Park This popular Virginia Beach indoor trampoline park sets aside every Wednesday from 11am-1pm for special jump sessions for kids with special needs. All the fun without the flashing lights and loud music.

  • Poseidon’s Playground (September 30 - October 2, 2022) Enjoy this family fun zone as part of the Neptune Festival’s Boardwalk Weekend, complete with yard games, scavenger hunts, and Virginia Beach trivia!

  • ViBe District Art Scavenger Hunt Enjoy the fall weather by touring the art of the ViBe district via a curated scavenger hunt. This printable walkthrough tells you where to walk to see some of the local sculptures, paintings, and history.

  • DIY Puzzling Adventures Gamify your walk along the boardwalk by taking part in Puzzling Adventures™! Your mobile device will tell you where to go to complete trivia and puzzles while enjoying the beautiful scenery at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

  • Laser Tag and Arcade Games at Flipper McCoys Perfect for a rainy day, a trip to Flipper McCoys Family Entertainment Center is a guaranteed good time. Book a round of laser tag or enjoy retro arcade games, skeeball, pool, and more.

  • Encanto and Frozen on Ice (October 13 - 16, 2022) Hop over to the neighboring city of Hampton to join Mirabel, Elsa, Olaf, and more in a “frozen” sing-a-long of two of your kids’ favorite Disney movies!

Fall Activities with Flavor in Virginia Beach

  • Chesapeake Bay Pedal Club Enjoy the fall air on a cycleboat pub, an innovative way to work off the calories as you drink them! Take in the beauty of the Rudee Inlet on this unique and laughter-filled booze cruise.

Chesapeake Bay Pedal Club - A pedal boat and bar combined in Virginia Beach.
  • BBQ Lunch at A Taste of Texas There’s nothing that pairs with a crisp autumn day like delicious BBQ. This veteran-owned joint smokes their meat all day for a flavor that can’t be beat in Virginia Beach!

Roast Rider Coffee & Tea - A Virginia Beach Local Favorite
  • Harvest Spice Coffee at Roast Rider Go above and beyond the basic PSL with this local cafe’s fan favorite fall flavor - the Harvest Spice. Whether your drug of choice is anything from a latte to a cold brew, this house syrup will bring the coziness of the season into your cup.

  • Beachside Social Food & Fun Can’t decide what to do tonight, but know you want to have some laughs together? Head over to Beachside Social for an excellent menu, bocce ball and shuffleboard courts, and even a board game!

  • Celebrate Oktoberfest Virginia Beach is full of great local breweries - a perfect place to spend some time as Oktoberfest draws near. Try the Witch of Pungo Pumpkin Ale at Back Bay Brewing Company, one of our favorites.

Things to Do Outdoors This Autumn

  • Corn Maze at Bergey’s Barnyard Get lost in this classic fall activity - a corn maze! Bergey’s Barnyard is in nearby Chesapeake and also features a petting zoo and corn gun.

Bergey's Barnyard Cornmaze in Virginia Beach
  • Tidewater Arboretum Celebrate the changing of the seasons with a tree bark rubbing at the Tidewater Arboretum. This 5-acre plant oasis has 12 theme gardens and a variety of flora.

  • Professional Fall Photo Shoot Hampton Roads is known to be a hub for creatives, so there are lots of incredibly talented photographers ready to capture your autumnal spirit in a mini-session or full photo shoot!

  • The Spirit of Norfolk Dinner Cruise Take in the beauty of neighboring Norfolk at night with a dinner cruise on the Elizabeth River. The Spirit of Norfolk will host your evening with dining, dancing, and games as you sail by some of the impressive battleships and cargo ships that frequent the harbor.

  • Virginia Beach Soccer Showdown (October 14 - 16, 2022) Choose your bracket and head down to the beach for some 11v11 soccer games! In addition to cash prizes, the Virginia Beach Showdown will feature beer and wine tastings, live music, and a lamb roast!

  • Wicked 10k (or less!) (October 28 - 29, 2022) Choose your distance and take part in a costumed run by the ocean. From the Kids 1k to the Monster Mile to the special challenge series, there’s something for every runner!

Virginia Beach Fall Events Onstage

  • John Crist at the Funny Bone (Oct 21- 22, 2022) Catch wildly popular comedian John Crist at Funny Bone Comedy Club Restaurant in Town Center. His shows have sold out coast to coast, so reserve your tickets today!

  • The Dinner Detective (September 24, 2022) Be a part of the intrigue with America’s largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner theater, The Dinner Detective! Enjoy a delicious meal while helping to unravel the mystery.

  • Hogwarts Hullabaloo with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra (October 28, 2022) The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will come to life at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts when witches, wizards, and Muggles gather in celebration of some of John Williams’ most popular music.

  • White Christmas at Little Theater of VB (November 11 - December 11) Get in the Christmas mood a little early with tickets to the Irving Berlin classic, White Christmas! You’ll find yourself singing along and dreaming of the Yuletide spirit at the Little Theater of Virginia Beach.

  • Nutcracker! Magical Christmas Ballet (November 23. 2022) The puppets, acrobats, and costumes in this captivating rendition of the holiday classic will capture your heart and enthrall you as stars from the Ukraine Ballet take the stage at the Sandler Center.

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