Top 59 Things to Do in Virginia Beach This Spring
Updated: Mar 31
Wondering what to do during April, May, and June in Virginia Beach? Though peak season for beachgoing starts on Memorial Day, there are plenty of ways things to do in the spring around Virginia Beach!
There are lots of reasons we love Virginia Beach, but one of the biggest is that there is never a shortage of adventures waiting for those who look. Here are the best things you can do around Virginia Beach over the next few months!
Things to Do with Kids in Virginia Beach
Attend FantaSea Evenings at the Virginia Aquarium Bring your children’s dreams to life at the Virginia Aquarium, where special evening events will feature pirates, mermaids, wizards, and fairies alongside the fantastic aquatic creatures.
Learn Golf at TopGolf (April 11-13, 2022) The TopGolf Spring Academy offers three days of fun as kids ages 6-12 are taught all the components of a great game of golf.
Celebrate Easter at Hunt Club Farm (April 16-17, 2022) For classic Easter fun, head over to Hunt Club Farm with the little ones for their Spring Fling and Easter Egg Hunt, complete with hayrides, farm animals to pet, and even visits with the Easter Bunny!
Go Berry-Picking in Pungo The rural charm of Pungo is a great place to have some family fun and come home with bushels of delicious fruit! Try picking strawberries at Flanagan Farm or blackberries and veggies at Henley Farm.
Pick Your Own Wildflowers Berries not your thing? Many of the Pungo farms offer pick-your-own wildflowers so you can create the perfect bouquet to bring the joy of spring into your own home.
Fly Kites at the Atlantic Coast Kite Festival (April 30 - May 1, 2022) Don’t miss the beautiful array of colorful kites on the beach! Bring your own kite or make one there, and take advantage of “Flight Training” from expert kite enthusiasts at the Atlantic Coast Kite Festival.
Read to Cats and Dogs Reading is more fun with furry companions! The Virginia Beach SPCA welcomes families to spend time reading with cats or dogs to benefit both young readers and the friendly critters.
Beat the Crowds to the Beach No need to wait for tourist season to hit the beach! Enjoy the early sunshine at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront or the calmer sands of Chic’s Beach or Sandbridge as winter rentals go through their spring cleaning before the crowds roll in.
Things to Do for the Outdoorsy Type
Paddle with a Porpoise in Broad Bay Love kayaking? Join the local wildlife on a Kayaking Dolphin Tour while learning the rich history of the area and ecosystem.
Surf at Croatan Beach Enjoy the consistent waves south of the boardwalk at Croatan Beach, a favorite spot for surfing in Hampton Roads.
Find the Rare Red-Cockaded Woodpecker on the Woodpeckers Hike (April 30, 2022) Follow a naturalist's guide through Piney Grove Reserve to set your eyes on Virginia’s rarest bird, the red-cockaded woodpecker. Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair from the hosts of the Woodpeckers Hike!
Hike or Bike at First Landing Take a leisurely ride or a power hike along the nine beautiful trails around First Landing State Park. There are also camping, boating, fishing, and picnicking opportunities here!
Try Primitive Camping on the Beach at False Cape State Park Get in touch with nature by booking one of the primitive campsites at False Cape State Park. With 6 pristine miles of the Atlantic Ocean, it’s a truly unique retreat.
Challenge Yourself at the Adventure Park Master the treetop trails and ziplines at the Adventure Park located at the Virginia Aquarium. There are many trails with different difficulty levels, so everyone from beginner to expert will have a great time!
Bird-watch at Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge The Back Bay Wildlife Refuge is a haven for over 200 species of birds, and spring is the perfect opportunity to witness many of them migrating north.
Try Your Hand at Deep-Sea Fishing Rudee Tours offers offshore, nearshore, and inshore fishing expeditions for everyone from the novice to the enthusiast. There are plenty of different touring options - try one out and get in touch with the sea!
Boat on Linkhorn Bay Virginia Beach is a fantastic city for boat lovers, and one of our favorite spots to cruise is Linkhorn Bay. Wakeboarding, waterskiing, and tubing are popular pastimes in this area!
Become a Muddy Princess (May 15, 2022) This one’s for the ladies who want a “girl’s dirty day out.” The Muddy Princess Mud Run at the VB Sportsplex is full of silly and challenging obstacles, and it’s all about celebrating women in all their glorious forms.
Things to Do for the Foodie
Chow Down at the East Coast She-Crab Soup Classic (April 23, 2022) Get your fill of the local favorite - she-crab soup - and the East Coast She-Crab Soup Classic. Regional restaurants will be vying for “best of” titles, and they want your vote!
Taste Seasonal Wines at the VB Winery The Virginia Beach Winery offers special wine tastings each day, as well as special event nights each month. Find a fun opportunity to sample some of the best wine around!
Celebrate the Farmer’s Market’s Birthday! (April 23, 2022) This year, the Virginia Beach Farmer’s Market on Dam Neck Road is throwing a 46th birthday party featuring cake, crafts, a carnival, and more. There’s also a farmer’s market down in Old Beach within walking distance of the ocean.
Take a Cooking Class at the Pink Dinghy This ViBe District favorite is not only a great place to grab a baked good or tropical cocktail, but it also offers cooking school! With classes for kids, adults, and couples, this is a great place for a hands-on food experience.
Eat for a Cause at YSC’s Spring Oyster and Pig Roast (April 30, 2022) Stuff yourself with as much chowder, pork, and oysters as you can - it’s for the kids, after all! YSC’s annual Spring Oyster and Pig Roast is happening this April at Camp Pendleton.
Enjoy Mother’s Day Lunch in the Sunshine Treat your mom at one of Virginia Beach’s many hot spots with outdoor seating in that gorgeous spring weather. A few of our favorite spots are The Bee and the Biscuit, Dockside Seafood and Fishing Center, and Pocahontas Pancakes. (P.S. Mother’s Day is May 8th!)
Enhance Brunch with a Cocktail Like No Other Love mimosas? Bay Local is your place to be. Grab a couple of friends to share a Big Jumbo Sorbet Mimosa - a giant glass accompanied with two bottles of champagne and your choice of sorbet. If bloody marys are more your speed, take yours to the next level by adding bacon, crab, or their Spicy Hell Mary mix.
Sip and Stroll at Neptune’s Spring Wine Festival (May 14, 2022) Sample over 70 wines from 8 countries at Neptune’s Spring Wine Festival at the 31st Street Park. Live music and local food trucks add to the day’s enjoyment.
Eat Super-Local at Commune This creative cafe in the ViBe district offers seasonal and sustainable plates primarily sourced from the local region. It’s nutritious, it’s fresh, and it’s delicious.
Things to Do for the Art Appreciator
Complete the ViBe District Art Scavenger Hunt Enjoy the brilliant spring weather by touring the art of the ViBe district with this curated scavenger hunt! This printable walkthrough tells you where to walk to see some of the local sculptures, paintings, and history.
Make Easter Wreaths (April 6, 2022) Add a little springtime to your home with an Easter wreath at the BYOB Creative Connections Studio. Wine and supplies included!
Take in Some Theater at Town Center Head out to Town Center to get your fill of drama or comedy. Take your pick of stageplays at Zieder’s American Dream Theater; barrels of laughs at the Funny Bone Comedy Club; or concerts, plays, and even The Price is Right™ at the Sandler Center!
Paint with Goats (April 25, 2022) No, the goats don’t paint, but they do surround you with adorable “maa-ing” love while you create your masterpiece! It’s painting like you’ve never done it before at New Realm Brewing Company.
Visit the MOCA Virginia Beach’s Museum of Contemporary Art offers classes in various art mediums for all ages. This Spring, look for the new Maya Lin exhibit and pieces from local artists in Art of the ViBe 3.
Solve The Dinner Detective at the Wyndham 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 at the Wyndham Hotel at the Oceanfront.
Make Watercolors in the Woods (June 11, 2022) Commune with nature as you create a watercolor masterpiece at Sandy Bottom Nature Park. All experience levels welcome, and all supplies provided!
Color the Boardwalk at Chalk the Walk (June 18, 2022) BYO chalk and release your inner child and inner artist at Chalk the Walk on the boardwalk! Registration is free, and trophies and cash prizes will be awarded. It’s also inspiring just to go and watch!
Things to Do for the Music Lover
Hear the Danish String Quartet at the Sandler Center (April 19, 2022) Enjoy the technical prowess and imaginative programming of these Danish comrades who have traveled around the world collecting accolades for their elegant string performances.
See Jimmy Buffet Live at the Amphitheater (April 28, 2022) Travel from Virginia Beach to Margaritaville this Spring as Jimmy Buffet returns for a live concert in April. Tickets are on sale now!
Enjoy Steel Drums at PANFest (May 6-7, 2022) College, high school, and community bands will bring the unique soul of steel drum music to PANfest this May. Performances that transport you to an island paradise are free to the public.
Rock on at Lunatic Luau at the Amphitheater (May 20, 2022) FM99’s Lunatic Luau festival arrives this May at the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater. Featuring bands like Disturbed, The Pretty Reckless, and Dirty Honey, this is a hard-rock lover’s dream.
Kick Back at Beach Music Weekend (May 20-22, 2022) Enjoy nostalgic favorites from bands up and down the East Coast at Virginia Beach’s Beach Music Weekend. Performances will happen on the beach, so bring a towel and an appetite for delicious food and drink available for purchase.
Grab Tickets for Michael McDonald and The Doobie Brothers (June 13, 2022) Don’t miss The Doobie Brothers’ 50th-anniversary tour with Michael McDonald at the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater in Virginia Beach!
Attend Kenny Chesney’s Here and Now Concert (June 15, 2022) Prefer a little country music? Kenny Chesney will be stopping in Virginia Beach on his Here and Now Tour this spring.
Grab a Seat at the Oceanfront Concert Series Sing along to the tunes of nationally-recognized recording artists at the FREE concerts held throughout June at the oceanfront. It’s a great way to end a day at the beach.
Things to Do for the History Buff
Climb the Cape Henry Lighthouse Take a trip down to Fort Story to climb the old Cape Henry Lighthouse, commissioned back in 1792. At the top, you’ll enjoy a 360°-view of the ocean and Virginia Beach in the lantern room.
Tour the Ferry Plantation House Experience both history and the paranormal with a tour of the centuries-old Ferry Plantation House, featuring tales of everyone’s favorite “witch of Pungo.”
Attend the SGK Gun Show (April 9-10, 2022) Take part in a tradition as old as America at the SGK Gun Show. View, buy, sell, and trade a variety of shooting and sporting goods at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.
Check Out Antique Cars at the Grand Nationals (May 19-21, 2022) Love old cars? Don’t miss the beautiful array of antique cars at AACA’s Grand Nationals. Hosted at the Founders Inn and Spa, there’s a whole schedule full of automobile and Hampton Roads-themed activities.
Party with Flying Proms at the Military Aviation Museum (June 18, 2022) Bring your family and a picnic to the Flying Proms, a patriotic concert and air show located at the Military Aviation Museum in Pungo. Full of food, fun, and fireworks!
Visit the Historic DeWitt Cottage Visit the oldest remaining private structure on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront at the historic DeWitt Cottage. It’s also home to the Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum, gift shop, and Back Bay Wildfowl Guild.
Roam the Virginia Legends Walk Dig into the history of Virginia’s most famous residents (past and present) as you stroll along the Virginia Legends Walk at 13th Street at the Oceanfront. From presidents and military heroes to accomplished athletes and writers, these legends are sure to boost your VA pride.
Other Unique Things to Do in VA Beach this Spring
Drink and Exercise at the 5k Beer Run (April 2, 2022) Yup, you can run for beer! This fun run is an untimed and open course, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated by host Vibrant Shores Brewing Company to support nonprofits in the local area. And it comes with beer!
Do Yoga with Goats (April 17, 2022) You heard us correctly. Head over to New Realm Brewing Company to get your namaste on alongside adorable baby goats. It’ll be something to tell the grandkids about.
Dash Along the Beach in the Crush N’ Run 5K (April 23, 2022) It’s the 6th annual Crush N’ Run on the beach, starting at 8th Street and heading north! This 5K supports local charities like Camp Grom, The Eliza Hope Foundation, and An Achievable Dream.
Watch Monster Trucks on the Beach (May 13-15, 2022) It’s the biggest monster truck show in the mid-Atlantic! Monsters on the Beach is a family-friendly show with a race and stunt course built right on the sand at the Oceanfront.
Dance at the Bachata and Salsa Spring Fling (May 14-15, 2022) It’s the first locally-sponsored multi-day Latin dance event in Hampton Roads! Whether you’ve been salsaing for decades or have never even heard of bachata, there are dance classes and parties for everyone.
Cosplay at Tidewater Comicon (May 14-15, 2022) Celebrate all your favorite fandoms at Tidewater Comicon at the Virginia Beach Convention Center! Enjoy vendors, artists, panels, and contests for fans of all ages.
Prepare Your Dream Wedding at the Bridal Expo (June 12, 2022) Find everything you need for the perfect wedding day at the Bridal and Wedding Expo at the Virginia Beach Convention Center! Get access to all kinds of vendors and giveaways at this interactive event.
Challenge Yourself with Puzzling Adventures Game-ify 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.
Bid Spring Farewell at the Salute to Summer (May 27-29, 2022) Spend Memorial Day weekend kicking off the summertime with free concerts at the Oceanfront. In honor of the holiday, the event will feature essays written by local students on military conflicts throughout U.S. history. Grab some ice cream, enjoy a variety of music, and honor history!
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