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Things to Do – Virginia Beach


Verizon Wireless American Music Festival

If you’re in town for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon, you are also lucky enough to attend the largest outdoor music event on the east coast. The 20th annual Verizon Wireless American Music Festival hosts more than 30 bands over a 3 day span on the Virginia Beach oceanfront! Flood the beach to listen to the sounds of rock, jazz, blue, country, R&B and more over Labor Day Weekend.

All Half Marathon and Relay participants receive free entry all weekend with race bib. Mini Marathoners and Relay Runners receive free entry into the Sunday night concert with race bib. Additional tickets can be purchased at, the Health & Fitness Expo, or at the box office on Atlantic Ave. and 6th St.

Virginia Aquarium

Home to more than 12,000 animals representing over 700 species, this aquarium contains over 800,000 US gallons of fresh and saltwater displays. Make sure to check out the Bay and Ocean Pavilion, showing the forces that shaped the Virginia coastline.

The Boardwalk

The famous three-mile stretch of concrete borders the Virginia Beach shoreline offering an array of entertainment. Perfect for all activities under the sun, don’t miss this iconic feature!

The Cape Henry Lighthouse

The first government constructed lighthouse, built in 1792, has guarded the shores of Chesapeak Bay for ages. Enjoy a trip to the top of the lighthouse for a stunning 360-degree view of the Virginia Beach coast!


Schedule of Events

September 4 – 5, 2015

Health & Fitness Expo

The Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St Friday: 1pm – 7pm Saturday: 10am – 5pm Map | Exhibitor Info | Spectator Info

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Mile On the Sand

Start Time: 8:00am

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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon & 5K

Start Time: 7:00am

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