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 Ticketmaster.com, the Health & Fitness Expo, or at the box office on Atlantic Ave. and 6th St.
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 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!