Labor Day Weekend Activities For The Whole Family!


American Music Festival

Kicking off the Labor Day Weekend with a bang, the Chartway Federal Credit Union American Music Festival will be setting the stage with a stage of their own on the sand at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. The sounds of rock, jazz, country, R&B, and more will flood the Virginia Beach oceanfront for three sun-filled days at one of the largest outdoor music events on the East Coast. The festival brings together national, regional, and local acts to play on the massive stage constructed on the beach at 5th Street, as well as stages in all of the parks along the boardwalk. Featuring national recording artists like Lee Brice, 311, Live, and Dashboard Confessional, the stages will come alive with music from our past and present.


Rock ‘N’ Roll Half Marathon

The annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon is a rhythm-induced adrenaline rush right on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Being the very first half-marathon-only race, Rock ‘n’ Roll has helped to position 13.1 miles as the hugely popular race distance that it is today. If 13.1 miles seems like a little too much distance, participants can also opt for the 5K race or Virginia Beach Mile on the Sand and still cross the finish line to party it up with the Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series.


Bike Down the Boardwalk


Opt for a ride with the whole family on a classic beach surry or go with one of the local favorite’s – a beach cruiser. Visitors can even enjoy the leisure bike tour along the 3-mile boardwalk or the brunch and bike tour from Beach Bike Tours.

You can also ride your bike right on the sand with a fat tire bike. The wide tires of these bikes make riding on the wet sand as easy as riding on pavement. When in the Sandbridge District, you can rent fat tire bikes from Surf and Adventure Company or Ocean Rentals LTD for a day spent exploring the beaches of Little Island Park and beyond in true local fashion.

Visit the Military Aviation Museum


Head out Pungo for a trip back in time to the Virginia Military Aviation Museum. It holds the largest private collection of 65 planes from the first 50 years of military aviation, and most of the aircraft have amazingly been restored to their original flying condition.


Climb Mount Trashmore


The world-renowned Mount Trashmore Park encompasses 165-acres and is comprised of two man-made mountains, two lakes, two playgrounds, a skatepark and vert ramp, and multi-use paths. The main mountain, Mt Trashmore, now 60 feet in height and 800 feet long, was created by compacting layers of solid waste and clean soil. Recognized for its environmental feat, this former landfill features a water-wise garden that boasts xeriscaping, where you can enjoy a beautiful garden that requires minimal water.



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