As always, the summer months are so very exciting for beach cities. Concerts, family-friendly events, and festivals fill the weeks of summer in Virginia Beach! Take a look below for the Top 6 Things To Do in Virginia Beach August. 

1. Atlantic Coast Kite Festival

Saturday, August 14th & Sunday, August 15th

Noon – 4 PM

Location: Virginia Beach Oceanfront – 16th Street through 18th Street

What you’ll find at the Kite Festival at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront:

Kite Demonstrations, Kite Building Workshops, Unique Sights of Unique Flights!

This is a great family-friendly event that is interactive, or you can just go to be a spectator!

2. Goat Yoga

Sunday, August 8th & Sunday, August 22nd

Sunday, August 8th – 11 am – 12 pm 

Sunday, August 22nd – 10 am – 11 am

Location: Back Bay’s Farmhouse Brewing Co.
1805 Kempsville Rd, Virginia Beach, VA

Please bring your own yoga mat and towel to this fun event at New Realm Brewing! Face masks will be mandatory to be worn during this session. Prepare for the cutest yoga session you’ve ever attended! Beginners are welcome. 

See more about this event here

3. East Coast Surfing Championship

Sunday, August 22nd – Monday, August 30th

Location: Virginia Beach Oceanfront

The 2021 ECSC is the 59th year for this popular Virginia Beach event! ECSC is North America’s Oldest Running Surfing Competition and the second oldest continuously-run surfing contest in the world. 

You don’t have to be a surfer to go to the ECSC! This is a perfect time to come to the beach, set out the towel, and enjoy watching the surfers do what they do best! You’ll see juniors, mid-level, and professionals surfing here.

Click here to learn more about the surfing championship

4. Outdoor Dining at the Beach

Covid-19 has really put a damper on many things, but enjoying a restaurant is not one of them! 

Luckily restaurants in Virginia Beach have adapted and now offer outdoor dining as well as indoor dining. But for those who would love to enjoy more open air while the virus scare runs rampant, this is the perfect solution. 

Almost every restaurant has implemented a way to get a fresh breeze, so go ahead and make your reservations!

5. Prime Dolphin Watching

Since August is one of the last of the hottest months of the summer, the water is at its warmest. It seems to have been bringing tons of dolphins to the oceanfront. When at the beach this month, take time to scope out the natural beauty at the beach! You can either do this right from your towel on the sand or take a look at the Virginia Beach pier. You are sure to spot a pod or two!

6. Live Music Daily and Nightly

Daily Concerts at the Virginia Beach Boardwalk is what you will find all this month! Just walk from street to street on the Boardwalk, and you will find another concert. On weekdays the concerts start at 6 in the evening. Saturdays and Sundays will have concerts just about all day long. You will always be able to find a live musical performance at the Boardwalk.


If you’re looking for even more events, check out this calendar of events that is updated daily!