Looking for things to do in Virginia Beach in May? Here’s our list of the top events in our beach city!

Keep reading to see what good times are ahead of us for May 2023 at the beach.


Atlantic Coast Kite Fest

May 4-5, 2023, from 10 am – 5 pm

Location: 16th and 18th Street at the Oceanfront

Experience one of a kind kites flying at the VB Oceanfront! Great family friendly event for all ages.

  • Flight Training
  • Award for Best Looking Kite
  • Award for Longest Flying Kite

Click here to read more about this event!


Beach Music Weekend

May 10th – 12th, 2023

Location: 30th Street at the Oceanfront

Saluting the good ol’ days, The Beach Music Weekend combines vintage cars and classic beach music hits for a heavy dose of nostalgia. There will be classic cars, hot rods, and antiques decorating the Virginia Beach Boardwalk with plenty of entertainment, including free concerts at the Oceanfront!

Friday, May 12
7:30pm: The Swingin’ Medallions

Saturday, May 13
Noon: Bill Deal’s Original Rhondels
3:20pm: Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
7:30pm: The Catalinas


Sensory Friendly Morning

Saturday, May 13, 2021, from 7:30 am – 9 am

Location: Virginia Aquarium and Marine Center

The Virginia Aquarium offers an exclusive event for families and/or individuals who appreciate a quieter experience.

What’s different about the Sensory Friendly Morning at the aquarium?

Softer lighting

Limited sounds

Limited groups of people

Register here for this event.


Visit A Natural Park

In Virginia Beach, there are so many beautiful places to explore! This is something great to do on your own, with a friend, with family, or with your dog!

Reconnect with nature at one of these Virginia Beach spots:

First Landing State Park

False Cape State Park

Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Our favorite time to visit a park in Virginia Beach is May and June because everything is in bloom, but not too hot to enjoy the sights!


Memorial Day Weekend Salute to Summer

May 26 – 28, 2023 from 7 pm – 11 pm

Location: 17th Street Park and 24th Street Park and 31st Street Park at the Oceanfront

At three locations right off the boardwalk, you’re sure to run into a good show! Virginia Beach is known for their nightly concerts next to the boardwalk.

The performers at this concert event are local and regional favorites, and will be different genres for each performer.

Friday, May 26
17th Street Park – Cultivated Mind
24th Street Park – Buckshot
31st Street Park – School of Rock

Saturday, May 27
17th Street Park – Wonderland
24th Street Park – 5Starr
31st Street Park – Brasswind

Sunday, May 28
17th Street Park – Chong Band
24th Street Park – The Deloreans
31st Street Park – Rocky