Spring is officially here! The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and there are lots of exciting events to enjoy in the Tidewater area of Virginia. At our Virginia Beach interior design firm, we love scouting out unique art, one-of-a-kind decorative items, and handmade furniture at local festivals, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Check out some of the fantastic Tidewater events to look forward to this spring, and be sure to follow us on Facebook for other local announcements and events.

Virginia Beach events

Virginia Beach Cherry Blossom Festival

  • Saturday, April 2nd, 12:30-4:30 pm
  • Red Wing Park, Virginia Beach
  • Join the celebration of Virginia Beach’s sister city, Miyazaki City, Japan. Experience the beauty of Japanese culture, from music and martial arts to creative activities and demonstrations.
  • Admission: Free (food and beverages available for purchase)

Sensational Spring Arts & Crafts Show and Annual Herb Show

  • Saturday, April 16th, 9 am to 4 pm
  • Sunday, April 17th, 10 am to 4 pm
  • The Fred Heutte Center, Norfolk, Virginia
  • Shop handmade goods from over 70 local artists and crafters, as well as herbs and plants.
  • Admission: Free

Williamsburg Music and Wine Festival

  • Saturday, April 16th, noon-6 pm
  • Williamsburg Moose Lodge
  • Explore offerings from 8 Virginia wineries amidst live music, sample delicious food, and shop with a range of vendors.
  • Attendees must be at least 21 years old.
  • Admission: $25 at the gate, includes souvenir glass.

Hampton Roads events

Suffolk Wine Festival

  • Saturday, April 23rd, 11:30 am to 5 pm
  • 7000 College Drive, Suffolk (former site of Tidewater Community College)
  • Enjoy live music and wine tastings while raising money for local charities
  • Admission: Prices vary

Art on the Square

  • Sunday, April 24th, 10 am to 5 pm
  • Merchants Square, Williamsburg
  • The Junior Woman’s Club of Williamsburg (JWCW) will host their 53rd annual juried art event, featuring over 170 local and nationwide artists, with proceeds benefiting visual and performing arts organizations in the area.
  • Admission: Free

2nd Annual Virginia Beach Downtown Art Fair

  • Saturday, April 30th and Sunday, May 1st, 10 am to 5 pm
  • The Town Center of Virginia Beach
  • Shop beautiful handmade work by fine artists from across the country at this juried art festival in Virginia Beach.
  • Admission: Free

Town Point Virginia Wine Festival

  • Saturday, May 7th and Sunday, May 8th, 11 am to 6 pm
  • Town Point Park in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Visit the fastest-growing wine festival in Hampton Roads, featuring wines from over 20 Virginia wineries, as well as live music and specialty vendors selling gourmet goods.
  • Admission: Prices vary

Virginia Beach art event

The Arts Matter: A Creativity Festival

  • May 7th, 10 am to 3 pm
  • Chesapeake City Park
  •  This community celebration raises awareness of the importance of art for children’s growth and development, encouraging advocacy for the arts both in schools and in our communities. There will be performances and art for kids of all ages.
  • Admission: Free

Stockley Gardens Art Festival

  • Saturday, May 21st, 10 am to 5 pm
  • Sunday, May 22nd, noon to 5 pm
  • Stockley Gardens Park in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Browse the work of over 130 artists ranging from painting to ceramics to jewelry, and much more. There will also be live music and activities for kids.
  • Admission: Free