Friday Nights in Ocean View

Norfolk's Ocean View hosts weekly free events every Friday night during the summer. They range from live music, fireworks, themed parties, to movie nights. As a kid my family used to go down to the beach from time to time to enjoy the music, and we took RT for the first time for the fourth of July celebration. There's food and drinks for sale, people walking around, booths with some local vendors, and a cool ocean breeze in the air. Events run from 6:00-9:30. Ocean View Beach park is 6.4 acre beach park with a grassy area and a stage. Parking is available across the street and around the neighborhood.
Check out the list of events:

  • Friday, July 12th Beach Party: seafood, craft beer, children's activities and live beach music
  • Friday, July 19th Taste of VA: craft beer, wine, spirits, food samplings and performer Jesse Chong
  • Friday, July 26th Family Fun Movie Night: Kids' games, art, activities, and showing of the Little Mermaid in celebration with its 20th anniversary 
  • Friday, August 2nd, Backyard BBQ: Country and Rock music by River Boyz with BBQ, craft beer, and children's activities. 
  • Friday, August 9th Salsa Dance Party: Latin Music by Tumbao Salsero Orchestra, Latin inspired food, beer, and children's activities. 
  • Friday August 16th, Family Fun Movie Night: Movie TBD, kids' games, art,  and activities
  • Friday, August 23rd, Beach Party: Live music from Bill Deal's Original Rhondels, seafood, craft beer, and children's activities
If this isn't enough music on the beach for you, check out Big Bands on the Bay on Sundays in OV. 
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