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Be sure to check out the First Annual Virginia Beach Tattoo Festival being held August 16, 17, and 18 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center! This festival is sure to be fun for the whole family with tattooing, entertainment, food, drinks, contests, clothing, unique art and more! Take a look at the website for more details at www.vbtattoofest.com.
If you're a vacationer or newbie, the most difficult part about your Virginia Beach vacation will be deciding what to do first when you arrive. The shoes are the first things to go... and naturally the kids have hit the beach! But then it starts. Decisions... decisions... With miles of sand, surf, activities, and restaurants to choose from, your vacation itinerary will be filled to the brim. There are so many attractions and activities to explore , it's hard to pick just one. If staying in one of the many Hotels, Motels , Condos , Vacation Home Rentals , or Bed and Breakfast Inns near the resort area, the "obvious" choice is the ever popular oceanfront Boardwalk that overflows with excitement, from Shops and Restaurants ... to music and entertainment. Residents and tourists alike love to stroll, jog, bike, or skate along the boardwalk as they take in the award-winning landscaping sprinkled with colorful flags, teak benches, whimsical bigger-than-life art sculptures including the huge Norwegian Lady and King Neptune statues.
During the summer, Atlantic Avenue turns into Beach Street USA and transforms itself into a little bit of Mardi Gras with fireworks displays, performers, musicians, jugglers, as well as live bands and entertainment at the 17th and 24th Street stages. Whether there's a surfing championship, art show, sandcastle contest, live concerts with big name performers, or a holiday festival going on... everyday is special on the boardwalk. Have fun!
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Social Dances Friday and Sunday MudRun This year (2011) marks the 11th Annual Armed Services YMCA MudRun, an 8K Race which begins on the beach at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek and winds through sand dunes and a variety of coastal terrains, leading to obstacles such as a low crawl, a five foot wall, a series of beach barricades, and mud pits before coming into the homestretch to a misting tent! And if you think that this race is only for adults, guess again: children from 5 - 12 years old can compete in the MiniMud, a 1 mile race which allows them to get just as muddy as their adult counterparts. This race is the largest fundraising campaign the Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads puts on each year, the proceeds from which go towards funding programs to assist junior enlisted military members, their spouses, and their children. While it is only a one day race, if you happen to be in the area for it, you can get muddy and know that you're helping out a great cause. To learn more about the organization and its programs, visit: http://www.asymcamudrun.com/ . This year the race is being held on Saturday, August 8th at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek at 8am.