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The Best Community Events In Virginia Beach For Retirees

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Are you getting close to retirement age and looking for a vibrant and active community to spend your golden years in? Or have you already retired and are ready for a change of scenery? Virginia Beach is a fantastic retirement destination that offers endless opportunities to spend your retirement years with ease and excitement!

With its warm climate, stunning beaches, and lively community, Virginia Beach is the perfect destination for retirees who want to stay active, engaged, and surrounded by like-minded individuals. And at Atlantic Shores, we offer a one-of-a-kind retirement community activities and experiences that are all about living your retirement years to the fullest.

Let’s first focus on the many fun activities and events that happen all around Virginia Beach throughout the year. One of the best things about Virginia Beach is the variety of community events geared toward retirees or community-wide events that offer fun for all ages. From art festivals to outdoor concerts, there is always something to do and see.

Here are some of the best community events in Virginia Beach that are perfect for retirees:

Virginia Beach Community Events And Activities


Virginia Beach Farmers Market.

The Virginia Beach Farmers Market is a must-visit destination if you love fresh, local produce, baked goods, and beautifully-made artisan crafts. With over 75 vendors, there is something for everyone to find and enjoy! The market is open year-round, with special events and activities scheduled throughout the year that make it a truly special, continuous event.

Neptune Festival.

It wouldn’t be a picturesque, beachside city if it didn’t have aquatic-themed events! The Neptune Festival is one of Virginia Beach’s most popular events, drawing thousands of visitors from around the world every year. The unique and memorable festival celebrates Virginia Beach’s coastal culture with an array of events, including an arts and craft show, a sand sculpting competition, and a grand parade.

This event also provides financial support to the city of Virginia Beach and local nonprofits, so you can truly feel good about attending this fun event!

Outdoor Concerts.

Virginia Beach is home to several outdoor concert venues that offer a variety of musical genres and events. From classical music, bluegrass, and country to rock and roll, there is something for everyone and every musical preference. Some of the most popular outdoor concert venues in Virginia Beach include the Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater, the Neptune Park Bandshell, and the Beach Street USA Concert Series.

Art Festivals.

Virginia Beach is home to a thriving arts community, with several art festivals held throughout the year. The MOCA Boardwalk Art Show, held annually, is one of the largest and most prestigious outdoor art shows on the East Coast. Featuring an average of 275 artists from all over the U.S. and beyond, you’ll be able to explore an eclectic range of fine arts and crafts while enjoying local food vendors and musical talent.

Virginia Beach Restaurant Week.

If you’re a foodie, you will want to attend Virginia Beach Restaurant Week. This event typically occurs twice a year and offers a chance to sample the city’s best cuisine at discounted prices. With over 90 participating restaurants, there’s sure to be something to tempt your taste buds.

Virginia Patriotic Festival.

Show your patriotic spirit at the Virginia Patriotic Festival. This festival occurs in the neighboring town of Norfolk every Memorial Day weekend. The event celebrates America’s armed forces with live music, military displays, and other patriotic activities. It’s an excellent opportunity to honor our nation’s heroes and connect with others who share your love of the country.

Virginia Beach International Sand Soccer Tournament.

The Virginia Beach International Sand Soccer Tournament is the largest beach soccer tournament in the world. It’s deemed the globe’s premier single-weekend sand soccer festival. The tournament takes place every June and attracts over 11,000 players and spectators. Visitors can watch games throughout the weekend and enjoy live music performances, food vendors, and a beer garden. So if you like sun, sand, surf, and soccer, this is the event you won’t want to miss!

18,000 Acres of State Parks.

Virginia Beach offers some of the best state parks, full of beautiful foliage, scenic trails, and diverse wildlife. First Landing State Park is the most visited park in all of Virginia and offers educational programs, including animal tracking, bird watching, fishing, and more. Explore maritime forests, freshwater marshes, barrier islands, sand dunes, and more in these beautiful parks.

Atlantic Shores Activities And Events

At Atlantic Shores, we understand that community is an essential part of retirement. That’s why, on top of all of the amazing community events found throughout Virginia Beach, we also offer fun and engaging events and activities here at Atlantic Shores designed specifically for our residents. From book clubs to fitness classes to social outings, there is always something to do and someone to do it with.

Here are just a few of the many options available:

Fitness classes.

There are a range of fitness classes, including yoga, Zumba, and water aerobics, available to our residents. These classes are a great way to stay active and healthy in a fun and social environment.

Art classes.

If you’re interested in creative pursuits, we offer art classes such as painting, pottery, and jewelry making. These classes provide an opportunity to express yourself creatively and meet like-minded individuals.

Educational seminars.

We believe that learning doesn’t end at a certain age. That’s why we host regular workshops and seminars on diversified topics, such as health and wellness, financial planning, and technology. These seminars provide valuable information and a chance to learn from experts in their respective fields.

Social clubs.

We look for every opportunity to help our residents connect with one another. One way we do that is by offering lively social clubs, including book clubs, card clubs, and gardening clubs. These clubs are a great way to meet new people who share similar interests and hobbies.

Volunteer opportunities.

Our community and where we live are an essential part of who we are, and because of that, we offer the chance to give back to the community through various volunteer opportunities. These include working with local charities and organizations and participating in community service projects within the community itself.

Themed Events.

Who doesn’t love an event with a fun or unique theme? From brunch events, themed-movie nights, or potluck dinners to holiday events and more, we host many themed events throughout the year to keep your calendar fun and exciting!

Exciting Activities For Your Retirement Years

Virginia Beach is the place to be if you’re looking for a retirement destination that offers plenty of opportunities for fun, connection, and personal growth. And at Atlantic Shores, we’re here to help you make the most of your retirement years! In addition to our events and activities, we offer a variety of amenities and services that are designed to make retirement living easy and enjoyable. But most importantly, we offer a sense of community and belonging that is unmatched. Our residents come from various backgrounds and experiences, but they all share a common desire to stay active and engaged in their retirement years. We’re honored to be a part of that, and we hope we can welcome you into our family during your golden years!

So why wait? Come experience the best of Virginia Beach for yourself!