Hampton Roads, VA is home to the largest military bases in the Unites States. Virginia Beach, the largest resort city on the east coast, is proud to host The Patriotic Festival — A Military Celebration to honor our armed forces personnel and their families. The Patriotic Festival is the largest regional Military Celebration and is the City of Va. Beach’s primary event of the summer season.

The PATRIOTIC FESTIVAL celebrates the military at the Virginia Beach oceanfront for three days of national touring artist concerts, military expos and displays. The concerts will be at 5th Street and Oceanfront Friday and Saturday Evening and Sunday Afternoon.

The USO Military Expo Village at 17th Street & Oceanfront will showcase the mission, equipment and personnel through exhibits, demonstrations and displays on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 15th Street to 20th Street. All branches of the military: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard participate.

Past military activities, exhibits and mobile tours have included an LCAC (Landing Craft Air Cushion Vehicle / Hovercraft), The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, Marines, Air Force, Washington National Mobile Tours, Ride 2 Recovery Memorial Challenge, Entertainment by US Fleet Band, USO Show Troop, Marines Silent Drill Platoon, and more. Visit the Mobile Tour page for more information.

Be a part of this salute to our troops, serving now and in the past. A salute and celebration of our military! Remember the men and women of the United States Military and Armed Forces for their heroism and the sacrifices they make for Americans.

America’s most popular artists have performed at the Patriotic Festival, such as JAKE OWEN, OLD DOMINION, BRETT ELDREDGE, BRANTLEY GILBERT, RASCAL FLATTS, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, CARRIE UNDERWOOD, WAYNE NEWTON, TEMPTATIONS, FOUR TOPS, HUEY LEWIS, SUGAR RAY, GRETCHEN WILSON, TRAVIS TRITT, GARY ALLEN, ZAC BROWN BAND, UNCLE KRACKER, JASON ALDEAN, STEEL PULSE, DARIUS RUCKER, BEACH BOYS, ROBIN MEADE, MIRANDA LAMBERT, LITTLE BIG TOWN, SAM HUNT, ALABAMA, BOBBY BONES, CHRIS YOUNG, COLE SWINDELL, KANE BROWN, LUKE COMBS. To see our full history of artists, visit our Performers page.

Patriotic Festival History

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