Hampton Roads, VA is home of the largest military bases in the USA. Virginia Beach, the largest resort city on the east coast is hosting The Patriotic Festival—A Military Celebration to honor our armed forces personnel and their families.
PATRIOTIC FESTIVAL celebrates THE MILITARY at The Virginia Beach Oceanfront for three days of National Touring Artists 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 will be participating.
Military activities ,exhibits and mobile tours will include LCAC (Landing Craft Air Cushion Vehicle / Hovercraft), The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, Marines, Air Force and Washington National Mobile Tours, Ride 2 Recovery Memorial Challenge, Entertainment by US Fleet Band , USO Show Troop and Marines Silent Drill Platoon, and much 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 RASCAL FLATTS, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, CARRIE UNDERWOOD, MICHAEL MCDONALD, SINBAD, WAYNE NEWTON, TEMPTATIONS, FOUR TOPS, HUEY LEWIS, SUGAR RAY, BIG & RICH, GRETCHEN WILSON, SUGARLAND, BRIAN MCKNIGHT, TRAVIS TRITT, GARY ALLEN, ZAC BROWN BAND, DAVID COOK, & MATT NATHANSON, UNCLE KRACKER, DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES, JASON ALDEAN , THE McCLYMONTS, STEEL PULSE, DARIUS RUCKER, BEACH BOYS, ROBIN MEADE, THE BLUE ANGELS, MIRANDA LAMBERT, LITTLE BIG TOWN, HUNTER HAYES, THE BAND PERRY, JAKE OWEN, LEE BRICE, CHRIS YOUNG, SAM HUNT and ALABAMA . The Patriotic Festival is the largest regional Military Celebration and is the City of Va. Beach’s primary event of the summer season. Below you can view images from Patriotic Festivals in 2005 – 2017.