Annual Events: Pungo Strawberry Festival
Although known for its great beaches, Virginia Beach
also has miles and miles of beautiful farmland.
This area called Pungo, and so a 'Pungo Strawberry Festival' is held annually every Memorial Day weekend.
All the strawberries you can eat prepared in over 50 different ways
is the Festival highlight,
but activities will also include a Pie-Eating contest,
several Racing Car exhibits, one of the largest Carnivals on the
east coast, continuous entertainment on 4 stages, a Parade, Livestock Sale and Show,
a multi-million Military Display,
Pig Races, Youth Art Show,
and some of the most unique
Arts and Crafts exhibited on
the east coast.
Don't miss this family-oriented, fun, wholesome, alcohol-free event.
The Festival begins at the
corner of Indian River Road
and Princess Anne Road and continues
south on Princess Anne Road.
Public parking is available within easy walking distance,
north and south on Princess Anne Road.
Neptune Festival Sandman Triathlon
One of the mid-Atlantic's best known triathlons
kicks off at Atlantic Avenue at 31st Street.
A 1K open ocean swim is followed by a 14-mile
bike race through Fort Story, concluding with a
5K run along the boardwalk. Registration fee.
Get your fill of plump, juicy strawberries at the annual Pungo Strawberry Festival held each Memorial Day weekend