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Virginia Arts Festival

World-Renowned Art Across Nine Virginia Cities

Incredible artists, commissioned works, extraordinary collaborations, and unforgettable performances ... it’s all waiting for you at the annual Virginia Arts Festival. Since 1997, this acclaimed festival has brought the world’s great artists to performance venues throughout the Hampton Roads area, making this beautiful region – already beloved for its beaches, pristine waterways, wildlife, and historical attractions that date back to the earliest days of our country – a cultural destination for travelers from around the world.

Virginia International Tattoo, Photo Heiko DeWees

The big event is the Virginia International Tattoo. Presented in the grand tradition of the world's oldest tattoos, this Tattoo is an all-American show of patriotism and pride – one international sensation. The dynamic cast of more than 1000 hails from several countries. The Tattoo has something for everyone. Count on marching bands, massed pipes and drums, military drill teams, Celtic dancers, choirs and as always, surprise guests! The 2019 Virginia International Tattoo is themed “Courage & Commitment: A Salute to Women in the Military.”  Generation after generation of women have shown not only the courage to protect the nation in times of war, but the commitment to change the nation for the better from within. In signature Tattoo style, we will tell their stories. Named by American Bus Association as the 2016 Top Event in the United States, Virginia International Tattoo will feature the finest cast ever assembled April 30 through May 3, 2020 at Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia.

The central mid-Atlantic location makes this region an ideal location for a getaway. So what are you waiting for? Plan your Virginia Arts Festival getaway today!


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Last Updated: 1/28/2020

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