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Bounty of Fall Festivals in Downtown Norfolk

Fall officially begins on September 22nd, and while the weather may not match the season quite yet, fall festival season is on its way. Whether you are looking to taste some of Virginia’s finest wines with friends or dance the night away with your crew of goblins and ghouls, there’s plenty of fun coming to downtown Norfolk this fall. Due…

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SkyStar Wheel Packs Up & Rolls out of Waterside District

The SkyStar, a 137-foot high observation wheel located next to Waterside District throughout the summer, has officially completed its stay in Norfolk. With breathtaking views of the Elizabeth River, downtown Norfolk, and neighboring Portsmouth, SkyStar attracted tens of thousands of riders this summer. The 12-story wheel, equipped with 36 climate-controlled gondolas, opened at Waterside District in May and welcomed its…

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SkyStar Arrives at Waterside

SkyStar Wheel Arrives at Waterside 12 story Ferris wheel makes debut in Norfolk, VA Norfolk, VA (3.9.18) – Waterside District is pleased to announce Norfolk’s newest entertainment attraction, SkyStar at Waterside. Arriving May 2018, the 137 foot high wheel will be located adjacent to Waterside District and offer individuals, groups, and companies a brand new entertainment option this Summer. The…

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2018 Veer Music Awards Winners Announced

Around 300 local music fans packed Waterside District for the Veer Music Awards on Tuesday February 13th. This 7th annual event featured live performances, craft beer, and 34-plus awards categories with 320 nominees.   Album of the Year 1. “Anthony Rosano & the Conqueroos” – WINNER 2. Bennett Wales & the Relief, “Flood Without Water” 3. Ben Phelps, “Goodbye Summer”…

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Stripers Waterside opens to the public on Monday, Nov. 27

Norfolk, VA (11.27.17) – Waterside District is pleased to announce the opening of Stripers Waterside. The Norfolk location will be the Outer Banks-based restaurant group’s second location and a welcomed addition to the downtown Norfolk Waterfront when it opens within Waterside District. “Partnering with the Waterside District team presented a unique opportunity to bring Stripers Waterside to Norfolk, VA. We’re excited to showcase our…

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Grand Illumination Parade kicks off Holiday Season

The 2017 Grand Illumination parade officially kicked off the holiday season on Saturday November 18th. This year’s parade featured dozens of schools, nonprofit organizations, and companies marching through the streets on downtown Norfolk. Check out the gallery below to view a few highlights.

War of the Wings Makes Norfolk Debut

On a crisp fall morning, War of the Wings made its Norfolk, VA debut. Over 1,000 guests attended the November 4th festival, organized by Sinclair Communications and Waterside District. The event featured 16 regional wing restaurants competing for the best buffalo wings in town. People’s choice and judges winners included Peck N’ Pour, Bucketheads Bar & Grill, and Stripers Waterside.…

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Family Movie Night featuring Hocus Pocus

Date: October 24th Time: Doors 5pm; Movie 6-8pm Where: Blue Moon Stage Powered by Lumos Tickets: Free Parking: Valet, Waterside District garage Seating: We encourage you to bring your own chair to lounge on the Promenade as seating will be limited on the stage. Come to Waterside District’s Family Movie Night, featuring this month’s pick, Hocus Pocus! Don’t miss out on this event that the…

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War of the Wings Finds New Home in Norfolk, VA

War of the Wings Finds New Home in Norfolk, VA Waterside District & Sinclair Communications are excited to bring War of the Wings to the mermaid city of Norfolk, VA. The 2017 event will feature samplings from 20 local restaurants, wing eating competition, and live music. WHAT: Virginia War of the Wings 2017 WHEN: Saturday, November 4th (from 2 – 5…

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Country Showdown to Hold Final Regional Auditions at Waterside District

Country Showdown to Hold Final Regional Auditions at Waterside District In search for country music’s next superstar! Norfolk, Va. – Is the best new act in country music right here in the Hampton Roads? Now is your chance to find out! Waterside District and PBR have partnered with US106.1 New Country radio to host the regional finals for Country Showdown,…

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