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Get your culture fix in Norfolk, Virginia

by Lia Holloway on 29 August 2014, 10:08AM

Norfolk, Virginia oozes fun, vibrant entertainment and culture, delicious cuisines. Enjoy stunning views across Chesapeake Bay as you savour the freshest seafood or sip on some of the best wines from Mermaid Winery – Virginia’s first urban winery. Norfolk hosts numerous events year-round, however the clear stand out is The Virginia Arts Festival. 

The Virginia Arts Festival packs 30+ events into 6-8 weeks every Spring. From April to May you can experience astounding performances from opera, ballet, comedy, musical ensembles, award-winning artists and more. The Virginia Art Festival has something for all tastes from classical to rock and folk to jazz. Performances are held in spectacular surrounds such as beautiful historic churches, concert halls and outdoor settings.

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The 2015 festival features award-winning artists including Renée Fleming, Audra McDonald, Rosanne Cash, Cantus and Attacca String Quartet. Some other key performances are Bluebeard’s Castle & Disney’s Fantasia LIVE in concert. A beautifully staged opera by Bartók tells the tale of Bluebeards bringing his latest bride, Judith to his castle and proudly displaying its great hall. The stage is complimented by dramatic glass sculptures by artist Dale Chihuly, each at least 10 feet tall.  Disney’s Fantasia LIVE in concert is performed by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra whilst scenes from Walt Disney’s original FANTASIA (1940) and Disney FANTASIA 2000 bringing the childhood favourites back to life on high definition screens.

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The Festival also gives a special salute to the US armed forces with the Virginia International Tattoo held from April 23-25. The Tattoo has been thrilling audiences year after year with a wonderful display of patriotism and inspirational music.

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Rounding up the Virginia Arts Festival is the Virginia Beer Festival. Held on the weekend of 16-17 May, in Town Point Park, this is one of the most popular beer festivals in the mid-Atlantic Region. The beautiful waterfront setting, live music, delicious foods and of course fantastic beer – creates the perfect fun-filled atmosphere. Enjoy the afternoon sampling a variety of international premium beers, hand crafted American brews, comprising of over 125 tap handles. 

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For more information on the Virginia Arts Festival visit www.vafest.org

To book your next Virginia Holiday call 0845 543 6615 or visit Travelbag's website here


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