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Things to Do

Downtown Norfolk Events and Activities

There are so many unique things to do and experience in Downtown Norfolk, and we gather them ALL in one convenient place for you here on our Event Calendar. Check it out. We dare you not to find something to do!

Event Calendar

Where to Eat

Downtown Norfolk restaurants and bars are the best in Norfolk: unique, independent, chef-inspired, and all within our very walkable Downtown district. Where else can you find the perfect spot for a romantic dinner, a power lunch or an evening out with a tableful of friends all within a few blocks of each other? Here are links to all there is to eat and drink Downtown, by category.


See the Sights

Downtown Norfolk has SO much to see and do! Top notch museums, world-class festivals, conversation-starting art, gorgeous bikeable or walkable trails, breathtaking waterfront, entertaining cruises, fascinating historical sites, exciting sports... the list goes on and on. I don't know about you, but I think all of these incredible attractions makes Downtown Norfolk a pretty ATTRACTIVE place to be (get it??).


There are so many things to do in Downtown Norfolk for all ages and any desire. Downtown is easily walkable, too, so nothing is far away. Plan your next Downtown visit around unique and local shopping, great attractions, a buzzing dining scene, live music, art, glass-blowing, sailing, checking out the waterfront, a ballgame, a history tour, a battleship, live performances, an outdoor festival or much more. You can find it all below.

Check out our event calendar for what's happening right now in Downtown Norfolk. If you are interested in things to see and do outside of Downtown Norfolk, check out VisitNorfolk.