The Special Events Office is responsible for providing event permits and will assist with scheduling and approval by other City departments to ensure a safe and smooth event process.

The office does not plan, present or sponsor events itself. Events in Virginia Beach are planned and presented by individuals, neighborhood associations, non-profit organizations, other city departments, local businesses, cultural institutions and professional event planners.​​ The current city contractor for entertainment events in the oceanfront resort area is Beach Events.​

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Film Permit Application

The City of Virginia Beach shall permit the film production industry to utilize the variety of backdrops afforded within the City as locations for filming or videotaping, so long as the locations do not unreasonably with the public health and/or safety nor unreasonably endanger any property.

Teen Events

Understand the rules and regulations for holding a teen Dance Hall/Event.

Teen Party with Strobe Lights