Norfolk is the second-largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Norfolk is one of nine cities which make-up Hampton Roads municipality. The Elizabeth River on the West and the Chesapeake Bay on the North encircle Norfolk. It is also bordered on the South by the city of Chesapeake and on the east by Virginia Beach. Norfolk is home to the world's biggest military coalition and home of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization defense headquarters. Norfolk offers a vast number of water front properties because of the extreme amount of water encircling the area. Norfolk affords a broad arrangement of Interstate Highways, Bridges and Tunnels to connect it with its neighbors. In the late 1600's Norfolk experienced a growth boom when the "Half Moone Fort" was built. In 1680, The House of Burgesses recognized the Towne of Lower Norfolk County, which was subdivided in 1691 becoming Norfolk County and Princess Anne County. In 1705, Norfolk became incorporated. Norfolk became a significant port for exporting merchandise to the British Isles and other destinations. In 1776, Lord Dunmore shelled the city with a fleet of three ships for an excess of eight hours, destroying about two thirds of the city. Partisans strategically destroyed any building that remained. The only walls that were still standing were those of Saint Paul's Episcopal Church where a cannonball remains inside the wall of the church. The city received another substantial financial setback when three hundred buildings were destroyed along the waterfront by a devastating fire. Things looked up for Norfolk as it expanded its holdings due to annexation. In 1906 Berkley was annexed with Norfolk followed by Sewell's Point, Willoughby spit and Campostella and the Ocean View area in 1923. The Navy base along with miles of coastline property facing Hampton roads and the Chesapeake Bay were included in the 1923 annexation. In 1959, Norfolk accomplished another small annexation with Virginia Beach resulting in its present borders. Because of its proximity to Chesapeake Bay, the many museums and tourist attractions there are unlimited things to do in the area making this a wonderful place to visit for a day or for a lifetime.
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Events in Norfolk
Copy of Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban 21 and up night
at The Granby Theater
Granby Theater is turning the theater into Granby Hall for the 3rd movie of the series. We have a had a packed house every movie so far.
Illusions The Drag Queen Show Norfolk - Drag Queen Dinner - Norfolk, VA
at Illusions The Drag Queen Show Norfolk
Illusions the Drag Queen Show Norfolk is the perfect combination of spectacular burlesque style and comedy performances by the industry’s best celebrity impersonators and the funniest Norfolk drag queen hosts you’ll ever have the pleasure of encountering.
at Harrison Opera House
Get ready to see Norman Brown in Norfolk at Harrison Opera House. Secure your tickets now to Norman Brown before this show sells out as this will be one of the biggest concerts all year long.
2022 Memorial Day All White Midnight Yacht Party
at The Spirit of Norfolk
Spirit of Norfolk 2022 Memorial Day Yacht Party Norfolk
Norfolk Tides vs. Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp
at Harbor Park
Get tickets to see the Norfolk Tides vs. Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp at Harbor Park! This event is set to sell out so buy your tickets now to Norfolk Tides vs. Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp from the link above and save big!
Couples Paint Night with Off The Canvas
at 757 Makerspace: Norfolk
Need a fun date night? You’re in the right place!
Mimosas & Heels Drag Brunch
at The Public House
Mimosas & Heels Drag Brunch is Nominated as the best Drag Brunch in 757 outwire. Hosted by Harpy Daniels, The Navy Drag Queen.
Norfolk Tides vs. Syracuse Mets
at Harbor Park
Get tickets to see the Norfolk Tides vs. Syracuse Mets at Harbor Park! This event is set to sell out so buy your tickets now to Norfolk Tides vs. Syracuse Mets from the link above and save big!
Grads & Dads and Juneteenth Day Weekend Event
at 300 Monticello Ave
Vendors Wanted!!! June 18th is Grads & Dads and June 19th we’re celebrating Juneteenth Day!
Father's Day Comedy Show
at New Life Church - Ghent Campus
Sat. Night Quality Comedy for the Entire Family... SOME OF THE BIGGEST NAMES IN COMEDY COMING TOGETHER FOR A CAUSE!!!
Today at 08:00 PM - 08:00 pm
Harrison Opera House
Today at 07:00 PM - May 29, 01:00 AM
Today at 07:00 PM - 08:00 pm
Illusions The Drag Queen Show Norfolk