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
Aidonia Live in Concert
at MP Ultra Lounge Find Tickets
Its another exclusive event from MP Ultra Lounge AND Streetz 87.7 FM!! fLYING IN STRAIGHT FROM JAMAICA, AIDONIA, PERFORMING LIVE Saturday February 16, 2019! Doors open 9pm, we party until late!!
Father, Daughter Brunch and Paint Day
at Kick Start Art Gallery Find Tickets
So being appreciative of the many parents in the world raising little princesses we would like extend the invitation to all parents and their beautiful little women.
NSU National Broadcasting Society 2019 Gala
at Norfolk State University Find Tickets
Go Hollywood and watch student productions, eat, listen to our guest speaker, and network to celebrate our new members and eventful year !
Pillow Fight: Winter Beer Invitational
O’Connor Brewing Co. Presents: Pillow Fight! Winter Beer Invitational Featuring the juiciest, pillowy beers from 20+ east coast breweries. Have you ever been to a beer festival so chill that you can literally show up in your pajamas? On Saturday, March 2nd we’re hosting
4th Annual Bow Wow Ball
at Wyndham Garden Norfolk Downtown Find Tickets
Hampton Roads Heroes at Home(Formerly Lady’s Grace) is hosting their 4th Annual Bow Wow Ball! We are paying tribute to the canine members of our military families! It will of course be a night of fluff and fur.
Mardi Gras 2019
at Waterside District Find Tickets
Get ready for Mardi Gras 2019 at Waterside District, featuring 5 parties under 1 roof! There will be live music, street performers, King Cake eating competition, and Norfolk’s only indoor shopping cart parade!
Charly Bliss at Toast
LAVA Presents and Broadberry Entertainment Group Present:Saturday, March 9, 2019 at ToastCharly Blisswith special guest TBA
Halftime @ The Half Moon
at Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center Find Tickets
Portsmouth Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta and Zeta Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Presents: Halftime @ The Half Moon (1 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510) on March 15, 2019 from 1pm- 5pm.
Lets Roll Sushi like a Samurai
This is one of my all time most popular classes. It is interactive, you will all roll your own Sushi rolls. Lets roll sushi like Samurais Lets make some miso broth, a salad with ginger dressing, then we will cook some rice and get rolling.
The Golden Brunch
at Gold Room Find Tickets
Welcome to Gold Room NFK. Come enjoy a 5 star Sunday buffet.
Today at 09:00 PM - Feb 17, 02:00 AM
MP Ultra Lounge
Feb 15 at 07:00 PM · 09:00 pm
164 S Military Highway
Feb 15 at 06:00 PM · 09:00 pm
Norview Baptist Church