Events

Giving Back and Community Impact Awards Reception 2020

On Nov. 4, Coastal Virginia Magazine honored our annual Giving Back and Community Impact Awards winners, celebrating area nonprofits and businesses that make a difference in our community, at a special reception at Virginia MOCA in Virginia Beach. For our 2020 awards, we made…

CoVa Bride Winter Wedding Showcase 2020

Future brides, grooms, family members and friends got a taste of wedding magic at the Coastal Virginia Bride Winter Wedding Showcase held on Jan. 5 at The Founders Inn and Spa in Virginia Beach. Local wedding experts were on hand offering tips and…

Coastal Virginia Magazine WineFest 2020

A celebration of good times with Virginia wines, the seventh annual Coastal Virginia Magazine WineFest was held on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 25 and 26 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Ten Virginia wineries, four cideries, three breweries, four distilleries and one meadery…

Giving Back and Community Impact Awards Reception

Coastal Virginia Magazine staff, honorees and guests gathered at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Virginia Beach on Nov. 7, 2019 for our annual Giving Back and Community Impact Awards celebrating area nonprofits and businesses that make a difference…

CoVa Best Of Party 2019

Coastal Virginia Magazine’s annual Best Of Party was held on Thursday, July 25 at Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center in Downtown Norfolk. Partygoers enjoyed an evening of Sizzle, Salsa and Swoon as the event themed Hot Havana Nights celebrated…

CoVa Battle of the Burgers 2019

CoVa Battle of the Burgers returned for its second year to crown Coastal Virginia’s best burger on the Southside and Peninsula with two separate events on Saturday, April 27 at the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach and Saturday, May…

Coastal Virginia Magazine WineFest 2019

A celebration of good times with Virginia wines, the sixth annual Coastal Virginia Magazine WineFest was held on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 26–27 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Nineteen wineries and cideries provided tastings while specialty vendors offered gourmet…

Coastal Virginia Bride Winter Wedding Showcase

The Coastal Virginia Bride Winter Wedding Showcase was held on Jan. 6 at The Founders Inn and Spa in Virginia Beach, and united brides- and grooms-to-be along with their guests with the best vendors, samples and information to plan their…

Top Lawyers 2018-2019 Reception

Photos by David Uhrin On Nov. 8, Coastal Virginia Magazine and CoVa BIZ held a special reception at a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty luxury home in Norfolk honoring the Top Lawyers in Coastal Virginia as nominated by their peers. Top Lawyers…

Giving Back Awards Reception 2018

On Nov. 1, Coastal Virginia Magazine honored nonprofit organizations featured in the seventh annual Giving Back Awards and businesses featured in CoVa BIZ’s Community Impact Awards at a special reception at Virginia MOCA in Virginia Beach. Guests enjoyed a delicious…

CoVa Cocktail Party 2018

The CoVa Cocktail Party was held on Sept. 24 at Beachside Social in Virginia Beach. Guests tasted cocktails using Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal as the main ingredient prepared by 10 of the best mixologists from local restaurants. Attendees imbibed while…

CoVa Best Of Party 2018

Coastal Virginia Magazine’s annual Best Of Party was held on Thursday, July 26 at Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center in Downtown Norfolk. Guests donned hula skirts, island-inspired floral shirts and leis for a Hawaiian-themed luau celebrating the magazine’s Best…

CoVa Battle of the Burgers

Photos by David Uhrin; additional photos of Repeal Bourbon and Burgers courtesy of Paige Mangus. On April 28, Coastal Virginia Magazine hosted the inaugural Battle of the Burgers at the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, and crowned Coastal Virginia’s best…

Coastal Virginia Spirits Soiree

On Nov. 4, Coastal Virginia Magazine and the Virginia Distillers Association hosted the first ever Coastal Virginia Spirits Soiree at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Distilleries from all over the state, vendors and guests gathered to celebrate the resurgence of…

Giving Back Awards Reception 2017

On Nov. 2, Coastal Virginia Magazine honored nonprofit organizations featured in the 6th Annual Giving Back Awards and businesses featured in CoVa Biz’s Community Impact Awards at a special reception at Virginia MOCA in Virginia Beach. Guests posed for photos in…

Top Docs and Dentists 2017 Reception at Virginia Beach MOCA

On Sept. 7, Coastal Virginia Magazine held a reception honoring the Top Docs and Dentists in our region as voted by their peers. Doctors, dentists and their guests on the Southside gathered at Virginia Beach MOCA for drinks, catered food…

CoVa Best Of Party 2017

Coastal Virginia Magazine's annual Best Of Party was held on Thursday, July 27 at Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center in Downtown Norfolk. Guests gathered on the red carpet for a vintage Hollywood-inspired evening celebrating the magazine's Best Of Readers'…

Diamonds & Denim Gala and Auction

Ability Center of Virginia (ACVA) hosted a Diamonds & Denim Gala and Auction on March 11 at the Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel. For 20 years, ACVA had organized a “Run for the Roses” theme for their gala, and this…

Peninsula Fine Arts Center's Artini

Peninsula Fine Arts Center held their 6th Annual Artini on Feb. 10 at Ella’s Place, a pop-up jazz club located at the former Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill in City Center, Newport News. The event serves as…

CoVa Cocktail Party

The CoVa Cocktail Party was held on May 7 at Hilton Norfolk The Main's rooftop beer garden and bar Grain, where guests mixed and mingled while trying different cocktails prepared by some of the best mixologists in the area. The party also…

CoVa BeerFest and Food Truck Rodeo 2017

The local food truck and craft beer scenes of Coastal Virginia collided on Saturday, May 6 at Hunt Club Farm in Virginia Beach for the annual CoVa BeerFest and Food Truck Rodeo, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting The Noblemen, who also poured…

Coastal Virginia Magazine Winefest 2017

Celebrating good times with Virginia wines, the Coastal Virginia Magazine 2017 Winefest was held Saturday and Sunday, January 28–29 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Vendors included more than 20 Virginia wineries and cideries, specialty foods and arts and crafts. The festival also…

Giving Back Awards Reception 2016

On Nov. 3, Coastal Virginia Magazine honored nonprofit organizations featured in the 5th Annual Giving Back Awards during a Night of Giving, presented by Old Point National Bank, at Virginia MOCA. Guests enjoyed a wonderful assortment of Southern-inspired bites from Sweetwater Cuisine, as well as…