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Norfolk is a city that celebrates special events and their contributions to the vibrancy, cultural richness and economic vitality of our community. Norfolk values the diverse array of events hosted annually and encourages new events that will educate, entertain and support healthy lifestyles in our communities.

Open Air Events

Open Air Events encompass all outdoor programs contracted with the City of Norfolk and managed by SevenVenues, with a focus on contributing to Norfolk’s quality of life. Events like Pridefest, Caribfest, Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon and many more have been designed to:

  • Enhance tourism.
  • Provide an economic benefit to local businesses.
  • Promote cultural diversity.
  • Provide affordable entertainment in an outdoor setting.

Open Air Events was established in 2016 as a merger between the City of Norfolk’s SevenVenues and Norfolk’s Special Events Team.

What location is your event taking place at? Will your event be on City-owned property? If you are unsure, visit Norfolk Air to find out. If so, you may need a SevenVenues Event Permit. For guidance, visit Small and Large Event Permits.  
If your event protected by the first amendment? If so, apply for the Expressive Activity Permit.
Interested in equipment for your event? If so, you can request City Event Rental Equipment from SevenVenues.
Are you interested in hosting an event at Town Point Park? If so, contact SevenVenues for more information.

Contact SevenVenues

The SevenVenues office is located in Scope Arena.  Administrative offices are located on the lower concourse and are accessible from the Box Office (in the Scope Parking Garage).

Please contact our staff at (757) 664-6880 for assistance or to schedule a meeting with our team.

Contact Us
SevenVenues Office
Scope Arena
201 E. Brambleton Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23510

Phone:  (757) 664-6880
Fax:  (757) 664-6990

SevenVenues Equipment Rentals
2800 Tarrant Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23509

Ph: 757-441-1141
Fx: 757-441-1216