Six Events to Attend this September

While there’s always the beautiful beaches to enjoy any day of the week, September is an especially great time of year for families and individuals alike to take in many of the planned events in the Virginia Beach area. With gorgeous ocean views and a relaxing city life, Virginia Beach is the perfect destination for those trying to get away in the early fall months. Check out these exciting upcoming events in the Virginia Beach area.

Blues at the Beach

Welcoming children and adults free of charge, Blues on the Beach is a blues festival in Virginia Beach running from September 5-6. Featuring famous blues musicians from across the country, Blues on the Beach showcases several artists over a two day concert in an outdoor venue. Artists such as Terry Garland, James Herman, and Billy Boy Arnold will perform and even offer free workshops to audiences.

18th Annual Neptune’s Fall Wine Festival

Located in Neptune’s Park, Virginia Beach, from September 6-7, 12-5pm, the older ones in the crowd can leave the kids at home to enjoy a relaxing evening out enjoying the many remarkable wines of Virginia. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $25 on Saturday and $30 on Sunday, and can also be purchased as a group for up to eight guests. Unwind with live music, great food, and of course the best wine in Virginia.

Mediterranean Weekend

For those looking for a taste of Italian and Greek cultures, the Mediterranean Weekend, running from September 12-14, is a perfect step into the Mediterranean world. Children and parents alike are welcome to enjoy the best Italian and Greek food, experience music and cultural dance, and participate in fun activities such as grape stomping. Festival goers will have the opportunity to purchase different cultural souvenirs, allowing them to bring the Mediterranean home.

Sandman Triathlon

Challenging even the toughest athletes to an intense test of the mind and body, the Sandman Triathlon boasts an exacting 750 meter ocean swim, a 5k run, and a 14-mile bike ride. Now featuring a new route allowing for more participants, the event is expecting to draw plenty of competitors and spectators alike. On September 21st, competitors can come out to test their skills at 7:00am, and relax and enjoy the wonderful Virginia beaches at the post-race celebration.

International Sand-sculpting Championship

One of the most distinctive events in the entire region, the International Sandsculpting Championship, lasting an entire ten days (September 26-October 5), is guaranteed to be an incredibly interesting visit for anyone. Featuring artists and sculptors from around the globe, the creations are exhibited for viewing. Housed in a stunning venue and offering a cash prize for the best sculpture, the International Sandsculpting Championship is one of the most exciting events of the year.

Test Drive the Latest Lincolns

Things to do in Virginia

September is a great month to explore the new inventory at Cavalier Ford Lincoln and take a number of cars for a test drive! Showcasing the newest cars and an impressive inventory of certified pre-owned vehicles, Cavalier Ford Lincoln has the perfect vehicle for everyone, including the 2015 Lincoln MKZ, and the 2015 Lincoln MKC. Cavalier Ford prices itself with their dedicated sales and service teams to take care of any client needs. Come in for a test drive to find your new car for fall 2014.

In the upcoming fall months of beautiful weather, catch the last bits of warmth and fun in Virginia Beach with many activities for every member of the family. From wine tastings, triathlons, art exhibitions, competitions, and cultural festivals to test driving your favorite Lincolns, there’s always a lot to do!

Top Five Places to Visit in Virginia this Fall


One of the best things about owning a Ford that you bought from Cavalier Ford Lincoln is that you get to travel and experience all the sights and sounds of Virginia without having to worry about car rentals or extra expenses. There are plenty of places that you can visit this fall, whether you’re looking at simply taking a day trip or planning a longer vacation in the state.

Jamestown and Yorktown

Virginia is rich in colonial history, with plenty of Civil War and Revolutionary War battlefields to be found. It’s also renowned as the birthplace of eight presidents, including Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. If you’re a Civil War history buff, a visit to Jamestown and Yorktown is essential. Part of the historic triangle along with Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown both have their own special charm and are worth a visit. 

Jamestown is packed with restored homes and workshops and is a great example of one of the first American cities, while Yorktown is known for being the location of one of the most important battles and victories in the Revolutionary War. A trip to both Jamestown and Yorktown can be done in a couple of hours, leaving plenty of time for other attractions. 

Colonial Williamsburg

Things to do in Virginia this fall

If you still haven’t got a fill of history you can brave the tourists and school field trips and visit Colonial Williamsburg, a bubble of history in the city of Williamsburg. With plenty of restored houses, schools and businesses, along with colonial townsfolk, you’ll feel like you have stepped back in time. The helpful townsfolk will also educate and entertain and give a glimpse of how life was during the 18th century.

Virginia Beach

Even though you may feel a bit of fall chill in the air, a trip to Virginia Beach is well worth it. Not only does it have one of the biggest beaches in the northern states, it’s only an hour’s drive away from Colonial Williamsburg. Even if you don’t want to visit the beach itself, there are plenty of small amusement parks, museums, gardens and even an aquarium to keep you busy and entertained. If you’re planning a day trip out in your Ford, you can start out at Virginia Beach and then move onto the more historical sites in Virginia. If you’re planning to spend the day at the beach, then get there early to reserve the best spot, as there are plenty of tourists around and space is at a premium

Busch Gardens

Another attraction close to Virginia Beach and the Historic Triangle is the Busch Gardens amusement park, which has been named one of the most attractive parks in the country due to the massive effort put into landscaping and gardening in the park. There are plenty of rides ranging from relatively calm to thrilling roller coasters ensuring that everybody in the family will have fun at the amusement park. There are seasonal events hosted by the park that are geared towards families, and with Halloween around the corner you can expect something thrilling at Busch Gardens.

Shenandoah Valley

If you prefer something off the beaten path, take the I-64 west and enjoy the great outdoors in the Shenandoah National Park. There are plenty of hiking trails which will take you past some of the tallest and most impressive waterfalls in the country. You can also take your Ford off-road on the spectacular Skyline Drive which allows you to drive along the mountain tops and even a part of the Appalachian Trail, giving you plenty of opportunity to see some great views, particularly in the fall. 

Things to do in Virginia This FallThese family fun attractions are a short driving distance from Cavalier Ford Lincoln in Chesapeake, VA. You would be the talk of the place if you showed up with a new vehicle, such as the 2015 Ford Taurus! Come visit today at 1515 S. Military Highway!