​​Virginia Aviation Conferences & Events

Spouse/Guest Program

The following programs are available to guests and/or spouses in addition to the Tuesday Reception, Wednesday Reception and Awards Banquet and Thursday Evening Event. Space is limited to 25 participants. Register early to save your space!


Downtown Norfolk Food Tour
Wednesday, August 15

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

In our five-stop, walking Historic Norfolk Food Tour, we will taste our way through Norfolk’s rich culinary past as well as the city’s rich culinary flavors. As we traverse the newly-crafted Norfolk Culinary Arts District, we will SEE the site near the original Redwood’s Ordinary (1963); VISIT Market Square (late 1600’s-mid 1900’s); LEARN how Norfolk fostered one of the nation’s largest ports and the world’s largest naval base; and TASTE such historic culinary calling cards as oysters, crab, BBQ, and ham done in modern dishes. YUM-O!


Paint Your Own Mermaid 

Thursday, August 16

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Mermaid Factory Norfolk

Enjoy complimentary wine while you create your own magical memory! The Mermaid Factory will provide attendees a blank, handmade 12” wooden mermaid and base with all the paint and glitter. (Extra embellishments available from $.10- $2.00) The Mermaid Factory also has a large selection of nautical gifts! A portion of the proceeds from every sale will be donated to organizations that benefit arts in the city of Norfolk and youth in the Tidewater area.


More Information Coming Soon!