The Virginia International Tattoo

Hampton Roads has something for everyone in the family! One of the most popular yearly events is coming to Hampton Roads very soon. The Virginia International Tattoo began in 1997 and has lived on as the signature event of the Virginia Arts Festival happening this April. We recommend planning ahead and getting your tickets today before they sell out!

Residents of Waypoint apartments can come to Scope Arena from April 21st to April 24th for a patriotic performance. This year, the Tattoo is bringing military bands, massed drums, military drill teams, dancers and choirs together for a memorable experience. Children will be entertained by the brightly colored outfits of the drummers from around the world. There will be performances both inside and outside of the Coliseum; the events inside do require a ticket. Keep in mind if you have never been to the Coliseum, it can get quite loud in the building.

Traditionally, outside hosts plenty of drum battle competitions. These battles have two drum units facing off against one another, and will be judged on various criteria including technique and entertainment.

This year there will be a special pipe band competition that will take place outside during the Tattoo on the 23rd! This will bring together pipe bands from around the world. It will be held between noon and five, and will host the awards show that evening.

If you are interested in learning more about the Virginia International Tattoo event, or for more information about our apartments, please contact us at Waypoint Apartments. 

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