Shriners' Parade is coming up | Events
The tradition continues the first week after Labor Day as Virginia Beach residents enjoy the entertainment provided by the Mid-Atlantic Shrine Association (MASA), including parades, music and motorized competitions. The association has held its annual convention in Virginia Beach for more than 20 years.
The Shriners are expected to bring 3,500 attendees and guests to the Oceanfront Sept. 7 to 10, with more than 5,000 hotel room nights.
The association is also drumming up entertainment, free and open to the public. The fun kicks off Friday, Sept. 9, with the motorized vehicle competition at 8 a.m. in the Virginia Beach Convention Center’s west parking lot.
The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at 17th Street and Atlantic Avenue, and continues to 27th Street.
Schedule of Events:
Friday, Sept. 9
MASA Motorized Vehicle Competition 8 a.m. to Noon
Virginia Beach Convention Center – west parking lot
Saturday, Sept. 10
MASA Shriners’ Parade begins at 9:30 a.m.
17th – 27th Street (on Atlantic Avenue), starts at 17th Street at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Temporary road closures will occur along Atlantic Avenue for parade routes on Sept. 10 beginning at 8:30 a.m. All streets will be reopened by 2 p.m. For more information on street closures, please call the City of Virginia Beach Resort Management Office at (757) 385-4800. For interviews or additional information about the Mid-Atlantic Shrine Association, please contact George Eason, Director General Emeritus, Secretary/Treasurer of MASA, at (757) 880-0615.