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The Virginia International Tattoo, originally scheduled for April 15-18, 2021, at Norfolk Scope Arena, will take place June 3-6, 2021 at Old Dominion University's Kornblau Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium.

The magnificent stadium, which is home to ODU’s Division 1 Football program, will allow for an incredible show with social distancing and the safety benefits of being outside. The Festival is taking advantage of the stadium's expansive outdoor layout, plus easy access to parking, the downtown Norfolk area, and popular regional attractions. And this outdoor edition of the Tattoo will offer all the pageantry and inspiration that guests have come to expect from the Tattoo over the past 23 years.

Virginia Arts Festival's top priority is the health and safety of all patrons, artists, volunteers, and staff; we have safely welcomed thousands of patrons to several in-person and digital events throughout the past year. However, in conformance with Governor Ralph Northam's statewide restrictions on gatherings, and due to the continued threat of COVID-19, Virginia Arts Festival continues to make adjustments to some scheduled events.

Join us as we reignite the Virginia International Tattoo Tradition in 2021
with an unforgettable Salute to the Greatest Generation

Each years’ Tattoo is different, with new performers from across the globe, new themes of honor and patriotism, and new sights and sounds to amaze you. Our 2021 Tattoo promises to be the best ever!

Join us as we reignite the Virginia International Tattoo tradition following our online only version in 2020.

For the 2021 edition of the Tattoo, we are taking the very best from our plans for the 2020 Tattoo – including our Salute to the Greatest Generation - and combining it with our 2021 plans. The result will be a once in a generation Virginia International Tattoo, with an exceptional international cast, extraordinary Celtic performers, inspiring U.S. military groups, and an emotional and unifying celebration of our World War II Veterans.

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