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Virginia International Tattoo

20aprAll DayVirginia International Tattoo

Event Details

Virginia International Tattoo returns April 20-23, 2023 at Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia! 

Thursday, April 20, 7:30 PM
Friday, April 21, 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 22, 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 23, 2:30 PM

Scope Arena
201 E Brambleton Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23510

What is the Tattoo?
Presented annually as part of the Virginia Arts Festival, the term Tattoo evolved from a European tradition dating back to the 17th century when Low Country innkeepers would cry “Doe den tap toe!” – “Turn off the taps!” as the fifes and drums of the local regiment signaled a return to quarters.

The Tattoos seen across the world today refer to a ceremonial performance of military music by massed bands. Each Tattoo is influenced by the culture of the country they represent. Fans of these massed spectacles of music and might flock to the world’s great Tattoos: the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Scotland, the Basel Tattoo in Switzerland, and the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo in Canada. But the greatest Tattoo in the United States, and rivaling the largest in the world, is the Virginia International Tattoo.



All Day (Thursday)


Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia

Scope Arena, Norfolk, Virginia