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There’s a lot happening at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in February. Just check out this list

Virginia Beach Convention Center.(Joshua Weinstein/Southside Daily)

VIRGINIA BEACH — Think about this: Studies show that last year nearly 705 million vacation days went unused.

While Americans are encouraged to plan for vacation days, the Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau encourages locals to plan a “STAYcation” in 2019.

With that, the bureau released the many activities and events at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in February:

  • Feb. 2 – 3:  Southeastern Guns & Knives Show (SGK) – SGK is an organized event that promotes understanding of the shooting sports, appreciation of American history and an opportunity to view historic and contemporary weapons. SGK show patrons attend the shows as collectors, hobbyists, sportsmen, and hunters as well as those who are interested in home defense. This is a ticketed event and children 14 and under are free with a guardian. Click here for a discount coupon for one regular admission.
  • Feb. 8 – 10: Mid Atlantic Leisure Expo – The Mid Atlantic Leisure Expo brings together more than a dozen top outdoor living vendors under one roof offering factory-direct savings and year-end clearances. Best of all, admission is free. For more details, including pre-show specials and discounts, click here.
  • Feb. 8 – 10: The 66th Annual Mid-Atlantic Sport & Boat Show –The Boat Show offers plenty of family fun. There will be face painting for the kids and anglers clubs to teach you how to cast a net or tie a fly. Bring the family and learn how easy and affordable boating can be. Find all the show info here.
  • Feb. 16 – 17: Tidewater Coin Show – The Tidewater Coin Club is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the needs of collectors in the area and to education those interested in learning about the history of coinage. The Club was established in February 1956 and has met continuously since. U.S. and foreign coins & currency, domestic & foreign gold, medals & tokens, ancient coins & artifacts, and supplies will be on display and for sale. Door prizes, raffles, and free gifts for the kids make this a family-friendly show. Representatives from America’s oldest grading service, ANACS, will be on site accepting submissions and evaluating coins. BONUS:  A Scout Coin Collecting Merit Badge workshop will be conducted Saturday, Feb. 16, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Find all the details here.

For more information on public events happening this month at the VBCC and to contact the expert staff for assistance planning your next special event, call 757-385-2000 or click here.

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