VIRGINIA BEACH -- The Virginia Beach Patriotic Festival is being held this weekend as a kickoff to OpSail 2012 which is a 12-day long celebration of the area's rich maritime history.
The Patriotic Festival, which is held at the Oceanfront, is a military celebration to honor armed forces personnel and their families.
It features three days of air shows featuring The Blue Angels, military displays, concerts and other festivities.
Miranda Lambert kicks things off Friday at 7:00 p.m. at 5th and Oceanfront. Steel Pulse will play Saturday, and American Idol winner Scotty McCreery will perform Sunday.
All events are free and open to the public. For more information, click here.