Funk Weekend and Beach Party: August 25 - August 27


Funk Weekend and Beach Party: August 25 - August 27

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Virginia Beach's annual festival of funk and Africana takes place right on the beach late August. Entertainment scheduled for this year includes Midnight Star nd the Gap Experience, featuring members of the original Gap Band. Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose, and escape the metro.

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Sponsored by Hardee's, the FunkFest Beach Party celebrates the most American genre of music. Emerging in the 60's with legends such as James Brown and George Clinton, funk emphasizes a rhythmic bass line and drums over melody. The Beach Party is annual family-friendly Virginia Beach event celebrating Africana.

Included in the package offered by Torque Tours:

  • Round-trip shared shuttle service from Washington, DC to our oceanfront resort hotel in Virginia Beach
  • Complimentary use of adult bicycles provided by resort (1 hour maximum)
  • Saturday group dinner
  • Sunday group brunch
  • Two-night stay in an oceanfront 2.5-star hotel just blocks away from Hardee's FunkFest Beach Party


Simple Itinerary (Subject to change; all activities except shuttle service are optional)

We will depart Washington from Rhode Island Avenue station at 2:30 pm. Please do not arrive late. After a roadside stop for dinner, we anticipate arriving at our hotel around 8:00 pm. We will drop our luggage off in our rooms, and then walk our way down to the beach party to listen to Midnight Star.

You are free to explore on your own Saturday. Most of us will enjoy the beach. We will reconnect as a group for an early dinner at a predetermined restaurant. After dinner, we will spend another night at the beach party, where the Gap Experience will headline the night.

Early risers can spend one last morning on the beach. We will check out of our hotel at 11:00 am and enjoy a group brunch soon thereafter. After brunch, we will board the shuttle for our journey back to Washington. We anticipate arriving back in Washington around 6:00 pm.



Are there ID or minimum age requirements for this trip?

Due to the nature of activities planned for this tour, this trip is limited to adults and children age 8 and up. Any registrant younger than 18 will need an adult assigned to them. Adults will be required to provide photo ID with a birthdate upon check-in.


What's the refund policy?

Refund requests expressed to Torque Travel before 12:00 noon EDT on Friday, July 7th will be granted in full. Please allow 3-5 business days to process your refund.

If you wish to exchange your reservation for this event for another Torque organized tour of equal or lesser value, you must make your request before 12:00 noon EDT on Thursday, August 17th. Exchanges are subject to availability.

After 12:00 noon on August 17th, all sales for this trip are considered final. Missing the shuttle's departure is not considered a cause for a refund.

The event may be canceled if fewer than six registrations are booked before 12:00 noon EDT on Thursday, August 17th. In the event of a cancellation, notifications and refunds will be issued automatically. Shuttle services and all other benefits will be canceled when refunds are issued.

If Torque Travel LLC cancels the trip for any reason, full refunds will be automatically issued.


Is it alright if the name on my registration doesn't match the person who attends?

You are not required to attend under the name with which your registered. However, you must notify us of any changes in advance by sending us a message at If you transfer your registration to another person, that person must meet the minimum age and ID requirement.


What happens if there is inclement weather?

If, prior to our scheduled departure, the National Weather Service issues a tropical storm warning, tropical storm watch, hurricane warning, hurricane watch, or coastal flood warning for the immediate area in and around Virginia Beach for a time period between 8:00 pm on Friday, August 25th and 12:00 pm on Sunday, August 27th, Torque Travel will cancel the planned tour and provide the paid registrant with the option of rebooking the reservation on another tour of equal or lesser value and receive a credit for the difference. If the paying registrant opts to not rebook, he/she will receive a full refund of the charged tour. (Please note that coastal flood watches and coastal flood advisories are not considered reasons for cancellation of the trip.)

If the weather on Saturday, August 26th is deemed inappropriate for outdoor beach activities, optional shuttle service to the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center will be offered.


What are the sleeping arrangements?

All registrants will have space to sleep in the hotel room. The specifics of sleeping arrangements will depend upon the exact number of people booked for the trip, but everyone should be prepared to potentially share a bed. Sleeping partners, if necessary, will be decided by the group at large. All shared beds will be at least the size of a double bed.


Is there any way I can guarantee a bed or room to myself?

If you want to guarantee a single bed or room to yourself, you will need to purchase a single supplement. Please send an email to describing your request for a single supplement. Single beds and rooms may not always be available, so it is advantageous to make your request as early as possible. 


Where is the meeting location?

We will meet at Dunkin Donuts on Rhode Island Row, a short walk from the Rhode Island Avenue Metro Station.


Can I drive myself?

If you would like the freedom to use your own vehicle for this trip, you are welcome to, but you must inform us in advance. Use the discount code DRIVER15 when purchasing this trip to save $15 per person you register under the assumption that you and your guests will drive your own vehicle. Please note that you and your guests still must check in at the designated meeting location at 3:30 pm to receive driving directions and to sign a special release waiver. You are not guaranteed a designated parking space at the hotel and may need to find your own parking, especially if multiple customers take advantage of the driver discount.


Which meals are included?

Dinner - We will make a rest stop during out trip. ($)

Breakfast - You are responsible for finding your own breakfast on Saturday. There is a coffee shop and diner in the resort. ($)
Lunch - You are responsible for finding your own lunch on Saturday. ($)
Dinner - A group dinner is included in the price of this tour.

Breakfast - You are responsible for finding your own breakfast on Sunday. There is a coffee shop and diner in the resort. ($)
Brunch - A group brunch is included in the price of this trip.


I have other questions not answered here.

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Summary Details

Minimum Age: 8
Lodging: Two-and-a-half-star Resort Hotel
Maximum Tour Size: 15 people including your tour leader(s)
Meeting Point: 

Dunkin Donuts
2300 Washington Pl NE, #107
Washington, DC 20018


Metro Accessible: Rhode Island Avenue-Brentwood Station

Departure Time: 2:30 pm on Friday, August 25th, 2017
Anticipated Return Time: 6:00 pm on Sunday, August 27th, 2017

Meal Plan: One dinner, one brunch included

Cancellation Policy: Full refund if requested by 12:00 noon EDT on Friday, July 7th, 2017.

Exchanges accepted if requested by 12:00 noon EDT on Thursday, August 17th, 2017.

Sales close: 12:00 noon EDT on Thursday, August 17th, 2017, or when Torque Travel determines the tour to be sold out.