Poquoson is The Place

Welcome to the City of Poquoson
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Poquoson is a small coastal city of approximately 12,500 residents, located on the Virginia Peninsula. The City is a quality-of-life jewel in Hampton Roads, and Poquoson was included by CNBC on its U.S. list of “10 Perfect Suburbs”.  In 2021 Poquoson was recognized as #12 among Safest & Most Peaceful Places to Live in Virginia by Onlyinyourstate.com.

Poquoson’s business corridor is home to a variety of shopping and dining opportunities framed in a relaxed, unhurried setting, making it a perfect day trip for visitors. In fact, Poquoson’s natural market area includes nearly 40,000 people. Poquoson is home to a women’s boutique, a specialty gift shop, an antique and consignment shop, and a variety of specialty dining experiences featuring the freshest catch from surrounding waters.

Throughout the year, the Poquoson hosts a variety of events that cultivate community and fun. The City’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt and other community events at Municipal Park are harbingers of spring each year.

• The City’s biggest event each year is The Poquoson Seafood Festival scheduled the third full weekend of October. The three (3) day event features regional entertainment, approximately 160 artisans and craft vendors, and nearly two dozen food vendors who bring the bounty of the Bay for everyone’s enjoyment. This event draws approximately 50,000 people each October to Poquoson Municipal Park. The festival salutes the working watermen of Hampton Roads and celebrates the rich coastal heritage of Poquoson.

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City of Poquoson Office of Economic Development

830 Poquoson Avenue,

Poquoson Virginia 23662