Governor, mayor skydive in to kick off Patriotic Festival

Gov. McAuliffe and Virginia Beach Will Sessoms skydived for the 2017 Patriotic Festival.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- Patriotic Festival is back at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront!

The event kicked off Friday night with the unconventional arrival of Governor Terry McAuliffe and Mayor Will Sessoms... they kydived in!

The two each jumped in tandem with a pro. Skydive Suffolk hosted the event with the USO, in honor of Warrior Week. Wounded warriors also jumped.

Congressman Scott Taylor and Councilman John Uhrin will both be jumping with more wounded warriors from the same spot on Saturday at 6:45 p.m.

Also at Patriotic Festival: Old Dominion, Darius Rucker and Jake Owen are headlining the 3-day event. All concerts will take place at the 5th Street stage, located at 5th Street and the boardwalk. 

A few streets down, visitors can enjoy a free military expo. The expo zone will run from 13th to 18th Streets. 

Single tickets and three-day packages are available for the concerts. Click here to purchase tickets. Hint: Use the code 'SAVE3' to access a buy one get one free three-day pass. 

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