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Upcoming Events in Norfolk

Big Bands on the Bay Concert SeriesBig Bands on the Bay

Every Sunday, May 28 - September 3, 2017, 7 PM - 9 PM

Gazebo at Ocean View Beach Park

Big Bands on the Bay ends the weekend with a sunset celebration on the Chesapeake Bay.  Guests are invited down to the Gazebo at Ocean View Beach Park for live Big Band music and dancing. Welcome the stars every Sunday night from 7pm to 9pm beginning May 28 through September 3, 2017. On September 4th the FUN will begin at 7pm and last until 10pm for the Big Season Finale!

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First Fridays Downtown Street Party First Fridays Downtown Street Party

Fridays, June 2, August 4, September 1 & October 6, 2017, 5 PM - 8:30 PM

Get ready to grab some friends & have some fun: Downtown Norfolk's favorite Friday night street party is back for it's fifth season! Each First Fridays event runs from 5-8:30pm and features music, food and merchandise vendors and a beer and wine garden all in an authentic downtown setting. 

June 2 - The Plot, in the NEON District, corner of Granby Street & Olney Road 
August 7 - TCC Plaza, 300 block of Granby Street
September 4 -  TCC Plaza, 300 block of Granby Street
October 2 - TCC Plaza, 300 block of Granby Street

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Ocean View Summer Concert SeriesT.G.O.V. - Summer Concert Series

Every Friday, June 30 - August 25, 2017, 6 PM - 9:30 PM

Ocean View Beach Park

Summer brings the return of the popular Friday after-work music series, "Thank Goodness It's Ocean View" Beach Music Concert Series at Ocean View Beach Park on the Chesapeake Bay.

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Mid-Summer Fantasy Festival/Theater in the Park Midsummer Fantasy Festival

July 29, 2017

Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront

An immersive and participatory community performance arts festival that will re-imagine Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream within in a series of at least 5 temporary public art installations.


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12th Annual Virginia Caribbean Festival Virginia CaribFest

August 11-12, 2017

Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront

Come and experience the pageantry of dazzling fusion of colors, creativity, music, masquerades incredible art at the street parade. Then enjoy live authentic Caribbean music with International recording artists. Local and regional Caribbean acts take the stage and unite festival-goers with the rhythmic sounds of REGGAE, CALYPSO and SOCA and beat of the STEELPAN music. This is a day of tropical rhythm, cuisine, carnival and culture as only the Caribbean can offer!

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17th Annual Latino Music FestivalLatino Music Festival

Saturday, August 19, 2017, 5 PM - 10 PM

Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront

The sun goes down, the stars come out, and the largest outdoor dance floor in Hampton Roads heats up! This cultural celebration not only features great music, it also serves up mouth watering Latin cuisine and libations!

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Virginia Symphony Orchestra in the ParkOrchestra in the Park

Sunday, August 20, 2017, 6 PM - 10 PM

Virginia’s pre-eminent professional symphony orchestra will appear in concert Sunday, August 20, 2017, at 8:00 pm for a free evening Downtown Norfolk Waterfront performance at Town Point Park, Norfolk, Virginia.   The Virginia Symphony Orchestra concert is the third concert, in a series of 5 annual summer concerts that feature national recording artists, all sponsored by the Patricia and Douglas Perry Foundation. 

Produced by Norfolk Festevents, admission to the concert is free and open to the public. Open lawn seating is available and picnics are welcome. The evening will include gourmet artisan foods and beverages for purchase.

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9th Annual Opera in the ParkVirginia Opera in the Park

Saturday September 9, 2017  6 PM - 10 PM

Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront

Enjoy Virginia Opera artists in your bermudas and flip flops as they sing popular arias and favorite Broadway melodies under the stars. Creative culinary cuisines and adult beverages prepared by local gourmet artisans will be available for purchase throughout the evening or guests may bring their own picnic baskets. The concert is free and everyone is welcome!

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The NEON Festival 2106NEON Festival

Thursday, September 14 - Sunday, September 18, 2016,  - 5 PM 

Neon District Norfolk

The NEON Festival will be returning to the arts district this fall for its sophomore year! Join us Thursday through Sunday, September 14-18, 2016 for live music, theatrical performances, guided mural tours, public art unveiling, a beer garden and programming from all your favorite NEON District partners.

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ETC Concert at the Point (Norfolk's Indie' Music & Arts Festival)ETC Concert at the Point

Saturday, September 16, 2017, 5 PM - 10 PM 

Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront

ETC is the celebration of the vast talent and dedication that fuels the independent music scene. Town Point Park transforms into an organic platform for artists, comedians, authors, and musicians to flourish. Embrace The Culture (ETC) is comprised of local, regional and national artists on multiple stages along the Elizabeth River while offering local culinary, visual and salvage artists the opportunity to exhibit and sell their own talents. ETC is free and everyone is welcome.

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5th Annual RibtoberfestRibtoberfest

Saturday, September 23, 2014, 12 PM - 8 PM

TowneBank Fountain Park at Town Point Park

We're celebrating what's below the Mason-Dixon along the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront!  RibtoberFest brings the best of southern food and beverage to your favorite stompin' grounds, Town Point Park.  Join us as we bring together a humble batch of southern-flare dishes and cool craft brews, with a live blues band to boot!

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29th Annual Children's Festival 27th Annual Childrens Festival

Saturday, October 7, 2017, 10 AM - 3 PM

Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront

Hampton Roads’ most exciting family festival is filled with more than 100 fun, creative and interactive activities that include storytelling, hands-on workshops, educational displays, cultural experiences, arts and crafts, military demonstrations, costumed characters and more! This event is designed with children 10 and younger in mind.

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10th Annual Mid-Autumn Moon FestivalMid Autumn Moon Festival

Saturday October 7, 2017  10 AM - 3 PM

Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront

The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival is often compared to America’s Thanksgiving tradition, and is a historic Asian holiday that marks the end of the summer harvest. This festival incorporates a wide range of entertainment and cultural programs that include storytelling, authentic Asian Ceremonial fashion shows, ribbon an dragon dancing, martial arts demonstrations, children’s activities, musical and dance performances, children’s lantern parade, and special appearances by the Moon Goddess. 

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29TH ANNUAL TOWN POINT VIRGINIA FALL WINE FESTIVAL30th Annual Town Point Virginia Wine Festival

Saturday, October 21 - Sunday, October 22, 2017, 11 AM - 6 PM

Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront

Experience Hampton Roads’ most anticipated Wine Festival of the fall season along the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront.  Wine Enthusiast Magazine has named Virginia one of the 10 best wine travel destinations in the world!  This year’s fall favorite will showcase more than 30 wineries with over 200 of the Commonwealth’s finest wine varieties. 

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Holiday Yule Log Bonfire and Holiday MArket4th Annual Christmas Market and Holiday Yule Log Bonfire

Saturday, December 2, 2017, 12 PM - 8 PM 

Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront

Join us for a one-day Holiday Market in Town Point Park on the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront.   The Holiday Market will coincide with the 4th Annual Holiday Yule Log Bon Fire.

This festive outdoor wonderland will feature unique and local crafters, a massive Yule Log bonfire, Christmas caroling with a take home carol book, and also a visit from the big-man himself, Santa Claus.  During the festivities, hot chocolate, ciders, seasonal craft beer, mulled wine and other holiday treats will be available for purchase.