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Norfolk Naval Station Centennial
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The world’s largest naval station, Naval Station Norfolk, is celebrating its 100th Anniversary. The City of Norfolk and Naval Station Norfolk will spend the year highlighting the installation’s rich history and impact it has had on Hampton Roads, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Nation.

More than 30 events will honor the past, celebrate the present and shape the future of Norfolk’s proud Navy tradition.

Join in all the festivities.

January 27  Virginia Arts Festival/Naval Station Norfolk Centennial
Press Conference
Virginia Arts Festival 
 February 10
7:30 pm
Norfolk Admirals Military Appreciation Night Scope Arena
March 9
6:00 pm 
MEAC - Hoops for Troops Night
(Discount Military Tickets)
Scope Arena

April 8
9 am - 2:30 pm 
“Over Here, Over There” Exhibit & WWI Symposium   MacArthur Memorial
April 18
6 pm - 8:30 pm
4th Annual Passport to Norfolk’s Sister Cities  The Main, Norfolk Hilton
April 20 - 23 The Wall That Heals Nauticus Front Court
April 27-30
Thurs - Sat 7:30 pm
Sun - 2:30 pm 
Virginia International Tattoo Scope Arena

May 5 or 6 (TBD)
NROTC Commissioning Norfolk State University
May 9  Norfolk Champions of Tourism Rally Decker Half Moone Center
May 18 - September 24  Thomas Hart Benton and the Navy Chrysler Museum of Art
May 29
10:00 am
Memorial Day Ceremony
The Mayor's Advisory Commission on Veteran's Affairs
Wisconsin Square 

June 9 -11  41st Annual Norfolk Harborfest
with Military Memorial Ceremonies 
Town Point Park 
June 9
noon - 11 pm
41st Annual Norfolk Harborfest
Parade of Sail (11am-noon)
Town Point Park 
June 10
 noon - 11 pm
41st Annual Norfolk Harborfest
Travis Tritt Concert (8:00pm) & Fireworks (9:30pm)
Town Point Park
June 9 - 11  1907 Historic Tour of Freemason Area Freemason Area 
June 17
noon - 7 pm
2017 Pridefest Town Point Park 
June 17
noon - 5pm
Wards Corner Festival
Honoring 100 Years of the Norfolk Naval Base 
Wards Corner
June 28 Navy League Gala Decker Half Moone Center 
June 30 Commemorative Softball Game McClure Field,
Norfolk Naval Station
June 30 4th of July Fireworks Ocean View Beach Park

July 1  Norfolk Tides Game - Navy Centennial Game Harbor Park
July 4
5 pm - 10 pm 
4th of July Great American Picnic & Fireworks Town Point Park 
 July 11 VA State WWI/WWII Teacher Symposium   MacArthur Memorial
 July 15 100 Years of Airpower at Chambers Field  Naval Station Norfolk
Chambers Field 
August 19
The War Work That Artists Do Chrysler Museum
August 20
6pm - 10 pm
Virginia Symphony Orchestra Concert in the Park:
Salute to America!
Town Point Park
September 9  Virginia Opera in the Park  Town Point Park 
September (TBD)  Ken Burn’s Vietnam PBS Series   WHRO Broadcast
October 6  First Fridays Street Party
featuring Fleet Forces Band
Granby Street
TCC Plaza 
October 7
10 am - 3 pm 
Virginia Children's Festival
(Discount Military Tickets)
Town Point Park 
October 8  Virginia Zoo Military Appreciation Day
Free Admission to all Active Duty, retired Military, DOD Civilians, Reserve/Guard Members and eligible Family Members.
(ID will be required). 
Virginia Zoo 
October 11
7 pm - 8:30 pm 
NHS: Operation Torch MacArthur Memorial 
October 19 &20
8:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Midway Symposium MacArthur Memorial 
October 20 Naval Station Norfolk:
Charting Our Next 100 Years
The Main 
October 21
9 am - 3 pm  
Modern Day Naval Station Norfolk – Fleet Fest Naval Station Norfolk
Pier 14 
October 21
8:30 am - 10:45 am
1942- 75th Anniversary Symposium Hampton Roads Naval Museum
October - November  NSU Football – Military Appreciation Game  Norfolk State University 
November 9
12:30 pm 
ODU Veteran's Day Observance Old Dominion University
Kaufman Mall
November 9
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm 
NSU Veterans Day Program  Norfolk State University
November 10 - 30   Million Bulb Walk - Navy 100 Theme
All Military receive $2 off the regularly ticketed price & 
on Veterans Day, every "10th" Veteran will be free
Norfolk Botanical Garden 
November 11
2 pm 
Veterans Day Program  MacArthur Memorial
November 18  ODU Football vs. Rice – Military Appreciation Game Old Dominion University
Foreman Field
November 18
7 pm
Grand Illumination Parade Downtown Norfolk
November 18 - 19
7 pm
Chartway Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon
We Promise Foundation 5K
Town Point Park
Fall 2017 (TBD)  Patriotic Concert Old Dominion University 
December 1 - 31  Dominion Garden of Lights - Navy 100 Theme
All Military receive $1 off per car every night
 Norfolk Botanical Garden
December 8 or 9  NROTC Commissioning Norfolk State University 
 Additional Events
2017 - 2020  Wall of Faces – Photos of Virginia Military
on Vietnam Wall
  Naval Base Cruises
American Rover & Victory Rovers