Norfolk Festivals & Shows

Norfolk Festivals & ShowsCelebrating is something that the people of Norfolk take great pride in, and with good reason. The area boasts an impressive calendar of fun festivals and annual shows that offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy a great time with family and friends. So whether it's a cultural, musical or holiday event, there's a good chance that the people of Norfolk are gearing up for another excellent party to mark the occasion!

Spring Town Point Virginia Wine Festival
There's nothing quite like an excellent bottle of wine. The only thing better than that is a celebration that recognizes the joys of a truly great vintage. That is what the Spring Town Point Virginia Wine Festival is all about. The festivities include great live music, gourmet foods, specialty wares and of course, samplings of newly released vintages as well as past favorites from Virginia's best wine makers.

Address: 201 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510 - MAP
Phone: (757) 441-2400
Web: www.festevents.org

Harborfest
Harborfest is one of the best festivals that everyone in Hampton Roads and the surrounding areas look forward to every year. The event takes place in the downtown area usually around the early part of June. Expect a great variety of beer, food, gifts, entertainment, and activities that are sure to fill your weekend with fun for the entire family. This three-day festival takes place right on the water so the festive atmosphere is truly augmented by Norfolk's inescapable natural beauty.

Address: Town Point Park, Downtown/Waterside, Norfolk, VA - MAP
Web: www.festevents.org

Norfolk Jazz Festival
Jazz is truly a genre of music that balances a strong sense of melody with a good deal of freedom within each performance. That's just one of the reasons why so many music fans love that type of music and is also why so many jazz lovers show up to experience the Norfolk Jazz Festival. Usually scheduled in mid-summer, the two day event offers everyone a chance to chill with some of the best smooth jazz players in the country as crowds settle in on the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront to enjoy the country's longest running outdoor jazz festival.

Address: Town Point Park, Downtown, Norfolk, VA - MAP
Web: www.festevents.org

Town Point Brewfest
Grab your favorite mug and head downtown for the Town Point Brewfest, an annual festival held every October. Beer from over 25 craft brewers will be flowing, so get ready to have a sample of them all! Plus, there will be plenty of live music and entertainment that can only be categorized as "must-see" attractions! Satisfy your hunger when you choose from plenty of excellent Oktoberfest-type foods for you to enjoy. These tasty items perfectly accompany the freshly-poured beer that's foaming in your mug.

Address: Town Point Park, Downtown, Norfolk, VA - MAP
Web: www.festevents.org

Kiwanis Harbor Party and Seafood Feast
Does the smell of fresh seafood get your attention? Well, there will be plenty to look out for when you attend the Kiwanis Harbor Party and Seafood Feast held every fall. Bring your appetite, as the fun at this festival includes an all-you-can-eat seafood menu served up in Town Point Park. There will be crab cakes, fried fish, oysters, scallops and the famous Harbor Party Clam Chowder to feast on. Live music adds to the fun, as well as an exciting silent auction that will help raise funds that will benefit local children's charities.

Address: Town Point Park, Downtown, Norfolk, VA - MAP
Phone: (757) 456-5212
Web: www.harborparty.org

Grand Illumination Parade
Santa and his little helpers aren't far away when Norfolk's Grand Illumination Parade draws near. This annual tradition ushers in the Christmas season and happily welcomes Saint Nick to town as he begins the long but necessary process of making a list and checking it twice! The parade begins just after sunset and features the spectacle of the floats and various other entries in the parade lit up to welcome the holiday season to Norfolk. Plus, the stunning lighting of the Norfolk and Portsmouth skylines is yet another highlight of this very popular family event.

Address: Downtown Norfolk, VA - MAP
Phone: (757) 623-1757
Web: www.downtownnorfolk.org