Cancelled - Newport News Festival of Friends


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PLEASE NOTE - This event has been cancelled due to weather related concerns.

Another great event for the family is taking place May 7, 2016 in Newport News with the 27th Annual Festival of Friends!

Description: Children can meet their favorite book characters including Curious George, Madeline, and the Berenstain Bears; see animals from the Virginia Living Museum (native Virginian animals), ZooPro (exotic animals), and Gum Tree Farm (farm animals); and make crafts from recycled items with the Scrap Exchange. 

Hands-on activities including:

  • Make-and-take crafts
  • Rides (pony rides, trackless train, tiki rock wall, moon bounce, slide, obstacle course)
  • Fitness activities (gymnastics, obstacle course, tennis)
  • Educational exhibits (science experiments, gardening, farm animals and sheep shearing)
  • Displays by City Departments and community organizations that serve children.


On stage entertainment includes:

  • 12pm Newport News City Arts (dance)
  • 2pm: Newport News Flipateers (gymnastics)
  • 3pm: Riverview Royals (cheerleading)

Where: Newport News Park 13560 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, VA 23603

When: Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 10am - 5pm.

Cost: The Event is Free, there is a $5 parking fee and food vendors are available on site. All activities are Free.

Find out more: Newport News Festival of Friends

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