Newport News Festival of Friends

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Another great event for the family is taking place May 6, 2017 in Newport News with the Annual Festival of Friends!

Description: Children can meet their favorite book characters including Curious George, Clifford, and the Berenstain Bears; see animals from the Virginia Living Museum (native Virginian animals), ZooPro (exotic animals), and Gum Tree Farm (farm animals).  The youngest festival guests can play in a special “Happy Campers” Pre-school Play Area.  At noon, a special “Elephants Gerald” performance about Ella Fitzgerald by Jennifer Gammill (Young Audiences of Virginia) will celebrate the centennial of the “First Lady of Song” who was born in Newport News on April 25, 1917.

The festival features over 100 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), and displays by City Departments and community organizations that serve children.

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

When: Saturday, May 6, 2017 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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