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The Virginia Children's Festival is back!
Head on down to Town Point Park in Norfolk on Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 10am-3pm for family-focused fun and tons of great activities for the kids. Admission is $3 (infants are free) and Norfolk Festevents has been kind enough to offer MyActiveChild.com readers a chance to win FREE tickets!
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Courtesy of FestEvents here are some of the Festival Favorites you can expect to find at the Festival this year: (all activities subject to change)
WHRO Lights! Camera! Action! Stage
- Mr. Steve PBS Show at 11:30am and 1:40pm
- NEW! Mark Twain, performance by the Virginia Stage Company
- NEW! Larger-than- life puppetry with the Virginia Stage Company
- NEW! Aladdin performance by the Hurrah Players
Ready, Set, Go! Stage
- Dance performances by Joe’s Crab Shack.
- Dance performances by BellA Dance.
- NEW! VA Wild All Stars Cheerleading demonstration.
- NEW! ‘Ohana Arts Studio performing a variety of Polynesian dances.
- NEW! US Tae Kwon Do Center demonstration.
- The Norfolk Public Library- Back by popular demand … crafts, costume meet and greets from Curious George, and explore the Bookmobile!
- Nauticus, battleship stations, temporary tattoos & color your own crest.
- Have fun with spelling with Magnetic Poetry!
- Join ODU Physics and check out a hands-on interactive physics lab.
- Go crazy with science! At the Mad Science of Hampton Roads tent doing hands on experiments with chemical reactions, dry ice and electricity.
- Virginia Beach WIC Program, spin their Jeopardy wheel, answer a question correctly and win a great prize!
- Beanie baby giveaway by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
- Take a Festival Souvenir photo from Farm Bureau and have it sent to your personal e-mail address that day!
- Visit with Mr. Steve, cuddle up to Super WHY! and Sid the Science Kid and play with interactive white bards atWHRO.
- Join Joe’s Crab Shack’s Crab University to learn about your favorite Crustaceans
- Check out the instrument petting zoo with Symphonicity, the Symphony Orchestra of Virginia Beach.
- Create your own comic book with the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art.
- NEW! Meet and greet with a Ballerina from Ballet Virginia International and first position foot tracing activity!
- NEW! Downtown Norfolk Council, get a preview of the ever popular Grand Illuminations Parade
- NEW! VA Air and Space Center, create and fly your own paper helicopter and look for fossils in dirt that is million years old!
- NEW! Mariners Museum, take your photo in the Titanic life boat and “save” a sailor with the life-ring toss game.
- NEW! The Lemonade Ripple Book Nook featuring a special guest.
- NEW! Zoo Pro Adventures featuring Birds, Exotic Mammals, Reptiles, Amphibians, and Insects!
- NEW! Endless Alpacas , visit with 3 different alpacas, chicks, chickens and ducks.
- Visit with the adoptable pets from the Norfolk SPCA.
- Cuddle with the furry friends of the NEW! Peninsula SPCA.
- Learn about the Virginia Zoo and the animals housed there
- Visit the observation hive for viewing the of the elusive Queen bee at the Tidewater Beekeepers Association! They will also provide free coloring books and honeybee fun facts.
- Pirates from the Moody Crewe! Learn about a pirates’ life at their School for Pirates!
- Play croquet with the cast of Alice and Wonderland & stay for the tea party!
- Dress up like royalty in the Princess Pavilion.
- NEW! Botanical Gardens learn about the life cycle of a pumpkin!
- Dive into our workshop area with Home Depot.
- NEW! Angry Birds Imagination Station! Play our version of kid friendly Angry Birds!
- NEW! Embellish a hat out with beads, sequins & more at the Rad Hatter.
- NEW! Make something out of recycled products with the Scrap Exchange.
- NEW! Young Audiences of Virginia, make and take cultural masks & charcoal drawings.
- NEW! The Klumsy Moose Children’s Boutique & Whimsical Party Place, mini manicures and makeup.
- Eskabubble- Pop Star Experience Sing- Along
- Play Doh Island Imagination Station!
- Let’s Play House Imagination Station!
- Learn about the Hampton Roads Naval Museum and Float your own Boat!
- Young Chef Academy will be serving up Celebration Sticks made out of pretzels with icing & sprinkles!
- Legoland! Put your creative thinking cap on and build a structure with thousands of legos.
- Get a free “safety print I.D. Program” for your child at the Norfolk Sherriff’s Department tent.
- Get your diva-doo at the Pigtails and Crewcuts salon!
- Mommy’s can take a break at the Mommy’s Retreat and learn about all the healthy options McDonald’s has to offer. Cook up something yummy in the kitchen, and meet & greet with Ronald McDonald!
- From educational apps to sending photos & videos of the kids to Grandma, learn all the latest & greatest things yourAT&T phone can do!
- Create your own jean hat from recycled clothing at Orion’s R.O.C.K Hats and with the Kid2Kid program, will be providing crafts to help educate other children about St. Mary’s home for disabled children.
- KinderCare Learning Center, fabulous face painting and sassy science segments.
- BUBBLE MANIA! At the Children’s Museum of Virginia.
- Paint your own ceramic with Color me Mine!
- Make an origami craft and a STEM with the Girl Scouts Council of the Colonial Coast.
- Town Point Train Depot… CHOO CHOO!! Take a ride on the Town Point Express ($)
Fitness Fun Zone
- NEW! Tubble around with Gymstrada! Trampoline demonstrations and activity!
- NEW! Lil’ Dumbbells Personal Training, children’s boot camp and obstacle course.
- Learn about children’s fitness at The Little Gym
- Toys and tikes galore in a gated area for our younger festival guests! To enter, toddlers must be 3ft tall or shorter. Here you will find Gymboree, Virginia Beach School of the Arts and NEW! Winnie the Pooh Characters from the Hurrah Players
TowneBank Fountain Park
- Touch a Truck-Experience up close & personal views of all your favorite trucks! Visit with an ambulance, fire engine, Fire Truck *(with ladder!), Cushman, Police Car, Sheriff’s Car and an 18-wheeler with an excavator.
Exhibiting Displays By
- NEW! Navy Boatswain’s
- NEW! Military Culinary Team Demonstrations
- NEW! MWR
- NEW! Camouflage Face Painting!
- NEW! United States Coast Guard
- NEW! Fleet and Family Service Center
Children will have the opportunity to meet and take pictures with their favorite character including:
Alice in Wonderland
Queen of Hearts
Norfolk Admirals Salty
Pirates from the Moody Crewe
Cast from Winnie the Pooh
Cast from Aladdin
Homer D. Poe
Sid the Science Kid
Cat in the Hat
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