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Newport News Festival of Friends 2023

Another great event for the family is taking place May 6th in Newport News with the Annual Children’s Festival of Friends!

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

When: Saturday, May 6, 2023, from 10am – 5pm. (note: no pets will be permitted in the Festival area)

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

Description:  This year’s Children’s Festival of Friends will feature some of your children’s favorite characters, including the Berenstain Bear kids, Rainbow Fish, Curious George, Paddington Bear, and Spiderman! Friendly animals from Jack’s Jungle and Barnyard on Wheels will also be on site. There will be a variety of live performances on the Arboretum Stage, as well as a live K9 demo from the Newport News Police Department nearby.

The festival also features over 100 hands-on activities and attraction that will include inflatables, make-and-take crafts, trackless train rides and so much more! All that activity can work up an appetite. Luckily for you, there will be food vendors selling favorites including pizza, grilled cheese, shaved ice, funnel cakes, seafood, ice cream and more!


  • 11:00 – 11:30 am       Dienamik Dolce Dance
  • 12:15 – 1:00 pm         Dance Works
  • 1:15 – 2:00 pm           Hampton Players/Mufaros Daughters
  • 2:15 – 3:00 pm           Soundscapes

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