Another great event for the family is taking place May 5, 2018 in Newport News with the 29th Annual Festival of Friends!
Description: Children can meet their favorite book characters, including Peter Rabbit, Paddington Bear, Wild Thing and Corduroy Bear; and see animals from ZooPro (exotic animals) and Gum Tree Farm (farm animals). The youngest festival guests can play in a special Pre-school Play Area.
New for 2018 are juggling/comedy performances by Jesse Joyner (12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.) 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, golf), educational exhibits (science experiments, robotics, gardening, farm animals and sheep shearing), and displays by City Departments and community organizations that serve children.
Children from the Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism Instructional Class Programs will showcase their talents on stage with the Newport News Flipateers (gymnastics) performing at 1:00 p.m. and Newport News City Arts (dance) at 3:00 p.m
Where: Newport News Park 13560 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, VA 23603
When: Saturday, May 5, 2018 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.