Another great event for the family is taking place May 4, 2019 in Newport News with the 30th Annual Festival of Friends!
Description: Children can meet their favorite book characters, including Pout Pout Fish, Little Critter, and Frog & Toad; 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 2019, are performances by Scott Wagoner Magic (12:00 p.m.), Rainbow Puppet Productions “Creatures Great & Small” (1:00 p.m.), Newport News Police K-9 Demonstration (1:00 p.m.) and the Mosaic Steel Drum Jr. Ensemble (2:00 p.m.). Children from the Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism Instructional Class Programs City Arts dance program will showcase their talents at 3:00 p.m.
The festival will feature over 100 hands-on activities and attractions that will include make-and-take crafts, pony rides, trackless train, moon bounce, slide, obstacle course, fitness activities (gymnastics, obstacle courses, and tennis) to name a few. There will also be educational exhibits to include science experiments and gardening. Children will get a chance to see a variety of farm animals along with sheep shearing demonstrations. All activities are provided by City Departments and community organizations that provide services for children. No pets will be permitted in the festival area.
Where: Newport News Park 13560 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, VA 23603
When: Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 10am - 5pm.
Cost: The Event is Free, there is a $5 parking fee and food vendors are available on site. All activities (including all rides) are Free.