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April 21, 2010

For Immediate Release:
April 19, 2010

Spring Fair Celebrates
the Official Opening of
Town Point Park

Saturday, April 24, 2010, 9am - 5pm * FREE & open to the Public

Norfolk, VA. Spring has Sprung at Town Point Park! And Festevents invites everyone to celebrate the change in seasons with the 1st Annual Spring Fountain Fair.  We're opening the fountain - so put on your bathing suit, grab a towel and be part of this great family fun day in TowneBank Fountain Park.  Enjoy puppet shows, free rides, free cotton candy and balloons; good ol' fashion games and contests, corn hole and more!
Norfolk Festevents will commemorate this special event with FREE family activities and entertainment. Spectrum Puppets will perform the spectacular Animal Crackers marionette puppet show.  The fair will feature FREE cakewalks, egg in spoon races, Hula Hoop contests, sack races, games of cornhole for children and adults, Ice Cream Sky Scraper building contest, FREE cotton candy and FREE balloons give-a-ways and more!
In addition, fair guests are invited to enjoy FREE rides on the G-Force Twin Spin or test their strength on the High Striker, to see who can ring the bell at the top of the tower. The Spring Fountain Fair will be open from 9am - 5pm; admission is FREE and open to the public.

...And while the children are wrapped up in lots of fun activity, mom or dad can stroll through the NEW Town Point Saturday Market.  This eclectic shopping experience will feature Hand Made, Hand Crafted, Home Made, and Home Grown products ranging from stain glass, jewelry, antiques, photography, paintings, prints, glassware and more. The Town Point Saturday Market will be open from 9am - 5pm; admission is FREE and open the public. Enjoy this weekly Market through the fall.

...So pack up the family and spend the day in TowneBank Fountain Park.  Omar's Fountain Café will be serving tasty Spring Fountain Fair foods and beverages for purchase. Picnic spreads are welcome.

Activity Schedule for Spring Fountain Fair

9:00 am - 5:00 pm          Fountain Opens for Play!

9:00 am - 5:00 pm          Omar's Fountain Café Opens for the Season!

9:00 am - 5:00 pm          Saturday Market Opens!

9:00 am - 5:00 pm          FREE Rides: Hi Striker and G Force Twin Spin

9:00 am - 5:00 pm          FREE Cotton Candy and Balloons

9:00 am - 5:00 pm          FREE Lawn Games

9:00 am - 5:00 pm          FREE Cornhole games for youth and adults

9:00 am - 5:00 pm          FREE Family Games and Contests:

 

Egg in Spoon Relay Races: 9:30 am, 10:45 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm & 3:45 pm

Sac Races: 9:45 am, 11:15 am, 1:15 pm, 2:45 pm & 4:15 pm

Cake Walks: 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 am, 3:00 am & 4:00 pm

Hula Hoop Contests: 10:15 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:15 pm & 4:30 pm

Limbo Contests: 10:30 am, 11:45 am, 1:45 pm, 3:30 pm & 4:45 pm

9:00am - 5:00pm            New York Life Child Safety Day; Children will be fingerprinted and filmed for video identification - FREE

12 Noon - 12:30pm        "Animal Crackers" Marionette Show by Spectrum Puppets - FREE

2:00pm - 2:30pm            Ice Cream Sky Scraper Building Contest - FREE

For more information please visit festevents.org, call 757.441.2345 or find us on Facebook.

The Spring Fountain Fair and Town Point Saturday Market are produced by Norfolk Festevents in partnership with Port of Virginia and sponsored by AT&T, the City of Norfolk , 94.9 The Point and 101.3 2WD.

Norfolk Festevents, Ltd. is a private not-for-profit organization dedicated to producing premier concerts, festivals, ship visits and special events and city celebrations for residents and guests of Hampton Roads.  Celebrating its 28th season, Norfolk Festevents has garnered international acclaim for its outstanding quality programming.  Norfolk Festevents is the official event marketing and production agency for the City of Norfolk.

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