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May 26, 2010
Welcome to the 34th Annual Norfolk Harborfest®,
Hampton Roads' Largest Dock Party
34 years of festival traditions are celebrated on land as well as on the river!
For more information call 757-441-2345 or visit www.festevents.org
Location: Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk, Virginia
Date: June 11-13, 2010
Time: Friday: Noon - 11 pm
Saturday: Noon -11 pm
Sunday: Noon - 6 pm
The traditions of the East Coast's Premier Waterfront Festival are celebrated with nautical history, maritime events, visiting vessels, children's activities, local, regional and national entertainment. Festivities stretch from The Waterside Festival Marketplace to the Historic Freemason Harbor.
Launch your summer with the area's biggest and oldest dock party!!
National Entertainment to include: BoDeans, Eric Hutchinson, Family Stone Band, Mike Farris, Choo Choo Soul and Chris Cagle
Norfolk Harborfest® Rendezvous • Virginia Wine sampling •The Ultimate Build a Boat, formerly Quick & Dirty Boat Building• Tug Muster • Children's Activities and More!
The Parade of Sail will enter the downtown harbor at 12 Noon on Friday, June 11.
The City of Norfolk is proud to welcome this year's tall ships, click here to learn more.
NEW for 2010: Dock Dog Competiton, The Elizabeth River Learning Barge, Water Park
Norfolk Harborfest Gift Shop
Harborfest souvenir merchandise is available at all Festival Gift Shops. The Harborfest merchandise line offers a variety of pieces designed to suit a variety of tastes. From official t-shirts to warm fleece for cool evenings, the Harborfest retail line offers visitors a high level of comfort and quality as well as the chance to bring a piece of Harborfest home. You can also visit the Gift Shop after the Festival BY CLICKING HERE
Hard Rockfish Café
One of the hottest spots at Norfolk Harborfest, the Hard Rockfish Café will feature live entertainment with local and regional acoustic favorites as well as delicious, fresh seafood and your favorite adult beverage selections. New to Hard Rockfish Café is fresh Eastern Shore Oysters and Clams and North Carolina Shrimp provided by Point Seafood. Meet your friends at the Hard Rockfish Café!
Made In Virginia Wine Tasting
The Made In Virginia Wine Tasting will feature wine sampling from Chatham Vineyards , Rebec Winery and Rockbridge Vineyard . Wines will be available by the glass, bottle and case as well.
Harborfest provides a wide selection of tasty food and beverage items! Over 50 food and beverage options serving fill-your-tummy delicacies like fresh crab cakes, mouth watering barbecue, hand breaded shrimp, buttery roasted corn, fresh cut french fries, smoked, savory turkey legs plus all your other favorite festival foods. Top off your lunch or dinner with ice cold lemonade and sweet desserts like hand dipped ice cream, fresh and hot funnel cakes, cool Italian ices, melt in your mouth Kettle Korn, fresh fruit smoothies and soft serve ice cream with all the toppings. Sit down with family and friends at one of our shaded seating areas and relax while enjoying your favorite festival fare. In addition to traditional beverage selections like smoothies and lemonade, adult beverages may be found throughout the festival grounds in various locations. With so many fresh and fun things to sample you'll be coming back for more!
Town Point Market
Returning for the second year is the Town Point Market at Harborfest. This market, located adjacent to the Hard Rockfish Café boost over 30 different vendors all selling one of a kind items. The market will feature items like handmade jewelry, nautical wares, sunglasses, soaps, artwork, furniture, baked goods and much more.
Radio Harborfest® hosted by Paul Shugrue of WHRV will broadcast live throughout the weekend with special programming and updates on all the festival happenings.