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Celebrate Juneteenth in the Park on Saturday, June 18 at Town Point Park

Media Contact: Jordan Lett Email: [email protected] Phone: 757-441-2345   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Celebrate Juneteenth in the Park on Saturday, June 18 at Town Point Park   Date: Monday, June 13, 2022 Website: bit.ly/JuneteenthPark2022   Norfolk, VA – The 2nd Annual Juneteenth in the Park Celebration will be held Saturday, June 18, from noon to 5pm at Town Point Park along the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront.   The event is free & open to the public and will feature on-site job interviews, health & financial wellness & career education, complimentary lunch, music, presentations, thousands of dollars in prizes, and much more. Visit bit.ly/JuneteenthPark2022 for more information.   “The best way to celebrate this American holiday is to provide resources that can lead to economic empowerment,” said event organizer and Bibbs Firm CEO Mary Bibbs. “This year we chose to add a…

Norfolk Harborfest Makes Grand Return to Downtown Norfolk Waterfront June 10-12

Media Contact: Jordan Lett Email: [email protected] Phone: 757-441-2345   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Norfolk Harborfest Makes Grand Return to Downtown Norfolk Waterfront June 10-12   Date: Thursday, June 2, 2022 Website: bit.ly/Harborfest2022   Norfolk, VA – The 46th Annual Norfolk Harborfest: Music, Food & Maritime Festival makes its grand return to Town Point Park along the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront Friday-Sunday, June 10-12, 2022.   America’s largest, longest-running, free maritime festival, Harborfest celebrates & encapsulates all of the unique elements that make Norfolk & Hampton Roads a historic maritime & Naval community. On both land and sea, thrilling activities and live music take center stage at Harborfest, including the annual Parade of Sail featuring tall ships, one of the largest fireworks shows on the East Coast, a mesmerizing drone show, interactive family games & activities, Navy exhibits and demonstrations, artisan foods…

Iconic Racing Vessel Docks at Nauticus Memorial Day Weekend

PRESS RELEASE Release date: May 24, 2022 For more information: Allie Wood, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Nauticus (757) 664-1046 [email protected] Iconic Racing Vessel Docks at Nauticus Memorial Day Weekend Meet the crew and tour the record-breaking Maiden.   Norfolk, Va. (May 24, 2022) — The world-famous British yacht Maiden will arrive at Nauticus’ pier on May 27, 2022, as part of her world tour raising awareness for girls’ education in STEM fields. Maiden’s crew was the first all-female team to participate in the Whitbread Round the World Race and today are global ambassadors for the empowerment of women and girls in education. Throughout the weekend, Maiden will be available for tours. On May 27 and 28, Nauticus will screen the Maiden documentary in the Living Sea Landing Theater at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The award-winning documentary follows the original crew as…

Largest Cruise Ship to Sail from Norfolk Arrives Sunday

MEDIA RELEASE Release date: May 12, 2022 For more information: Rehn West, Development Director, Nauticus (757) 228-2796 [email protected] Largest Cruise Ship to Sail from Norfolk Arrives Sunday Carnival resumes operations with 4,000-passenger vessel   Norfolk, Va. (May 12, 2022) — Mid-Atlantic cruisers will have their first chance to sail from Norfolk since 2019 as the 4,000-passenger Carnival Magic arrives at Nauticus on Sunday, May 15, 2022. This marks the first embarkation from the mermaid city since the COVID-19 pandemic began; the Carnival Magic is the largest cruise ship ever to sail from Virginia. “We’re ready to welcome back our partners at Carnival and roll out the red carpet for these passengers,” said Nauticus’ executive director, Stephen E. Kirkland. “This particular ship is just massive, and the downtown skyline will look dramatically different when it arrives.” Carnival Cruise Line officials will join the Nauticus…

Celebrate the Battleship Wisconsin’s 78th on April 16 at Nauticus

Subject: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Celebrate the Battleship Wisconsin’s 78th on April 16 at Nauticus One Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510 | www.nauticus.org | (757) 664-1000 PRESS RELEASE Release date: April 4, 2022 For more information: Allie Wood, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Nauticus 757) 664-1046 (O) (757) 284-5529 (C) [email protected] MEDIA RELEASE: Celebrate the Battleship Wisconsin’s 78th on April 16   Norfolk, Va. (April 14, 2022) — Join Nauticus for the Battleship Wisconsin’s 78th birthday! On April 16, 2022, enjoy live entertainment and performances, meet Wisconsin veterans and tour newly interpreted spaces, like Senior Officer’s Country! Additionally, guided tours such as Life in the Engine Room are now available for the first time since 2020. Visitors can grab a snack or treat in our front loop with Cast Iron Catering and Rita’s Italian Ice food trucks.   Battleship Birthday Programming Includes: Newly interpreted interior spaces,…

USCGC EAGLE Returns to Norfolk for First Tall Ship Visit of 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: USCGC EAGLE Returns to Norfolk for First Tall Ship Visit of 2022 Date: Monday, March 7, 2022 Website: Festevents.org/events/2022/eagle/ Norfolk, VA – The 295-foot USCGC EAGLE, the flagship of the U.S. Coast Guard, has announced its grand return to the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront from Friday, March 18, 2022, to Monday, March 21, 2022, marking the first tall ship visit to the Mermaid City of 2022. The USCGC EAGLE is a three-masted barque used as a training vessel for future officers of the United States Coast Guard. Known as “America’s Tall Ship,” the majestic EAGLE is the largest tall ship flying the Stars and Stripes and the only active square-rigger in U.S. government service, and one of only two commissioned sailing vessels, along with the USS Constitution. The EAGLE will arrive in Norfolk at approximately 10am on Friday,…

NORFOLK FESTEVENTS UNVEILS 2021 SEASON OF EVENTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NORFOLK FESTEVENTS UNVEILS 2021 SEASON OF EVENTS Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 Website URL: bit.ly/Festevents2021 Ticket Page URL: bit.ly/FesteventsTix Norfolk, VA – Following a nearly two-year hiatus of large-scale festivals due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Norfolk Festevents, in partnership with the City of Norfolk, is thrilled to announce its 2021 Season of Events, featuring a diverse blend of family-friendly entertainment at both Town Point Park, Ocean View Beach Park, and TowneBank Fountain Park. “We are excited to host the region’s diverse communities together and in person at the peoples’ parks, Town Point Park and Ocean View Beach Park for some traditional favorites and new programming,” said Festevents CEO Ted Baroody. TOWN POINT PARK 2021 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS EVENT DATES Juneteenth in the Park Saturday, June 19 Fourth Of July Great American Picnic & Fireworks…

Norfolk Festevents Announces Bayou Bon Vivant: A Cajun Music, Food & Arts Celebration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Norfolk Festevents Announces Bayou Bon Vivant: A Cajun Music, Food & Arts Celebration Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Website URL: bit.ly/Bayou2021 Reservations URL: bit.ly/TixBayou Norfolk, VA – Norfolk Festevents is excited to announce Bayou Bon Vivant: A Cajun Music, Food & Arts Celebration on Friday & Saturday, May 14 & 15, 2021, at Town Point Park along the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront. The event runs from 4-9pm on Friday and 12-9pm on Saturday. The French term Bon Vivant translates to “a person who enjoys the good things in life, especially good food and drink” and the Bayou Bon Vivant: Cajun Music, Food & Arts Celebration brings the iconic tastes, tunes, and traditions of New Orleans to right here in Downtown Norfolk. From juicy handfuls of crawfish to the sounds of blues, jazz, zydeco, and brass, the Bayou Bon…

Free walking tours will share history of downtown Norfolk, NEON District

Free walking tours will share history of downtown Norfolk, NEON District By AMY POULTER THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT | APR 08, 2021 AT 11:57 AM NORFOLK — Ever stumbled across a theater, church or unique building in downtown Norfolk and wondered about the story behind it? Downtown Norfolk Council’s new walking tours will satisfy your curiosities. Starting this month, the DNC and Norfolk Tour Company will offer monthly walking tours of the NEON District and downtown, and they’re free. The partnership’s 21 walking tours will also include: highlights of the significance of the Granby Street corridor the history of downtown theater an urban design tour focusing on redevelopment the Elizabeth River Trail tours of historic homes and churches “Downtown Norfolk has so many unique attributes and stories to tell that we are excited to be able to share this with the community,”…

Norfolk Festevents Announces Continuation of Thank Goodness We’re Open “TGWO” Series at Town Point Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Norfolk Festevents Announces Continuation of Thank Goodness We’re Open “TGWO” Series at Town Point Park Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 Website URL: bit.ly/TGWO2021 Norfolk, VA – Norfolk Festevents’ award-winning Thank Goodness We’re Open “TGWO” event series returns to Town Point Park along the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront this spring featuring a robust, diverse schedule of family-friendly programming, including live music, movie nights, comedy shows, happy hours, and much more. “We are excited to bring the community back together safely with our spring version of TGWO,” said Festevents CEO Ted Baroody. “Not only are they enjoyable for our guests, but good for local businesses and the economy.” The TGWO series, produced in partnership with the City of Norfolk and presented by Southern Auto Group, debuted in the fall of 2020 and saw sweeping success, bringing a total of more…

Norfolk NATO Festival Announces 2021 Details and Theme: Stronger Together

Norfolk NATO Festival Announces 2021 Details and Theme: Stronger Together A Celebration of our 30 International Allies right here in our own backyard   For over 65 years, Norfolk, Virginia has organized a salute to NATO’s role in maintaining peace and stability in the world – Norfolk NATO Festival. Norfolk is NATO’s home in North America, and the Norfolk NATO Festival is the only festival in the world that honors the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and its 30 member nations. Norfolk NATO Festival returns on June 5, continuing a tradition of cultural exchange and enriching the lives of community members of all ages. All events are free advanced registration as each of the 30 NATO member nations and NATO Representatives interact and engage with visitors giving insights about that nation’s culture – no passport required! Each year, the Norfolk NATO…

Norfolk Festevents Announces 2021 Norfolk Harborfest Moved to Virtual Format

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Norfolk Festevents Announces 2021 Norfolk Harborfest Moved to Virtual Format   Date: Friday, March 26, 2021   Norfolk, VA – Norfolk Festevents, Ltd. has announced the 45th Annual Norfolk Harborfest: Maritime, Music & Food Festival scheduled for Friday-Sunday, June 11-13, 2021, will be moved to a virtual-only format this year due to state and local COVID-19 guidelines.   “We will miss entertaining the region and beyond here in Norfolk for the annual Harborfest weekend,” said Festevents CEO Ted Baroody. “Safety is always the priority and we are remaining patient with hosting large gatherings.  We remain excited to offer a world class lineup of diverse programming and entertainment at Harborfest again soon.”   Although the historic three-day event will not take place in its traditional format along the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront, the festival will be celebrated through…