City Center Oyster Roast

City Center Oyster Roast

Friday, October 19, 2018; 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism will present the City Center Oyster Roast on October 19, 2018 from  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  The event will take place at the corner of Town Center Drive and Canon Boulevard next to the City Center Marriott and will feature music by The Original Rhondels, local seafood, beverages, and activities.

Harpoon Larry’s Fish and Oyster Bar in Newport News has partnered with the event organizers to provide raw and roasted oysters and other signature Harpoon Larry’s dishes.  Additional local food vendors include Capt’n Crabby (crab cake sandwich, shrimp salad sandwich, Chincoteague oyster stew), Chesapeake Concessions (crab cakes, fried pickles, fried Oreos), Couture Cakes by Nika (cupcakes), and Mama Neem’s Mobile Seafood  (shrimp, fish, hush puppies, chicken wings, burgers, hot dogs).  Beverage sales (beer, wine) will benefit the Woman’s Club of Newport News. 

The evening’s activities include games and free face painting by Pic-N-Paint.  Wine and Design Newport News will offer guests the opportunity to create their own painting on an 8” x 10” canvas for $5.00 (all supplies and instruction included).  Empty oyster shells will be placed in the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s bushel baskets and will be used to rebuild oyster habitats throughout Virginia.

Admission and parking are free.  Parking is located in the Mariners Row, Fountain Way, and Merchants Walk parking garages in City Center.  Blankets and chairs are allowed.  No outside alcoholic beverages allowed.  Pets are not permitted in the event area.  For additional information, call 757-926-1400.  Updates and announcements (including weather-related announcements) will be posted on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/NewportNewsFestivals and Twitter @nnfestivals.