Festivals & Special Events
Event details are subject to change. Check online for updates or call 757-926-1400.
2020 Festivals & Special Events
Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism Cancels the August Summertime Concert at King-Lincoln Park and the World Arts Celebration
The August 15 Summertime Concert at King-Lincoln Park and the World Arts Celebration, scheduled for August 22 at City Center, has been canceled. Newport News officials are continuing to monitor and respond to the coronavirus outbreak
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Newport News Fall Festival- Newport News Park
The festival features over 150 exhibitors showcasing crafts, heritage trade demonstrations, entertainment, children’s activities, a pumpkin patch, craft beer, and food. Free admission, $5.00 per car parking fee. Food, beverage, and merchandise vendors ($). See here to apply online for the Artisan, Marketplace, Heritage, and Food areas.
Friday, October 23, 2020; 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM
City Center Oyster Roast- City Center at Oyster Point
Enjoy roasted oysters, local seafood specialties, food trucks, and live music. Beverage sales benefit local charities. Free admission, free parking. Food and beverage vendors (pay-as-you-go) $.
Thursday, November 26, 2020 through Friday, January 1, 2021; 5:30 PM- 10:00 PM each night
Celebration in Lights- Newport News Park
Drive through two miles of holiday light displays. $15.00 per car, $75.00 per bus.
Vendor, Exhibitor, Entertainer & Sponsor Information
47th Newport News Fall Festival (October 3 & 4, 2020): See here to apply online for the Artisan, Marketplace, Heritage, and Food areas.
2020 Food Vendor Applications, Information & Forms:See here for Application to be a Food Vendor at 2020 events..
Nonprofit and community groups can apply to be exhibitors at Newport News Special Events by calling 757-926-1400. Check this page for updates on events that accept nonprofit and community group exhibitors. Special Interest Groups (including political groups) should see the Special Interest Group Festival Space Application, Guidelines & Agreement.
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Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available for all events. Sponsorship rates are based on benefits requested by each sponsor, and benefits can be customized to meet individual sponsor needs. In-kind (trade of services) contributions may be accepted in combination with / in place of cash contributions. Please contact Renee Popernack at 757-926-1400 or via email for additional information.