Festivals & Special Events

The Special Events section plans, manages, and promotes citywide festivals and special events held in the City of Newport News. Individuals, community groups, and businesses can be part of these events as vendors, exhibitors, entertainers, and corporate sponsors.

Event details are subject to change. Check online for updates or call 757-926-1400.

2021 Festivals & Special Events

Picture Perfect Valentines
February 8 - 14, 2021, 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
City Center at Oyster Point

Take a “Picture Perfect” Valentine’s Day photo at City Center at Oyster Point, February 8 – 14, 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  Pose in front of six-foot tall, floral-covered LOVE letters and the Eiffel Tower of Flowers at the corner of Town Center Drive and Fountain Way.  Step inside the Gazebo of Love and Light in front of Fountain Plaza II for the “perfect pose or proposal”.  Attendants will be on site to ensure social distancing. Be sure to post with #lovenn!

Vendor, Exhibitor, Entertainer & Sponsor Information

Food Vendor Applications, Information & Forms:

See here for Application to be a Food Vendor at 2020 events..

To receive a Food Vending Package via U.S. Mail, please send your mailing address via email. Please specify "Food Vendor Mailing List" in the subject line.


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.


Please email us.


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.