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Jul 27

Second Annual “I AM… Festival” Comes to Newport News Saturday August 12

Posted on July 27, 2017 at 8:52 AM by Communications Department

Women are being empowered at City Center at Oyster Point on Saturday, August 12 for the 2nd Annual I AM Festival. The event, which takes place from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.,I Am Festival_SC is a celebration of Women’s Equality Day honoring the accomplishments and achievements of women around the world. The I Am Festival is a family friendly event where guests can enjoy live music from Muddy Gems and United Souls, shop with numerous vendors, and learn about programs from various community associations. Parents can bring their children to the “Kidsville” area of the festival for carnival-style games, face painting, balloon animals and more. Food, beer, and wine are also available for sale.

Although the event is free, organizers are asking for a minimum of a $5 donation. Proceeds benefit charities Access Virginia that supports the visually and hearing impaired and ACHI Women Supporting Women Association that focuses on the needs of women. Find more information about this event online.