May 6, 2023
13560 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23603
Children's Festival of Friends
Saturday, May 6, 2023
This incredibly popular event features more than 100 hands-on activities, including inflatables, make-and-take crafts, trackless train rides and so much more!
Presented by Newport News Parks & Recreation, this year’s Children’s Festival of Friends will feature your children’s favorite characters including the Berenstain Bear kids, Rainbow Fish, Curious George, Paddington Bear, and Spiderman! The Fun Bus will be on site along with friendly animals from Jack’s Jungle and Barnyard on Wheels. There will be a live performance on the Arboretum Stage, as well as a live K9 demo from the Newport News Police Department nearby. The festival will feature over 100 hands-on activities and attraction that will include inflatables, make-and-take crafts, trackless train rides and so much more! All that activity can work up an appetite. Luckily for you, there will be food vendors selling favorites including pizza, grilled cheese, shaved ice, funnel cakes, seafood, ice cream and more.
An important note for everyone attending: there will be no pets permitted in the festival area. Admission is free, but parking is $5.