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Children’s Festival of Friends

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

May the 4th be with you at the Children’s Festival of Friends at Newport News Park from 10am – 5pm! Join us for a stellar lineup of fun featuring food trucks, live entertainment, children’s activities, pony rides, and a petting zoo. Bounce into excitement on our inflatables and zip through the sky on our thrilling zip line. Meet your favorite costume characters from a galaxy far, far away, then hop aboard the Trackless Train for an epic adventure. Dive into digital realms aboard the gamer bus and virtual reality zone or discover the wonders of Mad Science. Support young entrepreneurs at our kid-owned businesses showcase and don’t forget to strike a pose at the photo booth and explore the enchanting butterfly exhibit. It’s a day of fun and friendship you won’t want to miss!



John Kingry: 10:00am – 11:00am

Lane Rice and Band: 11:15am – 11:40am

The High Joy Love Experience – The Power of Play: 11:50am – 12:20pm

The Percussionist (Dorian Black and Band): 12:30pm – 1:10pm

Fortresses: 1:20pm – 1:50pm

Tyrone – Comedian/Vant: 1:55pm – 2:25pm

Denise Battle + Musicians: 2:35pm – 3:05pm

City Arts: 3:15pm – 4:30pm


*An important note for everyone attending: there will be no pets permitted in the festival area.

Admission is FREE.In honor of Kids to Parks Month, parking will be FREE.


May 4
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Newport News Park
13560 Jefferson Ave
Newport News, VA 23603 United States
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