Sail Over to Norfolk's Harborfest!

Norfolk's Waterfront Festival
232 East Main Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Region Hampton Roads
Locality Norfolk City
Phone: (800) 368-3097

Every June Norfolk is host to the annual festival favorite, Harborfest! Enjoy tall ships from all over the world, along with maritime events, children's activities, local, regional and national entertainment, delicious food and spectacular fireworks display all along the downtown waterfront.

Spend the afternoon at Nauticus, an interactive science and technology center, where you can explore the power of the sea. While there, step aboard the Battleship Wisconsin, one of the last and largest battleships built by the U.S. Navy. Stand beneath her 16-inch guns and feel the excitement of being aboard an historic warship.

End the evening with a famous waffle cone from Doumar's Restaurant where Abe Doumar invented the waffle cone. Your group can delight in fresh made ice cream cones from the original machine.

Take part in a guided bus tour of the world's largest naval installation, Naval Station Norfolk. A knowledgeable, active duty Navy guide will give a narrated tour of the base highlighting the U.S. Naval Fleet, Admirals Row, and how the base is a working city.

Ships from countries around the world including Italy, Brazil, Ecuador, Spain and the Netherlands have been invited to Norfolk's waterfront for this speculator event. Enjoy live music and great food accompanied by art and educational programs. Tall ships are open for tours for visitors of all ages to explore the decks and talk to international sailors.

Discover the compelling story of General Douglas MacArthur and the millions of Americans who served our nation through five wars at The Douglas MacArthur Memorial. The MacArthur Memorial is a museum and research center committed to preserving and presenting the story of the life of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur.

Enjoy the breath-taking panoramic views of the Norfolk Skyline, get a close up view of the tall ships with dinner aboard the Spirit of Norfolk, and cruise Norfolk's historic waterways. End the evening with a front row view to the largest firework show on the East Coast while cruising along the Elizabeth River.

Take a fun-filled boat ride at Norfolk Botanical Garden and explore the waterways or stroll the gardens and discover a variety
of plants from the cultivated to the wild. While you are visiting, be sure to take part in the one of Garden's popular programs such as Active Gardeners, Creative Gardeners or Garden Design.

Last Updated: 10/21/2013 11:23 AM