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Zoom In on Newport News

We love capturing our fun times around the city when out with friends and family. If you do too, our annual Zoom In on Newport News photo contest is for you! Take a look at this quick video to learn more details on how you could win one of two $500 cash prizes.

The 2nd annual Virginia Brazilian Festival is coming to City Center at Oyster Point, Saturday, September 19th from 12 noon - 7 PM where we'll celebrate Brazilian arts, culture, music and cuisine! Festival goers will have the opportunity to see Brazilian dance and drum performances, listen to live Brazilian music and learn to dance like a Samba pro in a dance workshop. Brazilian bands will take the stage with traditional instruments and rhythms. This free event will also feature interactive workshops on Samba, Capoeira, and Brazilian drumming. Handcrafted gifts for purchase, face painting, and ... read more

We recently debuted our latest promotional video "Wake Up To Newport News" produced by Metro Productions! The video is action-packed and set to upbeat music while showing all there is to see and do in Newport News and the Coastal Virginia region. Press play below and get a glimpse of what a visit to our city is all about!

Outdoor Dining

Being nestled in Coastal Virginia and surrounded by water, Newport News offers residents and visitors alike a variety of ways to enjoy a few waves and the outdoors. However, our beaches aren’t the only places to take in the shoreline and mild temperatures. Below are some local eateries where the cuisine and scenery duke it out daily. No need to pick sides though...we’re sure you’ll enjoy both. Crabshack on the James The Crabshack on the James is perched at the bottom of the James River Bridge and at the entrance to the James River Fishing pier. It’s the perfect place to delight in fresh seafoo... read more

We Are One City

A year has come and gone and it’s time to gear up for the second annual Newport News One City Marathon (OCM) slated for Sunday, March 13, 2016. Similar to the inaugural OCM race, runners will explore the City’s length beginning at Newport News Park and travel south finishing at the Newport News Victory Arch. If you missed last year, as a runner or spectator, you won’t want to again! From cheering on marathoners at neighborhood wave stations to the One City, One Celebration party and activities, it’s an experience like none other. Registration is now open for interested runners here so sign up ... read more