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Save the dates Part II: Upcoming Spring Festivals & Events in Newport News

It’s finally here: Part II of our “Save the dates: Upcoming Spring Festivals and Events in Newport News!”  As promised, here’s the rest of our list of some of the most popular springtime events in Newport News:

VHS Summer Concerts at Port Warwick

Wednesdays, May 22 through Aug. 28 | Styron Square in Port Warwick

Join us every Wednesday night, from 6 to 9 p.m. May 22 to August 28, to enjoy the warm night air on Styron Square, listening to the area’s best music. The concerts are free and all are welcome! Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets, food, and beverage – beer and wine are allowed – or enjoy the music from one of the many restaurant patios in Port Warwick. Call 757-223-0284 for additional information.

Newport News Greek Festival – Spring Edition

May 30 – June 2 | Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church

A four-day event that draws more than 15,000 people, the Newport News Greek Festival includes dance performances, two food areas, indoor vendors for shopping, raffles, and a drive-through for “To Go” meals. The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at the church at 60 Traverse Road. Guided church tours will be offered at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and at 1 p.m. Sunday. Call 757-596-6151 for details.

King-Lincoln Park Day

June 1 | King-Lincoln Park   

King-Lincoln Park Day, scheduled for noon to 5 p.m., will feature a broad range of free activities for all ages. Enjoy make-and-take crafts, Bingo for ages 50 and older, sports activities, community exhibits, entertainment, face painting, a moon bounce, giant slides, plus free snow cones and free cotton candy! DJ Moby, one of the most sought after DJs on the East Coast, will emcee the stage and play music between the live performances. A special treat this year is kite flying on the King-Lincoln Park beach. Free kites provided, while supplies last. For additional information, call 757-926-1400.

Summer Celebration Wine Festival

June 8 | Lee Hall Mansion     

One of the most popular springtime festivals on the Peninsula, the 18th annual Summer Celebration Wine Festival takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the grounds of Lee Hall Mansion. Ten Virginia wineries will be featured and include:

  • AmRhein’s Wine Cellars
  • Elk Island Winery
  • Horton Vineyards
  • Lake Anna Winery
  • Mattaponi Winery
  • Naked Mountain Winery
  • Rebec Vineyards
  • Saude Creek Vineyards
  • Shoe Crazy Winery
  • Vintner’s Cellar Winery of Yorktown

Admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the gate. Non-tasting tickets are available for $10. Call 757-888-3371 for details.

Juneteenth Freedom Festival

June 15 | Brooks Crossing, 31st Street and Jefferson Ave.

The Juneteenth Freedom Festival is a signature African-American event that promotes historical and cultural information and entertainment. The theme for this year’s festival, which is being held from 12 noon to 4 p.m., is Unity in the Community. This free festival will feature a reading of the Emancipation Proclamation, exhibitors, vendors, and entertainment from local artists, such as jazz, R & B, mime, steel band music, gospel, dance, and more. Children activities will start at 1 p.m. and feature Bubbles the Clown (face painting, dancing, & games), air rides, pony rides, tattoo air brush, snow cones and popcorn. Call 757-813-6014 or email dtnnmna@gmail.com for additional details.

The Mariners’ International Wine Classic

June 15 | The Mariners' Museum

This upscale wine tasting, held from 6 to 9 p.m. in the main lobby of The Mariners’ Museum, features more than 80 international and domestic wines. Enjoy unlimited wine tastings, gourmet food pairings, and live music by the Jae Sinnett Trio.  Presented by the Bronze Door Society, this annual fundraiser supports the conservation of the museum’s collection. Tickets are $60 for members; $70 general admission; and $35 for non-drinkers. Call 757-596-2222 for more information.

Remember, event details are subject to change, so click here or call the Visitor Center at 757-886-7777 to speak with one of our friendly travel counselors for any last-minute updates.  

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