Children's Festival of Friends

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  • Children's Festival of Friends
    • Newport News Park

      May 6, 2023, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

      13560 Jefferson Avenue
      Newport News, VA 23603
    • Phone: 757-888-3333
      Highway Exit: 250B from I-64
      Website: Click here to visit us online


Bring the kids to Newport News Park to help us celebrate the 31st Annual Newport News Children’s Festival of Friends! This year’s event features your children’s favorite characters, including the Berenstain Bears, Rainbow Fish, Curious George, Paddington Bear, and Spiderman. Check out the Fun Bus, along with friendly animals from Jack’s Jungle and Barnyard on Wheels. Enjoy a live performance on the Arboretum Stage, as well as a live K-9 demo from the Newport News Police Department. The festival features more than 100 hands-on activities. Attractions include inflatables, make-and-take crafts, trackless train rides and more. All that activity can work up an appetite, so grab some food from vendors selling pizza, grilled cheese, shaved ice, funnel cakes, seafood, ice cream and more. An important note: No pets permitted in the festival area. Admission is free, but parking is $5. For details, click here.