Any of our Checkered Flag fans planning to hit Harborfest this weekend should read ahead. There have been major changes made to Friday’s Harborfest schedule and location.
Harborfest events scheduled for Friday have had to be tweaked a bit due to impending Tropical Storm Andrea. Here are the latest updates:
Norfolk Harborfest Weather Update
- The Show Goes ON! -
37th Annual Norfolk Harborfest activities scheduled for Friday June 7, 2013 will relocate to Scope (201 E. Brambleton Avenue Norfolk, VA 23510) and Waterside Festival Marketplace (333 Waterside Drive Norfolk, VA 23510). Most children's activities and some stage entertainment, including Katie Ballloons, will relocate to Waterside Festival Marketplace. National entertainment, including performances by O.A.R., Dirty Guv'nahs and London Souls, will relocate to Scope. Scope shows will be free and open to the public with General Admission seating and floor access. Food, beverage and Harborfest souvenir merchandise will be available at both Waterside Festival Marketplace and Scope.
Due to impending weather concerns, Norfolk Harborfest's Parade of Sail, scheduled for Friday, June 7, 2013, has been canceled. All ships scheduled for public visitation on Saturday, June 8, 2013 will open at noon.
Schedule Updates for Friday, June 7, 2013 (all times and activities are subject to change):
5:45 pm London Souls
7:00 pm Dirty Guv'nahs
8:30 pm O.A.R.
Waterside Festival Marketplace Schedule Update (all times and activities subject to change):
12:00-8:00pm Pic N Paint Face Painting
12:00-8:00pm Pirate Bandana Make and Take with JoAnne
12:00-:800pm BlackBeard the Pirate
12:45-2:00 pm Jim Newsome Quartet
1:00-1:30pm Moody Crew Pirate School
2:45-4:00 pm Narissa Bond
3:00-3:30 pm Wacky Chad
3:00-3:30pm Moody Crew Pirate School
4:00pm Colours Junkanoo Rushout Parade
5:00pm Katie Ballloons
5:00pm Lucky Bob
5:00-6:00pm Seth Stainback and Rooster Foot
5:00-5:30pm Moody Crew Pirate School
5:00-8:00pm Nate the Great Balloon Guy
5:30pm Wacky Chad
6:00-9:00pm Katie Ballloons Stilt Dress Roaming
7:00-7:30pm Moody Crew Pirate School
8:00pm Lucky Bob
Free buses will shuttle guests on Friday between both locations beginning at 4 pm Friday and will load and unload guests at the entrance to Waterside Festival Marketplace on Waterside Drive and on Charlotte Street at Scope. Shuttles will run until 11:30 pm Friday night.
Sail By festival sailing excursions are canceled for Friday June 7th. Advance purchases made for Friday's Sail Bys will be honored at any scheduled Sail By time on Saturday June 8th and Sunday June 9th. Voucher must be redeemed at least 1 hour before scheduled Sail By time.
All Harborfest activities scheduled for Town Point Park on Friday that have been canceled include All American Cornhole Blast, OBX Jet Pak, Craft Beer Tasting, Omar's Fountain Café, Harborfest Floating Party Dock, Harborfest Town Point Market, Waterfall Swing, Radio Harborfest, Harborfest TV, Global Inheritance Energy Playground, TRASHed Recycling Store, Virginia's Finest Pavilion, Merbellas-See Under the Sea, Penny Farther and Hammock Hangout. All Harborfest activities scheduled for Town Point Park on Saturday and Sunday remain scheduled as planned.
Norfolk Harborfest activities scheduled for the rest of the weekend, including fireworks scheduled for 9:30 pm Saturday evening, will continue as planned. All times and activities are subject to change.
Waterside Drive will re-open today and close for the weekend on Saturday June 8th at 5 am. Waterside Drive will re-open at midnight on Sunday June 9th.
Norfolk Festevents would like to express their sincere appreciation to the City of Norfolk, all festival partners and our audience for their patience and support of the premier festival in the Hampton Roads region.
For more information, please visit Festevents.org.
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