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2014 Norfolk Harborfest

Published: June 6, 2014

Nautical enthusiasts will converge June 6,7,and 8 in Downtown Norfolk Harbor for the City's annual Harborfest celebration.

Parade of Sail

The spectacular Harborfest Parade of Sail, under the direction of the Virginia Pilots Association, will enter the Downtown Norfolk Harbor on Friday, June 6th at Noon. Vessels taking part in the Parade of Sail will include tall ships, character vessels, sleek power cruisers, sailing craft, antique and classic wooden boats, military vessels, tugs and more.

Ship Tours:

Ships will be open for public tours on Saturday June 7 and Sunday June 8 (some ships may be open for limited hours on Friday following the Harborfest Parade of Sail). Public tours begin at Noon on Saturday and conclude at sunset, unless otherwise posted at the ship. Visitors are requested to wear flat shoes and be able to manage walking up and down access ramps and ladders. Strollers must be left on the dock.

Fireworks Spectacular:

On Saturday, June 7 at 9:30 P.M., the public can enjoy fireworks launched from a barge on the Elizabeth River. The Fireworks show at Norfolk Harborfest is one of the largest pyrotechnical shows on the East Coast.

Music at Harborfest will include:

Budweiser Main Stage: Langhorne Slim, The Head & The Heart, Yellow Dubmarine, The Last Bison, The Spinners, The Heningsens, Blackberry Smoke

Boathouse Stage: Bobby Blackhat, Jacob Vanko, Matrimony, Narissa Bond, Mike Proffitt Band, Major and the Monbacks, Apache Relay, Three Sheets to the Wind, Amy Gerhartz, Spirit Family Reunion

American Rover Harborfest Schedule:

Harborfest Parade of Sail: Friday, June 6th. 9:30 A.M. - Noon. $30 for Adults and $15 for Children.

Harborfest Fireworks Cruise: Saturday, June 7th. 7:30 P.M . - 10:00 P.M. $50 for Adults and $25 for Children.

For more information, visit: www.norfolk.gov