hrScene Guide to Harborfest

Celebrating America’s largest, longest-running, free maritime festival in its 41st year, Norfolk Harborfest is June 9-11, 2017.

For three memorable days, the historic waterfront festival offers a weekend packed with thrilling activities on land and sea to include tall ships and the Parade of Sail, artisan foods and beverages, work boat races, unique and unusual performances, one of the largest fireworks shows on the East Coast, family games and activities, national and regional entertainment, and much more.

Festival Map

Find all the best attractions at this year's Harborfest! Our interactive map will make sure you never have to search through the crowd for the activities you want to do the most.

Click here to see all the fun!!

Stage Schedule

Here's where to see the amazing national and local acts on stage at Harborfest all weekend long!

Click here to see the full stage schedule

Land Activities

From dining and drinks to pirates and mermaids, Harborfest has something for everyone! Check out the happenings during this year's event.

Click here for a list of land events at Harborfest

Water Activities

Harborfest is all about the water! There are so many amazing events happening on the river that will astound and delight.

Click here for a complete list of events on the water

Harborfest Photos

Peek in on all the fun happening at this year's Harborfest! Then share your own:

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The Norfolk Harborfest Fireworks Display Presented by WAVY TV 10 is one of the largest waterfront pyrotechnics shows on the East Coast. Watch them LIVE here Saturday, June 10th at 9:30 p.m.

Click here to watch a livestream of the fireworks display!

Parade of Sail

The spectacular Norfolk Harborfest Parade of Sail will enter the Downtown Norfolk Harbor on Friday, June 9th at approximately noon. Check back here to watch the Parade of Sail LIVE!

Click here to watch the Parade of Sail

Visiting Ships

Take a look at the ships that will be in our beautiful waters for Harborfest!

Click here for details about this year's visiting ships

General information

Celebrating America's largest, longest-running, free maritime festival in its 41st year, Norfolk Harborfest® is happening June 9-11, 2017.

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Meet your favorite WAVY TV-10 and FOX43 personalities at Harborfest!

Stop by for autographs and giveaways.


There are more than 19,000 metered and garage parking spaces in Downtown Norfolk within walking distance to the park or on the NET bus route. 

There are also public transportation options through HRT.

Click here to find a parking garage or parking information