Norfolk 2017 Harborfest General Info & Parking

Norfolk Harborfest is three explosive days of tall ship visits, national, regional, and local entertainment, electrifying fireworks show, and the biggest outdoor dock party in Hampton Roads. Here’s a here’s general information and parking information.

hrScene has the Norfolk 2017 Harborfest Guide you can use on your mobile device here.

Event times

June 9-11, 2017
Free & open to the public!
Friday: Noon – 11 p.m. (Parade of Sail – Noon)
Saturday: Noon – 11 p.m. (Fireworks – 9:30pm)
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk, Virginia

WAVY and FOX43 personalities appearances

Friday, June 9
: Noon – 2 p.m.
: Noon – 2 p.m.
: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday, June 10
: Noon – 2:30 p.m.
: Noon – 2:30 p.m.
: 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
: 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
: 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, June 11
: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
: 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
: 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Rules and regulations

No animals, except hearing /dog animals and service/dog animals or animals utilized in law enforcement, are permitted in the park, unless otherwise posted.
No glass containers may be brought into the park at any time.
No alcoholic beverages may be brought into the park at any time.
Persons must be at least 21 years of age with a valid photo ID to purchase and/or consume alcoholic beverages.
Skates, skateboards and bicycles are not permitted in the park.
City of Norfolk Codes and Ordinances Sections 25.2-60 through 25.2-99, govern Town Point Park. For the safety of all, the Norfolk Police may screen persons entering the park.
Norfolk Festevents reserves the right to postpone, cancel and/or evacuate events due to adverse weather conditions.

NOTICE: These regulations do not alter or change State or City laws in any manner and you are subject to all applicable State or City laws.

Accessibility

Town Point Park and TowneBank Fountain Park are fully accessible to individuals with disabilities. All Norfolk Festevents programs are accessible to persons with disabilities, with accessible parking available at all city-parking garages. In Town Point Park, wheelchair-accessible port-o-lets are located near the main entrances at Waterside Drive and Main Street and at Otter Berth near the Spirit of Norfolk. Individuals requesting special accommodations for events are asked to call the Norfolk Festevents office at 757-441-2345. Special seating accommodations can be requested the day of an event from any event security officer or uniformed staff member.

Lost and found

Festivals and Events are photographed and videotaped for future promotional use by professionals employed by Norfolk Festevents who are easily identified by staff credentials. Festivals and Events are also photographed and taped by the news media for television and newspaper coverage and media staff are identified by their press credentials.

Restrooms

Portable restrooms, including accessible units for physically impaired are conveniently located within the park during special events.

Getting to Harborfest by Light Rail / Ferry / Bus

Light Rail

Friday: Regularly scheduled rail service until 10 p.m. at which time service increases from 30-minute to 15-minute frequencies until the end of revenue service.

Saturday: Regularly scheduled rail service until 4:30 p.m. at which time service increases from 15-minute to 10-minute frequencies. Additional trains will be added as needed.

Sunday: Regular Sunday service starts at 11 a.m.

Ferry Times

Friday
Main boat, 7 a.m. – Midnight
2nd boat, 11 a.m. – Midnight
3rd boat, 6 p.m. – Midnight

Saturday
Main boat, 9 a.m. – Midnight
2nd boat, Noon – Midnight
3rd boat, 2 p.m. – Midnight

Sunday (If required)
Main, 10 a.m. – Midnight
2nd  boat, Noon – 7 p.m.
3rd  boat, 12:30 – 7 p.m.

Bus

Saturday, June 9
Shuttle buses will stage at the Newtown Road light rail station beginning at 4 p.m. Shuttle buses also will stage at Ballentine / Broad Creek station starting at 6 p.m.

Ticket Sales by Customer Service Representatives. Cash only. Day Pass is $4. Keep your Ticket. Fare Inspection Planned for Return Trip.

Tickets will be sold at the following light rail stations:
Newtown Road
Military Highway

Tickets will be sold at the following ferry locations
North Landing
High Street

Parking in Downtown Norfolk

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.
For easy access to Town Point Park, there are 3 garages to use.

Waterside parking garage

Located on the corner of Waterside Drive and Atlantic Ave, the entrance is located on Atlantic Ave.

Town Point parking garage

Located on the corner of W Main Street and Boush Street, the entrance is located on W Main Street.

Main Street parking garage

Located on the corner of W Main Street and Atlantic Ave, the entrance is located on Atlantic Ave.

June 9-11 Parking Details

City Garages: Collect on Entry Schedule at all City Garages Friday, June 9 – Sunday, June 11
$5 at all City garages and lots that are operational.

MacArthur Center Garages
Friday, June 9
Regular Operation
Saturday, June 10
Collect on Entry, $2 until 4 p.m. and $5, 4 p.m. to close
Sunday, June 11
Regular Operation

Dominion Tower Garage – Collect on entry schedule
Friday
5 p.m. – 10 p.m. – $5
Saturday
2 p.m. – 10 p.m. – $5
Sunday
Noon – 5 p.m. – $5.

555 East Main Street (PNC Bank Garage) Collect on entry schedule
Friday
5 p.m. – 10 p.m. – $5
Saturday
2 p.m. – 10 p.m. – $5
Sunday
Noon – 5 p.m. – $5

500 East Main Street – Collect on entry schedule
Saturday
2 p.m. – 10 p.m. – $3


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  1. Sounds like fun going to grab an uber down there so i do have to put up with the traffic

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