Norfolk, VA

Experience the Best of Norfolk's Harborfest: A Four-Day Guide to Nautical History, Food, and Entertainment

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Norfolk Harborfest is an annual festival that celebrates nautical history with tall ships, seafaring history and culture, food, entertainment and a firework display along the downtown waterfront. The festival lasts for four days and offers a range of activities for visitors.

On Thursday, visitors can explore Norfolk's NEON District, known for its vibrant murals, before enjoying dinner at Freemason Abbey, located in a renovated church.

On Friday, visitors can explore Norfolk's maritime discovery center, Nauticus, and watch the Parade of Sail, featuring tall ships, sailboats, antique boats, and military vessels. After the parade, visitors can enjoy Harborfest at Town Point Park, where they can explore tall ships and enjoy live music and food.

On Saturday, visitors can start the day with brunch before heading back to Harborfest to enjoy food, craft vendors, and live concerts. The day ends with a spectacular fireworks show above the Elizabeth River.

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