Silent Disco

Grab a set of headphones and relive the golden days or jam to today’s top hits at this new festival feature. Participants will dance to tunes provided by our silent disco DJ with cool lights and special effects.

Boathouse Tribute Exhibit

Pay tribute to one of Norfolk’s iconic and beloved music venues in what would have been the 40th anniversary of its opening. Performers the likes of Jay-Z, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, NOFX and The Violent Femmes all performed at the original Boathouse is Norfolk. Reminisce on the golden age of live music in Norfolk through memorabilia, original merchandise and a photo and video gallery displaying content captured at the historic venue.

Splash City Golf

Make a splash at this unique pop-up driving range in Town Point Park! Participants will take aim at a floating green in the Elizabeth River with golf balls that are made from recycled oyster shells.

Body Marbling

This new festival trend utilizes Hydrodynamics to transform skin and apparel into glowing works of art!

The Mighty Mike Show

Enjoy a strongman show like you’ve never seen before! Witness Mighty Mike juggle bowling balls and sledgehammers, tear packs of cards, and bend pounds of metal. If his witty jokes don’t make you laugh, his 1920’s-style bathing suit sure will.

The Red Trouser Show

Being friends since the first grade, this dynamic duo now travels the world together street performing. Their amazing acrobatics and use of fire is sure to draw a big crowd.

The Butterfly Encounter

The Butterfly Encounter is a live walk through exhibit that houses multiple butterflies where you can interact, feed and learn about them and why they are so important. A great activity for all ages, the exhibit was designed for wheelchair and stroller accesibility.

The Back Bay Mermaid

Watch as the curtains open to reveal an ancient spirit of the deep, a creature thought to exist only in the shimmering mirage of the open ocean – mermaids! Spotted by sailors for thousands of years in the breaking waves of their ships, one of these illusive beauties will be brought to you from the far corners of the earth. Hear about their stories of bravery and courage, learn about protecting their oceans, and witness for yourself a real mermaid! Photo opportunities will be available throughout the day.

The Loose Cannon Pirate Company

Walk the plank into history by witnessing the swashbuckling tales of golden age pirates. Watch your head ye landlubbers and cover your ears when cannon balls fly. Grab your mateys and get ready to set sail on your next voyage!

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