NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Enjoy a day of fun with your kids, grandchildren, nieces or nephews — whomever — at the 30th annual Newport News Children’s Festival Friends.
Children can meet their favorite book characters, including Pout Pout Fish, Little Critter and Frog & Toad, as well as see animals from ZooPro and Gum Tree Farm.
This year there will be performances by Scott Wagoner Magic, Rainbow Puppet Productions, Newport News Police K-9 Demonstration and the Mosaic Steel Drum Jr. Ensemble. Children from the Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism Instructional Class Programs City Arts dance program will also be showcasing their talents on stage.
The festival will feature over 100 hands-on activities and attractions that will include make-and-take crafts, pony rides, trackless train and more!
All that activity can work up an appetite. Lucky for you, there will be 13 food vendors selling a variety of items including cupcakes, gourmet popsicles, kettle corn, shaved ice, funnel cakes, wood fired pizza, waffles, seafood, gourmet cotton candy, barbeque and Puerto Rican food.
An important note for everyone coming out: there will be no pets permitted in the festival area.
Check out the Children’s Festival of Friends this Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Newport News Park. Admission is free, but parking is $5.