Newport News to host a summer superblock party

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — On Thursday, Newport News officials announced that they will be hosting a superblock party spanning three acres.

The party, known as the Backyard Bash, will feature dance music, cornhole, interactive yard games, inflatable obstacle courses for adults and kids, children’s activities, a food truck rally and adult beverages.

Event organizers say it will take place on August 7 beginning at 5 p.m. at 2601 Washington Ave. in the Yard District. Parking will be located off-site at the Newport News City Hall. A free shuttle will run between parking and the party from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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The event is free and open to the public, however, is subject to change based on local and state COVID-19 guidelines. 


  • Rocky 7 (Rock, Alternative and Top 40) – 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Anthony Rosano and The Conqueroos (Modern Blues Rock) – 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


  • Jubilee Fun Foods (Popcorn, sno cones, cotton candy)
  • El Coqui Empanada Workshop (Empanadas)
  • Scratch Bakery (Cupcakes, cookies)
  • Atomic Dog (Hot dogs, burgers)
  • Jessy’s Tacos on Wheels (Tacos)
  • Jessie Lou’s (Grilled cheese)
  • Kona Ice (Shaved ice)
  • Pennsylvania Dutch (Funnel cakes)

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