Thursday, October 19, to Sunday, October 22
Norfolk’s fall festivals are kicking off with the perfect trifecta weekend, featuring The NEON Festival, The Stockely Gardens Arts Festival and the Fall Towne Point Park Wine Festival. Gather friends and family for these don’t-want-to-miss events – from wine to art to music, there’s something for everyone. Be sure to add these highly anticipated fall festivities to your calendar today!
The Neon Festival: The third annual NEON Festival, October 19-20, is a free, two-day event where you can experience the NEON District through the folks who developed, and continue to develop Norfolk’s booming art scene! You’ll experience art exhibitions, along with live music, and in depth mural tours, where you’ll get to learn more about the artists and their inspirations. The NEON District is Norfolk’s first official arts district, with hopes of “Harnessing the new every of Norfolk by providing local and touring artists and musicians a place to burn light”. Check here for NEON Festival updates on all the performances, entertainment, food and beverage offerings, and public art that ignite the district. The NEON Festival is a fantastic environment for all ages!
Don’t miss these highlights:
- Third Thursday at the Chrysler Museum and Glass Studio and d'Art Center, 5-10 p.m.
- The Plot Beer Garden and entertainment, Friday evening, 6-10 p.m.
- Norfolk Public Art Commission ribbon cutting, Friday, 5:30 p.m.
Stockley Gardens Art Festival: This twice-a-year festival, October 21-22, has locals flocking to Stockley Gardens, in Norfolk’s beautiful historic Ghent district, to browse jewelry, pottery, paintings and other works by approximately 130 artists. The Hope House Foundation has been the vision behind this highly anticipated community tradition with proceeds going toward housing, transportation, medical care and more for people with intellectual disabilities. Art contest winners are announced during the Artists’ Receptions, Saturday evening on the Main Stage.
Fall Town Point Park Wine Festival: Join in the cheers and experience Hampton Roads’ most anticipated Wine Festival of the fall season, October 21-22, at Norfolk’s scenic Town Point Park. Wine Enthusiast Magazine has named Virginia one of the 10 best wine travel destinations in the world! This year’s festival will include offerings from more than 30 wineries, with over 200 of the Commonwealth’s finest wines. Festivalgoers can sample and purchase premier wine vintages while enjoying live music and gourmet foods. To get your tickets in advance, click here!