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PBS’s Steve Songs, Hurrah Player’s Cast of the Lion King, Pinkalicious, Moana, Cinderella, Snow White, Moody Crewe Pirates, And Many More To Appear At The 29th Annual Virginia Children’s Festival October 7 In Norfolk's Town Point Park

NORFOLK, VA – Please join PBS’s Steve Songs, the Hurrah Players’ cast of the Lion King, fairytale Princesses, Moody Crewe Pirates, the cast of Pinkalicious, mad scientists, your favorite costumed characters and more at the 29th Annual Virginia Children’s Festival presented by AT&T, Hampton Roads’ favorite family tradition, on Saturday October 7, 2017 from 10am to 3pm in Town Point Park along the Downtown Norfolk, Virginia Waterfront.

At the 29th Annual Virginia Children’s Festival, children will journey through more than 60 imagination stations while parents join in the fun. Experience, learn, and sing-a-long with PBS’s own Steve Songs, as he performs his award-winning interactive show at the main stage. Get a sneak peek and sing-a-long with the cast of the Lion King as the Hurrah Players preview their next musical, meet several characters from WHRO’s PBS Kid’s Village, meet Clifford the Big Red Dog at the Norfolk Public Library bookmobile, play with thousands of Legos at our very own Legoland, go crazy with science from Mad Science of Hampton Roads, talk and learn physics from the ODU physics department, play giant lawn games, play princess dress up, enjoy several dance performances, color the sidewalks of Town Point Park with our Chalk the Walk extravaganza, and much much more! Enjoy each of the workshops, exhibitors and activities that are sure to get the creative juices flowing and put a smile on every child’s face.

Tickets are required for admission into the festival; ticket price is $5.00, infants are free. Advance tickets are available online at www.festevents.org until 5:00 pm on Friday, October 6, 2017.

Festival Favorites: (all activities are subject to change)

Ready, Set, Go! Stage
NEW! Performances by BellA Dance
NEW! Performances by Virginia Ballet International
NEW! Performances by The Little Gym
NEW! Performances by Slover Library’s Itty Bitty Ballerinas and Sunshine Dancers
Performances by Evelyn Ott School of Dance

Education Station
NEW! Play with straw rockets and gliders with SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic.
NEW! Explore nature and the world of Natural Science at the Virginia Living Museum.
NEW! Chalk the Walk! Make the walkways of Town Point Park your canvas and help decorate the park with your spark!

Dress up & make your own tiara with Ballet Virginia International.

The Norfolk Public Library- Back by popular demand … crafts, costume meet and greets from Clifford the Big Red Dog and explore the Bookmobile!

The Brain Balance Center will stimulate brain development through fun creative movement stations.

Pirates from the Moody Crewe! Learn about a pirates’ life at their School for Pirates!

Learn about healthy living with Holistic Family Practice.

Join ODU Physics and check out a hands-on interactive physics lab.

Go crazy with science! At the Mad Science of Hampton Roads tent doing hands on experiments with chemical reactions, dry ice and electricity.

Check out the instrument petting zoo and strolling musicians with Symphonicity, the Symphony Orchestra of Virginia Beach.

Create your own wearable art at the kids art and crafts tent.

Make a bookmark at REACH.

Get a FREE “Safety print I.D. Program” for your child onsite with the Norfolk Sheriff’s Department.

Stop by WHRO’s PBS Kid’s Village to meet characters and have fun at their interactive science station.

Stay up to date with the Virginia Pilot, the #1 news source of Hampton Roads.
NEW! Giant lawn games.
NEW! Learn about early signs of dyslexia with Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation.

WHRO Lights! Camera! Action! Stage
WHRO presents, Steve Songs!! Are you ready to rock, rock, rock? Star of PBS Steve Songs will be performing his award-winning interactive show for all ages.

NEW! The Hurrah Players will be performing selections from their fall Show, Disney’s The Lion King

Yellow Brick Road
NEW! Create and Recreate with the Salvation Army Kroc Community Center.

Bubble mania with the Children’s Museum of Virginia.

NEW! Play and learn about recycling with Hampton Roads Recycling Perks.

Friendship Path
NEW! Find your inner artist and create eclipse art with D’Art Center!
NEW! Parents, make travel easy and learn more about VDOT and the E-Z Pass.
NEW! Papa John’s –Better ingredients. Better Pizza. Stop in for a hot slice.

Legoland! Put your creative thinking cap on and build a structure.

Town Point Train Depot… CHOO CHOO!! Take a ride on the Town Point Express (at an additional cost).

Stop by the Food Court on Friendship Path for all your festival favorites including hot dogs, hamburgers, fries, chicken tenders, crab cakes, gyros, grilled sausages, corn dogs, pizza, crab dip, shaved ice, funnel cakes, and kettle corn!

The Fun Zone
NEW! Enjoy free face painting with Funny Faces by Julie.
NEW! Celebrate Norfolk Naval Station Centennial Navy100 and write a letter to a sailor at the Festival Post Office.

Grab a cold glass of lemonade and help us raise money to benefit CHKD at the CHKD Lemonade Stand while you quench your thirst and learn about doing something sweet from your friends at the Foundation for the Community Betterment. Listen to stories at the Lemonade Ripple Book Nook.

Visit the Super Market Sweep! Shop for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the imagination station grocery store.

Meet Myron Campbell, local children’s book author of The Adventures of Melvin Walker.

Learn all about flying high with iFLY Virginia Beach!

Discovery Zone
Climb a mini rock wall, take a photo, and make a friend with the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast!

NEW! Teddy Bear Tea- Have a picnic in the park with your favorite teddy!
Jump and play around in the sand at the Sand Stop!

Get crafty and meet the wonderful people from the Norfolk Botanical Garden.

Play Doh Island Imagination Station!

Get moving with The Little Gym! Performances at the Ready, Set, GO! Stage.

NEW! Come meet the cast of Pinkalicious and take a photo!
Set up camp, dress up, and imagine at the Little Soldiers Tent.
Dress up like royalty in the Princess Pavilion.

Visit with the fairest Real Fairy Tale Party Princesses in all the land.

NEW! Take a walk on the wild side with Zoo Pro Adventures local and exotic animals’ exhibit.
NEW! Learn how to fix up your own healthy plate with the Virginia Cooperative Extension.
NEW! Go fishing and practice your French with The French Alliance of Hampton Roads.

Toddler Town
Toys and tikes galore in a gated area for our younger festival guests! Climb, jump, run & skip in this festival playground in the Festival Baby Ball Pits! To enter, toddlers must be 3 feet tall or shorter.

General Admission: $5.00 in advance at www.festevents.org until 5:00pm October 6, 2017, and $5.00 at the gate. Infants are free.

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