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Norfolk Festevents Announces 2021 Norfolk Harborfest Moved to Virtual Format



Words and Image courtesy of Norfolk Festevents.


Norfolk Festevents, Ltd. has announced the 45th Annual Norfolk Harborfest: Maritime, Music & Food Festival scheduled for Friday-Sunday, June 11-13, 2021, will be moved to a virtual-only format this year due to state and local COVID-19 guidelines.

“We will miss entertaining the region and beyond here in Norfolk for the annual Harborfest weekend,” said Festevents CEO Ted Baroody. “Safety is always the priority and we are remaining patient with hosting large gatherings. We remain excited to offer a world class lineup of diverse programming and entertainment at Harborfest again soon.”

Although the historic three-day event will not take place in its traditional format along the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront, the festival will be celebrated through a week-long series of virtual content, including interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, virtual performances, videos and much more.

In addition, a new “Fest-At-Home” series of activities will be shared including culinary workshops and arts & crafts for families. Guests who feel comfortable out in public will be encouraged to participate in Harborfest promotions and visit Norfolk’s attractions such as Nauticus, the Ocean View Fishing Pier and area restaurants.

More details on the virtual content, Fest-At-Home activities and attractions to visit for the 2021 Norfolk Harborfest will be announced soon.

Norfolk Festevents works closely with health officials, city management and community leaders to develop plans to ensure the safety of all participants, volunteers, staff, guests, and surrounding communities.

The 46th Annual Norfolk Harborfest is scheduled for Friday-Sunday, June 10-12, 2022.

For more information, go to Festevents.org.

Norfolk Festevents, Ltd., based in Norfolk, Virginia, is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating the most dynamic urban waterfront community in America through innovative programming and imaginative uses of its historic waterfront spaces. Norfolk Festevents has garnered international acclaim for its advocacy for public access to waterfronts, outstanding quality programming and development of public spaces, transforming Norfolk into one of the most progressive, fun and livable waterfront communities in the country. Residents, workers, and visitors to Norfolk and The 757 are invited to experience all the fun and excitement of the 2021 season!

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