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Norfolk Naval Station Centennial
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The world’s largest naval station, Naval Station Norfolk, is celebrating its 100th Anniversary. The City of Norfolk and Naval Station Norfolk will spend the year highlighting the installation’s rich history and impact it has had on Hampton Roads, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Nation.

More than 30 events will honor the past, celebrate the present and shape the future of Norfolk’s proud Navy tradition.

Join in all the festivities.


DATE  EVENT  LOCATION 
January 27  Virginia Arts Festival/Naval Station Norfolk Centennial
Press Conference
 
Virginia Arts Festival 
   FEBRUARY  
 February 10
7:30 pm
Norfolk Admirals Military Appreciation Night Scope Arena
  MARCH   
March 9
6:00 pm 
MEAC - Hoops for Troops Night
(Discount Military Tickets)
Scope Arena

APRIL   
April 8
9 am - 2:30 pm 
“Over Here, Over There” Exhibit & WWI Symposium   MacArthur Memorial
April 18
6 pm - 8:30 pm
4th Annual Passport to Norfolk’s Sister Cities  The Main, Norfolk Hilton
April 20 - 23 The Wall That Heals Nauticus Front Court
April 27-30
Thurs - Sat 7:30 pm
Sun - 2:30 pm 
Virginia International Tattoo Scope Arena

MAY   
May 5 or 6 (TBD)
NROTC Commissioning Norfolk State University
May 9  Norfolk Champions of Tourism Rally Decker Half Moone Center
May 18 - September 24  Thomas Hart Benton and the Navy Chrysler Museum of Art
May 29 Memorial Day Ceremony
The Mayor's Advisory Commission on Veteran's Affairs
TBD 

JUNE   
June 2
8:30am - 4:30 pm 
Midway Symposium MacArthur Memorial 
June 8  Future of the Navy Symposium Slover Library 
June 9 -11  41st Annual Norfolk Harborfest
with Military Memorial Ceremonies 
Town Point Park 
June 9
noon - 11 pm
41st Annual Norfolk Harborfest
Parade of Sail (11am-noon)
Town Point Park 
June 10
 noon - 11 pm
41st Annual Norfolk Harborfest
Travis Tritt Concert (8:00pm) & Fireworks (9:30pm)
Town Point Park
June 9 - 11  1907 Historic Tour of Freemason Area Freemason Area 
June 17
noon - 7 pm
2017 Pridefest Town Point Park 
June 28 Navy League Gala Decker Half Moone Center 
June 30 Commemorative Softball Game McClure Field,
Norfolk Naval Station
June 30 4th of July Fireworks Ocean View Beach Park

 JULY  
July 1  Norfolk Tides Game - Navy Centennial Game Harbor Park
July 4
5 pm - 10 pm 
4th of July Great American Picnic & Fireworks Town Point Park 
 July 11 VA State WWI/WWII Teacher Symposium   MacArthur Memorial
 July 15 100 Years of Airpower at Chambers Field  Naval Station Norfolk
Chambers Field 
AUGUST 
August 23  Tidewater Winds: A John Williams Celebration
 (Liberty Fanfare with narration by
Fleet Forces Band member) 
Norfolk Collegiate School 
SEPTEMBER
September 9  Virginia Opera in the Park  Town Point Park 
September (TBD)  Ken Burn’s Vietnam PBS Series   WHRO Broadcast
 
OCTOBER 
 
October 6  First Fridays Street Party Granby Street
TCC Plaza 
October 8  Virginia Zoo Military Appreciation Day
Free Admission to all Active Duty, retired Military, DOD Civilians, Reserve/Guard Members and eligible Family Members.
(ID will be required). 
Virginia Zoo 
October 10
10 am - 3 pm 
Virginia Children's Festival
(Discount Military Tickets)
Town Point Park 
October 11
7 pm - 8:30 pm 
NHS: Operation Torch MacArthur Memorial 
October 21   Modern Day Naval Station Norfolk – Fleet Fest Naval Station Norfolk
Pier 14 
October - November  NSU Football – Military Appreciation Game  Norfolk State University 
October - November  ODU Football – Military Appreciation Game Old Dominion University
Foreman Field
NOVEMBER 
November 9  ODU Veteran's Day Observance Old Dominion University
Kaufman Mall
November 11  Veterans Day Program  MacArthur Memorial
November (TBD)  Veterans Day Program  Norfolk State University
November 18  Grand Illumination Parade Downtown Norfolk
November 10 - 31   Million Bulb Walk - Navy 100 Theme
All Military receive $2 off the regularly ticketed price & 
on Veterans Day, every "10th" Veteran will be free
Norfolk Botanical Garden 
Fall 2017 (TBD)  Patriotic Concert Old Dominion University 
DECEMBER 
December 1 - 31  Dominion Garden of Lights - Navy 100 Theme
All Military receive $1 off per car every night
 Norfolk Botanical Garden
December 8 or 9  NROTC Commissioning Norfolk State University 
 Additional Events
2017 - 2020  Wall of Faces – Photos of Virginia Military
on Vietnam Wall
WHRO
  Naval Base Cruises
American Rover & Victory Rovers