Here’s what you need to know about Norfolk’s Epic Weekend

NORFOLK — Epic Weekend, the three-day celebration of Downtown Norfolk, will be Friday to Sunday.

Epic Weekend features the city’s largest festival, the 43rd Annual Norfolk Harborfest, Disney’s The Lion King, downtown’s favorite street party First Fridays, newly opened spaces on the Battleship Wisconsin’s for its 75th AnniversaryWaterside District Concerts, with even more special events planned at the Slover Library and Selden Market, tours at Chrysler MuseumMacArthur Memorial and even a tour at the historic Elmwood Cemetery, according to a news release from the city.

There will be plenty to enjoy on land, and even more on the water with a full schedule of harbor cruises aboard the Spirit of Norfolk and Virginia EliteThe American Rover and Victory Rover, the Carrie BElizabeth River Ferries, and for the first time at Harborfest, the chance to learn to sail with the Sail Nauticus fleet, officials said.

Plus hours of deckside tours aboard the Harborfest fleet of tall ships, a Navy destroyer, as well as the Battleship Wisconsin.

The Epic Weekend experience even extends to the newly launched Elizabeth River Trail for a special Saturday fireworks ride, officials said.

Click here for a full schedule of events.

Getting around

The city will offer a free shuttle connecting the NEON DistrictThe Lion King at Chrysler Hall, MacArthur Center Tide Stop, Freemason Harbor, WatersideNauticus  and Harborfest all weekend.

Valet park at MacArthur Center and be within walking distance of all the sites and activities.

Click here for Shuttle Map, Route and Daily Hours.

Parking

There is plenty of convenient parking and a free shuttle to get you where you want to go, city officials said.

Park for just $5 (cash or credit) at the following garages:

  • Waterside Garage
  • Main Street Garage
  • Town Point Garage
  • West Plume Street Garage
  • Boush Street Garage
  • Fountain Park Garage
  • City Hall South Garage
  • Freemason Street Garage
  • York Street Garage
  • Commercial Place

MacArthur Center North & South Parking Decks – Saturday:

  • Pre-collect cash and credit card on entry
  • $2 before 1 p.m.
  • $5 after 1 p.m.

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