Annual Events

Artisans along the Avenue

Artisans Along the Avenue

Late January
The Norfolk Arts Center has brought their beloved soup and art fundraiser to the heart of downtown Norfolk. Attendees get to experience some of Norfolk’s finest artisans in the culinary and fine arts.

River Point District Concert Series

Downtown Norfolk Concert Series

June – August
What better way to experience the downtown vibes than with some live music! The Downtown Norfolk Association and Viaero Wireless hosts 3 concerts every summer at River Point Square free to the public and open to all ages.

Norfolk Odd Fellows 4th of July Parade

Norfolk Odd Fellows 4th of July Parade

4th of July in Norfolk wouldn’t be complete without the grand parade through downtown Norfolk!

Santa Dayz

Sizzlin’ Santa Dayz

Late July
Bring a little Christmas into your July with this fun event. Think sun, sand, and Santa in Bermuda shorts, or as we call him ‘Stanta’.

Rock The Block

Rock the Block

Late August
The Zone Afterschool Program’s annual fundraising event brings a ton of family fun with kids’ games, bounce houses, live music, food trucks and more.

Riverpoint Fork Fest

Fork Fest

The Norfolk Arts Center hosts this family-friendly music festival with live music from local and regional musicians, a food truck rumble, art and community.

Norfolk Oktober Fest


2nd to last weekend in September
Celebrate the Norfolk area’s rich German heritage and fall harvest with the Norfolk Area Chamber’s annual two-day family festival, brining German food, polka music, a beer garden, children’s activities and a stein-holding competition!

Norfolk Lions Club Parade

Lions Club Parade

2nd to last Saturday in September
Always held on the Saturday of Oktoberfest, the Lions Club Parade has always been an early-fall Norfolk tradition. You will see a variety of floats, including many area marching bands.

Downtown Trick or Treating

Downtown Trick ‘r Treating

Thursday before Halloween
Trick ‘r Treating has been a long-standing event hosted by the Downtown Norfolk Association. Business owners look forward to handing out thousands of pieces of candy to little princesses, super heroes and their parents.

Hometown Holiday Festival

Tuesday before Thanksgiving
The name may have changed from the River Point Christmas Festival and Black Tuesday, but the traditions have been strong for over a decade. The event brings Santa, caroling, hayrack rides, horse drawn carriages, hot cocoa, and so much more!