Festival Highlights


Don’t Miss This!

64thAnnual Parade of Nations
10AM
Parade Route Map

  • Grab your lawn chairs and come to downtown Norfolk! Parade of Nations 2014
  • Find a seat near the announcers stands on Waterside drive and on Granby Street so you don’t miss any of the features!
  • Floats from each of the 28 NATO Member Nations
  • Visiting International bands from the Virginia International Tattoo 
  • Local and Visiting High School Marching Bands participating in the Virginia International Music Festival 

NATOFest
11:30AM to 3:30PM
Town Point Park

  • Visit the NATO Village!
    • Pick up a NATO Explorer Passport and visit each country booth to get a passport stamp and lots of other goodies including treats, maps, and brochures. Afterwards,  you’ll want to plan your own vacation.
    • Meet representatives of each of the NATO Member Nations from Norfolk’s Allied Command Transformation
    • Learn all about NATO and its activities at Allied Command Transformation – try out the simulations and visit the NATO Photobooth!
  • Kid’s Zone
    • NATOFest is great for kids and families!
    • Kids can enjoy their own area with games, crafts, and international themed activities
    • Scout Troops Welcome!
  • Have a drink in NATO Village!
    • Sample an international beer and wine. Take a seat at the tables by the Market Stage to enjoy performances- International style!
  • Music and Performances on the Market Stage
    • Cultural dancers and performers will entertain guests all afternoon on the NATO Market Stage
    • Enjoy a picnic lunch on the lawn while watching the entertainment, something new every half hour
  • International Food
    • At NATOFest, you won’t find your average festival food
    • Sample Greek, Italian, German, and French cuisines