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2023 NATOFest Parade of Nations Norfolk

2023 NATOFest Parade of Nations Norfolk Logo
  • Apr 20-23

Our favorite Springtime parade! Norfolk is home to the largest naval base in the world. When aircraft carriers return from months at sea, local TV stations cover the event. Norfolk is surrounded by the Hampton Roads harbor to the west, the Chesapeake Bay to the north and Virginia Beach and the Atlantic to the east. Participants can visit Colonial Williamsburg also featuring Busch Gardens Theme Park or the beautiful beaches at Virginia Beach. The 70th “Norfolk NATO Festival’s Parade of Nations” will step off on Saturday morning with 16-22 bands in competition for rating, or just to experience the event and march through.

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Packages Include

  • Hotel Accommodations in all price ranges
  • Full American breakfast buffet each morning
  • Performance in the The 70th Norfolk NATO Festival’s Parade of Nations
  • Adjudication and clinic at Chrysler Hall and Roper Center for the Performing Arts (or similar) for concert band, jazz band, or choir (OPTIONAL)
  • Written and digitally recorded comments from our Nationally recognized adjudicators
  • Awards Ceremony at Chrysler Hall (or similar)
  • Admission into the Virginia International Tattoo
  • Director’s Festival Manual
  • Director’s gift
  • Souvenir T-Shirt for Director(s)
  • 1 FREE (in double occupancy) for every 20 paying*
    (Applies to full packages only)*

Festival Only Pricing:

  • Students – $115.00
  • Adults – $65.00

Local Attractions (tours easily arranged)

  • National Maritime Center
  • Nauticus
  • Battleship Wisconsin
  • Busch Gardens
  • Colonial Williamsburg
  • Jamestown
  • Virginia Beach
  • Haunted River
  • Dave & Busters Arcade (lunch or dinner and games!)
  • Berkeley Plantation
  • Carter’s Grove
  • Virginia Air & Space Center
  • Spirit of Norfolk lunch or dinner cruise and celebration!