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South Norfolk Parade & Picnic in the Park

  • Presented By: South Norfolk Civic League
  • 1441 Bainbridge Boulevard, Chesapeake, VA 23324

overview

Enjoy a 4th of July tradition in Chesapeake! The event features a parade, entertainment, food, games, paddleboat rides, children's crafts and family fun! This event is presented by the South Norfolk Civic League and Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism.

Parade steps off at 10 a.m.
Picnic in the Park begins at 11 a.m.

Event is FREE to the public.

Bring chairs, umbrellas, and drinking water. Please be courteous of the residents along the parade and detour routes. Do not litter.

The PICNIC in the PARK, after the parade to 3 p.m.

Music & Entertainment
Immediately following the parade, thousands of folks will pour into Lakeside Park for food, drinks, live music, entertainment, crafts, contests, prizes and children’s activities.

Food & Drink
Food & beverage vendors will offer a selection of goodies for sale including chicken, burgers, hotdogs, flavored ice drinks, and much more! If you would rather bring your own food, that is permitted, however alcohol is not allowed in the park.

Arts & Crafts and more
Arts & Crafts vendors will be there, as will community and business exhibitors.

Prizes
There is usually a 50-50 drawing and a bike giveaway, too.

Activities
This is a partial list of activities scheduled in years past.

  • Corn Hole Tournaments
  • Arts & Crafts for Kids
  • Storytime
  • Petting Zoo
  • Ident-a-Kid
  • Face Painting
  • Caricature Artists (from noon – 2 p.m. only!) Arrive early!
  • Paddle boats
  • Magicians
  • Juggler
  • Stilt Walker

Event Info

  • Presented By: South Norfolk Civic League
  • Dates: July 4, 2019
  • Location: Lakeside Park
  • Address: 1441 Bainbridge Boulevard, Chesapeake, VA 23324
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Price: Free & Open to the Public