WHERE TO SIT
Upper 100 Level
Scope Arena offers a lot of choices of seats. Most of our senior audience likes the seats with the fewest numbers of steps to climb, so the Upper 100 Level seats are the best choice, especially for persons with limited mobility. Handrails are located in every section for ease in accessing all seats, and ushers are nearby by to assist you. What is also good about these seats is that they are on the “50-yard line”, so you get to see everything and have a spectacular view. The Accessible ramps are located at the corner of St. Paul’s Blvd and Charlotte Street.
WHERE TO EAT
The Hullaballoo offers many choices and a wide selection of food options. There are tables and chairs throughout the area. Some guests with limited mobility prefer to eat prior to coming to the Arena. There are several restaurants within easy distance to the Scope Arena especially on nearby Granby Street and at MacArthur Center Mall. Click here for a list of Virginia Arts Festival restaurant partners.
FUN & FREE OUTDOOR EVENTS
Thursday-Saturday 4:30 – 7:30 PM
Sunday 11:30 AM- 2:30 PM
Lots of great activities 3 hours prior to Tattoo, Scope Plaza, Free
Performances - Daily
Many of the performers who are in the Tattoo also perform at the Hullabaloo. It’s a bonus opportunity to see them provide a less formal performance. Expect lots of music, dance and drill!
DrumLine Battle - Daily
Drumlines battle in a head-to-head competition to see who will win based on a combination of drumming skills, movement, visuals, stick tricks, stunts and overall showmanship. Expect the unexpected! Hula-hoopers and dancers have participated in the past.
NATO FLAG RAISING
Thursday 5:00 PM Scope Plaza, Free
Enjoy a cultural sampling of music and a colorful display of NATO Member Nation flags, uniforms and anthems in this military presentation representing all NATO Member Nations.
NATO PARADE OF NATIONS
Saturday 10:30 AM Downtown Norfolk, Free
The oldest continuously-held parade in the region and the only one in the United States honoring NATO features floats representing each of the NATO Nations in addition to U.S. and International Military and high school bands.
NORFOLK NATO FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL VILLAGE
Saturday 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk, Free
Immediately following the Parade of Nations, join in a celebration and appreciation of our local NATO Headquarters. Interact with NATO Representatives and visit their Member Nation tents in the NATO Village. Explore international heritage with cultural performances, international art, cuisine and craft beers. Come celebrate with the whole family in a European Street fair atmosphere in Downtown Norfolk. Kids can get stamps in their NATO Explorer Passport.
VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL TATTOO AMERICAN PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIP
Saturday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Competition; 6:00 PM Massed Bands & Awards
Scope Plaza, Norfolk, Free
The Virginia International Tattoo American Pipe Band Championship will feature Grade 2 and Grade 3 pipe bands from around the world.
For more information on regional Attractions visit here!