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Tattoo Hullabaloo

Tattoo Hullabaloo
THURSDAY - SUNDAY, APRIL 20 - 23, 2023
SCOPE Plaza, Norfolk, Free and Open to the Public

Start your Tattoo experience early with a free festival!  
Dinner, dessert, drafts, drumming, dance, drill and bagpipes abound! There’s something for everyone! 

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NATO Flag Raising Ceremony

Norfolk NATO Festival Flag Raising
Thursday, April 20, 2023 5:00 pm
Scope Plaza, Norfolk, Free and Open to the Public 

Come celebrate the NATO alliance with military music and ceremony.

Immediately followed by the Virginia International Tattoo Hullabaloo, presented by the Virginia Arts Festival. 

*In case of inclement weather, the Flag Raising will be moved into Scope Arena

The NATO Flag Raising Ceremony is presented by NATO – Allied Command Transformation and the Norfolk NATO Festival, in partnership with the Virginia International Tattoo.

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DrumLine Battle

DrumLine Battle
April 20-23, 2023
Scope Plaza, Free and Open to the Public

Thursday 6PM
Friday 6PM
Saturday 5PM
Sunday 1PM

A Hullabaloo favorite, DrumLine Battle™ showcases marching percussion ensembles, spotlighting their unique talents and creativity in a high-energy face-to-face competition. Free!

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Norfolk NATO Festival Annual Parade of Nations

Parade of Nations
Saturday, April 22, 2023 10:00am
Downtown Norfolk, Free and Open to the Public

The Norfolk NATO Festival is proud to present its annual Parade of Nations, the longest continuously running parade in Hampton Roads and the only parade in the United States honoring NATO! Over 100 Parade Units with local and visiting high school bands, U.S. and International Military bands, and colorful floats which represent each of the NATO Member Nations! Local community organization and Festival partners are also featured.

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Norfolk NATO Festival International Village

International Village
Saturday, April 22, 2023 11:30am - 3:00pm
Town Point Park, Norfolk, Free and Open to the Public

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.

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Virginia International Tattoo American Pipe Band Championship

Virginia International Tattoo American Pipe Band Championship
Saturday, April 22, 2022, NOON - 5 PM
Closing Ceremony at 6PM
SCOPE Plaza, Norfolk, Free and Open to the Public

Watch as hundreds of bagpipers and drummers compete for the honors in this annual competition!

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