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Naval Station Norfolk 2023 Fleet Fest is back!!

Naval Station Norfolk's annual Fleet Fest event is back, free, and open to the public! Join us on Saturday, October 21 as the base presents ship tours, live entertainment, static aircraft displays, large children's play area, military demonstrations, chili cook-off, food vendors, craft beer from local breweries and more.

The festivities kick-off at 10 a.m.

Proudly sponsored by Navy Federal Credit Union, 757 Pros Realty and Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers.
*No Navy endorsement implied. 

*Assets, demonstrations and activities are subject to change.


Naval Station Norfolk 2023 Fleet Fest Ship Tours

Fleet Fest ship tours are on the the USS George Washington (CVN 73), USS Mahan (DDG 72), Coast Guard Cutter Seneca, and the Coast Guard Fast Response Cutter. Ship tours will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  We will stop allowing people to line up for a ship tour at 4:30 p.m. 


Naval Station Norfolk 2023 Fleet Fest Chili Cook-Off, Concessions & Craft Beer

The 2023 Fleet Fest includes food concessions, craft beer garden featuring local beweries and of course the annual Command Chili Cook-Off Challenge with free tastings. The Fleet Fest Chili Cook-Off is taking place Saturday, October 21 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine will be judging this year's Command Chili Cook-Off Challenge! Enter your command into Naval Station Norfolk's Command Chili Cook-Off! 

For more information, please call 757-322-2316.

Naval Station Norfolk 2023 Fleet Fest Activities, Entertainment & Static Displays

There are a variety of things to do, activities and entertainment at this years Fleet Fest. Featured activities include live entertainment, a kids area (world's largest bounce house), static aircraft displays, Coast Guard search and rescue demonstration, Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Dive Tank, Landing Craft Air Cushion fly in demonstration, and more.  

The World's Largest Bounce House stands at 32 feet tall at its highest point and covers an area of over 16,000 square feet. Inside you'll find giant slides, ball pits, climbing towers and basketball hoops alongside fun, friendly, over-sized charaters of various colors, shapes and sizes. In the center of this bounce house is a custom-built stage where the resident DJ turns up the party by hosting games, competitions, and playing music tailored to each age group. Jump times will run every 20 minutes with a 10 minute break in between each session. There is a maximum weight limit of 245 lbs. and a maximum height limit of 85 inches (7'feet 1"inch). A minimum height restriction of 36 inches (3'feet) applies at our slide. Socks are required to jump. 

Bounce House Waiver



Naval Station Norfolk 2023 Heroes at the Helm 5K

NAVSTA Norfolk MWR Fitness in partnership with the Navy Exchange is hosting a heroes at the helm 5K on Saturday, October 21 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Salt Marsh Park on Massey Hughes Drive. Medals will be awarded to all finishers. This event is free and open to active duty, retirees, reservist, DoD civilians, and eligible family members. Online registration closes on Monday, October 16 and same day registration opens at 6:30 a.m.  

For more information, please call 757-444-2276.


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