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TowneBank Fountain Park Opening Weekend and 2014 Summer Events
Fountain Field Days and Festevents Fridays
Opening May 24 • FREE & Open to the Public
TowneBank Fountain Park, the premier family friendly outdoor park on the downtown Norfolk waterfront, opens for the 2014 season this coming Saturday May 24 until Sunday August 31, 2014. TowneBank Fountain Park, located within Town Point Park and adjacent to Waterside Marina, will open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 am to sunset. The Park is free and open to the public.
TowneBank Fountain Park has something for everyone to enjoy during the summer with Family Fun Fridays, Fresh Catch Fridays and more! Grab the bathing suits and bring the children down to the park every Wednesday to enjoy fun in the sun at the interactive fountain and play lawn games during Fountain Field Days. The interactive fountain is a great way to cool off from the summer heat, entertaining visitors with daily performances of 28 water jets shooting water up to 12 ft into the air and enhancing its nighttime performances with illumination.
The Park offers an abundance of furniture and bistro seating shaded by elegant park umbrellas. Omar’s Fountain Café is open for lunch Tuesday through Friday from 11:30am until 2:30pm, from 5pm until 9:00pm on Friday and from noon to 5 pm on Saturday. Café guests will be treated to a variety of freshly prepared foods including Chesapeake Bay crab cake sandwiches, fresh paninis, soft drinks and the occasionally offered beer and wine available through the spring, summer and fall seasons. The complete Omar’s Fountain Café menu is included. The Café remains open during all special events. Picnic spreads are also welcome.
Omar’s Fountain Café also offers boxed lunches and full service catering for large groups, including office parties and reunions in TowneBank Fountain Park. Omar’s Fountain Café is located one block from the Main Street Financial District and conveniently accessible by boat, bicycle, bus, and the Tide light rail system.
Events in TowneBank Fountain Park
Family Fun Fridays
When: June 13, June 27
Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Join us for family night with food, fun and entertainment for the whole family! Come enjoy the dancing fountain, bounce houses, lawn games, cornhole and much more in TowneBank Fountain Park along the Elizabeth River on select Fridays during the summer! Omar’s Fountain Café offers a full bar and a freshly prepared menu. Free & everyone is welcome
Fountain Field Days
When: Wednesday June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Fountain Field Days are great for children and families to come and enjoy some fun in the sun! Fountain Field Days offer FREE family programming, to include: an interactive fountain, children’s activities, exercise programs, lawn games, theatre, dance and more! Please visit www.festevents.org for a detailed description of the activities.
Fresh Catch Fridays
When: Every Friday in August. August 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29
Time: Music from 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Norfolk’s largest outdoor waterfront party, enhances the evening with bushels of fun! A crab pickin’, finger-licking, beer drinking great time! We will be serving up locally caught Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs and a variety of Virginia Seafood caught fresh from the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Wash it all down with a frosty beverage from Omar’s Fountain Café. Admission to Fresh Catch Fridays is free while food and beverages will be available for purchase.
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Omar’s Fountain Café Daily Menu
*served with chips
Turkey & Havarti Panini* $7
Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Panini* $7
Chicken Salad $6
Crab Cake Sandwich $8
Grilled Corn on the Cob $5
Pulled Pork Tacos 2 for $5
Hot Dog* $3
Turkey Leg $8
Sodas, Lemonade, Bottled Water $2
Domestic Beer $4/ Microbrews $5
TowneBank Fountain Park activities are produced by Norfolk Festevents in partnership with the City of Norfolk and TowneBank and presented by AT&T.