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The Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, a leader in the production of ocean liners, as well as military vessels, was established in 1886. Soldiers leaving for both world wars embarked from this city; those returning from World War I were honored with the Victory Arch on 25th Street, commemorating all American veterans. Newport News is located in the 'Hampton Roads' are of southeastern Virginia; Nansemond National Wildlife Refuge and Seashore State Park are nearby. Newport News is part of the Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News metro area.

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04/14 Coming to The area
Pork in the Park BBQ Festival Salisbury MD April19-21 Follow your nose to the Pork in the Park BBQ Festival. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this Eastern Shore staple will be served up April 19-21st at Salisbury's WinterPlace Park.
Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show Bethany Beach DE June1 This is a juried fine crafts event on the boardwalk.
Hampton Roads Greek Festival Hampton Roads VA May30-June2 Winner of the Peninsula Gold Award for best outdoor festival in 2012.
Virginia Pork Festival Emporia VA June12 The Virginia Pork Festival is one of the East Coast's largest food festivals, combines outstanding pork dishes with continuous live music from multiple stages.
66th Annual Hard Crab Derby Crisfield MD August30-September1 Held at the Somers Cove Marina. Crab Races, Crab Cooking Contest, Crab Picking contest, Parade, Skiff Races, Boat Docking Contest, Crafts, Carnival, Games, Swim Meet, Entertainment, Fresh Seafood
Richmond's Original Italian Street Festival Richmond VA September28-29 Richmond's 17th Street Market will be magically transformed into an authentic Italian village for this year’s 8th Annual Italian Festival.