The NEON Festival

The 5th Annual NEON Festival will take place on Thursday, October 17 and Friday, October 18, 2019 from 6-10pm in Norfolk's first official arts district, the NEON District. The NEON Festival is a free two evening event that encourages visitors to explore and discover the NEON District. The festival celebrates the energy in NEON and draws from the passion and creativity in Downtown and the region. Anchored by the Chrysler Museum of Art and Harrison Opera House and extending to The Plot on Granby Street, the NEON District includes many creative small businesses and arts partners that contribute to the festivities. For more information, visit

Look for these events and more during the 2019 NEON Festival!

  • Third Thursday at the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio

  • Exhibition opening at d'Art Center Thursday evening

  • NEON X PRIDE underground dance party Thursday evening

  • The Plot Beer Garden and main stage entertainment from local community groups Friday evening, 6-10pm

  • Unveiling of new murals and various other public art projects

  • Public art tours led by Norfolk Tour Company

  • Pop-up art galleries in NEON District businesses and venues