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Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question about the NEON Festival? We’ve got answers! Click here for more. For anything not covered or more information, you can contact us here.

What does NEON stand for?

NEON is an acronym for New Energy of Norfolk, which represents the energetic and creative community of Norfolk’s arts district.

Who can I contact for more information?

Please contact for more information about the NEON District and the NEON Festival.

Can I volunteer?

Yes! Please click here to sign up for a volunteer shift on Friday, October 21, 2022. We need beer pourers, festival guides and more!

What are the festival hours?

Thursday, October 20 the festival runs from 5pm-10pm. The Chrysler Museum is open late 5pm-9pm and the Chrysler Glass Studio is open 8pm-10pm for Glass After Dark. Friday, October 21 the festival runs from 6pm-10pm on Granby Street and at The Plot.

Is the festival family-friendly?

The NEON Festival is a great place to bring kids for early evening festivities. There will be live music, arts and crafts, and other fun activities for kids and families.

Is the festival free and open to the public?

Yes, the NEON Festival’s events are all free and open to the public.

What is new for this year?

Great question! There are three new murals and many small art projects on view throughout the district. You can find all of the new art here and a complete listing of the schedule here.

Where is the best place to park?

Parking is available at the Harrison Opera House parking lot, at the Chrysler Museum of Art and on the street through the district. There are also numerous nearby parking garages in Downtown Norfolk.