Patrouille de France will flyover downtown Norfolk this Saturday, April 29

By Jeff Maisey

Norfolk NATO festival, the world’s only festival celebrating the Trans-Atlantic alliance and its importance, is on full display this Friday and Saturday in downtown Norfolk. All events are free and open to the public.

One of this year’s highlights includes flybys and an air demonstration over the sky of downtown Norfolk by the Patrouille de France (PAF).

PAF will do a traditional flyover of the NATO Flag Raising Ceremony on Friday, April 28 at 5 PM at Scope Plaza. The 8-jet team will also fly over Waterside Drive as the Parade of Nations begins at 10 AM on Saturday, April 29. A longer air performance is scheduled for 12:45 PM on Saturday, April 29 as NATO Fest is in full swing (11 AM to 3 PM) in Town Point Park.

Lots of children’s activities and family fun with all 28 NATO nations represented with tents in the park, along with live international music and dance, food, beer and wine.