City Center Oyster Roast

Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism will present the City Center Oyster Roast on October 25, 2019 from   6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The event will take place at the corner of Town Center Drive and Canon Boulevard next to the City Center Marriott and will feature music by Slapnation, local seafood, beverages, and activities.


Harpoon Larry's Oyster Bar has partnered with the event organizers to provide raw and roasted oysters and other signature Harpoon Larry’s dishes.  Additional local food vendors include Capt'n Crabby 
 (crab cake sandwich, shrimp salad sandwich, Chincoteague oyster stew), Captain Harrells Seafood (variety of seafood items), Couture Cakes by Nika (cupcakes), Pennsylvania Dutch Funnel Cake of Virginia (funnel cakes), and Mama_neems mobile seafood kitchen  (shrimp, fish, hush puppies, chicken wings, burgers, hot dogs). Beverage sales (beer, wine) will benefit the Woman’s Club of Newport News.   

The evening’s activities include give-aways and free face painting by Pic-N-Paint. The AR Workshop Newport News will offer guests the opportunity to create their own decorative signs on site ($). Empty oyster shells will be placed in the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s bushel baskets and will be used to rebuild oyster habitats throughout Virginia.  

Admission and parking are free.  Parking is located in the Mariners Row, Fountain Way, and Merchants Walk parking garages in City Center.  Blankets and chairs are allowed.  No outside alcoholic beverages allowed.  Pets are not permitted in the event area.  For additional information, call 757-926-1400 or visit  Updates and announcements (including weather-related announcements) will be posted on Facebook, Instagram- NNspecialevents, and Twitter @nnfestivals.