Virginia Brazilian Festival

Be a Part of It!

Saturday · September 17th · 12-7pm

Fountain Way · City Center at Oyster Point

  • music
  • food
  • dancing
  • art workshops
  • demonstrations
  • children's activities

Sponsors

The support and participation of the community is essential for the realization of the Virginia Brazilian Festival. This event is only possible through sponsorships and most of these wonderful sponsors come from our own great community.

The "Ambassadors and Patrons" are generous individuals, families and businesses that help in the publicity of the event and support the festival with their presence on the day of the event. Their support also helps the Viva Brazil Cultural Center and it's purpose to facilitate communication and cooperation among the Brazilian community and to provide educational assistance through Scholarship Programs to persons of Brazilian decent in order to further their education and employment opportunities. It is because of the support of our neighbors that the Virginia Brazilian Festival exists and will be recognized inside and outside of our community.

The Virginia Brazilian Festival will be celebrated in great style at the beautiful and spacious fountain within City Center at Oyster Point in Newport News.

Your donation makes the tradition of celebrating this Brazilian arts, culture and heritage in Virginia possible. We thank you all in advance for your support!

View Sponsorship Brochure

Sponsorship Contact:

Matt Manning 757.597.9500
matt.manning@tucanos.com

All your contributions can be deducted in your tax return according to the extent of the law. Our tax ID will be provided along with your receipt.

  • 8 VIP Tent Passes. Includes Full Day Access to the VIP tent, Full Brazilian Buffet, and FREE Adult Beverages
  • 8 Tickets to the Festival Charity Night, an exciting, fun filled evening of Brazilian music and food! The night helps local charities by bringing attention to their cause. You will receive a Full Churrasco Meal at Tucanos Brazilian Grill, free non-alcoholic beverages and dessert, Live Brazilian Music, and Recognition during the ceremony.
  • 8 Festival T-Shirts & Embroidered Hats
  • Ambassador Recognition Banner

  • 4 VIP Tent Passes. Includes Full Day Access to the VIP tent, Full Brazilian Buffet, and FREE Adult Beverages
  • 4 Tickets to the Festival Charity Night, an exciting, fun filled evening of Brazilian music and food! The night helps local charities by bringing attention to their cause. You will receive a Full Churrasco Meal at Tucanos Brazilian Grill, free non-alcoholic beverages and dessert, Live Brazilian Music, and Recognition during the ceremony.
  • 4 Festival T-Shirts & Embroidered Hats
  • Patron Recognition Banner

  • 2 Tickets to the Festival Charity Night, an exciting, fun filled evening of Brazilian music and food! The night helps local charities by bringing attention to their cause.
  • 2 Full Churrasco Meals at Tucanos Brazilian Grill, free non-alcoholic beverages and dessert, Live Brazilian Music, and Recognition during the ceremony.
  • 4 Festival T-Shirts & Embroidered Hats
  • Patron Recognition Banner

  • 1 Free Meal Certificate for the Brazilian Festival Event
  • 1 Festival T-Shirt & Embroidered Hat

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Festival

On September 17, City Center at Oyster Point will be transformed into a Brazilian getaway. The 2nd Annual Virginia Brazilian Festival will celebrate Brazilian arts, culture, music and cuisine from 1 to 7 p.m.

Festival goers will have the opportunity to see Brazilian dance and drum performances, listen to live Brazilian music and learn to dance like a Samba pro in a dance workshop. Brazilian bands, including Jose Paulo, will take stage with traditional instruments and rhythms.

This free event will also feature interactive workshops on Samba, Capoeira, and Brazilian drumming. Handcrafted gifts for purchase, face painting, and traditional Brazilian cuisine will also be available. Tucanos Brazilian Grill, also located in City Center, will have a sampling of Rio de Janeiro inspired favorites such as churrasco, feijoada, pastel, and coxinha.

History

The Brazilian Festival began in Utah, with a small group of friends eager to celebrate the culture and heritage of Brazil. That small celebration has expanded greatly in the last 10 years to over 8,000+ attendees last year in Salt Lake City.

While there's no official count of how many Brazilians live in Virginia, the General Consulate of Brazil in Washington DC (Virginia jurisdiction) estimates that there are over 12,000 Brazilians throughout Virginia and their influence has attributed to our success. In addition, Virginia boasts a number of residents (over 30,000) who speak Portuguese, Brazil's native language, adding to our audience.

The Virginia Brazilian Festival is more than a party celebration, it is a special day that Brazilians, Virginia residents, and fun-loving people join the festivities to have a great time and celebrate all things Brazilian.

Schedule

Soccer Workshop 12:00

Story Time 1,3, & 5

Face Painting 2:30

Jose Paulo 4:00

Capoeira Show 5:00

FAQ

Are dogs allowed?
As much as we love our canine companions. The only exception is service animals.
Should I plan to bring chairs or blankets?
It couldn't hurt, in case you need a dance break. Please remember that you will be responsible for attending to all of the items you bring to the festival.
Where can I park?
We've got you covered, City Center at Oyster Point has free parking
Do I need to bring cash? Where is the nearest ATM?

Some of our vendors are, indeed cash only. We recommend bringing a couple of bucks, that way you can be sure to get all of the goodies your heart desires.

Forgot to stop at the money machine? No worries, there's an ATM on site. Just pop over to the Bayport building.

How can I volunteer with the festival?
Please contact OPmgr@tucanos.com for information on how to lend a hand
Where should I book my lodging?
There are lots of great places to stay in the area, but we recommend the Newport News Marriott at City Center.
Can guests carry in their own food or beverage?
Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate outside food and beverage
How do I get there?
From I-64
  • Take exit 258A to merge onto US-17 S/J Clyde Morris Blvd
  • Turn right at Thimble Shoals Blvd.
  • Turn right at Fountain Way
  • Destination will be on the left
  • 701 Town Center Dr, Newport News, VA 23606
Can I use flash photography?
Yes, snap away! We'd love to see your pictures, use #VBF2015 on social media.
Will there be a place (lockers, bag drop, etc.) for guests to leave large bags, strollers, etc?
We don't have any lockers available, please plan on keeping an eye on all items you bring to the festival.
Are there alternative transportation options?
We encourage you to get here however you can, here are a few suggestions:
  • Bikes: Bike parking can be found in in various locations throughout the City Center
  • Your own 2 feet: If you're within walking distance, meet us at the grounds
  • If all else fails, call a cab, snag an Uber or hop a bus!

Location

City Center at Oyster Point
701 Town Center Dr #100
Newport News, VA 23606