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!
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.
On September 17, City Center at Oyster Point will be transformed into a Brazilian getaway. The 3rd 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.
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.
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.