Dominion Enterprises is the presenting sponsor of Sail Virginia 2007, the keystone event of Norfolk, Virginia, commemorating the 400th anniversary of the landing at Jamestown.
From June 7 to 12, a cast of more than 1,000 artists, actors, musicians, historians, Native Americans and sailing crews from around the world will assemble in historic downtown Norfolk. The week-long event will feature military parades, pageantry and ceremonies, historical re-enactments and interpretations, music, theatre and special exhibits.
Highlighting the event will be a fleet of more than 50 tall ships—military and character vessels from the United States, Canada, England, France, Germany, Uruguay, Brazil, Bermuda, India and the Netherlands. A fleet of unique U.S. character vessels also will gather to represent the 13 original colonies, led by Jamestown’s own Godspeed.
The six days of Sail Virginia events will be combined with the 31st annual Norfolk Harborfest, featuring a variety of live contemporary entertainment on six outdoor waterfront stages, miles of outdoor eateries, fireworks and plenty of family fun. Expanded offerings this year will include both international performances and performances from the Colonial and 1907 period.
For more information, visit www.sailvirginia2007.com.