Members of the Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau advisory committee met Tuesday to receive updates on a number of upcoming events and initiatives for 2019.
A new event coming this summer will be a sculpture walk, which will take place from Seventh to First streets downtown and at Veterans Memorial Park.
The featured sculptures will be unveiled May 10-11. The visitors bureau is now seeking sponsorships.
Rachel Reiser of the Norfolk Area Sports Council said there are several upcoming sporting events coming to Norfolk.
One of the biggest will be the Leap! National Dance Competition on March 22-23, which Reiser said will bring more than 500 dancers to the area. The competition will be at the Johnny Carson Theater, and admission is free.
Reiser said the competition typically rotates between larger cities.
The sports council also is looking forward to high school state journalism, which will bring hundreds of students to the area in late April. This year the event will feature Classes A, B and C.
Norfolk also will host an exhibition game of the Lincoln Saltdogs, a professional team from the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball on May 11.
Other events include a football coaches clinic on March 23 at Faith Regional Health Center and high school district music on April 12.
The council also is involved in draft plans for the renovated skate park and looking at new possibilities for the renovated Norfolk Family YMCA in April, such as indoor archery, rugby and pickleball.