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32nd Annual Umoja Festival

May 25 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The 2024 Umoja Festival will be held May 24-26, 2024, at Festival Park in Portsmouth. Join us in a grand celebration of unity at Portsmouth’s Annual African American culture and heritage celebration promoting cultural diversity and unity.

Bring the entire family to enjoy all the festivities including live music, kids’ activities, international foods and so much more!

All Festival Park performances are FREE and OPEN to the public*



Saturday, May 25th

1:00pm – 3:00pm           5STARR

2:15pm – 3:15pm           2nd Wynd Band

3:30pm – 4:30pm          The Champagne Band

4:45pm – 5:45pm          SynHergi

6:00pm – 7:00pm          Ned Harris and The Appeal

Don’t miss the late show at Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion featuring Tank with support from Kari Hilson and Carl Thomas.  Tickets required.

Purchase Tank Tickets Here.

Umoja Festival Heritage Tour promo flyerHeritage Tour

This free tour departs on the hour at 2, 3, and 4 PM, Saturday only, from the City Hall loading area.  Climb aboard and air conditioned coach for a short ride to the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum.  The featured exhibit is call Art is Revolutionary: Icons, Innovators, and Trailblazers from Hampton Roads.  Tour the exhibit and then join Kenise Butler and her band for a 20-minute show featuring the songs of Ella Fitzgerald.  Climb aboard the bus and return to the festival.  Tour time is about an hour.


May 25
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Festival Park at Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion
16 Crawford Circle
Portsmouth, Virginia 23704 United States
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