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Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center 400 High Street, Portsmouth, Virginia

Stroll through the museum’s courtyard and explore our one-of-a-kind outdoor sculpture exhibit, featuring six original sculptures by notable Mid-Atlantic artists. View the intricacies of these three-dimensional forms, then pick up a ballot inside the museum and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award. Additional awards include the Seawall Art Award and Juror’s Choice Award, […]

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Jim Henson’s Splash and Bubbles: Dive In, Lend a Fin!

Children's Museum of Virginia 221 High Street, Portsmouth, VA

Your kids will love our new exhibit based on the hit PBS show, Splash & Bubbles. Dive into the incredible world of ocean exploration in this early childhood STEM-based exhibit. Join Splash, Bubbles and the Reeftown Rangers to explore marine biology, ocean science and different ocean ecosystems Navigate a kelp forest maze Learn about bioluminescence […]

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Hanging Tree Guitars

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center 400 High Street, Portsmouth, Virginia

Hanging Tree Guitars is a traveling exhibition that showcases the work of Freeman Vines, a luthier, musician and material artist. Mr. Vines was born in Greene County, North Carolina, where his family sharecropped on plantations where they were once enslaved. For 50 years, he’s been building guitars from cast-off materials gathered from across the county […]

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Sunset Thursdays 2022

High Street Landing Portsmouth, VA

Portsmouth announces the lineup of musical acts for its popular weekly concert series, Sunset Thursdays. Concerts begin June 16 and continue until September 8, 2022. If you need a place to relax and unwind after a rough work week, the city’s free summer concert series is just the ticket. All performances take place on Thursday […]

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Rooting For the Home Team: Portsmouth’s Black Baseball Players, Promoters, and Parks

Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum 901 Elm Avenue, Portsmouth, VA

Black History Now 2022 and the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum proudly presents the exhibition of  Rooting for the Home Team: Portsmouth's Black Baseball Players, Promoters and Parks.  In the post-World War II era, "Baseball was king" in the sports world of Hampton Roads, especially in the African American community.  Discover the joy of baseball […]

National Night Out

The Portsmouth Police Department will host a city-wide National Night Out event Tuesday, August 2, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Portsmouth City Park. We're inviting the neighborhoods, businesses, and others to take part in this annual event. National Night Out enhances the relationship between city residents and law enforcement while bringing back a true […]

Portsmouth Paddle Battle

High Street Landing Portsmouth, VA

Join us on September 10, 2022, from 9:30-4:30, for the 2nd Annual Portsmouth Paddle Battle on the Elizabeth River.  Participants will compete in SUP and kayak categories depending on age/experience level. If Racer and Spectator comments from 2021 are any guide, the 2nd Annual Portsmouth Paddle Battle will be an awesome day out on the water and […]

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