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Early Bird Walk

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve 4510 Twin Pines Road, Portsmouth, VA

Take a stroll around Lake Ballard and beyond with local birding experts (or by yourself) to identify birds in the area by sight and sound before the Preserve opens to the public at 10:00 am. Bring binoculars or a spotting scope for best viewing. The gates will open at 7:45 am and close promptly at […]


2023 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

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

Reception: May 13, 1:30 p.m. Since 2006 the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center has hosted an exhibition of sculptures in the historic courtyard. Visitors can pick up a ballot inside and cast their vote to determine which sculpture wins People’s Choice Award. Additional awards include Seawall art Award and SPPA Juror’s Choice Award.


Color Outside the Lines

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

Reception: June 17 @ 1:30pm This exhibition presents paintings by contemporary Virginia painters who offer a range of subject matter and styles from abstract to figural and imaginary environments. Featured artists include Donna Drozda, Sheila Giolitti, Christi Lynn Harris, Matt Lively, Jing Qi, and Eloise Shelton Mayo.


SOLID GROUND: New Works from the Ceramic Design Association

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

SOLID GROUND offers work by Ceramic Design Association (CDA) artists, whose work ranges from functional ware to large-scale sculptures. The organization brings together local ceramic artists and potters dedicated to the ceramic arts to enhance the cultural life in Hampton Roads. They offer regular workshops and an annual Empty Bowls Benefit that brings together artists […]


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 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 among […]


Portsmouth Community Concerts presents Vox Fortura

I.C. Norcom High School Auditorium 1801 London Blvd, Portsmouth, VA

NOTICE: Due to HVAC issues at Chruchland Auditorium, the concert will now take place at I.C. Norcom High School Auditorium. The Portsmouth Community Concerts presents its 85th season. Tickets available for individual shows for $25 each (adults) or get your tickets for the entire season for only $85. Classical crossover takes on a new twist […]


Cause for Paws 5K and Pet Festival

Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion 16 Crawford Cir, Portsmouth, VA

Portsmouth Humane Society Join us as we raise lifesaving funds for the animals in our care and our community at the 15th Annual Cause for Paws! This event is fun “fur” the whole family – pets included! Cause for Paws includes a Pet Festival with pet friendly activities, contests, and vendors alongside a 5K/1-Mile Run/Walk. […]


Yoga in the Courtyard

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

Join us every Saturday morning for gentle yoga in the beautiful Courtyard at Court and High Streets, available to all levels. Please bring a mat and water. Class is by donation and teachers will alternate weekly.

Classic Cars and Coffee – Oktoberfest BMWs

Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center Annex 420 High Street, Portsmouth, VA

BMWs for Oktoberfest! Oktoberfest is a BAVARIAN holiday, so we're inviting BAVARIAN Motor Works (BMW) owners, any year (and other German or European cars) to join our Classic Cars & Coffee in conjunction with the Oktoberfest event happening at The Bier Garden! FREE Classic Car Display Parking and Marketplace begin at 9:00 AM, then Bier […]


Olde Towne Farmer’s Market

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

Enjoy seasonal fruits, vegetables, baked goods, meats, eggs, flowers, art, and handcrafted skincare products and merchandise - all unique and one of a kind to the Tidewater, Virginia region.


Guided Kayaking at Paradise Creek

Paradise Creek Nature Park 1141 Victory Blvd, Portsmouth, VA

Cost: $35 per person for ERP members, $45 per person for not-yet ERP members. Become an ERP member HERE! If you would like to attend this event but need financial assistance, please contact Larry Lapell, Park Operations Manager, llapell@elizabethriver.org. Target Age: 12 and above; ages 12-16 must be accompanied by an adult guardian. Bring: Hat, sunscreen, and reusable […]