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First Friday: Concert in the Courtyard “The Band Vontrelle”

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

The Portsmouth Jazz Experience brings great music to the local region one note at a time. This group wowed First Friday crowds in 2021 and 2022, so we are looking forward to the return of Vontrelle’s amazing vocals, along with some of this area’s most talented musicians. This event is free and open to the […]


Olde Towne Antique & Flea Market

Olde Towne Portsmouth Olde Towne, Portsmouth, VA

Visit the Olde Towne Antique & Flea Market on the first Saturday of each month, rain or shine, and enjoy the eclectic collection of unique and antique wares. With more than 70 vendors, you will discover a great selection of antique and flea market items of all types – priced to sell! Shop for estate […]

Local Authors Expo

Portsmouth Public Library - Main Branch 601 Court Street, Portsmouth, VA

Featuring Local Authors from around Hampton Roads

Portsmouth Pride Festival

Festival Park at Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion 16 Crawford Circle, Portsmouth, Virginia

Portsmouth Pride is back for its second year. Join us in Festival Park, outside the Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion, and show your colors. Music, dancing, food, beverages, community service groups, and a large variety of venders will be available. Walk through or stay all day, just come out and show your PRIDE 2023.

Movement and Light: The Barrier Islands of Virginia

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

The exhibit talk will be at 1:30 p.m. followed by a reception at PACC on Saturday, May 13th Pam Ponce, a Virginia Beach artist, will be presenting a multi-year project. She has spent several seasons photographing the Virginia Nature Conservancy’s Volgenau Virginia Coast Reserve, an environmental treasure of barrier islands and lagoon landscapes located off […]

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. Pick up a ballot inside to cast your vote for your favorite sculpture. Your vote helps determine which sculpture receives the People’s Choice Award, Seawall Award, and the SPPA Juror’s Choice Award.


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 […]


Seawall Music Festival

High Street Landing Portsmouth, VA

Two days (June 9-10) of great food, local and national entertainment as well as Saturday night fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. Children’s Activities on Saturday, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Bounce Houses and Games). Friday, June 9, 2023 (6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.) 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Janitors (R&B, 60’s Soul, 70’s Funk, Country, […]


Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A GRR-IFIC Exhibit

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

This new exhibit brings to life the themes presented in the award-winning PBS Kids television series created by The Fred Rogers Company that follows the adventures of 4-year-old Daniel Tiger and his friends. In Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit, children enter the world of Daniel Tiger and their friends to explore the neighborhood. Through […]


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.

Second Saturdays: Andalo’s Birthday!

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

It’s a Birthday Party! Celebrate with Andalo as we make party hats, play party games, enjoy a special treat. Event Times: 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm