Race to Cock Island

Portsmouth, VA

The Race to Cock Island is a long standing Portsmouth tradition. A sailing regatta for up to 100 boats sponsored by the Portsmouth Boat Club. Stop by the Portsmouth Welcome Center to see the famed Hanbury Cup. From the north end of the Portsmouth Seawall, spectators can watch the start and finish of the race. […]

Juneteenth Freedom Day

Portsmouth, VA

Join us as we celebrate African American freedom! It’s Juneteenth Freedom Day, a free, family-friendly event brought to you by the City of Portsmouth and the Urban League of Hampton Roads. Featuring soul food trucks, artisan vendors, and local and national bands, including headliners 702 and Montell Jordan. Located at High Street Landing in Portsmouth. […]

Shaggin’ 4th of July Celebration

Portsmouth, VA

A Beach Music party on the 4th of July to show off your shag stepping.  The Original Rhondels play beach music from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with a follow up performance by the Tidewater Concert Band playing patriotic music from 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.  Fireworks show at 9:30pm - visible from the north […]