Live entertainment, strolling carolers, roving costumed characters, marshmallow roasting stations, children’s activities and more during this city holiday tradition.
A tour of eight historic churches and one synagogue in Olde Towne Portsmouth. Explore the architecture , stained glass, and memorabilia of these historic structures. You'll hear stories of the Yellow Fever epidemic, the Underground Railroad, the Irish immigrants who built a masterpiece, the Jewish community who began settling in Portsmouth as early as 1916, […]
What is known to be one of the longest running Memorial Day parades in the country, the City of Portsmouth’s 139th Annual Memorial Day Parade, will be held Monday, May 29 from 10am-12pm. Since 1884, Portsmouth has recognized and honored the sacrifices of the brave men and women in the United States Armed Forces. Enjoy […]
Saturday, August 26 and Sunday August 27, The 51st Annual Seawall Art Show returns to High Street. If you want to find that one-of-a-kind gift for someone special or a signature piece for yourself, then come to our show, located on in Portsmouth, Virginia's historic downtown. You will find a little of everything from wood […]
Sponsored by the Olde Towne Business Association. Enjoy a fun day of bargains, local musicians, strolling historical interpreters, and prize give-aways along High Street. The OTBA tent is at the Portsmouth Welcome Center where you'll find cool Olde Towne merchandise as well as prize drawings every hour. Look for special sales and pop ups along […]
Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather For more than half a century, this event has been sponsored by Arabia Temple #12 and is followed by the Fish Bowl Classic football game, held at I.C. Norcom at 2 pm. For more information, please call (757) 761-4455. The parade begins at I.C. Norcom and travels down High Street […]
Celebrate local business and Shop Small this Saturday. Portsmouth is known for it's unique shops and restaurants, mom and pops, and owner operated. Their livlihood depends on you. Not everything has to come from big box or online store. Support your neighbors. The day begins at 10 AM. Be one of the first and visit […]