Portsmouth Festivals & Shows

Portsmouth Festivals & ShowsPortsmouth's inviting climate, beautiful natural scenery and dramatic history all attract an impressive number of visitors every year. In addition to that ever-growing group of tourists, there are also the folks who frequent the city to experience the many festivals and annual events held throughout the year. So it is most definitely safe to say that whether it is a popular festival, cultural event or just the beauty of the city itself, there is always something worth celebrating anytime you're in Portsmouth.

The Umoja Festival
The Umoja Festival entertainment is a unique combination of contemporary and ancient art forms. In African tradition, permission from the elders of the village is sought because of their wisdom, knowledge and experience. The Umoja Festival has always observed this tradition in seeking permission to begin the festival from the elders of the Portsmouth community.

Address: Portsmouth, VA
Phone: (757) 393-8481
Web: umojafestportsmouth.com

Visual Arts Center
The creation of art is something that everyone should try. To be sure, the result of any artistic endeavor always yields varying results, and you can see that eclecticism of expression at Portsmouth's Annual TCC Student Art Show. Held at the Olde Towne's Visual Arts Center, students who were part of the previous year's art classes at the center produced the many works that are part of this popular exhibit. See an impressive selection of drawings, paintings, ceramics, sculptures, graphic design, and photography.

Address: Visual Arts Center, 340 High Street, Olde Towne Portsmouth, Portsmouth, VA - MAP
Phone: (757) 822-1888
Web: tcc.edu

Olde Towne Holiday Music Festival
Music is always a vital part of any festive occasion, especially during Christmas time. Enjoy the sweet sounds of carols when you attend the Annual Olde Towne Holiday Music Festival. Usually held the second Saturday in December and offers a chance to stroll through High Street in Olde Towne to enjoy the music of choirs, carolers and children's groups as they regale you with melodies both modern and traditional. The celebration stretches out over seven blocks and also offers family fun activities, characters in period costumes and much more.

Address: High Street, Olde Towne Portsmouth, Portsmouth, VA - MAP
Phone: (757) 393-8481
Web: Website