Special Events

Nighthawk Basketball

Every Friday

10 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Ages 18-27

No registration IDs or fees are required

• Pick-up Basketball Games
• Open Gym and Weight room

Program will rotate each month at our facilities :
January – Sportsplex | Portsmouth Blvd.
February – Neighborhood | Elm Ave.
March – Cavalier Manor | Viking St.

Contact Tray Ryland for information.

29th Annual Umoja Festival

Festival Park (16 Crawford Circle)

Friday, May 24 – Sunday, May 26, 2019

UMOJA is a Kiswahili word meaning UNITY in the family, community and the nation.  The Umoja Festival entertainment is a unique combination of contemporary and ancient art forms. 

Vendors selling ethnic foods, a marketplace of sculptures, paintings, prints, baskets, quilts and other assorted hand-crafted wares contribute to the ambiance of the Festival.  For more information go to www.umojafestportsmouth.com or call (757) 393-8481.

Olde Towne Portsmouth Antiques Flea Market

First Saturday of the Month

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

County Street Parking Garage
200 County Street

With more than 70 vendors, you will discover a great selection of antique and flea market items of all types – priced to sell!
This event is for all ages.


135th Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27, 2019

10 a.m.

Portsmouth tradition since 1884, the annual Memorial Day Parade salutes the service and sacrifices of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and celebrates Portsmouth’s proud military heritage. 

Enjoy floats, marching bands, and lots of excitement.  The parade travels on High Street from Peninsula Avenue (at I.C. Norcom High School) to Water Street.

4th Annual Lunchtime Bike Ride

A Healthy Portsmouth Initiative sponsored by:
Dept. of Parks, Recreation & Tourism; Planning Department and the Portsmouth Police Department

Register online at www.portsvaprls.com, in person at the Parks, Recreation & Tourism main office, or register on site the day of the event.

Interested in holding an event in Portsmouth?

Contact Renee Spratley @ 393-8481 for available dates and all inquiries.

For complete event details visit PortsVaEvents, your source for everything that’s happening in Portsmouth!