All Festival Park performances are FREE and OPEN to the public.

However, the headliner concert on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Union Bank & Trust Pavilion is a PAID EVENT.

Tickets will be available for purchase soon.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Our events and performers are currently being scheduled. 

Please check back soon to see when your favorite artists perform!

Heritage Tours

Saturday, May 25, 2019

2 p.m.

Come Freedom, Come

Actress Valerie Davis has been booked via Young Audiences for Learning; contracts delivered to city of Portsmouth staff. Museum tour located at the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum.

4 p.m.

 Come Freedom, Come

Repeat performance at this hour . . .

5 p.m.  

Truxtun Celebrates Centennial Anniversary

 The Truxtun Historic District celebrates its 100th anniversary, featured in this year’s Heritage Tour. Featuring Umoja Festival Tour Guide veteran, George Eason, will facilitate a tour of the best-looking original homes in the community. Eason will play the role of a professional from the United States Housing Corporation, the federal agency whose purpose was to provide housing for wartime production workers near arsenals and shipyards. 

Sunday, May 26, 2019

2 p.m.

  Meet Frederick Douglass

 Actor and historian Nathan Richardson portrays former slave and abolitionist Frederick Douglass who will speak about his life as a slave, writer and orator. Museum tour located at the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum.

3 p.m. 

  Truxtun Celebrates Centennial Anniversary

 The Truxtun Historic District celebrates its 100th anniversary. Encore tour of the historic district.

4 p.m.

  Meet Frederick Douglass

 Actor and historian Nathan Richardson portrays former slave and abolitionist Frederick Douglass; encore performance.