Umoja is a Kiswahili word meaning unity – unity in the family, community, and nation. In Portsmouth, Umoja is an annual festival and celebration of family and African American heritage, culture, and customs. The festival was canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the
coronavirus. With origins dating back to the 1990s, city leaders realized the importance of cultural diversity, and the benefits of community exploration. Welcoming everyone to Portsmouth- Virginia’s Historic Seaport®.
Family friendly entertainment for 40 years and counting!
Olde Towne Ghost Walk
The Olde Towne Ghost Walk is a 40-year-old walking tour based on the Jack-the-Ripper Walks in London, where you will learn about the haunting history of Olde Towne. Stretching over 20 blocks, you will encounter reenactors along the way, who dare to tell the ghostly tales of a time long since passed.
Visit the Children’s Museum of Virginia to enjoy reimagined holiday exhibits, such as the Eye Spy scavenger hunt, Sock Skating, and a visit with Santa in the “Santa Hut.” Walk over to the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center to enjoy the nostalgic Coleman Collection re-envisioned.
Looking for something to do after work or this weekend? See what’s happening around
Portsmouth this week!