June Events

>Suggest events we might have missed

  • Bonnie Raitt in concert at nTelos Wireless Pavilion
  • 25th Annual Cock Island Race
  • PHISH in concert at nTelos Wireless Pavilion
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Olde Towne Farmer's Market - Every Saturday

9 AM – 1 PM - Historic district market with locally and organically grown veggies, fruits, nut, herbs, beef, chicken, eggs, seafood, artisanal breads, scones, pastries, cakes, pies, jams, jellies, salsas, fresh, dried and silk flowers, soaps, lotions, pottery, arts/crafts. Just outside the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center courtyard at Court and High Streets. Visit the Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers Market website for more details

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Anecdotes and Parables

Through July 1, 2012 - This exhibition features lithographs, sculptures and paintings by Georgeanna Fellio and Heather Bryant, two artists who explore the animal narratives in their work.

Presented by the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center (formerly the Courthouse Galleries) Corner of High & Court St. | 393-8543

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Outdoor Sculpture

Through October 14, 2012 - Visit the garden setting to relax and enjoy the seventh year of this outdoor exhibit.

Presented by the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center (formerly the Courthouse Galleries) Corner of High & Court St. | 393-8543

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OpSail 2012 Virginia™

The Port of Virginia will once again host an impressive fleet of tall ships, navy and military war ships representing the world. OpSail 2012 Virginia™ is planned to illuminate the community with spectacle and festivity.


FirstEvents - Olde Towne Portsmouth

Held the first Friday through Sunday of each month, Olde Towne Portsmouth's business community opens its doors along High Street between Effingham Street and the riverfront. Events and activities include Arts to Antiques Flea Market, free museum admission, exhibit openings and art afternoons, and a lot more. Sponsored by the Olde Towne Business Association | 757-397-7173

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Friends of the Library Book Sale

1 - 7 PM - basement of the Main Library, 601 Court Street

1Concert In the Courtyard - Free Music Series

5 - 8 PM - Enjoy music in the courtyard from More Cowbell.

Presented by the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center (formerly the Courthouse Galleries) and PortsEvents | Corner of High & Court St. | 393-8543

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Olde Towne Farmer's Market

9 AM – 1 PM - Historic district market with locally and organically grown veggies, fruits, nut, herbs, beef, chicken, eggs, seafood, artisanal breads, scones, pastries, cakes, pies, jams, jellies, salsas, fresh, dried and silk flowers, soaps, lotions, pottery, arts/crafts. Just outside the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center courtyard at Court and High Streets. Visit the Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers Market website for more details

2Olde Towne Antiques to Flea Market

10 AM - 2 PM - The Olde Towne Antiques to Flea Market is conveniently located in the Middle Street Garage at the corner of Middle & London Streets and is held year round, rain or shine on the first Saturday of each month. Gates open at 10 a.m. and close at 2 p.m. Always Free Admission & Free Parking! Call 757-339-1876 for additional information.

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Friends of the Library Book Sale

10 AM - 4 PM - basement of the Main Library, 601 Court Street

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1812: Free Trade and Sailors Rights

10AM - 5 PM - Commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812. Enjoy historic demonstrations and crafts. Free admission.

Presented by the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum and Lightship Portsmouth Museum | 757-393-8591 | www.portsmouthnavalshipyardmuseum.com

3First Sunday Breakfast, Brunch, or Lunch

Call your favorite restaurant for details.
Click here for a list of downtown area retaurants

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CBF's 24th Annual Clean The Bay Day

9 AM - Noon* - Clean Virginia's Waterways. Registration is open. Find the clean-up location nearest you and join the fun. Volunteer for Clean the Bay Day and show the world that an unhealthy Bay is not acceptable!

Questions? Call 737-393-841 or E-mail ctbd@cbf.org

*Some locations may have slightly different clean-up times. After you register, your location coordinator will contact you with specific details.

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Hoffler Creek Beginners Kayak Lessons

10:15 - 10:45 AM - Reservations required.

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve | 757-686-8684

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Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum:
Horse Racing Family Fun Day

11 AM - 3 PM - Games, skills test, arts & crafts, scavenger hunts and prizes. Fun for the entire family.

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum | 757-393-8031
206 High St. - Portsmouth, VA 23704

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Free Soccer Fiesta! Churchland Soccer League

3-6 PM - FREE for ages 4–16
• Free Food for participants. DJ!
• Soccer skills clinic and small sided soccer games!

Churchland Park: 4100 Cedar Lane Portsmouth VA 23703
churchlandsoccer.org

Contact: Catrina Ralston 757.618.4132

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Book Signing: "Secretariat's Meadow" with Leeanne Meadows Ladin and Kate Chenery Tweedy

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum | 757-393-8031
206 High St. - Portsmouth, VA 23704

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Lee Ward Civic League Presents The New Virginia Soul Stirrers

4 PM - Come and share an afternoon of "Great Gospel Music" with us at the Wesley Community Center, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Church, 1701 Elm Ave. & Randolph St.

For additional information, please contact:
Mr. Preston Vaughan– (757) 572-2580 – Civic League President
Ms. Ce Ci – (757) 754-1309 – Virginia Soul Stirrer Business Manager

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Seawall Music Festival
in association with OpSail 2012 Virginia™

Free waterfront concerts and family festivities. Come out and enjoy free entertainment from local and regional acts.
For more information please call 757-393-8481.

FREE parking after 6pm Fri.; all day Sat. & Sun.
FREE Tall Ship and USCG Cutter tours Friday 3-6pm / Sat. & Sun. Noon-5pm
FREE Tall Ship Trolley service Friday 3-6pm / Sat. & Sun. Noon-5pm
• TOpSAIL CAFE at Ocean Marine - beverages, games, food, music, souvenirs and
   more! Friday 3-6pm / Sat. & Sun. Noon-5pm
• North Landing - Food vendors, carnival games, face-painting, balloons, characters
• Portsmouth Visitor Center - info, souvenirs & more!

SPECIAL EVENTS:
• Tall Ship Parade of Sail arrives in Portsmouth/Norfolk - ends at noon Friday
• Wine and Tapas Tasting Saturday 5 pm - ticketed event - Call 396-3660
   Naval Hospital Grounds
• FIREWORKS! - Saturday evening, 9:30 pm

MUSIC:
• Daily at the TOpSAIL CAFE

Friday, June 8
• 6 - 7 pm Reggie Gist (North Landing, main stage)
• 7 - 8:30 pm RaJazz (North Landing, water Stage)
• 8:30 - 11 pm The Original Rhondels (North Landing, main stage)

Saturday, June 9
• 2 - 3 pm White Lightning (North Landing, main stage)
• 3 - 4:30 pm Hotcakes Band (North Landing, water stage)
• 4:30 - 6 pm Good Life Band (North Landing, main stage)
• 6 - 7:30 pm Phazz II (North Landing, water stage)
• 5 - 7 pm Jim Newsom Band (Naval Hospital Grounds) free, open to public
• 7 - 9 pm Virginia Symphony Orchestra (Naval Hospital Grounds) free, open to public
• 7 - 9:30 pm The Manhattans (North Landing, main stage)

Sunday, June 10
• 2 - 4 pm Virginia Youth Symphony Orchestra (High Street Landing)
• 2-5:30 pm Carbon Jam (North Landing, main stage)

> Download rack card with map and parking information

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Hoffler Creek Volunteer Work Day

10 AM - 2 PM - Put on your work gloves and join in to maintain the preserve's trails and facilities.

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve | 757-686-8684

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Portsmouth City Council Meeting

Public Work Session

6 PM - City Hall Building, 801 Crawford Street

City of Portsmouth | 757-393-8639

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Portsmouth City Council Meeting

Public Work Session - 5 PM

Regular City Council Meeting - 7 PM

City Hall Building, 801 Crawford Street

City of Portsmouth | 757-393-8639

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Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples at nTelos

Raitt is a nine-time Grammy Award winner who has released 18 highly acclaimed and commercial albums. She was inducted into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.

Mavis Staples opened for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in nTelos Wireless Pavilion in 2003. On Feb. 13, 2011, Staples won her first Grammy award in the category for Best Americana Album for "You Are Not Alone."

Doors open at 7 p.m., and the concert begins at 8 p.m.
Tickets go onsale February 8 at Tcketmaster or at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion boxoffice.

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25th Annual Cock Island Race

This waterfront sailing event features Friday and Saturday night entertainment At the North Landing "Portside" 2 Crawford Parkway - Downtown Portsmouth. Events at North Landing are FREE and open to the public.

Friday, June 15:
• 5:00-6:00PM Music by Elton Williams
• 6:00-9:00PM Music by "COOLIN' OUT"

Saturday, June 16:
• 9:00AM-3:00PM Sailboat Race
• 5:00-7:30 Music by Elton Williams
• 7:30-8:00PM Awards Ceremony
• 8:00-11:00PM Music by "ISLAND BOY"

Food and Beverages available for purchase
For more information contact 393-8481
Presented by: The City of Portsmouth & the Portsmouth Boat Club

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Hoffler Creek Sunset Kayak Tour

6:30 - 8:30 PM - Take a Sunset Kayak Tour at Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve. Space is limited. Reservations required.

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve | 757-686-8684

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Hoffler Creek Night Owl Paddle

8:45 - 10:30 PM - Take a paddle (kayak) at night. Reservations required.

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve | 757-686-8684

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Summer Galaxy

Through August 17 | 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM - Fun filled educational and socially stimulating program runs 9 weeks in recreation centers and selected school sites throughout the City. Activities include exposure outings, arts/crafts, large and small group games, creative expression, character and leadership development, sports and much more. $250 for nine weeks.

> Download the Summer Galaxy Flyer (PDF)

Portsmouth Recreation Centers
For more information please call (757) 393-8481 or visit the Portsmouth Department of Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services page of the City website

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PHISH at nTelos

Purchase tickets : $60.00 General Admission 

nTelos Wireless Pavilion

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PHISH at nTelos

Purchase tickets : $60.00 General Admission 

nTelos Wireless Pavilion

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The Beat Goes On: Self-taught Artists and their Visionary Art

Through October 14, 2012 - Offering two and three-dimensional work in all shapes, colors and sizes made by the individuals whose work springs from their own inner voices. Works by self-taught artists from the region and beyond will be featured.

Presented by the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center (formerly the Courthouse Galleries) Corner of High & Court St. | 393-8543

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Portsmouth City Council Meeting

Public Work Session

6 PM - City Hall Building, 801 Crawford Street

City of Portsmouth | 757-393-8639

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Portsmouth City Council Meeting

Public Work Session - 5 PM

Regular City Council Meeting - 7 PM

City Hall Building, 801 Crawford Street

City of Portsmouth | 757-393-8639

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Hoffler Creek Sunset Kayak Tour

6:30 - 8:30 PM - Take a Sunset Kayak Tour at Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve. Space is limited. Reservations required.

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve | 757-686-8684

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Hoffler Creek Night Owl Paddle

8:45 - 10:30 PM - Take a paddle (kayak) at night. Reservations required.

Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve | 757-686-8684

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