The 32nd Annual Umoja Festival in Portsmouth, Virginia

Festival Park

Come out to this long running celebration of cultural diversity on the beautiful Portsmouth Waterfront. Umoja is the Swahili word for unity, and each year, the Umoja Festival celebrates African-American culture and demonstrates the unifying power of music, heritage, food, friendship and community. Bring the whole family to enjoy live musical performances, international foods, a market of handcrafted jewelry and art, workshops, arts & crafts, ancient traditions, fun activities for the kids, and more!

Embark on our African American Heritage Tour to the Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum. Discover its history as the city's segregation-era library for African Americans. Experience the Art is Revolutionary exhibit celebrating local icons, then enjoy a back-porch concert by Kenise Butler honoring Ella Fitzgerald. Tours are 1 hour and depart from Crawford Street, in front of City Hall, Saturday 5/25 at 2, 3, and 4p.m.

The festival and all performances are free and open to the public, with the exception of the R&B Money Tour, a ticketed event at the adjacent Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion.

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