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Arts & Culture Events

  1. Military Gets a Special Rate in May at Nauticus

    May 1, 10:00 AM - May 31, 5:00 PM @ Nauticus & Battleship Wisconsin

    In recognition of May being Military Appreciation Month, Nauticus will honor members of our armed forces with a special admission rate. All month, active duty, retired and veteran military adults can visit Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin for only $12. A military i.d. is required. No other discounts will apply.

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  2. 28th Annual Umoja Festival

    May 25, 5:15 PM - 9:45 PM @ Portsmouth Pavilion & Festival Park

    Come celebrate unity at Portsmouth’s Annual African-American Culture and Heritage Festival promoting Cultural Diversity and Unity. Enjoy live music, kids activities, food, and more.

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Bike Month

  1. NEON Glow Ride III

    May 25, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ The Plot

    See how NEON celebrates Bike Month! Get on your bike for a night time ride in the NEON District! Riders of all ages and experience levels are welcome. No cost or registration required--just bring your bike! Meet at 8:00 pm at The Plot in your best glow in the dark clothes, bike gear, gloves or shoes, with flashing lights and glow sticks. We roll at 8:30! Free bike swag to all cyclists! Children 14 years old and younger are required to wear a helmet when riding a bicycle. Although it is not required, it is highly recommended that all cyclists wear helmets. Organizer: NEON Arts District

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  2. Smart Cycling: Skills 101

    May 26, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ MacArthur Center Mall Green

    May 26th- Smart Cycling: Skills 101 MacArthur Center Green An intro course to the basic rules of the road, components of a bicycle, and all of the information you need to ride a bike safely and confidently. Learn defensive maneuvers and proper navigation of existing bike facilities. https://www.facebook.com/events/1825939627699563/?ti=cl

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  3. Brews by Bike

    May 26, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Benchtop Brewing Company

    Get to know the Elizabeth River Trail during Bike Month! Ride your bike while discovering trail updates on our way to some of the best breweries in the city. Social Cycling Norfolk and Friends of the Elizabeth River Trail are joining forces for an epic brewery tour along the Elizabeth River Trail. Organizers: Friends of the Elizabeth River Trail Foundation and Social Cycling Norfolk Benchtop Brewing Company

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  4. Smart Cycling: Skills 101

    May 27, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ MacArthur Center Mall Green

    May 26th- Smart Cycling: Skills 101 MacArthur Center Green An intro course to the basic rules of the road, components of a bicycle, and all of the information you need to ride a bike safely and confidently. Learn defensive maneuvers and proper navigation of existing bike facilities. https://www.facebook.com/events/1825939627699563/?ti=cl

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  5. Manic Mondays with Norfolk Cycle Sisters

    May 28, 6:00 PM @ MacArthur Center Green

    Gain experience, confidence, and navigation knowledge! These rides are for amateur, female riders that don’t feel comfortable riding alone. Ride with new bikers once a week. Build bonds, offer support, and watch each other grow! Rides are very easy going, and stress free! Join the group at CPK after the ride for a social hour from 7PM-8PM with discounted food & beverages.

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  6. DT100 Bike Cruise

    May 30, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Town Point Park - Downtown Norfolk Waterfront

    Young professional after work ride along the Elizabeth River Trail Organizer: DT100 and Friends of the Elizabeth River Trail Foundation

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  7. Bikes, Brews & Baseball

    May 31, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Benchtop Brewing Company

    The Friends of the Elizabeth River Trail are partnering up with Benchtop Brewing Company and Norfolk Tides to bring you a fun spring evening to close out Norfolk Bike Month. Benchtop's tasting room will be open to bike riders with free ERT swag at 5:00 pm and then we will hit the Trail by 6:00 pm to ride to Harbor Park. The Tides play the Pawtucket Red Sox at 6:35. Purchase tickets through the following link and use the promo code 'Bike' for discounted $10 seats on the first base side of Harbor Park (close to the bike racks!). Organizer: Friends of the Elizabeth River Trail Foundation

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Community/Neighborhood Event

  1. Beach Season Kickoff Party

    May 26, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Community Beach Park

    It's time to get out and play! Summer sun means family fun and we are excited to get the good times going! Among so many reasons Norfolk is wonderful is the 7.5 miles of beaches right in our backyard. • Meet Candace, the Back Bay Mermaid – a live mermaid who will lead a special beach craft, pose for pics, and take a swim with little ones in the Bay. • Hot 100.5 FM will spin sizzling summer tunes! • A free bucket and scoop to the first 100 kids! • A family sandcastle contest • Attendees are encouraged to take a “BEACHIE” and post to #OVBeach - winners chosen at random receive a Fun-in-the Sun Kit. • The first 100 adults will receive their own beach kit – a beach-nik, sunscreen, lip balm, and shades. • A Taste of Brazil food trucks will have food, drinks, and snacks available for purchase. • Norfolk Public Library will promote the summer reading program and provide info on great beach reads. • Free parking all summer long!

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  2. Spring Jam Community Cookout & Carnival

    May 26, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Norfolk Scope Arena

    Spring Jam Community Cookout & Carnival Hosted by Kam Chancellor of the Seattle Seahawks Free and Open to the Public Powered By DJ Babey Drew Hosted by Shaggy of the Z Morning Zoo .

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  3. Riverview Village Days Farmers' Market

    May 27, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Riverview Village Days Farmers' Market

    Join us for another great day at Riverview Village Days! Enjoy a taste of our local farmer's market and food truck rodeo while browsing and shopping from a variety of local artisan and handmade vendors.

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  4. 134th Annual Memorial Day Parade

    May 28, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ High Street Corridor

    A Portsmouth tradition since 1884, the Memorial Day Parade is one of the oldest parades in the country commemorating the holiday. The annual event salutes the service and sacrifice of the men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces. Enjoy floats, marching bands and lots of excitement. The parade begins at 10 a.m. and travels on High Street from Peninsula Avenue (at I.C. Norcom High School) to Crawford Street

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  5. Norfolk's Memorial Day Ceremony

    May 28, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Nauticus & Battleship Wisconsin

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  6. Public Information Session Scheduled for Norfolk Airport Master Plan Update

    May 30, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Holiday Inn - Norfolk Airport

    Please join us to learn more about the Master Plan Update (MPU) for Norfolk International Airport. At the information session, you will have an opportunity to learn more about the goals and objectives of the study, review the study process, hear information about the latest changes within the aviation industry and provide your feedback about the future of the Airport.

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