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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. Party on the Pier!

    May 24, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Nauticus Pier

    Live music from Kaboombox, local beers on tap, Cast Iron food truck and My Vegan Sweet Tooth!

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  3. 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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City Council Events

  1. City Council Meeting

    May 22, 7:00 PM @ City Hall

    Work sessions are held on the 10th floor conference room; the formal meeting is held in the 11th floor council chambers. The work session and formal meeting are broadcast of Cox channel 48 and streamed live online (click on icon).

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Community/Neighborhood Event

  1. Marketing for Business - The Wide, Wide World of SEO

    May 22, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Jollity & Co Party Boutique - classroom

    Learn the tried and true basics of Search Engine Optimization. Learn techniques that can help boost your business and drive revenue at just the right time!

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  2. Public Works Career Day

    May 22, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) and Opportunity Inc. (Opp. Inc.) "One-Stop Center"

    At this event, hiring managers will conduct pre-screen interviews, and job seekers will receive assistance with the following: completing the City's online job applications; resume review and tips; career assessments and career exploration; referrals to partners and training opportunities; and opportunities to connect with employers.

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  3. Senior Real Estate Tax Relief Information Session

    May 22, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Pretlow Anchor Branch Library

    Sessions are designed to assist senior/disabled residents with completing the tax relief application and to answer any questions they may have. Bring proof of income from 2017.

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  4. NPS Classified Job Fair and Interview Event! THIS WEDNESDAY, 10AM – 12PM @ City of Norfolk’s Workforce Development Center 201 E Little Creek Rd. Room 208

    May 23, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Workforce Development Center

    Bring Resumes, dress for success

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Norfolk's Memorial Day Ceremony

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

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  10. 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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