Portsmouth Festivals and Special Events

Portsmouth Festivals and Special Events

Upcoming Portsmouth Events

November 11, 2023 – Annual Crawford Bay Oyster Roast – All-you-can-eat oyster, chili cook-off sampling, and live music at Tidewater Yacht Marina in Portsmouth, VA.

November 17, 2023 – Olde Towne Portsmouth Holiday Market and Tree Lighting – Tree lighting, Olde Towne shops open late, craft vendors, free Tidewater Winds Quintet concert, strolling History Alive carolers, hot cider, prize drawings, and shuttle rides. 

November 18, 2023 – Oyster Roast at Trinity Church – Tickets are $50 per person or $90 per couple. This event is for adults ages 21 and older. Included in the ticket price are oysters, grilled chicken, sides, dessert, and wine/beer. This is a fundraiser to help us bring the Parish House up to date with ADA standards.

November 24 – December 31, 2023 – Winter Wonderland: The Coleman Collection – Winter Wonderland: The Coleman Nursery Collection offers a nostalgic, holiday-themed visual treat for young and old alike. Come visit the animated scenes of Christmas trees and lights, ice skaters, children sledding, little people, children from around the world, a Victorian chalet, caroling villagers and more. Admission is $3 per person, children under 2 are free. Portsmouth, VA.

November 25 – December 30, 2023 (Saturdays and Sundays) – Holiday Nights at City Park – Take a train ride aboard the Pokey Smokey to see the holiday lights!  Plus food venders, an illuminated playground, and holiday activities are also available.  See Coleman Collection pieces not displayed at the Winter Wonderland exhibit.  3 and over pay $2 for the train ride. 5:00pm to 9:00pm

December 9, 2023 – Olde Towne Holiday Music Festival – A day of live holiday music performances in Olde Towne Portsmouth. Plus, children’s activities and fire marshmallow roasting stations.

December 10, 2023 – Santa Claus Shuffle 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run –  A fun, festive, family-friendly run sponsored by Tidewater Youth Services Foundation. Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion, Portsmouth, VA