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Tripadvisor’s “Top Ten Things To Do” in Downtown Olde Towne Portsmouth, VA

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Copper and Oak Craft Spirits, LLC to Open in Downtown Portsmouth

From the Portsmouth Department of Economic Development. Copper and Oak Craft Spirits, LLC will begin renovation on 2,000 square feet of space in The Breeden Company’s Montgomery Square Shoppes located at 725 High Street in Olde Towne Portsmouth.  The owners of Copper and Oak, Skyler Pittman, Luke Claverie, and Tim Zimmerman, plan to open a micro distillery and tasting room...

Little Shoppes on High Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

Saturday, August 6th at 10:30 am. Announcing a new retail establishment, Little Shoppes on High opens in Olde Towne Portsmouth, Virginia. Located at 302 High Street, this unique shop is really four merchants in one location. The owners of Little Shoppes have created a charming space adjacent to The Coffee Shoppe and across from the Children’s Museum of Virginia. This...

The String Cheese Incident and Yonder Mountain String Band will perform at the Portsmouth Pavilion on July 10 at 6 p.m.

The String Cheese Incident is a band from Colorado that formed in 1993. The band’s music has elements of bluegrass sounds, as well as rock, electronica, calypso, country, funk, jazz, Latin, progressive rock, reggae, and occasional psychedelia. All members write original compositions and sing. The Yonder Mountain String Band (abbreviated YMSB and referred to by some as just “Yonder”)...

Portrait as Narrative Opening at the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center

Friday, June 3, 2016 5 pm to 8 pm Celebrate with local artists at the opening of a new exhibit, Portrait as Narrative including work by individuals who have contributed to the arts in this region. Visitors can meet and talk with the artists about their creations. Enjoy refreshments and a live performance by Lewis McGehee. Mr. McGehee launched...

Concerts in the Courtyard featuring Lewis McGehee, 5 pm to 8 pm

Friday, June 3, 2016  5 pm to 8 pm  Enjoy refreshments and a live performance by Lewis McGehee. Mr. McGehee launched his musical career playing guitar and singing with the likes of Ry Cooder, John Prine, The Talking Heads, and Bruce Hornsby. His performances have become an annual springtime courtyard concert event at the Portsmouth Arts & Cultural  Center....

132nd Annual Memorial Day Parade

May 30th, 2016 Along High Street starting at Effingham Street, Olde Towne Portsmouth, VA. Parade starts at 10:00 am A Portsmouth tradition since 1884. Annually, the Memorial Day Parade salutes the service and sacrifices of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and celebrates Portsmouth’s proud military heritage.  This year’s parade will include floats, marching band...

PORTSMOUTH SQUARE(D) Inaugural Installation of Olde Towne Cornerstones

Portsmouth, VA – The Portsmouth Heritage Initiative will lay the inaugural stone in the Portsmouth Squared project on Friday, June 3, 2016 at 11:30AM.  The ceremony will be held at Golden Square – 200 High Street, at the intersection of High & Crawford Streets. Portsmouth, the first city in Hampton Roads, was well planned from its inception in 1752....
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