Join us for Portsmouth’s annual celebration of diversity, unity and African-American culture on the beautiful downtown waterfront.
The 2024 Umoja Festival brings together a huge lineup of national acts in jazz, reggae, gospel and rhythm and blues. These events are free and open to the public.
Festival schedule coming soon!
PLAN YOUR VISIT
The 2024 Portsmouth Umoja Festival welcomes you to Festival Park on the beautiful Downtown Portsmouth waterfront. The Festival is easily reached by car, or on the Elizabeth River Ferry from Waterside in downtown Norfolk.
Festival Park in Portsmouth, VA
Free parking is available to UMOJA attendees in any of the Parking Garages or Off Street Parking Lots operated by the City. These include:
- County Street Garage
- Central Garage (at City Hall)
- Water Street Garage
- Middle Street Garage
- Columbia Street Lot
- Civic Center Lot
Attendees may park in both visitor and reserved spaces (except for spaces marked 24 Hrs. Reserved) after 6:00 p.m. on Friday and anytime on the weekend. On street metered parking is also free after 6:00 p.m. on Friday as well as on Saturday and Sunday.
During Main Stage events on Saturday evening, Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion has parking accessed from WAVY Street, for those holding VIP passes. Special Event Parking Aides will be stationed at key intersections and parking facilities to assist attendees in parking at the City garages and lots during both Friday and Saturday evenings.