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  1. Contraband Decision Commemoration Ceremony

    May 24, 2022, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Cannon Park

    Ceremony by the Contraband Historical Society marking the 161st anniversary of the May 24, 1861, “Contraband Decision” at Fort Monroe, The Contraband Decision was the first successful action by an official of the United States Government to confiscate enslaved people from their enslavers. That action signaled the beginning of the end of slavery in the United States. Featuring a presentation on the life of Harry Jarvis, contraband and soldier, who liberated himself and then fought to liberate others. Ceremony concludes with a candlelight procession from Cannon Park through the old fort’s main gate into “Freedom’s Fortress.” Free admission.

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  2. Buckroe Boardwalk’s “Renovation Celebration”

    May 27, 2022, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Buckroe Beach and Park

    Join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the new renovations of the Buckroe Beach Boardwalk, followed by live entertainment and a community celebration.

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  3. Women's History on U.S. Postage Stamps Program @ Main Library

    May 27, 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Meeting Room A

    Join us for this Women's History on U.S. Postage Stamps program presented by Geoff and Dr. Marty Tennille. The PowerPoint presentation will feature a selection of these stamps along with the stories behind the stamp. This event will also be livestreamed on Facebook.

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  4. Downtown Hampton Live: BJ Griffin

    May 27, 2022, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Mill Point Park

    Join us for a free concert featuring singer and cellist BJ Griffin as he performs his entertaining mix of classical, jazz, and pop music. This concert is part of our Downtown Hampton Live free concert series. Join us every Saturday and Sunday until September 30 for free live music.

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