2019 Kwanzaa Celebrations in Hampton Roads!

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For those that celebrate (or want to learn more about) Kwanzaa there are several local events in Hampton Roads! Do you know of a Kwanzaa Celebration we should add to this list? Please submit additions for this free listing HERE.


Friday & Saturday, December 6-7, 2019

  • Annual Holiday and Kwanzaa Marketplace Hampton University Museum 14 Frissell Avenue Hampton VA. 
    • The Annual Holiday and Kwanzaa Marketplace offers holiday and Kwanzaa gifts from the Museum Gift Shop specializing in African, African-American and other gift items. Select vendors will be available with hand crafted items including jewelry, soaps, textiles and art.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

  •  10:30am-12pm Supercharged Saturday at Morgan Memorial Library 443 W Washington Suffolk Va 23434
    • This December Supercharged Saturday will focus on December Traditions, featuring a variety of stations to explore, including a special visit with Santa and Hanukkah and Kwanza stories. This program is drop-in any time between 10:30am-noon, and open to families with kids of all ages. No registration is required. 

  • 1-7pm Kwanzaa Celebration at CVUU 809 S. Military Highway, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464
    • CVUU invites congregants and members of greater Hampton Roads community to a film screening in the early afternoon followed by fellowship that will include food from the African Diaspora, cultural performances, and an opportunity for guests to purchase contemporary and handmade crafts, artwork, jewelry, home goods and accessories. The Bazaar is open to the public in the spirit of Ujamaa (Kwanzaa Principle 4: Cooperative Economics) just in time for the sacred season! 
      Here is the schedule: 
      • 1 - 3 p.m. Film screening of “The Black Candle” - a film that tells the story of this week-long cultural celebration of African American culture. 
      • 3 – 7 p.m. Performances 
      • 4 - 7 p.m. Bazaar – featuring Black businesses and organizations throughout Hampton Roads

Thursday, December 26, 2019

  • 1pm & 6pm Harambe for the Holidays Kwanzaa Celebration at the Main Theatre of the Kroc Center at 1401 Ballentine Blvd Norfolk, VA. Performances at 1pm and 6pm.
    • This stage play about two different traditional folktales, one tale features the popular song and game Che Che Kule. A musician provides lobby entertainment, set and lighting effects wow the crowd, and the celebration of Kwanzaa is expressed by community players onstage. Concessions, raffles and the marketplace are available in lobby before, after, and between the shows. 

Friday, December 27, 2019
  • 3pm Celebrating Kwanzaa Holiday Event at Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch 111 W. Ocean View Ave. Norfolk, Virginia 23503
    • Learn about the principles of Kwanzaa while enjoying good music. 
Saturday, December 28, 2019
  • 11am-3pm A Very Happy Kwanzaa at Selden Market with Pure Lagos at Selden Market 208 E Main Street, Norfolk, Virginia 23510 
    • What: Join us at Selden Market to celebrate Kwanzaa with Pure Lagos! FREE // ALL AGES // 11AM-3PM + Sample African food + Zawadi for the children + Kinara lighting + Djembe drumming + Dancing + Fellowship + African fashion, art and furniture On the 3rd day of Kwanzaa, we celebrate the principle of Ujima: Collective Work & Responsibility. We’ll look at building relationships to help solve our problems collectively as a community. PLUS... visit Pure Lagos throughout Kwanzaa for daily specials! 
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