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Events listed below are held in Norfolk, unless indicated otherwise.

JANUARY

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade & Festival
Annual event commemorating the legacy of Dr. King; Norfolk;
http://www.king-raleigh.org/natlevent/body.cfm

FEBRUARY

Black History Month
Various events celebrating African American culture; Crisps Attucks Cultural Center; http://www.attuckstheatre.org

JUNE

AFRAM FEST
African American cultural celebration featuring soulful cuisine, arts & crafts vendors; Town Point Park, Norfolk; http://www.afram-fest.info

Norfolk Harborfest
Hampton Road’s summertime event featuring visits from tall ships, children’s activities, and concerts; Town Point Park, Norfolk; http://www.visitnorfolktoday.com

Juneteenth
Celebration of the African American tradition; various Virginia locations; http://www.juneteenth.com

Bayou Boogaloo and Cajun Food Festival
Norfolk’s waterfront sizzles with the sights, sounds and smells of this New Orleans style food and music festival, Town Point Park, Norfolk; http://www.visitnorfolktoday.com

Hampton Jazz Festival
A fine jazz festival; Hampton Coliseum; http://www.hamptonva.gov/coliseum

JULY

Fourth of July Fireworks
Town Point Park, Norfolk; website

Norfolk Jazz Festival
Town Point Park, Norfolk; website

OCTOBER

Virginia Children’s Festival
Town Point Park, Norfolk; http://www.norfolkdowntown.com/events

DECEMBER

Kwanzaa
Begins 12/26; annual 7-day celebration of African American culture in various venues around Norfolk, Portsmouth and Hampton; http://www.soulofamerica.com/events/kwanzaa-celebrations

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