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Take a look at the list of upcoming events and you’re sure to find lots to do. From movie nights and lantern tours to seasonal concerts and sporting events, there’s something for everyone. Join us for one of the following events or host your own.

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Fort Monroe programs and events are presented through a collaboration of the United States Army, the Fort Monroe Authority, and the National Park Service. Events are subject to change without notice. All programs and events are free of charge, unless indicated otherwise. Some programs and events require pre-registration.

Special Event–Learn. Restore. Explore
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Learn. Restore. Explore. is a day full of presentations, hands-on demonstrations, and a tour of Historic
Fort Monroe. Hosted by the Fort Monroe Authority, the day will give you opportunities to expand your
knowledge of the Fort’s history. Engage in demonstrations with that will teach you how
to restore historic structures, giving you hands-on experience with professional masonry materials.
Lunch is included. Self reported AIA credit is available for this event.

Ft Monroe Poster

Special Event–Contraband Commemorative Event-Freedom Concert @ Continental Park
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Special Event–Contraband Commemorative Event-Living History Tours @ East Gate near Outlook Beach
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Special Event–Hampton Roads Philharmonic Orchestra Concert @ Fort Monroe Theatre
May 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

An exciting end to the season. Music of Dvorak, Rossini, Rimsky-Korsakov, and a piece for solo piccolo and chamber orchestra by our very own harpist, Mel Lauf.

La gazza ladra: Overture, Rossini
Fantasia on Serbian Themes, Rimsky-Korsakov
Sonata de Camera, Mel Lauf
Romanian Folk Dances, Bartok
Slavonic Dances No. 1, 4, 8, Dvorak.

Tickets for the May 22, 2016 concert at the Fort Monroe Theatre are available online at Showtix4U. Adult tickets are $20 each and tickets for military, senior citizens and students 17 and under are $18. Tickets will also be sold at the door the day of the concert. There are no fees for tickets purchased online.’

Discount tickets for groups of 10 or more and for Fort Monroe residents are available. Call 757-726-7369 for more information.

Special Event–Contraband Day Commemorative Event @ Cannon Park
May 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm

A moving and thought-provoking Commemoration Ceremony will be held on May 24th, 7:30 p.m. at Cannon Park, to recall the events that happened on this date 155 years earlier when three enslaved men, Frank Baker, James Townsend, and Sheppard Mallory took action seeking freedom behind Union lines at Fort Monroe. The ceremony will conclude with choral song and a candlelight procession and vigil.
Program partners: The Contraband Historical Society, The Sankofa Projects, National Park Service, and The Robert Smalls Squadron.

Special Event–Contraband Commemoration Ceremony @ Cannon Park
May 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:15 pm
Special Event–Music By The Bay Concert-US Army TRADOC Command Band @ Continental Park
Jun 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Our kickoff concert for the 2016 season. This evening’s performers will be the US Army Training and Doctrine Command Band–Concert Band. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be at the Fort Monroe Theatre.

Special Event–Clean the Bay Day @ Outlook Beach
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Public Meeting–Finance Committee Meeting @ Fort Monroe Authority Main Office
Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Special Event–Music By The Bay Summer Concert @ Continental Park
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Tonight’s performers will be the US Navy Fleet Forces Wind Ensemble. The U.S. Fleet Forces Wind Ensemble, led by Lieutenant Coats is the largest of the U.S. Fleet Forces Band’s performing units. The band’s repertoire ranges from traditional martial music to patriotic favorites and the finest works from the wind band literature.