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UPCOMING EVENTS AT FORT MONROE

Take a look at the list 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.


Jul
30
Wed
Guided Tour of the Casemate Museum @ Casemate Museum entrance
Jul 30 @ 1:00 pm

Our docents bring Fort Monroe to life!

  • 1 hour duration
  • All ages welcomed; children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Groups of 10 or more, please RSVP

Questions? 757-690-8073, dnelson@fmauthority.com

Jul
31
Thu
Guided Tour of the Casemate Museum @ Casemate Museum entrance
Jul 31 @ 1:00 pm

Our docents bring Fort Monroe to life!

  • 1 hour duration
  • All ages welcomed; children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Groups of 10 or more, please RSVP

Questions? 757-690-8073, dnelson@fmauthority.com

Discover Fort Monroe – Pre-Concert Walking Tour Series @ Meet at the Bandstand in Continental Park
Jul 31 @ 5:45 pm

Distance: ~1 mile
Duration: 45 min.

Tour routes may include stairs and uneven walking surfaces. Tours are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.


 

Join Casemate Museum staff before every Music by the Bay Concert for a stroll through historic Fort Monroe. Each tour will begin with a free introductory talk by a National Park Service ranger! 

Thursday July 24: 1907 and the Rebirth of Fort Monroe will include topics related to Fort Monroe in the early 20th Century including the Coast Artillery School, Jamestown Exposition, and the Great White Fleet.

Concert: US Navy Fleet Forces Four Star Edition

Thursday July 31: Life at Fort Monroe: Families, Tourists, & Soldiers will highlight the co-existing social, family, and military institutions on the Fort Monroe landscape including hotels, homes, churches, and even a pet cemetery!

Concert: USAF Heritage of America Band Dixie Ensemble

Thursday August 7: The Shifting Sands of Old Point Comfort will examine the role severe storms have played in the development and re-development of Old Point Comfort.

Concert: US Navy Fleet Forces Wind Ensemble

Thursday August 14: Anatomy of a Fort will focus on the functional elements of fort construction and some of Fort Monroe’s unique and special features.

Concert: USAF Heritage of America Band Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble

Thursday August 21: 1907 and the Rebirth of Fort Monroe will include topics related to Fort Monroe in the early 20th Century including the Coast Artillery School, Jamestown Exposition, and the Great White Fleet.

Concert: US Navy Fleet Forces Wind Ensemble

FRIDAY August 29: To Be Determined 

Concert: Virginia Symphony Orchestra


Questions? Call the Casemate Museum at 757-788-3391

Special Event–Discover Fort Monroe Walking Tour @ Continental Park
Jul 31 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

Tour theme this week is: Life at Fort Monroe: Families, Tourists, and Soldiers
During this one hour walking tour we will highlight the lasting evidence of the social life on the Fort Monroe landscape including the Chamberlin, St. Mary’s Church, the YMCA, the Pet Cemetary, and the Old Officer’s Club. Following the tour join us for the Music By the Bay Concert with the USAF Heritage of America Band Dixie Ensemble.

Special Event–Music By the Bay Concert @ Continental Park
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

USAF Heritage of America Band Dixie Ensemble will perform.

Aug
1
Fri
Guided Tour of the Casemate Museum @ Casemate Museum entrance
Aug 1 @ 1:00 pm

Our docents bring Fort Monroe to life!

  • 1 hour duration
  • All ages welcomed; children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Groups of 10 or more, please RSVP

Questions? 757-690-8073, dnelson@fmauthority.com

Aug
2
Sat
Special Event–Hampton Cup Regatta @ Hampton Cup Regatta--Mill Creek
Aug 2 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Speed into aquatic action as the 89th Annual Hampton Cup Regatta , the oldest continuously running hydroplane boat race in the country, returns to Mill Creek in Hampton, Virginia. Join over 30,000 spectators for a weekend of on-the-water thrills, chills, and racing excitement.Enjoy a children’s area, food vendors, Bay Education, and environmental exhibits. This year, the Hampton Cup Regatta plays host to the Eastern Nationals and welcomes some of the fastest watercraft in the world. At 19 ft. long, these nautical rockets often reach speeds of 150 mph, setting both national and world records. Best of all, the Hampton Cup Regatta is one of the last remaining boat races in the country free of charge! The fun kicks off on Friday night with the Bash at the Bridge. The event, free and open to the public, will feature live musical entertainment as well as food and beverages for purchase. On Saturday and Sunday, racing starts at 12pm and ends at 5pm. Other weekend festivities include food and beverage vendors, souvenir programs, children’s area, and racing-enthusiast clothing and collectibles. Lawn chairs are highly encouraged as bleacher seating is extremely limited. Attendees are also encouraged to bring pop-up tents or umbrellas for shade; however coolers, pets, bikes, and skateboards are not permitted.

Traffic and Activity Changes for the Regatta Weekend

  • The Kayak Launch will be closed to the public from Thursday, July 31st  through Monday, August 4th.
  • The Mercury Boulevard Bridge will closed Thursday, July 31st through Monday, August 4th.
  • Stillwell Road will be closed from Eustis Lane to Pullman Road from Friday, August 1st through Sunday August 3rd.
  • Directions to Paradise Ocean Club, Picnic Shelter 5 and Colonies RV & Travel Park from Friday, August 1st through Sunday August 3rd: From Phoebus, take Ingalls and turn left on Patch, then left on Fenwick or take McNair to Fenwick and turn left.
Guided Tour of the Casemate Museum @ Casemate Museum entrance
Aug 2 @ 1:00 pm

Our docents bring Fort Monroe to life!

  • 1 hour duration
  • All ages welcomed; children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Groups of 10 or more, please RSVP

Questions? 757-690-8073, dnelson@fmauthority.com

Aug
3
Sun
Special Event–Hampton Cup Regatta @ Hampton Cup Regatta--Mill Creek
Aug 3 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Speed into aquatic action as the 89th Annual Hampton Cup Regatta , the oldest continuously running hydroplane boat race in the country, returns to Mill Creek in Hampton, Virginia. Join over 30,000 spectators for a weekend of on-the-water thrills, chills, and racing excitement.Enjoy a children’s area, food vendors, Bay Education, and environmental exhibits. This year, the Hampton Cup Regatta plays host to the Eastern Nationals and welcomes some of the fastest watercraft in the world. At 19 ft. long, these nautical rockets often reach speeds of 150 mph, setting both national and world records. Best of all, the Hampton Cup Regatta is one of the last remaining boat races in the country free of charge! The fun kicks off on Friday night with the Bash at the Bridge. The event, free and open to the public, will feature live musical entertainment as well as food and beverages for purchase. On Saturday and Sunday, racing starts at 12pm and ends at 5pm. Other weekend festivities include food and beverage vendors, souvenir programs, children’s area, and racing-enthusiast clothing and collectibles. Lawn chairs are highly encouraged as bleacher seating is extremely limited. Attendees are also encouraged to bring pop-up tents or umbrellas for shade; however coolers, pets, bikes, and skateboards are not permitted.

Traffic and Activity Changes for the Regatta Weekend

  • The Kayak Launch will be closed to the public from Thursday, July 31st  through Monday, August 4th.
  • The Mercury Boulevard Bridge will closed Thursday, July 31st through Monday, August 4th.
  • Stillwell Road will be closed from Eustis Lane to Pullman Road from Friday, August 1st through Sunday August 3rd.
  • Directions to Paradise Ocean Club, Picnic Shelter 5 and Colonies RV & Travel Park from Friday, August 1st through Sunday August 3rd: From Phoebus, take Ingalls and turn left on Patch, then left on Fenwick or take McNair to Fenwick and turn left.

 

Guided Tour of the Casemate Museum @ Casemate Museum entrance
Aug 3 @ 1:00 pm

Our docents bring Fort Monroe to life!

  • 1 hour duration
  • All ages welcomed; children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Groups of 10 or more, please RSVP

Questions? 757-690-8073, dnelson@fmauthority.com