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UPCOMING EVENTS AT FORT MONROE

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.


Jun
21
Fri
Campfire Talk Series: The American Civil War Era @ The Colonies RV and Travel ParkPark, Shelter #5
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

An era of complexity and struggle over the questions of slavery that resulted in a civil war that would impact everyone in the United States and bring the country to the brink of destruction and the end of slavery.

Jun
28
Fri
Campfire Talk Series: Reconstruction @ The Colonies RV and Travel ParkPark, Shelter #5
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The era after the American Civil War created new opportunities and hardships for African Americans. Explore the experiences faced in this new United States of America.

Jul
4
Thu
Fourth at the Fort: 4th of July Flag Ceremony
Jul 4 @ 1:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This annual ceremony in partnership with the Fort Monroe Authority, Casemate Museum, and James Monroe Memorial Foundation observes the 188th anniversary of the 1831 death of President James Monroe. 2019 will honor the legacy and connections of “Freedom’s Fortress,” and explore the efforts to bridge the historical racial divide between communities in Virginia.

Jul
5
Fri
Fort Monroe Fun and Fireworks
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

This traditional Fort Monroe event includes live music, food vendors, family-friendly activities and a spectacular fireworks. The USAF Heritage of America Blue Aces Ensemble will perform at 7 pm. The Blue Aces are 7 dynamic Airman-musicians who perform a diverse mix of today’s favorite artists (Kings of Leon, Imagine Dragons, Tori Kelly, Eric Church, etc.) and the old school rock and rhythm and blues of yesterday (ZZ Top, Stevie Wonder, Allman Brothers, The Beatles, etc.) The band, comprised of a 2 vocalists, guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and horn section. Following the performance by the Blues Aces, the fireworks display will begin at 9:15 pm. Earlier in the day, visitors have use of the beaches, picnic areas, campground, fishing piers, waterfront restaurants and the craft brewery.

Jul
12
Fri
Campfire Talk Series: Dred Scott Decision @ The Colonies RV and Travel ParkPark, Shelter #5
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Learn about Dred Scott and his unsuccessful efforts to sue for freedom that culminated in the United States Supreme Court case of Scott v. Sandford. Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes would state that this decision was the court’s “greatest self-inflicted wound.”

Jul
13
Sat
Musical Performances on the Parade Ground: The Sounds of Africa @ Parade Ground
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy music on the Parade Ground with your family.

Jul
17
Wed
Musical Performances on the Parade Ground: Music at the Moment by Semilla Cultural @ Parade Ground
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy music on the Parade Ground with your family.

Semilla Cultural is a singing and dancing group that performs with live drums. The group is dedicated to the Afro-Puerto Rican musical genre of bomba. The performers will offer a lively and colorful performance with historical significance.

Jul
19
Fri
Campfire Talk Series: Racial Diversity in Outdoor Recreation @ The Colonies RV and Travel ParkPark, Shelter #5
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Is there an “adventure gap” in the United States? Explore the changing faces of outdoor recreation as it becomes more inclusive.

Jul
20
Sat
Musical Performances on the Parade Ground: The Sounds of Jazz @ Parade Ground
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy music on the Parade Ground with your family.

Jul
26
Fri
Campfire Talk Series: African Americans in the Military @ The Colonies RV and Travel ParkPark, Shelter #5
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

African Americans have roots in the military dating back to the foundation of the United States. The contributions and influences of African Americans far outweigh the credit they have received.