Hampton Mosaic Festival
Join us Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 10am-5pm, at Point Park and surrounding Downtown streets.Beginning in spring 2023, communities and organizations in Hampton joined together for the city’s first festival of the season, the new Hampton Mosaic Festival: A Celebration of Culture, History, Art and the Earth We Share. Look for details on next spring's festival early in the year.
The city’s goal is to create a festival celebrating our diverse history, cultures, and the environment’s impact on us all through dance, music, visual art, storytelling, demonstrators, food, crafts and unique vendors. In the past, Hampton History Museum’s Heritage Day, the City’s International Children’s Festival, and Earth Day events attracted more than 20,000 people to the City. Combining these closely-linked elements of our world — history, culture, and the environment — the new Hampton Mosaic Festival focuses on the best elements of each in one, larger festival with more entertainment, food, features and fun.
A visual feast of color will greet everyone through dance, music, visual art, storytelling, demonstrators, food, cultural crafts and unique vendors in our world market — all curated to create a sense of belonging.
The Hampton Mosaic Festival will include traditional music, stories, drumming and dance of civilizations representing Indigenous People, Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Also featured are more than 20 activities for both kids and adults, including themed games and do-it-yourself art stations, multiple stages of entertainment, earth day nature and environmental activities, working artists and demonstrations, cultural displays and demonstrations, heritage crafts, an interactive Wishing Tree, and more.
The impact of our natural environment on our culture, way of life and planet will be prominently featured by exhibitors from the Hampton Clean City Commission in honor of Earth Day. This is a special partnership with the Hampton History Museum, Parks Special Events, and the Hampton Clean City Commission, Hampton Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, as well as additional support from Hampton Arts and the Fort Monroe Authority’s Museums, Education and Interpretation Department. The Hampton Mosaic Festival is designed for family and friends of all ages. We encourage everyone to proudly wear their cultural attire, whatever that may be.