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Events in Portsmouth, NH

Stay up to date with events in Portsmouth, New Hampshire during your stay at our boutique hotel! Local venues such as The Music Hall and Prescott Park host frequent shows and concerts, especially during the summer season. We’ve got the local’s perspective on what to check out during your stay, such as the autumn foliage at the end of September.

Check out the Portsmouth Events Calendar for all of our top recommended upcoming events! .

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Portsmouth Restaurant Weeks occur during April and November, perfect for foodies looking to sample the taste of New England.

The University of New Hampshire hosts their annual graduation and homecoming weekends in May and October.

Market Square Day in June features over 150 vendors with local crafts, food, and entertainment downtown.

Every Saturday in the summertime is “Summer in the Streets”, a delightful event in Portsmouth when musicians and dancers congregate in the heart of downtown to entertain passersby.

Hear Live Music

Some of our favorite places to see live music are Book and Bar , Gaslight , and The Press Room.

We always recommend attending at least one Prescott Park Concert, a series that runs all throughout the summer.

Music Hall

See excellent films and engaging talks at New Hampshire’s oldest operating theater! This performing arts center showcases everything under the sun from movies to live music, all focused on the power of performance.

See upcoming events on the Music Hall Calendar!

Foodie Haven

Embrace your love of learning about hobbies, experiments, and the future of food! New Hampshire Maker & Food Fest is held each June.

Try dozens of tacos, local brews, and a creative array of tequila mixed drinks at Tacos and Tequila , held in Dover as part of the Prescott Park Arts Fest. This summertime festival is held each July.

Your Passport Craft Beer and Food Pairing Tour comes with a special passport glass and over 20 brews from small and larger local brewers! Each sip comes with a savory or sweet appetizer from local chefs. This craft beer tour is held each September.

Family Friendly

Look for Waldo at 25 different shops during your stay in Portsmouth! Submit your Find Waldo and Think Local passport to enter a raffle with great local merchandise. Search for Waldo all July!

Join us for the annual Independence Day Fireworks over the water on the next Fourth of July.

Step back in time to the tradition of old country fairs at Stratham Fair , with midway rides, magic acts, sweets, and more! The fair is held each July.

New Hampshire Vibes

Find your state of zen at Wild Vibes Yoga Festival , celebrating yoga, live music, and finding well-being through community! The festival is held each June.

Easily one of our most popular events in Portsmouth, the Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival promotes the folk arts and seafaring traditions our dynamic community is known for. Join us for music, song, and story in various street performances and pubs.

For Dog Lovers

Cornerstone Pizza hosts a popular and dog-friendly Happy Hour on Thursdays.

Smuttynose does Snouts Out Sunday that is dog-friendly and an all-day beer event!

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