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Experience Portsmouth's Many Events

From large-scale conferences and conventions to local events that visitors come from near and far to attend, there’s something for everyone in Portsmouth, NH. Located just along the seacoast, our small Atlantic town is big on charm – and events – for every season.

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Check out our annual calendar of events as well as these seasonal favorites:

April

Restaurant Week »

Savor the town’s best restaurants with three-course prix fixe menus.

May

Children's Festival »

More than 10,000 children gather the first Sunday every May for a day of family-friendly activities and entertainment ranging from a harbor cruise to food and drink.

UNH Graduation »

Make your reservations early for this annual graduation event, happening in mid-May each year.

June

Market Square Day »

Join roughly 70,000 people in downtown Portsmouth for our annual Market Square Day, featuring street food, live local bands, arts, crafts and more.

July

Greek Festival »

For the last 40 years the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church has been offering a taste of the Greek life in New Hampshire. Don’t miss the gyros and delicious baklava!

October

UNH Homecoming »

A parade, bonfire, barbeque, fireworks and a 5k race are just a few of the activities scheduled for this fun-filled weekend.

New Hampshire Film Festival »

Enjoy more than 100 film screenings over this four-day festival representing the best in regional, national and international cinema.

December

First Night »

Join one of only two towns in New Hampshire to celebrate the 35-year-old First Night® tradition with music, dance, fireworks ice sculptures, and more.