Prescott Park Arts Festival

Situated along the Piscataqua River, just a few blocks from the heart of downtown Portsmouth, Prescott Park Arts Festival is the place to be just about any given night of the summer. This local non-profit brings culture to Portsmouth with live music, theatre, and outdoor movies. Operating since 1974, this family-friendly venue has brought over 10,000 acts to its downtown stage. Adored by locals and visitors alike, Prescott Park Arts Festival offers unforgettable New England evenings—grab dinner to-go or pack a picnic, watch the boats drift along the river, and gaze out at the Memorial Bridge as the sun starts to set. All events are free, with a suggested donation.

NOTE: Head to the park starting at 3pm and drop off your blanket to save a good spot!