Explore Things to Do Around Portsmouth, New Hampshire

No matter the season, there's always something fun to do on the New Hampshire and Maine Seacoast. Pick your favorite time of year to learn about the local happenings, and you'll understand why people can't get enough of this wonderful area.

Spring Activities

Explore Prescott Park

Nestled right on the Piscataqua River, Prescott Park is the perfect place to enjoy the waterfront and beautiful spring weather. Be sure to visit the formal garden and boat docks!

Where: Portsmouth, NH
When: Anytime!

May – Nov

Visit the Portsmouth Farmers Market

Shop local at the Portsmouth Farmers' Market! The market is open on Saturday mornings starting in May and ending in November.

Where: 1 Junkins Ave, Portsmouth, NH
When: Saturdays, 8am – 1pm

Enjoy the Beautiful Scenery

Sightseeing is a popular pastime on the New Hampshire and Maine Seacoast. Be sure to snap a photo with all the picturesque landmarks.

Where: Everywhere!
When: Anytime!

Summer Activites

June

Celebrate Market Square Day

Every June, Portsmouth kicks off summertime with a 10K race, arts and crafts showcase, live music, and incredible food from local vendors. Jim is a course marshall for the race, so be sure to say hello when you see him!

Where: Market Square, Portsmouth, NH
When: 2nd Sat in June

July – Dec

Enjoy a Film Club Screening

On the third Tuesday of each month from July through December, Portsmouth's Music Hall showcases the best works of film followed by a hearty discussion. Each year's theme is different, so don't miss out.

Where: Portsmouth Music Hall
When: 3rd Tuesdays

Visit the Local Lighthouses

It's not truly summer until you've seen the lighthouses along the New Hampshire and Maine Seacoast. Learn all about the history of these landmarks and how you can pay them a visit.

Where: Along the coast
When: Anytime!

Fall Activities

Mid Oct

Attend the NH Fall Festival

On Columbus Day weekend, the Strawberry Banke Museum hosts a one-of-a-kind county fair with all kinds of fun activities and demonstrations.

Where: Strawberry Banke Museum
When: Columbus Day Weekend

Oct – Nov

Visit the "Scarecrows of the Port"

Since 2008, local businesses and non-profit organizations have welcomed the fall season by setting up scarecrows throughout Portsmouth's downtown.

Where: Portsmouth and Pease Tradeport
When: Mid Oct – Early Nov

Sept

Stop by the Durham Day Festival

Durham Day is a full afternoon of food, music, boat tours, and kids' activities — all happening at Durham's historic Wagon Hill Farm in the middle of September.

Where: Wagon Hill Farm
When: Mid Sept

Winter Activites

Marvel at the Winter Wonderland

When it's winter along the Seacoast, a beautiful blanket of snow covers Portsmouth's historic buildings and tree-lined streets. The scenery is nothing short of spectacular!

Where: Everywhere!
When: Every day!

Kick Off the Holidays

Communities throughout the Seacoast have unique ways of celebrating the holidays. In Seabrook, NH, for instance, residents gather together to watch the lighting of the town tree.

Where: Various locations
When: Holiday Season

Feb

Celebrate WinterFest

The town of North Hampton, NH hosts a full day of community fun each winter, including breakfast at Old Town Hall, kids' activities, games like foosball and air hockey, and a spectacular fireworks show.

Where: North Hampton, NH
When: February

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