2023 Lantern Festival - Illuminating 400 Years of Community Kindness
Date and Time
Saturday Sep 30, 2023 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Date: Saturday, Sept. 30, rain date is Oct. 1
Time: Festival begins at 5 p.m., with launch of lanterns starting around 6:30 p.m. (sunset)
Location: South Mill Pond, Corner of Parrott Avenue & Rogers Street, Portsmouth, NH
Music: Celebrate community kindness with music by DJ Skooch
Ceremony: Prior to the launch of lanterns, there will be a brief ceremony that includes:
Jay Couture, president & CEO, Seacoast Mental Health Center
Diannely Antigua, Portsmouth Poet Laureate
Deaglan McEachern, mayor, City of Portsmouth
As an official program partner of the Portsmouth NH 400 Celebration, the Alliance for Greater Good is hosting a Lantern Festival on Sept. 30. The theme is "Illuminating 400 Years of Community Kindness." This is a family-friendly, community event and fundraiser. Enjoy some good vibes with DJ Skooch, face painting for the kids, and decorate lanterns to light and launch on South Mill Pond at dusk.
All proceeds raised through the sale of lanterns (less credit card fees) will be donated to Seacoast Mental Health Center, which provides a broad, comprehensive array of high quality, effective and accessible mental health services to local residents.