See what we missed above in the September GoPortsmouthNH calendar! And remember: Should you choose a solo excursion to Portsmouth, or one with a group of foodie friends, be sure to visit our Welcome Center at 500 Market St., Portsmouth. It's open Tuesdays through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed holidays.
Plus: In Portsmouth's Market Square—the heart of it all—our Information Kiosk is staffed with knowledgeable souls seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
21 Best Things to Do in Portsmouth, NH Living in this historic yet vibrant city is like being on a never-ending vacation - steeped in rich history, teeming with a lively arts scene, and blessed with breathtaking natural beauty..
4 new live-music spaces in New Hampshire Attention theater and live music lovers! The recent debut of several live performance venues in New Hampshire, some housed in meticulously restored historic buildings, is pushing the Granite State centerstage.
400 years of Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth, New Hampshire has been celebrating the 400th anniversary of its settlement all year long (and it's been a blast!) The Grand Parade on June 3 was a big spectacle, as was the Aug. 15 street.life! 400 dinner—and there are so many parts of the Portsmouth community (and beyond) coming together to continue the celebration! Visit here for everything 400-related! If you remember the talented twin singers, Rick and Ron Shaw, you won't want to miss A Celebration of the Shaw Brothers Featuring Livingston Taylor & Friends! on Sept. 9. And the Sept. 30 Lantern Festival will light South Mill Pond with proceeds benefiting Seacoast Mental Health Center.
Go 'n' Do
On the West End, New Hampshire Theatre Project premiers a free film screening series entitled "Stories on Screen" at a 2-day End of Summer Beach Party themed event! They'll then run with Thirst for Freedom starting Sept. 22.
The Rep scares up horror rock favorite Bat Boy starting Sept. 8 which runs all the way through Oct. 29 (fittingly!)
Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine features The Da Vinci Code through Sept. 23 and starts up with the return of Maine sweetheart Sally Struthers in Tootsie on Sept. 28.
Over at the Players' Ring Theatre on the edge of Prescott Park, look for the thriller comedy of Deathtrap from Sept. 8 through 24. And then the end of the month concludes with the romantic comedy Outside Mullingar (Ireland).
The Seacoast has an abundance of fine beers featured at all of our local craft breweries (and one cidery—yum)!
Plus: On Sept. 28, 5-7 p.m., join in Portsmouth on Tap as the Salty & Malty series spearheaded by the Portsmouth Historical Society, heads to Liars Bench Beer Co. to drink a limited-edition beer inspired by the Portsmouth Peace Treaty and participate in historical trivia and games!
And, don't forget to peek at our brewery map. (Please note: North Country Hard Cider Company is now located here.)
Best Places for Instagram-Worthy Photos
Snap a pic of a beer garden. Any beer garden. They're all lovely in their own sudsy way. Shown is Great Rhythm Brewing Company on Portsmouth's West End. Be sure to tag #GoPortsmouthNH, and we will love you forever.
We probably got something decadent. Like kahlua chip showdown. And we'd do it again. Go to the spot you like. (Heck, try and Instagram them all!) Shown is the Beach Plum.
Grab a seat on the Seacoast and be delighted in our seafood, small bites, enough for large appetites and cutting edge cocktails. Our restaurant community is guaranteed to please!
Get OUT! Portsmouth Harbor Cruises gives you narrated cruises, private cruises, all sorts of cruises! The Isles of Shoals Steamship Co. has Star Island Walking Tour & Portsmouth Harbor Tours and more! And the Gundalow Company invites you to sail aboard the Gundalow Piscataqua a traditional reproduction of the flat-bottom gundalow barges once prevalent along local waterways.
Speaking of the sea: Be sure to visit Albacore Park. The USS Albacore is a research submarine, designed by the U.S. Navy to test experimental features used in modern submarines. (And you can tour it!) The Navy tested top-secret features that led to the high-speed silent operation used on modern U.S. submarines.
Folks wait impatiently every year to see just who will come to perform in Prescott Park as part of the River House Restaurant Concert Series. This month, look for Devon Gilfillian with Ali McGuirk. Visit here for more!
The Music Hall offers music, comedy, movies and more in its gorgeous historic theater where you can see Telluride by the Sea-- a weekend of the best cinema Sept. 15-17. Also: The Music Hall Lounge, is their cozy venue that opened in July 2022, where you can witness Cardiac surgeon-turned-comedian Bassem Youssef on Sept. 28 and 29.
MONA - Museum of New Art This exciting new museum is now exhibiting HORIZONS Thomas Cowgill • Grant Drumheller • Carl Austin Hyatt • Lisa Noonis • Cheryle St. Onge • Christopher Volpe in partnership with Portsmouth NH 400 through Sept. 4.
The Press Room - For more than four decades, 77 Daniel St. has been a great spot for a night out with friends, and a terrific place to get your live music—or DJ—fix. From jazz nights to emo nights, they sort of have it all. Look for Swingin' at the Press Room on Sept. 10.
Get all the insights you need to plan your getaway – whether for the day or a staycation – at www.GoPortsmouthNH.com
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