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Pro Portsmouth is a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating and sustaining the vitality of Portsmouth's arts,
culture and history through events and community collaboration.

Market Square Day

Saturday, June 9th, 9am - 4pm
A Portsmouth tradition...


Saturday, June 9th, 9am Start
Kick off the day with our 10K!

Summer in the Street

Summer in the Street

Saturday evenings, June 30 - July 28
Music for all on Pleasant Street...

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Market Square Day

It's a street festival, road race, and concert all in one day - details here!

Volunteers Needed!
Be a part of the 41st Annual Market Square Day. Volunteers needed for the race and festival...click here for info.

The MSD 10K!

When nearly 2,000 runners and walkers set out at the start in the Square...well, there's nothing like it; details here.

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Pro Portsmouth Events at a Glance

On December 31st, First Night® Portsmouth says farewell to the old and rings in the New Year.

Featuring fireworks, ice sculpture and a diverse offering of music and dance, FNP has become a destination event for locals and visitors alike.

On the first Sunday in May, Portsmouth is taken over by thousands of children!

Hoola hoop contests, crafts, great performances - all in the Downtown area. Just follow the map from A-Z and have a great time...




Market Square Day is a street festival, a road race and a concert..always on the second Saturday in June.

Originally created in 1978 to celebrate the "new" Market Square, the event is now considered the official start of the Summer on the Seacoast.

The 2016 MSD 10K takes place on Market Square Day...that's Saturday, June 11th. The 10K Road Race kicks off Market Square Day with a 9am start!
The Start Line is in Market Square - from that point, 2,000 runners and competitive walkers make their way 'round town finishing at Historic Strawbery Banke.


Summer in the Street is a six week series, filled with music, dance and theatre, all in the heart of Downtown Portsmouth. Bring a chair and enjoy the diverse talents of Seacoast performers.

The fun begins on Saturday, June 25th and takes place each Saturday evening through July 30th..


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