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Prescott Park, Portsmouth
(4.5/5 based on 480 reviews on the web)
Prescott Park Arts Festival presents a summer full of admission-free concerts, musical theatre, festivals, dance, art, kids events and more in the beautiful, waterfront Prescott Park in downtown Portsmouth, NH.

Since 1974, the festival has reached more then 3.5 million people through more than 10,000 productions and events.
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  • This park is beautiful in late spring, summer and fall... They have gorgeous gardens, an entertainment area with a variety of events during the summer. Movie nights on the lawn.. Its great to just wal...  more »
  • This park is beautiful and relaxing. It's the perfect place to have a picnic lunch or see a play in the evening. I like to go to moe's sub shop and get an Italian sub, chips, and soda. It makes for a ...  more »
  • Very few cities can boast parks like Prescott. Expect big changes (on the positive side) over the next few years. Great summer concerts and shows. Amazing views as well. 
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  • Every summer they have live outdoor concerts and plays on the waterfront. The concerts feature many national and international groups that range from new to well established. You will also find many great restaurants and shops within walking distance from the park.
  • Gorgeous! Can get crowded but, the gardens are wonderful, views amazing. So in to see a play or have a picnic if you get the chance.
  • Love Prescott park. Beautiful water view park that we very frequently go to with our grandchildren for picnics and play. Lovely gardens and great summertime entertainment
  • They do summer movie nights. It has so many parts to it both by a garden and the harbor and under trees and by a fountain. So much to do and the park has some two hour free parking right inside.
  • Lovely waterfront park, close to the downtown shops and Strawberry Bank. We took a Gundalow boat ride that left from here, and there was a small play performance going on when we left, and a small band playing when we returned, so there appears to be a number of local activities occurring here at any given time. There's an interesting view of the bridge, which glides up and down to accommodate tall ships.