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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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  • A 20+ minute walk from downtown Portsmouth and a 5-10 minute walk from Strawberry Banke Museum. Popular flower garden near the water. Fairy house event via Strawberry Banke Museum in late spring/ earl...  more »
  • spring and summer brings amazing gardens along with concert and, plays for the young to the older! winter brings skating and hot chocolate!  more »
  • Great summer concert series and lovely gardens to walk around in. Reasonable ticket prices, preferred seating with tables and chairs or bring a picnic and sit on the blanket and enjoy the music. Right...  more »
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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.