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Prescott Park, Portsmouth

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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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  • To have Prescott Park and Ben Anderson (runs the entertainment) is such a stroke of good fortune. We attend about one event weekly. We have seen remarkable internationally known talent for a small cos...  more »
  • I have performed multiple weddings in Prescott Park. It is a beautiful setting, especially when the gardens are planted and in bloom. A beautiful setting for photos, and a short walk to the ocean's ed...  more »
  • If you are walking through the city of Portsmouth who went on a road trip, give a little jump in Prescott Valley Park when you're heading out of town. It is a small park on the edge of the River, very well maintained and with a varied and exuberant gardening (depending on the time of year, of course). If you're lucky, you can even watch a concert or a musical piece on the square (mainly in summer). ** If you want to know more about Portsmouth and my drive by the States of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont, I invite you to read everything on my blog, where I share various tips!
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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.