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We Are Pro Portsmouth

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.

Event information and COVID updates

The State’s Vaccine Van (Tent) will join us on Market Square Day!

Location: Corner of Congress & Fleet Streets (near UBS Financial)

Pro Portsmouth Events At a Glance

The Seacoast Road Race Series
The Seacoast Road Race Series is comprised of seven unique races. They have joined forces to promote running for sport, fun and fitness, and the beauty of running on the Seacoast. A special feature of these races is that each one is a fundraiser for a local non-profit, so your race entry fees will help […]

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Market Square Day
What is Market Square Day? Market Square Day was the first event produced by the non-profit, Pro Portsmouth. Created to celebrate the renovation and beautification of Downtown Portsmouth and, in particular, Market Square, the Festival has grown in size along with the growth and popularity of Portsmouth. It is estimated that approximately 60,000 people walk […]

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Market Square Day 10K
Registration for the 2021 race is open! We have contacted all 2020 runners/walkers who requested deferrals to 2021. Registration Fees: 5/25 – 8/13 = $35 (Free tee) 8/14 – 8/20 = $35 8/21 – 9/13 = $40 Prizes: Awarded to male and female overall in-person finishing times: First Place = $300 Second Place = $125 […]

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Summer in the Street
What is Summer In The Street? “Summer In The Street” is the result of an initiative to identify/create pedestrian-friendly areas Downtown where musicians, theatrical and dance companies can entertain folks in the heart of the City. Pleasant Street from Porter Street to Market Square closes from 4:00pm – 9:30pm (performances are 5:30 – 9:00) Saturdays on designated weekends during the […]

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First Night Portsmouth
NOTE: Pro Portsmouth does not issue any type of permits for outdoor vending at First Night® Portsmouth as it is not a vendor driven event. Please refer to the City of Portsmouth for Vending Information

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