Given the uncertainty as to where we will be with regards to health and safety, and the impact of COVID-19 on public gatherings, our proposed activities are all subject to change based our discussions with the City.

The following list notes our proposed schedule for our next cycle of programs:

First Night® Portsmouth 2021, Thursday, December 31, 2020
UPDATE 11/17/2020: No Ice Sculptures. Ice Sculpture – Market Square/North Church. Street closures – Church Street @ Congress Street – 1pm to midnight (assembly of ice sculpture, pedestrian traffic)
UPDATE 10/7/2020: No Fireworks display. Fireworks – South Mill Pond – 7:30pm (Parrott Avenue plus various lot closures for fire safety zone)
UPDATE 10/7/2020: No Street Dance. Pleasant Street from Porter to the Square at 4pm (Dance: 5:00pm – 12:00am)
UPDATE 10/7/2020: No indoor performances will take place this year.

Children’s Day, Sunday, May 2, 2021; Noon – 4pm.
Street closure – Pleasant Street – State Street to Market Square: no parking on Market Street – Bow Street to ISSCo. Entrance

44th Annual Market Square Day Festival & 10K Road Race, Saturday, June 12, 2021; 9am – 4pm.
Street closures – Downtown streets from 4am – 6pm; race course – 9am start (rolling closures)

18th Annual Summer in the Street, Saturday evenings 5pm – 9:30pm – July 10, 17, 24, 31.
Street Closures: 4pm (set up) – 9:30pm (clean up) – Pleasant Street – Porter Street to Market Square

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