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Prescott Park prepares for their 44th annual arts festival

Prescott Park prepares for their 44th annual arts festival

Just around the corner and in the heart of Portsmouth, NH, the 44th annual Prescott Park Arts Festival has people from across the seacoast gearing up for a series of noteworthy entertainment hosted by the Prescott Park community, located on the Piscataqua River and across from Strawberry Banke Museum.  

The arts festival puts on a production each year with the help of local businesses donating money so the plays can go on. Along with the theater, the arts festival includes live music, special events such as the Annual WOKQ-FM Chowder Festival and outdoor movies.   

Each Monday night of the summer, Prescott Park presents a movie on a large screen on the stage while people relax on their blankets; the films have yet to be announced.  

The concerts consist of both local and some more well-known musicians, never seeming to disappoint the crowd. Kurt Vile, Jenny Lewis and Anderson East, are among the acts scheduled for this summer. With no fixed admissions, the performances are accessible to everyone.  

Stage performances draw from Broadway as well as, with the theater department set to perform Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” from June 21 to August 17, on Thursdays through Sunday. 

Prescott Park’s unique offerings are one of the things that draw people to Portsmouth in the summer. With one person writing on their Google reviews three weeks ago, “Always my favorite place on earth. Can’t wait for spring!” while giving the park a five-star review. The place itself has 4.6 stars from 936 people.  

The program runs on donations from both individuals and corporate sponsors. The Prescott Park Arts Festival is something for the whole family to enjoy and goes all summer long.  Experience what Portsmouth has to offer and take part in the community.  

 Beginning on June 16, going until August 18, live music will be presented; all concerts start at 7 p.m. Check the website,, for more information.   

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