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Events Calendar - 2020

Find a multitude of fun events and great things to do, including weekend events, throughout the year, like music; festivals; comedy; outdoor fun; boat cruises; excursions for families and kids; food, wine and beer tastings. Weather is no problem; lots of things to do happen indoors.
Be sure to check out the listings of year-round Fairs & Festivals throughout New England. See also, Great Things to Do.

COVID-19 and social distancing have required the temporary shut-down of many of our favorite entertainment venues and live events and festivals in New England. We are watching all calendars closely, and as soon a live, public events return, we will post the information on this page.

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Interpretive Tour of the Historic Neighborhood of Strawbery Banke -- Portsmouth NH

Jul 1, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020 Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth, NH

This tour presents four outdoor sites that demonstrate the resiliency of the historic waterfront neighborhood. Tour groups of 10 or fewer people meet costumed role players across the museum grounds and learn about the history of the site from the 1600s through historic preservation efforts in 1958 that created the museum. Buildings will be close and the tour will focus on exteriors and the landscapes and gardens.
Tours examine The Sherburne House Garden (1695); the Rider-Wood House (1830); the Shapiro House (1919); Abbott Store & Victory Garden (1943).

Music Outdoors

Concerts on the Green – Canterbury NH

Jul 19, 2020 - Aug 23, 2020 Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Road, Canterbury, NH

Concerts will be held outdoors on the lawn near the Meeting House. Masks are expected and social distancing will be insured. All performances will be amplified. Seating will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Parking is behind the barn.
August 9 -- Nick’s Other Band playing high-energy rock and roll
August 16 – Kathy Lowe on acoustic guitar and dulcimer
August 23 – The Six Feet Away Band playing jazz

Live Under the Arch Concerts – Portsmouth NH

Aug 8, 2020 - Aug 22, 2020 Outdoors next to the Music Hall, 28 Chestnut Street, Portsmouth, NH

These shows are presented in the short block outside the Music Hall. Seating is a widely spaced tables. See Music Hall website for details.
August 8 -- Ryan Montbleau. Raw acoustic music with gorgeous vocals and elegant instrumental arrangements. Shows at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. $28
August 13 – Zero Gravity. Comprised of members of the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra, Zero Gravity has been playing events throughout the Seacoast area for years. Expect hot tangos and jazz favorites. $60 for a regular table (3 person limit); $120 for a large table (6 person limit)
August 15 – Dreadnought. This funky house band for Writers on a New England performs blues, prog-rock, and funk. $60 for a regular table (3 person limit); $120 for a large table (6 person limit)
August 22 – The Big Note Trio. Soulful music influenced by Chuck Berry, Johnny Mercer, Sam Cooke, the Clovers, and Ned Claflin. $60 for a regular table (3 person limit); $120 for a large table (6 person limit)