Pro Portsmouth’s First Night is on Tuesday, December 31st

December 31, 2019

Pro Portsmouth’s First Night takes place on Tuesday, December 31, from 4 p.m. to midnight, including a fireworks show scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the South Mill Pond. To facilitate a safe and entertaining First Night, the following traffic and parking changes will occur on December 31st.


Please note the “No Parking” signs will be posted in the below areas; vehicles parking in these posted areas will be towed at the owner’s expense:

  • Church Street will be closed to traffic from noon until midnight on December 31st
  • Pleasant Street, between State Street and Market Square, will be closed to traffic and parking from 4 p.m. on December 31st until 1 a.m. on January 1st, 2020
  • Parking on the entire length of Parrot Avenue is prohibited from noon until 9 p.m. on December 31st
  • The dog park near the South Mill Playground will close at noon on December 31st


Additionally that evening, from 3 p.m. Dec 31 to 9 a.m. Jan 1 drivers can:

The free parking shuttle that runs from the Connect Community Church public parking lot on Market to the Hanover Parking Garage will also be in service from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.

First Night Portsmouth fireworks.