Special Events

Special Events

Special Events

Special Events

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Halloween Week!

Fall Family Fun Fest

Kick off our Halloween Week at our free Fall Family Fun Fest! We'll have games, entertainment, touch-a-truck, petting zoo, crafts, food and lots more! Stay tuned for details!

Saturday, October 23

11:00am-3:00pm

Recreation Field Complex, Campus Dr.

 

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Snap a picture of your family's jack-o-lantern or painted pumpkin to enter out contest! We'll choose our finalists, and winners will be chosen by the community on social media. More details to come!

 

Portsmouth Nights at Coppal House Farm 


Join us during our Halloween Week Celebration for two Portsmouth Nights at the Coppal House Farm Corn Maze! Residents of Portsmouth can join us and make their way through the maze, where a bonfire and s'mores wait for you at the end! Transportation not provided, we'll meet you at Coppal House Farm.

Monday, October 25 
5:00PM - 7:00PM
Fee: Res: $5.00 

Tuesday, October 26 
5:00PM - 7:00PM
Fee: Res: $5.00 

Register Here


Spooky Craft Nights

Halloween Week continues! We'll make a fun, age appropriate craft to get us in the Halloween "Spirit!" We'll meet at the Senior Center.
 

Preschool (Participants must have an adult with them to assist.)

Tuesday, October 26
4:00PM - 4:45PM
Fee: Res: $5.00 Non-Res: $5.00 (for 1 sessions)

Grades K-2
Tuesday, October 26
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Fee: Res: $5.00 Non-Res: $5.00 (for 1 sessions)


Grades 3-5
Wednesday, October 27
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Fee: Res: $5.00 Non-Res: $5.00 (for 1 sessions)

Grades 6-8
Wednesday, October 27
5:15PM - 6:15PM
Fee: Res: $5.00 Non-Res: $5.00 (for 1 sessions)

Register Here

Family Spooky Treat Making


Halloween Week continues! Families can join us at the Senior Activity Center to make some Spooky Treats to take home to enjoy! Call the Recreation Department with any questions about food allergies.

Thursday, October 28
6:00PM - 7:30PM
Fee: (per family) Res: $10.00 Non-Res: $10.00 (for 1 sessions)

Register Here

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The 29th Annual Turkey Shoot

Join us on Saturday, November 20 for our Annual Turkey Shoot. Portsmouth resident children in grades K-5 can try to win a Thanksgiving turkey by shooting "fowl" shots! Please bring non-perishable food items for our food drive to attend. The event will be held at the Connie Bean Recreation Center.
 

Grades K-1
9:00AM - 9:40AM

Grades 2-3
9:45AM - 10:25AM

Grades 4-5
10:30AM - 11:00AM

No need to register ahead!

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Portsmouth Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting

Saturday, December 4 (Rain/snow date Sunday, December 5)

The evening begins with the Tree Lighting in Market Square at 5:25pm, and the parade kicks off down Islington St. at 6:00pm. 

More information here.

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Ornament Making


Join us to make beautiful beaded snowflakes! Come as a family or with friends, the complexity of the snowflakes can be adjusted!
Location: Senior Activity Center
Age: 12 and over
Tuesday, December 7 
6:00PM - 7:30PM
Fee: Res: $5.00 Non-Res: $5.00 (for 1 sessions)

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Family Holiday Treat Making


We'll transform simple sheet cakes into familiar winter shapes! Call the Recreation Department with any questions about food allergies.
Location: Senior Activity Center
Thursday, December 9
6:00PM - 7:30PM
Fee: $10.00 (per family) (for 1 sessions)

Register Here

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Be My Valentine Dance

We invite girls and boys to bring that special adult in their lives and come dance the night away. Please bring an individually wrapped snack to share.

Location: Portsmouth Middle School Cafeteria
Saturday, February 5 (Snow date February 12)
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Fee: $20.00 (per family) (for 1 sessions)

No need to register ahead! Please be ready to pay by cash or check the night of the dance.