Supper Club Returns at the Community Campus Cafe


A long standing tradition of supper with the companionship of friends - old and new.
Location: Community Campus. 4:30pm seating, 5:00pm serving

  • Tuesday, May 14
  • Tuesday, June 11

$7 residents | $10 nonresidents. RSVP required 603-610-4433

supper club flier

Bike Rodeo - Spring


Fun family event to bring your bike and get a safety check, helmet check, decorate your bike, and ride around the bike course. Guided neighborhood rides. No reservations required. FREE; Everyone welcome.
Ride your bike to NFS or drive and bring your bike. Location: New Franklin School (outside)

  • Sunday, May 5 from 1:00-3:00pm
  • Annual Mayor's Ride, led by Seacoast Area Bike Riders, from 3:00-4:30pm.

Everyone welcome. FREE. In partnership with Seacoast Area Bike Riders (SABR)

Bike Rodeo Flier


Kids Night Out


At Kids Night Out, your child will enjoy an evening of pizza and a movie. Other activities will include games, activities and crafts. Parents can enjoy a night out WITHOUT the kiddos! Let Portsmouth Rec be your babysitter.
Space is limited; early registration recommended.
Location: Community Campus

Grades: K-5

Friday, May 10, 2024

Day/Time: Fri 5:00PM - 8:00PM

Fee: Res: $20.00 Non-Res: $25.00 (per date)


Boston Red Sox Trip


Let the Rec Department Take You Out to The Ballgame! The Boston Red Sox will be taking on the Washington Nationals for this Saturday afternoon game. Our seats are in the Left Field Grandstand, so we'll be out of the sun or rain. Cost includes round trip coach bus from the Senior Center (125 Cottage St.) to Fenway and a ticket to the game.

Age: All Ages
Dates: 05/11/2024
Day/Time: Sat 1:30PM - 9:30PM
Fee: Res: $100.00 Non-Res: $110.00


red sox flier


Summer Sock Hop


Live music you can dance to! Light refreshments and fun surprises to kick off the summer. Poodle skirts, penny loafers, and letterman jackets welcome.

Location: Senior Activity Center
Friday, June 21 from 4:00pm-6:00pm
$5 per person. RSVP required 603-610-4433

sock hop flier

Independence Day Fireworks


Portsmouth’s summer spectacular. Location: South Mill Pond/Parrott & Junkins Ave area
Wednesday, July 3 at 9:15pm
Free; Open to the public. Everyone Welcome!

Portsmouth Recreation Summer Concert Series - FREE


Concerts at the Campus offers music on the back patio, playground for the kids and warm summer nights. Bring your own snack and chair. Location: Community Campus

  • Wednesday, July 17 at 6:00pm: Kick off the summer with PMAC’s Summer Community Band
  • Wednesday, July 24 at 6:00pm: North River Band (Americana music)
  • Wednesday, July 31 at 6:00pm: Truffle
  • Wednesday, August 7 at 6:00pm: Little Wishbone (Old-time String Band)

Stay tuned for more shows!
Free; Open to the public. Rain or Shine (we come inside for inclement weather)

Concerts at the Campus


Senior Activity Center Annual Summer Cookout


Ages 50+ welcome. Hot dogs & Hamburgers served.

Location: Senior Activity Center (under tent)
Thursday, July 18 at 11:30am.

$5 residents | $7 nonresidents. RSVP required 603-610-4433

Portsmouth Illuminated Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting


Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting 2024

Sat, December 7, 2024

The Portsmouth Holiday Parade is an annual favorite for people across the seacoast! The parade takes place each year on the 1st Saturday of December. The event is free and open to all. The evening begins in Market Square with the Mayor and City Council hosting the Tree Lighting Ceremony from 5:00-5:30pm. The parade then kicks off at 6:00pm and marches down Islington St., arriving in Market Square approximately 20-30 minutes later.

Check out the Holiday Parade Page for all the information.