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Market Square Day Festival & 10K Road Race

June 8 - June 9

Market Square Day Festival & 10K Road Race

Celebrate Community Spirit: Market Square Day Festival & 10K Road Race

Event Overview: Join us for a day of festivities, fun, and community spirit at the renowned Market Square Day Festival & 10K Road Race, hosted by the non-profit organization, Pro Portsmouth. As the first event produced by Pro Portsmouth, Market Square Day holds a special place in the hearts of locals and visitors alike, serving as a vibrant celebration of downtown Portsmouth’s rich history, culture, and community spirit. With an array of entertainment, vendors, and activities, this beloved festival promises an unforgettable experience for all ages.

Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday, June 8, 2024
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
  • Location: Downtown Portsmouth, NH

A Legacy of Celebration: Since its inception in 1978, Market Square Day has been a cornerstone event in Portsmouth’s calendar, symbolizing the city’s commitment to revitalization and community engagement. Over the years, the festival has evolved into a grand celebration, drawing an estimated 50,000 attendees who flock to downtown Portsmouth to revel in the festivities.

Highlights of the Day:

  • Market Square Day 10K Road Race: Kick off the festivities with the exhilarating Market Square Day 10K Road Race, a beloved tradition that brings together runners of all levels to race through the scenic streets of downtown Portsmouth.
  • Vibrant Vendor Marketplace: Explore over 150 vendor booths showcasing a diverse array of arts, crafts, and products from local artisans, crafters, and merchants. From handmade treasures to culinary delights, there’s something for everyone to discover.
  • Live Music & Entertainment: Immerse yourself in the sounds of local and regional musicians performing on two dynamic stages scattered throughout downtown Portsmouth. From lively tunes to toe-tapping beats, the music sets the perfect backdrop for a day of celebration.
  • Pedestrian-Friendly Environment: Experience the charm of downtown Portsmouth as most streets become vehicle-free and pedestrian-friendly from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, allowing attendees to stroll leisurely and explore all that the festival has to offer.

Join the Tradition:

Whether you’re a longtime resident or a first-time visitor, Market Square Day invites you to join in the festivities and experience the vibrant spirit of Portsmouth. From the energetic atmosphere to the abundance of activities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at this cherished community event.

Plan Your Visit: Make the most of your Market Square Day experience by planning ahead. Explore the official website for event details, vendor listings, and interactive maps to navigate the festival grounds. Don’t forget to mark your calendar and invite your friends and family to join in the celebration!

For More Information: Visit the official Market Square Day website for the latest updates, volunteer opportunities, and additional event details. Connect with us on social media to stay informed about all the exciting happenings leading up to Market Square Day 2024. We look forward to welcoming you to downtown Portsmouth for a day of camaraderie, culture, and community celebration!


June 8
June 9
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Market Square
500 Market St
Portsmouth, Portsmouth 03801
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