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Following is our preliminary calendar of events. History-related items are indicated by capital letters. Key 375th Celebration events are in boldface. To add events to the calendar contact Charlene at the Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce at 603-436-3988. Check back often for updated details.

Photos of Endeavour Arrival in Portsmouth
Click for Detailed ENDEAVOUR Calendar
Click for Prescott Park Arts Festival Calendar
Click for Dover 375th Events Listing (July 3,4,5)
Click for Hampton Beach Fireworks Schedule
Click for Hampton Beach Seashell Stage Schedule

JULY
July 1, 1998 WENTWORTH COOLIDGE MANSION
Melinda McMann--harpist
7:00pm- $3.00 adm.

"Those Were the Good Old Days"
Portsmouth natives discuss life in the Port City. Come and join in. Portsmouth Library, Vaughn Room

July 2, 1998 Music by the Sea
Seacoast Science Center
July 3, 1998 Dover's 375th Anniversary Calendar

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ENCAMPMENT
Strawbery Banke

"Those Were the Good Old Days"
Portsmouth natives discuss life in the Port City. Come and join in. Portsmouth Library, Vaughn Room

Music in Market Square
North Church

FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS

July 4, 1998 Dover's 375th Anniversary Calendar

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ENCAMPMENT
Strawbery Banke

REDHOOK 2nd BIRTHDAY PARTY
Military encampment at Red Hook Brewery, Portsmouth, with simulated battle scenes.

July 5, 1998 Dover's 375th Anniversary Calendar

July 8, 1998 WENTWORTH COOLIDGE MANSION
R.P. Hale--Renaissance Man
7:00pm- $3.00 adm.
July 9, 1998 Music by the Sea
Seacoast Science Center
July 10, 1998 Music in Market Square
North Church
July 11, 1998 Custom Car Show

Kittery Seaside Festival

Portsmouth Harbour Trail
375th Road Race

JOHN PAUL JONES
251st BIRTHDAY PARTY
12:00 Noon
John Paul Jones House

July 15, 1998 WENTWORTH COOLIDGE MANSION
Blake Girls
7:00pm- $3.00 adm.
July 16, 1998 Music by the Sea
Seacoast Science Center
July 17, 1998 Music in Market Square
North Church

Exeter Revolutionary War Festival

July 18, 1998 BOW STREET FAIR
Rain or Shine 10AM - 8PM

LIVERY DISCOUNT DAYS
$10 off on horse carriage rides through historic town by Portsmouth Livery in honor of 375th

Exeter Revolutionary War Festival

July 19, 1998 BOW STREET FAIR
Rain or Shine 9AM - 5PM

LIVERY DISCOUNT DAYS
$10 off on horse carriage rides through historic town by Portsmouth Livery in honor of 375th

Breakfast the the Moose Lodge on Sagamore Road. 8 AM -11 AM. To benefit the Senior Center

Exeter Revolutionary War Festival
Exeter Re-creates Gunpowder Raid
(Squamscott River boat launch 11AM)

July 21, 1998 Shaw Brothers--Prescott Park
8:00pm
rain: Portsmouth H.S. 7:00pm
July 22, 1998 WENTWORTH COOLIDGE MANSION
Taubl Family and Leloe Ensemble
7:00pm- $3.00 adm.
July 23, 1998 Music by the Sea
Seacoast Science Center
July 24, 1998 Newmarket Heritage Festival July 24-26
Downtown heritage parade, contradancing, French Canadien storyteller, military encampment, hayrides. Call 659-5713 or 659-5822 for details.

Music in Market Square
North Church

375th Birthday Party
At the Portsmouth Middle School for the middle school children. No time as been set yet.

July 25, 1998 New England Society
- Kansas City BBQ Cookoff
July 26, 1998 New England Society
- Kansas City BBQ Cookoff
July 27-30, 1998 Chataugua
Strawbery Banke
Re-enactment and educational program focuses this year on the ear 1900-1940
July 29, 1998 - Till Labor Day Children's Museum 375th Display
Front gallery display of Piscatqua life in the early 1600s titled "History at Home" and "375 Years Ago." Near Prescott Park and Strawbery Banke in South Church at top of hill.
July 30, 1998 Music by the Sea
Seacoast Science Center

Portsmouth After 1800 Walking Tour
Meet at Warner House at 10 am, $10, 436-5909

July 31, 1998 Music in Market Square
North Church
AUGUST
August 1 - August 22nd Strawbery Banke Museum - American Girls Museum
Program "Molly McIntire" - A nine year old schemer and dreamer on the homefront during World War Two.
August 2, 1998 Blues n' Brews Festival

August 5-8 Silhouettist Sally Newcome at Strawbery Banke Museum.
Popular artist draws and cuts faithful shadow portraits using 18th and 19th Century Techniques silhouette.
August 7, 1998 Newmarket Olde Home Weekend Aug 7-9
659-2252

Music in Market Square
North Church

Kingston Days
Family events, lobster bake, auction, picnic, music, barbeque, raffle, gamess, puppets

August 8, 1998 Annual Indian Pow-wow Aug 8-9
York Beach at ball field all day from 9am

"Summer Dance Gala"
Ballet New England

OPEN HOUSE
HENRY SHERBURNE HOUSE
8:00 - 4:00

Red Hook Brewer's Fest
Includes the largest keg in the world at Red Hook Brewery, Portsmouth

Kingston Days
Family events, lobster bake, auction, picnic, music, barbeque, raffle, gamess, puppets

August 9, 1998 Red Hook Brewer's Fest
Includes the largest keg in the world at Red Hook Brewery, Portsmouth

Kingston Days
Family events, lobster bake, auction, picnic, music, barbeque, raffle, gamess, puppets

August 14, 1998 Music in Market Square
North Church
August 15, 1998 JPJ OPEN HOUSE
No admission in honor of 375th Celebration
August 16, 1998 MASONS OPEN HOUSE
Masonic Temple, Portsmouth, includes historic library with archives dating to before Revolutionary War
August 21, 1998 HISTORIC PROPERTIES CANDLELIGHT STROLL

Music in Market Square
North Church

August 22, 1998 SEACOAST BLUES FESTIVAL
Strawbery Banke Museum

Pond Boat Regatta
- Deborah Richards 433-4792
August 23, 1998 SEACOAST BLUES FESTIVAL
Strawbery Banke Museum
August 25, 1998 Rededication of 75 Year old Memorial Bridge with pre-1923 autos and motorcycles, ribbon cutting by former Mayor Foley who cut the original ribbon at age 5 in 1923
August 28, 1998 Music in Market Square
North Church
August 29, 1998 Music Hall/Strawbery Banke
- Co-Sponsors TBA
August 30, 1998 Music Hall/Strawbery Banke
- Co-Sponsors TBA
SEPTEMBER
September 11-21, 1998 VISIT of HM BARK ENDEAVOUR
The tall ship Endeavour visits Portsmouth for 10 full days.
September 13, 1998 MASONS OPEN HOUSE
Masonic Temple, Portsmouth, includes historic library with archives dating to before Revolutionary War
September 14, 1998 GPCF Mayor's Cup Golf Tournament
Abenaqui Country Club
September 18, 1998 CELEBRATE PORTSMOUTH CRUISE
A Harbour Trail fund raising cruise from 6 to 9 PM on the MV Thomas Laighton. Tickets: $35/per person Food provided by many of Portsmouth's finest restaurants Entertainment by "Color," a local jazz trio. View the HM Endeavor from the water. Celebrate Portsmouth's 375th Anniversary. Tickets available at Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce, 436-3988. (Limited to 200 due to capacity of the boat. If space available, tickets will be sold the day of the cruise at the Market Square Kiosk and beginning at 5 PM at the gangplank of the MV Laighton)
September 19, 1998 STRAWBERY BANKE AUCTION
September 26, 1998 SPNEA: JACKSON HOUSE
CIDER DAY
12:00 - 5:00 PM

Grand Old Portsmouth Brewer's Festival
Strawbery Banke annual event celebrates history of brewing in town
September 27, 1998 Grand Old Portsmouth Brewer's Festival
Strawbery Banke annual event celebrates history of brewing in town
OCTOBER
October 10, 1998 Music Hall Opening
1998-1999 Season
October 11, 1998 Building the Sukkah
Strawbery Banke
Jewish harvest celebration
NOVEMBER
November 20, 1998 375th Gala Dance
Tickets are now available for the gala party culminating Portsmouth's 375th anniversary celebration on Friday, November 20. The dinner and dance will be held at the Frank Jones Center on Route 1. All those attending the event will receive a free signed copy of "A Brief History of Portsmouth," a 32-page commemorative booklet created for the 375th celebration.

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