Juneteenth events in Portsmouth NH, Somersworth Children’s Festival

It’s going to be a busy weekend on the Seacoast with many Juneteenth events, an arts festival in Exeter, the Prescott Park concert series and Halcyon Music Festival kicking off and, as if that wasn’t enough, the Somersworth International Children’s Festival will fill the small city with family fun.

Josh Ritter opens Prescott Park concert series

On Thursday, June 16 at 7 pm, singer-songwriter Josh Ritter will open the Prescott Park Arts Festival summer concert series on the banks of the Piscataqua River in Prescott Park. Suggested donation is $10 per person. All reservations for the tables and blankets closest to the stage are full, but you can still bring your own blanket or chair, and get your summer of fun started.

Halcyon Music Festival kicks off

The 2022 Halcyon Music Festival returns to the stage June 16-25 with six unique chamber music programs. Halcyon Music Festival brings 21 world-class musicians together to live, rehearse and perform over the span of just 10 days. The performances are held at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth at 7 pm Concerts begin Thursday, June 16 with “Music and Strife,” works by Strauss, Shostakovich, and Dvořák, and run June 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25 with concerts each evening. Visit halcyonmusicfestival.org/concerts for tickets and program info.

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