The 2018 Prescott Park Arts Festival returns with a full season of music, theater and entertainment, right in downtown Portsmouth's beautiful Prescott Park. Here's what's coming up next: 

Prescott Park Arts Festival

34th Annual WOKQ Chowder Festival

JUNE 2, 2018

The annual WOKQ Chowder Festival offers some of the best Chowder on the Seacoast. Each year, more than 4,000 people help kick off the Prescott Park Arts Festival summer season by enjoying more than 500 gallons of piping hot chowder served up for tasting. Restaurants will be competing for the coveted Golden Ladle Award given to the winner of the People’s Choice!

The event starts at 11:30am and ends when the chowder runs out!

Competing restaurants:
The River House
Ri Ra
The Pointe
250 Market
Portsmouth Gaslight
British Beer Company
Redhook Brewery Pub
110 Grill
...and more to come!


WOKQ will providing musical entertainment with Nashville recording artist Cam!

Tickets are $10 for adults if you buy in advance ($14 day of), $7 for children ($9 day of). Free for Prescott Park Arts Festival Members!



About Prescott Park Arts Festival:

Prescott Park Arts Festival celebrates its 44th season of presenting music, art, theater and dance on the banks of the Piscataqua River. Since 1974, it has successfully reached over 3.5 million people through more than 10,000 productions offered at no fixed admission.

The primary objective of the Festival is to provide quality family entertainment, promote artistic excellence in the community and maintain quality presentations of both entertainment and educational events. Implicit in this charge is the exercise of cultural leadership, sensitivity to the community and fiscal responsibility.

Located on 3.5 acres in beautiful downtown Portsmouth, the arts festival has a long and rich history of successfully presenting the arts with no fixed admission. Because of this policy, many people have their first experience with a live performance at Prescott Park.

None of this is possible without the support of the many individuals and businesses in our community who join us as Members, Sponsors and Advertisers or give a donation at the gate.