Here in Portsmouth, the end of August brings a certain waning. Kids go back to school, the height of tourist season ends and temperatures begin receding to a comfortable nighttime sleeping temperature.
One thing that doesn’t wane is our event schedule. It almost seems like the folks who organize downtown events wait for Seacoasters to get some of our town back to kick-off a September event schedule so full that it’s like a clown car- and we’ve definitely called “shotgun” for the trip.
Here’s a brief list of September Seacoast events that we’re either sponsoring, planning, exhibiting or attending. We can’t go into too much depth about these events because there are so many, but we have included the appropriate links if you want more information.
Saturday, September 8- Vintage and Vine
– We’re pleased to be one of the first breweries to participate in Strawbery Banke’s food and wine gala fundraiser. Food from thirty chefs will be available along side of samples of hundreds of wines.
Sunday, September 9- The Portsmouth Criterium
– For the eighth year, downtown Portsmouth is turned into a short course bicycle track. Join the crowds of onlookers for full day of cycling and fun. Sister brewery Smuttynose reprises its role as title sponsor, but we’ll have a tent set-up right by Market Square. We hope you’ll stop by and say hello.
Friday-Sunday, September 14, 15, 16- Telluride By The Sea
– A specially curated program of six films, many of them being shown for the second time in the US, comes The Music Hall direct from the Telluride Film Festival. Both Smuttynose and Portsmouth Brewery are film sponsors.
Saturday, September 15- Passport
– One of the country’s most unique beer events returns to historic Strawbery Banke for an evening of curated beer and food pairings, historical characters and fundraising for New Hampshire Public Television. Passport has already sold out for this year, but it’ll be back and even better next year.
Friday, September 21- Clean Water Music Series
– Sponsored by sister brewery Smuttynose, this installment of PREP’s environmentally conscious music series pulls into the legendary Stone Church in Newmarket, New Hampshire. King’s Highway and Todo Bien will kick out the jams while PREP raises awareness about water quality in our Seacoast community. Just remember, we can’t make great beer without great water from the Piscataqua Estuary!
Saturday, September 22- Fishtival
– Celebrate 400 years of great New Hampshire seafood at Prescott Park with locally caught seafood samples, a touch tank, educational exhibits about the Gulf of Maine, boat tours and a chance to meet fishermen and women who put food on our plates.
Wednesday, September 29- Seacoast Science Café
#1- This free event, held in our Jimmy LaPanza Lounge, brings members of the public together with climatologist Cameron Wake and sociologist Larry Hamilton for a discussion about climate change; what we know and what we believe. There are three other Cafés schedule through the fall and we’re proud to host them all.