The Portsmouth Halloween Parade is a grassroots, all-inclusive celebration of community, creativity, and free expression that walks, stalks, dances, trumpets and drums its way through downtown Portsmouth each year on October 31st at 7:00pm.
Everyone is invited to dress up, gather at Pierce Island by Prescott Park, and march. No sign-up required. The Parade is NOT a city-sponsored event. It is entirely funded and put on by the community, which rallies a number of benefits to raise funds to cover expenses of insurance, permits, and police escort. Hundreds march in costume, thousands cheer from the sidelines, it’s always a spectacle from either side of the curb. Note to parents
This grassroots community event is held rain or (moon) shine. Come in costume or come to watch and share in the Halloween festivities. The parade lineup begins at 6 p.m. on Peirce Island.
There are no upcoming dates scheduled for this event.