2019 Events


Fri September 13, 2019

Friday the 13th (1980) Outdoor Screaming

Friday the 13th on Friday the 13th. Join us for an outdoor screaming of the classic horror film on the patio at Liars Bench Beer Company and help kick off the fundraising season for the Portsmouth Halloween Parade. There will be beer. There will be raffles. There will be classic PHP hoodies to keep you snuggly and warm whilst watching foolish teenagers get slashed.

Liars Bench Beer Company, 459 Islington Street #4, Portsmouth, NH
7:00 pm-11:00 pm

Sat September 28, 2019

Portsmouth Halloween Parade Tattoo Flash Day

We are doing a walk in tattoo flash day, and will be raising money for the Portsmouth Halloween Parade.

Grim North Tattoo and Piercing, 167 High St, Portsmouth, NH
12:00 pm-8:00 pm

Sat September 28, 2019

CANCELLED - Spooky Ride

Sorry! This event has been cancelled.

Pedal Power Cycle, 1500 Lafayette Rd Ste 7, Portsmouth, NH
5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Tue October 1, 2019

A Public Hanging

The Public Hanging has been resurrected and will adorn the walls of the Seacoast Rep for the entire month of October. Please join us to kick off the start of the countdown to Halloween! The exhibit will feature masks, costumes, and props created for, or inspired by, the Portsmouth Halloween Parade.

Seacoast Repertory Theatre, 125 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH
6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Fri October 4, 2019

The 15th Annual (I Gotta) Rock! Show

The annual tradition continues when the annual (I Gotta) Rock! Show/PHP fundraiser returns to the stage of The Press Room. The Rock Show is your first opportunity to grab this year’s Tee-shirt and hoodie designs, the much anticipated announcement of our Grand Marshal, kick-ass raffle prizes, and of course, music!

The Press Room, 77 Daniel St, Portsmouth, NH
8:00 pm-11:00 pm

Tue October 15, 2019

Flatbread Community Night

Community night at Flatbread Pizza benefit. Portsmouth Halloween Parade crew will provide family friendly Halloween activities.

Flatbread Pizza, 138 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH
4:00 pm-8:00 pm

Thu October 17, 2019

Undead Beat Night

Open mic readings of horrorific tales old and new, curses, wailings and all things Spooken-word. Come and share your prose with us. Raffle prizes, beverages, costumes and all around great fun! Accompanied by a spectacularly spooky soundtrack from The Beat Night Band.

Portsmouth Book and Bar, 40 Pleasant St, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
7:00 pm-10:00 pm

Sat October 19, 2019

Pumpkin SMASH!

Smash a pumpkin, win a prize! It’s that easy. Pick a pumpkin from the pile, choose from an arsenal of mallets, two by fours or the trusty ol’ Louisville Slugger and swing away. A Portsmouth Halloween tradition that has become the October catharsis of choice for young and old alike. $5/Pumpkin, Smashing implements supplied!

Portsmouth Farmers’ Market, City Hall, 1 Junkins Ave, Portsmouth, NH
8:00 am-1:00 pm

Mon October 21, 2019

Chefs after Dark

The epic chef vs. chef competition returns with a spooky twist!

Moxy, 106 Penhallow St, Portsmouth, NH

Thu October 24, 2019

Silent Film Night, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys

The amazing Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys devise a devious original score for this classic silent film.

The Music Hall Historic Theater, 28 Chesnut St, Portsmouth, NH
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Sun October 27, 2019

Costumed Paddle Halloween Contest

Seacoast Paddleboard Club is excited to announce that we have teamed up with the Portsmouth Halloween Parade to once again host the Annual Seacoast Costume Parade & Contest at Pierce Island. Open to all paddle craft! While participating in this leisurely paddle parade, participants will have a chance to shock, spook, and delight our costume judges for a chance to win some amazing prizes!

Peirce Island, Peirce Island, Portsmouth, NH
10:30 am-12:00 pm

Mon October 28, 2019


Join us for the first ever scary-oke! It also happens to also be Trevor Bartlett’s birthday (and it’s a big one).

The Press Room, 77 Daniel St, Portsmouth, NH

Thu October 31, 2019

Portsmouth Halloween Parade

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 Halloween at 7pm. Everyone is invited to dress up, gather at Peirce Island by Prescott Park at 6pm, and march at 7pm. No sign-up required.

Peirce Island, Peirce Island, Portsmouth, NH