October & Halloween Events!

Summer may have ended but the Portsmouth & Seacoast fun does not end!

Join us for October & Halloween fun for all ages!


Halloween Party

Eat, drink and be scary at Ri Ra Irish Pub! Stop in for a spell and a shocktail on October 31st at 8:00 PM!  Prizes to be given to the best dressed…… Live band, DJ, and devishly fun times…..

Festival of Witches at the Portsmouth Gas Light

This years Halloween party will be one for the ages. One cover gets you unlimited access to both the Deck and Nightclub. The Deck will feature Conniption Fits, performing from 7 – 11pm while the Nightclub will feature DJ Koko and a best costume contest with $1000 in cash and prizes. Pay $12 online or $15 at the door.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to your foodie adventure in Portsmouth. Check out a full list all the restaurants our quaint city has to offer.


Portsmouth Halloween Parade

Marching into its 24th year, 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 7:00 PM.

Halloween Parade Parking & Transportation

Residents and visitors alike are encouraged to take advantage of transportation and parking amenities throughout Halloween, October 31st. Click here for details.

Children’s Museum Of NH

Join The Children’s Museum of NH during their Not So Spooky Spectacular event and make a Halloween magnet. Spooky hands-on experiments, make a ghost disappear!

Saturday October 27  from 1-1:30 PM & 3:30-4:00 PM

Visit halloween day for some spooky halloween activities!

Stop in for some spooky science and art fun! Click here for more information.

Wednesday October 31 from 11am-Noon & 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Halloween Harvest Fest

Join us for a Halloween Spooktacular! Hosted by Alnoba and Pinnacle Leadership Center, 2018’s Halloween Harvest Festival will include Games, Bonfire, Music, and Tractor Ride, The Farm at Eastman’s Corner Food Truck, Costume Parade and Contest
(featuring PRIZES!) Register here!

Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM 

Night Terrors Haunted Woods Walk at Take Flight Adventures

Night Terrors Haunted Woods Walk is back again for it’s 7th season at Take Flight Adventures in Kittery! The Seacoast’s Premier Haunted Halloween Attraction, our eerie and expansive location is not for weak of heart See more information here

Zombie Zip Line Tour at Take Flight Adventures

Looking for a high-flying Halloween adventure? Fly through the night sky on six zip lines with your zombie zip guides. Fly over top Night Terrors Haunted Woods Walk to get a bird’s eye view of the ghouls and ghosts below. Visit their website to get the details!

October 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Ghosts on the Banke

Come and meet the Ghosts on the Banke at Strawbery Banke’s famous Halloween celebration. Long-dead sea captains, 17th century shopkeepers and wayward pirates haunt the streets of Portsmouth’s oldest neighborhood as you trick or treat safely from house to historic house. See more information here.

20th Annual Great Bay 5K
The Great Bay Stewards are proud to sponsor the 20th annual Great Bay 5K. All proceeds from this important non-profit fundraiser will be used to support conservation efforts by the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, as well as programs at and capital improvements to the Great Bay Discovery Center. Register here.

Saturday, October 27 at 9:00 AM

USS Albacore Zombie Sub

Just in time for Halloween! Join us THIS Saturday as Captain Walters from Zombie-Sub 920 protects the USS Albacore from an Alien invasion (He’ll be signing comic books as Michael Mitchell too so don’t miss this!). Very Family friendly!

This event has been postponed due to weather. Please visit their Facebook Page for more information.


Portsmouth has many warm & inviting lodging properties to enjoy during your

Halloween holiday getaway. See the list here.


Take home the perfect holiday gift by visiting our local shops