Come Celebrate our local Rivers, Bays & Maritime History! Piscataqua Riverfest is FREE – Saturday, June 3rd from 10am-5pm.


Saturday, June 3rd, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There is something for everyone at this Gundalow Company event and it’s FREE entry for all, thanks to lead sponsor Newburyport Bank! Come check out a traditional boat show of stunning wooden boats on the grounds of Strawbery Banke, 14 Hancock St, in Portsmouth.

Maritime Demonstrations

  • Blacksmith
  • Rope maker
  • Wood Art
  • Touch tank
  • Science Experiments
  • Remote control boat models

Artisan Craft Show with 60+ vendors of unique maritime goods

  • Soaps
  • Candles
  • Metal Art
  • Wood Ornaments
  • Paintings
  • Glass Art
  • Sea Glass Designs
  • Wood Décor
  • Leather Goods
  • Board & Bowls

Food Trucks

  • BBQ
  • Tacos
  • Wraps
  • Grilled Burger & Dogs
  • Fresh oysters from Fox Point Oysters
  • Desserts including cupcakes, cake pops, and ice cream sandwiches & sundaes
  • A beer garden served by Maeve’s Mobile Cocktail Hour with local brews

Musical Performances

  • Local musicians: Drowned Valley and more

Family Fun Activities

  • Lindsay & Her Puppet Pals
  • Children’s Music from Sammie Haynes
  • Face Painting

Harbor Sails

By the waterfront, the Gundalow PISCATAQUA offers harbor sails from Prescott Park, down the namesake river past the shipyard, forts, and lighthouses. New this year, visiting boats from the US Coast Guard and the Wood Island Life Saving Station will be dockside for tours as well.

The Sheafe Warehouse exhibit, Changing Nature: 400 Years in the Piscataqua Region, is open for free tours as well.

Seacoast residents and visitors alike are invited to join the celebration to promote the health, history, and resiliency of the Piscataqua Region. The complex river system is surrounded by people and organizations working hard to protect it, and their stewardship makes Portsmouth a top destination for exhibiting the rich maritime heritage.

Join us!


Gundalow Company’s 
3rd Annual Piscataqua Riverfest
Saturday, June 3rd, from 10:00am to 5:00 Strawbery Banke Museum
Portsmouth, NH



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