Make the most of winter right here in Portsmouth at the First Annual Portsmouth Fire and Ice Festival.
This new city-wide Festival offers day-time fun for families, special programs and offers in stores, restaurants and performing arts spaces as well as evening entertainment. (See the schedule of events below.)
Portsmouth Gas Light Company hosts its Fire & Ice Fest on Friday through Sunday evenings, with three ice bars, fire pits, ice luges, wood fire-grilled food and ice sculptures.
Strawbery Banke Museum will host a hearth-cooking workshop and dinner on Friday; Winter Night in Pitt Tavern on Saturday; and dog sled rides on Sunday.
New Hampshire Public Television will be screening films at Seacoast Repertory Theater selected to promote their group tour to Iceland in June 2014 with Willem Lange, while the Players Ring will be showcasing performances by Patrick Dorow Productions.
The Discover Portsmouth Center continues its "Flowers of Winter" exhibit with a special program at 11am Saturday morning.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Saturday February 15
Flowers of Winter Exhibit. Beginning at 11am with speaker David Park Curry. Discover Portsmouth Center
NHPTV Presents Winter films at the Seacoast Repertory Theater. Throughout the day, the Rep will be playing winter themed shows and short films from NHPTV. This event is free to the public.
Portsmouth Gas Light Company Fire + Ice Fest. Beginning at 6pm, there will be three ice bars, fire pits, ice luges, wood fire-grilled food and ice sculptures. Beverages are sponsored by Southern Wine and Spirits and New Hampshire Distributors.
Winter Night at Pitt Tavern, 7-10pm at Strawbery Banke Museum celebrates President's Day Weekend in a manner George Washington would have recognized when he visited the Tavern in 1789. Live acoustic music, beer specially brewed for Strawbery Banke by the Portsmouth Brewing Company and tavern food prepared by The White Apron Café at Strawbery Banke. $22.50 per person.