The last weekend of June brings local art, food, music, and more to Seacoast venues, including some familiar favorites. Here are a few highlights.
St. Nicholas Greek Festival
The St. Nicholas Greek Festival is a Portsmouth tradition spanning 44 years. This year’s event takes place Friday and Saturday, June 28 and 29, at the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. All kinds of Greek delicacies will be served, including moussaka, spanakopita, gyros, and baklava. There will also be live music, dancing, raffles, church tours, and a Greek market. The festivities begin at 11:30 a.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday and stretch until 10 p.m. Learn more here.
Sheafe Warehouse Summer Exhibit
Every summer, the New Hampshire Art Association (NHAA) presents a special exhibit in the historic Sheafe Warehouse at Prescott Park in Portsmouth. This year’s show features small works in all media by some 50 NHAA members, all of which will be available for sale. It opens with a reception on Friday, June 28, from 5-8 p.m. The exhibit runs through Aug. 25 and will feature occasional art demos and family activities. For more information, click here.
Ameranouche / Percy Hill / The Minus Scale
It happens that three different bands that were once staples of the Seacoast music scene are returning for rare local performances in Portsmouth this weekend. Gypsy-jazz trio Ameranouche plays Portsmouth Book & Bar on Friday, June 28, at 9 p.m. ($5); jam band Percy Hill plays 3S Artspace on Saturday, June 29, at 8 p.m. ($20-$25); and indie rockers The Minus Scale play The Press Room with The Sheila Divine and Ultra Major on Saturday at 8 p.m. ($12-$15).
NH Maker & Food Fest
The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire in Dover will celebrate creativity and innovation with a gathering of curious people on Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The seventh annual New Hampshire Maker & Food Fest will showcase engineers, artists, scientists, and chefs who will show off their projects and experiments. There will also be local food trucks, children’s activities, and the first-ever Recycled River Regatta on the Cocheco River. Tickets are $8-$12; learn more here.
Poachella at Cisco Brewers
Cisco Brewers Portsmouth has kicked off its summer concert series, and one of the highlights takes place on Sunday, June 30, from 1-6 p.m. The Poachella festival features live music from Aerosmith tribute band Draw the Line and The Allman Brothers Band tribute act Capricorn. There will also be face and body painters, hoop and fire dancers, and food and drink specials. There is no cover charge; bring your own blanket. For more information, click here.
To see a complete calendar of local events, click here.