Mark your Calendars!

The dates for the 24th Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival are September 28 – 29, 2024!

Our featured performers this year are


The Gawler Sisters

Also appearing this year:

and maritime skills demonstrations by

The Dirty Blue Shirts

The Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival is a donation-supported volunteer-run free annual event with a free ticketed evening concert.
Check back soon for more information about the 2024 festival and other events we run.


  • A PMFF Pizza Fundraiser!

    On Tuesday, July 16, 2024, PMFF will be having a fundraiser from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Flatbread Pizza Company, 138 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH which will include a Silent Auction and a Raffle. A portion of Pizza sale proceeds from both dining-in and take-out will be donated to the PMFF to support…

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  • Join us for a cruise on Schooner Adventure!

    You’re invited aboard the historic Schooner Adventure out of Gloucester, MA for a PMFF Maritime Music Sail to benefit the 2024 Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival! Join us on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2024 from 1-4 pm as we sail out of Gloucester, MA harbor for a refreshing sail around beautiful Cape Ann as we enjoy singing…

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  • The 2024 Songwriting Competition is Open!

    The 2024 Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival Songwriting Competition is open! This year we will be accepting original entries in two categories: 1. Traditional-style chanties/forebitters2. Modern/contemporary songs on maritime themes Songwriters may submit. one song (or two, but just one in each category). Songs will be judged on originality, quality of lyrics, and performance. Deadline is…

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