By Audrey Stratton | Local Happenings
Friends of Portsmouth is a local non-profit community development organization. Founded in 2018, their mission is to catalyze and organize progress and change in our community.
They host various large events throughout the year bringing tens of thousands of people to the Historic Downtown Portsmouth District.
They have hosted many events over the last couple of years. From their 4th of July celebration to Winterfest, they are bringing big change to the community.
They also hosted the World Record Breaking Plant Portsmouth and the annual Portsmouth River Days.
They have established the Town Ambassador Program that brings volunteers together in areas of downtown to help with cleanup of store fronts and specific areas.
In the future, they will be hosting comedy nights, a “festifall” event. Festifall will include craft beerfest, chili cook-off, Glocktoberfest, a car show, and a plethora of family and kid-friendly events.
They are always finding ways to collaborate with multiple organizations in and around the tri-state area.
The River Days Queens are a part of the drive thru canned food drive that will last for 12 weeks, every Friday. Keep up with them on their social media pages!