Nov 27 - Plaid Friday

Seacoast Local Businesses

All Day Event

This Black Friday, instead of getting caught in long lines at the big box stores, shop with your local favorites and support small businesses. Plaid Friday is a local alternative to Black Friday and encourages shoppers to visit independent retailers in their towns. Establishments in the area participating in Plaid Friday include Smuttynose Brewery, the Discover Portsmouth Center, and the Black Trumpet. 

Click here for a full list of retailers. 

Nov 27 - Celebrate Green Friday with a Discounted GA Membership

Green Alliance

All Day Event

To help you shop local this holiday season, the Green Alliance is offering a festive deal to join the GA for only $20 (regularly $35). Your Green Card will be your best friend this holiday season, granting you discounts at local, sustainable businesses. These discounts will allow you to get your holiday shopping done with local businesses on a budget.

Join as a new member by December 1 for only $20! 

Nov 27 - Folk Legend Bill Staines

Kittery Art Association

7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Bill Staines has traveled across the country for almost 40 years, bringing entertainment to music festivals, concerts, coffee houses and other venues. Staines is originally from New England and since his start in the Boston music scene he has recorded more than 20 albums. The show at the Kittery Art Assocation will begin at 7:00 p.m., seating is limited and there is a suggested donation of $15 at the door. 

Click here for more information. 

Nov 28 - Small Business Saturday with 900 Degrees

900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria Manchester & Epping

All Day Event

To celebrate Small Business Saturday, 900 Degrees invites you to share a selfie in front of your favorite small business to show your support. Just post your Shop Small Saturday selfie to the 900 Degrees Facebook for your chance to win a $50 gift card to either of their locations.

The restaurant offers a variety of gift ideas for the holidays, like their famous chocolate rocks, 900 Degrees wine glasses and shirts, and gift cards. Additionally, from now until December 15, buy $25 in gift cards and receive a $5 voucher for yourself or buy $100 in gift cards and receive a $25 gift card!

Nov 28 - Art on the Hill Open Studios

Wentworth Dennett Studios, 78 Government St., Kittery

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Guests at Art on the Hill Open Studios can browse through the working studio of 28 artists for unique holiday gifts including paintings, pottery, blankets, handbags, and scarves. Click here for more information and additional dates and times. 

Nov 29 - We Will Be Heard: Music and Rally for U.N Climate Talk Action

South Church, 292 State St., Portsmouth

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Supporters will gather at South Church for music and to listen to speakers, followed by a march to Market Square for a public rally to show support for action by world leaders at the U.N Climate Talks in Paris. Attendees are encouraged to bring drums and other musical instruments to this family friendly event. The music and rally is sponsored by 350 New Hampshire with help from NextGen Climate, Sustainable Portsmouth, and the NH Sierra Club. 

Dec 05 - Evergreen Fair

Memorial Union Building, UNH Durham

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

For 38 years, artists and craftsmen have gathered at UNH for a festive holiday fair. Shop Evergreen Fair for gifts or treat yourself and support regional and local artists working specializing in a variety of tools and materials. You will find jewelry, fine art, accesories, apparel, and furniture for every style. The fair will begin Thursday, December 3 and be set up until Saturday, December 5. Learn more here