The Portsmouth Festivities celebrate arts, culture and heritage in the City of Portsmouth.

Established by the Partnership Portsmouth initiative in 1998, the Portsmouth Festivities has developed a reputation for providing high quality events with professional artists in the city’s unique venues.

Every June, the Festivities team – based at the Portsmouth Grammar School – deliver a 10-day festival for the Portsmouth community to enjoy. The last two years Festivities have seen exciting themes with ELECTRIC in 2016 and PLAY for 2017, which saw thousands of people take part in 183 events including the award winning project PLAY CODE CITY.


The pupils of The Portsmouth Grammar School have opportunities to participate in activities, engage in educational projects, as well the Sixth Form undertaking work experience by assisting in the running of events.

Now entering into its 19th year, Portsmouth Festivities continues to develop and grow, with the support of the local community and partners.

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