Star Island Events

We are excited to offer fun and fascinating events throughout the year!

Celebrating Our Stars!
Star Island Donor & Volunteer Appreciation Social

You create Star Island magic, and we want to thank you for all that you do! Please join us for the 2017 Star Island Donor and Volunteer Appreciation Social.

Join us for an afternoon of live music, desserts, lime rickey’s and prizes!

This is a casual event – drop in at any time to visit with Star Island staff, fellow Shoaler volunteers, and donors!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
5:00 –6:30 p.m.
Kittery Community Center—Star Theater
120 Rogers Road • Kittery, Maine

Special Presentation!
6:30-7:30 p.m.

Ann Beattie and Wendy Lull present Secrets, Scalawags and Spirits of the Isles of Shoals – a presentation you do not want to miss! No additional registration needed.

This event is free and open to all Star Island donors and volunteers


Thank you to our sponsors!

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Community Charity Beer Initiative
Tributary Brewing Company

On June 8 Tributary Brewing Company in Kittery is hosting a community beer night where a portion of the proceeds for all 12 oz pours will support Star Island’s Green Gosport Initiative! Join us for a brew and learn about sustainability on Star Island.

Thursday, June 8
3:00-7:00  PM
Tributary Brewing Company
10 Shapleigh Road
Kittery, ME

Poetry in the Gardens
Co-Sponsored by Fuller Gardens & Star Island

imgres-1Join us  for light refreshments and poetry reading with former Portsmouth Poet Laureate, Kate Leigh. This event is co-sponsored with our friends and fellow nonprofit, Fuller Gardens.The Shoals can be seen in the distance from Fuller Gardens as you look out over the Atlantic!

Our event starts with a garden tour led by Fuller Gardens director Jamie Colen at 4:15 followed by Kate Leigh’s poetry reading. Kate has written extensively about the Isles of Shoals.

All proceeds to be shared by the two organizations.

Tuesday, June 13
4:00 – 5:30 PM
Fuller Gardens
10 Willow Ave
North Hampton, NH


No admission charge for Fuller Garden members – no need to register. 

Bread & Puppet Theater Performance

World renowned Bread & Puppet Theater will be performing on Star Island!


The Bread and Puppet production on Star Island, the “Overtakelessness Circus”, is inspired by a poem of Emily Dickenson, “The Overtakelessness of Those.” The performance showcases a group of stone-age technology puppeteers, brass players, and percussionists who highlight the prominent forward-moving passions and politics of our capitalist culture.The “Overtakelessness Circus” is driven by the Bread and Puppet Brass Band, playing from the Dixieland Jazz tradition. Expected in attendance will be corporate overlords, tigers and clouds, Zeus, Kasper, a few frogs, and Emily Dickinson. After the performance, the audience is welcome to stay and check out all the masks and puppets.

Join us for a the day! You will have time to explore the island, Oceanic Hotel and have a picnic lunch or a snack on the front lawn. Our Gosport Grill and snack bar will be open with items for purchases,

Wednesday, June 21
1:00 PM – Boat departs Portsmouth
2:30 PM – Performance begins
5:00 PM – Boat departs Star Island

Star Island Dock
315 Market Street,
Portsmouth, NH
(No parking available on site)

$50 per person

register here

Registration cost includes boat tickets – no additional purchase required.

8th Annual Gosport Regatta


Visit our Gosport Regatta webpage for full details and to register