Annual Events

Autumn/Holiday
Pumpkin Patch and Haunted Isle at the Shore Line Trolley, East Haven
Weekends, October
www.shorelinetrolley.org 

City-wide Open Studios, New Haven
Weekends, October
www.cwos.org 

New Haven Fall Restaurant Week
November 3-8, 2019
www.infonewhaven.com/dining/nhrwinfo/ 

Shoreline Arts Trail Open Studios Weekend, Branford
November 16-17, 2020
www.shorelineartstrail.com 

Christmas in Europe at the Knights of Columbus Museum, New Haven
Through February 2, 2020
www.kofcmuseum.org 

Artistry Holiday Sale of Fine Craft & Art, Guilford
Mid November-December
www.guilfordartcenter.org 

Annual Holiday Gilbert Train Exhibition at the Eli Whitney Museum, Hamden
Late November-Mid January
www.eliwhitney.org  

Winter Wonderland & Santa at the Shore Line Trolley Museum
Weekends, Late November-December
www.shorelinetrolley.org  

Fantasy of Lights, New Haven
Late November–Early January 
www.newhavengoodwill.easterseals.com 

Festival of Silver Lights at Hubbard Park, Meriden
Late November-Early January 
www.cityofmeriden.org 

Winter
Coast & Country Winter Wine Trail
January-April
www.ctcoastcountrywinetrail.com  

Walter Camp Weekend, New Haven
January 16-18, 2020
www.waltercamp.org 

Eagle Watches on the Connecticut River from the Audubon Shop, Madison
Late January-February
www.theaudubonshop.com 

St. Patrick’s Day Parade, New Haven
March 15, 2020
www.stpatricksdayparade.org

 
Spring

New Haven Spring Restaurant Week, New Haven
April
www.infonewhaven.com/dining/nhrwinfo/

Cherry Blossom Festival, New Haven
Late April
www.historicwoostersquare.org 

Annual Meriden Daffodil Festival, Meriden
Late April
www.daffodilfest.com 

New Haven Food Truck Festival and Dragon Boat Races
Early June

International Festival of Arts & Ideas, New Haven
June 13-27, 2020
www.artidea.org 

Connecticut Open House Day
June
www.ctvisit.com 

Pirate's Day, Milford
June 
www.downtownmilfordct.com 

Branford Festival
Mid June
www.branfordfestival.com 

Branford Road Race
Mid June
www.branfordroadrace.com 

Summer
For information on summer concerts, visit our calendar at www.visitnewhaven.com.

North Haven Irish Festival
Late June
www.ctirishfestival.com 

Craft EXPO, Guilford
July 17-19, 2020
www.guilfordartcenter.org 

Shakespeare on the Shoreline
July 29-August 2, 2020
www.shorelinearts.org
 
Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival, Orange
Early August

Annual Shoreline Jewish Festival, Guilford
Early August
www.shorelinejewishfestival.com

Annual Potato and Corn Festival, North Branford
August 7-9, 2020
www.nbpotatofest.com 

Milford Oyster Festival, Milford
August 15, 2020
www.milfordoysterfestival.org 

Shoreline Wine Festival, Guilford
Mid August
www.shorelinewinefestival.com 

Elm Shakespeare Company in the Park
Mid August-Early September
www.elmshakespeare.org

Odyssey: A Greek Festival, Orange
September 3-7, 2020
www.saintbarbara.org 

Annual Faxon Law New Haven Road Race, New Haven
September 7, 2020
www.newhavenroadrace.org

North Haven Fair, North Haven
September 10-13, 2020
www.northhaven-fair.com 
 
New Haven Grand Prix
Mid September

The Guilford Fair
September 18-20, 2020

Fall Bird Walks at Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison
Saturdays, Mid September-Mid November
www.theaudubonshop.com