Annual Events

Due to COVID-19, all events should be considered tentative. Please check with the organizer for the most recent updates.
Autumn/Holiday

New Haven Fall Restaurant Weeks Remixed - take out options available
September 13-26, 2020 (tentative)
www.infonewhaven.com/dining/nhrwinfo/ 

Milford Restaurant Week
September 20-26, 2020
milfordctrestaurantweek.com

Hamden Restaurant Week
September 21-26, 2020
Website

Spectrum Gallery’s Autumn Arts and Crafts Festival, Madison
October 10-11, 2020
www.spectrumartgallery.org

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

Shoreline Arts Trail Open Studios Weekend, Branford
Mid November
www.shorelineartstrail.com 

Christmas in Europe at the Knights of Columbus Museum, New Haven
Mid November-January
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 

 Summer

North Haven Irish Festival
Postponed until further notice
www.ctirishfestival.com 

Craft EXPO, Guilford
Canceled
www.guilfordartcenter.org 

Shakespeare on the Shoreline
Canceled
www.shorelinearts.org
 
Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival, Orange
Canceled

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

Annual Potato and Corn Festival, North Branford
Canceled
www.nbpotatofest.com 

Milford Oyster Festival, Milford
Canceled
www.milfordoysterfestival.org 

Elm Shakespeare Company in the Park
Canceled
www.elmshakespeare.org

Odyssey: A Greek Festival, Orange
The event this year will become the “Odyssey Express,” featuring curbside pickup of an abbreviated menu, pre-ordering online and for only two days, Sept. 5 and 6, from noon to 8 p.m.
www.saintbarbara.org 

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

North Haven Fair, North Haven
Canceled
www.northhaven-fair.com 
 
Closer to Free Ride
September 12 - virtual
www.rideclosertofree.org
 
New Haven Grand Prix
Canceled

The Guilford Fair
Canceled

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

Winter
Coast & Country Winter Wine Trail
Winter 2021
www.ctcoastcountrywinetrail.com  

Walter Camp Weekend, New Haven
January 14-16, 2021
www.waltercamp.org 

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

St. Patrick’s Day Parade, New Haven
March 14, 2021
www.stpatricksdayparade.org

Spring

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

Cherry Blossom Festival, New Haven
Canceled
www.historicwoostersquare.org 

Annual Meriden Daffodil Festival, Meriden
Canceled
www.daffodilfest.com 

New Haven Food Truck Festival and Dragon Boat Races
Canceled

International Festival of Arts & Ideas, New Haven
June 13-27, 2020 - Virtual programming only - details to be announced.
www.artidea.org 

Connecticut Open House Day
June 13 - virtual programming
www.ctvisit.com 

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

Branford Festival
Canceled
www.branfordfestival.com 

Branford Road Race
Postponed until further notice
www.branfordroadrace.com