Annual Events

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 19-21, 2019
www.guilfordartcenter.org 

Shakespeare on the Shoreline
July 31-August4, 2019
www.shorelinearts.org
 
Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival, Orange
August 1-4, 2019

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

Annual Potato and Corn Festival, North Branford
August 2-4, 2019
www.nbpotatofest.com 

Milford Oyster Festival, Milford
August 17, 2019
www.milfordoysterfestival.org 

Shoreline Wine Festival, Guilford
August 10 & 11, 2019
www.shorelinewinefestival.com 

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

New Haven Grand Prix
September 13, 2019

Odyssey: A Greek Festival, Orange
August 30-September 2, 2019
www.saintbarbara.org 

Annual Faxon Law New Haven Road Race, New Haven
September 2, 2019
www.newhavenroadrace.org

North Haven Fair, North Haven
September 5-8, 2019
www.northhaven-fair.com 

The Guilford Fair
September 20-22, 2019

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

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  
www.shorelineartstrail.com 

Annual Crèche Exhibit 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 

 
Spring

New Haven Spring Restaurant Week, New Haven
April 7-12, 2019
www.infonewhaven.com/dining/nhrwinfo/

Cherry Blossom Festival, New Haven
April 28, 2019
www.historicwoostersquare.org 

Annual Meriden Daffodil Festival, Meriden
April 27 & 28, 2019
www.daffodilfest.com 

New Haven Food Truck Festival and Dragon Boat Races
June 1, 2019

International Festival of Arts & Ideas, New Haven
June 8-22, 2019
www.artidea.org 

Connecticut Open House Day
June 8, 2019
www.ctvisit.com 

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

Branford Festival
June 14-16, 2019
www.branfordfestival.com 

Branford Road Race
June 16, 2019
www.branfordroadrace.com 

Winter
Coast & Country Winter Wine Trail
January 5-April 7, 2019
www.ctcoastcountrywinetrail.com  

Walter Camp Weekend, New Haven
January 
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 10, 2019
www.stpatricksdayparade.org