Annual Events

Annual Events 2016-2017

Spring

New Haven Spring Restaurant Week, New Haven
Early April
www.infonewhaven.com/restaurantweek 

Spring Bird Walks at Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison
Saturday, April-June
www.theaudubonshop.com 

Cherry Blossom Festival, New Haven
April 24, 2016
www.historicwoostersquare.org 

Annual Meriden Daffodil Festival, Meriden
April 30 & May 1, 2016
www.daffodilfest.com 

Iron Chef Elm City, New Haven
May 1, 2016
www.stephenfries.com 

Spring Arts & Crafts Show on the Green, Milford
Early May
www.milfordarts.org 

Annual Westville Village Art Walk, New Haven
May 6 & 7, 2016
www.westvillect.org 

Robin Hood Springtime Festival, Guilford
Weekends, May 21-June 5, 2016
www.robinhoodsfaire.com 

New Haven Food Truck Festival & Dragon Boat Races
June 4, 2016
www.newhavenfoodtruckfestival.com  

International Festival of Arts & Ideas, New Haven
June 11-25, 2016
www.artidea.org 

Connecticut Open House Day
June 11, 2016
www.ctvisit.com 

Strawberry Fest at Lyman Orchards, Middlefield
June 11, 2016
www.lymanorchards.com 

Captain Kidd Day, Milford
June
www.downtownmilfordct.com 

Branford Festival
June 17-19, 2016
www.branfordfestival.com 

Annual Strawberry Festival, Cheshire
June 18, 2016
www.cheshirecongregational.org 

Branford Road Race
June 19, 2016
www.branfordroadrace.com 

Annual Italian Festival Celebration, New Haven
Late June
www.ssaanewhaven.com 

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

North Haven Irish Festival
Late June
www.ctirishfestival.com 

Blueberry Fest at Lyman Orchards, Middlefield
July 9, 2016
www.lymanorchards.com 

Craft EXPO 2016, Guilford
July 15-17, 2016
www.guilfordartcenter.org 

Savin Rock Festival, West Haven
July 28-31, 2016
www.cityofwesthaven.com 

Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival, Orange
Late July-Early August
www.orangevfd.com 

Craft Brew Races, New Haven
July 30, 2016
www.craftbrewraces.com/newhaven 

Lyman Orchard Sunflower Maze, Middlefield
July 30-August 28, 2016
www.lymanorchards.com 

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

Annual Potato and Corn Festival, North Branford
August 5-7, 2016
www.nbpotatofest.com 

Milford Oyster Festival, Milford
August 20, 2016
www.milfordoysterfestival.org 

Shoreline Wine Festival, Guilford
August 13 & 14, 2016
www.shorelinewinefestival.com 

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

Connecticut Open, New Haven
August 19-27, 2016
www.ctopen.org 

New Haven Jazz Festival
August 27
www.jazzhaven.org 

Lyman Orchard Corn Maze, Middlefield
September 3-November 6, 2016
www.lymanorchards.com 

Odyssey: A Greek Festival, Orange
September 2-5, 2016
www.saintbarbara.org 

Annual Faxon Law New Haven Road Race, New Haven
September 5, 2016
www.newhavenroadrace.org

North Haven Fair, North Haven
September 8-11, 2016
www.northhaven-fair.com 

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

Durham Agricultural Fair, Durham
September 22-25, 2016
www.durhamfair.com 

Autumn/Holiday
 
Pumpkin Patch and Haunted Isle at the Shore Line Trolley, East Haven
Weekends, September 30-October 30, 2016
www.shorelinetrolley.org 

Autumn Art Trail, Killingworth
Early October
www.artscenterkillingworth.org 

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

New Haven Fall Restaurant Week
October 30-November 4, 2016
www.infonewhaven.com/restaurantweek   

Shoreline Arts Trail Open Studios Weekend, Branford
November 19 & 20, 2016
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 

North Branford Annual Holiday Bazaar
Mid November
www.nbparkrec.com 

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, November 25-December 16, 2016
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 

Classic Holiday Movies at Criterion Cinemas, New Haven
Saturdays & Sundays, December
www.bowtiecinemas.com 

Winter
Coast & Country Winter Wine Trail
January – Mid March
www.ctcoastcountrywinetrail.com  

Walter Camp Weekend, New Haven
January 12-14, 2017
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 13, 2016
www.stpatricksdayparade.org 

Branford Restaurant Week
March 28-April 2
www.branfordrestaurantweek.com 

Seal Watch-Thimble Islands, Branford
Weekends, March
www.thimbleislandcruise.com