Annual Events

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

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

Cherry Blossom Festival, New Haven
Postponed until April 24, 2022
www.historicwoostersquare.org 

Annual Meriden Daffodil Festival, Meriden
Postponed until 2022
www.daffodilfest.com 

New Haven Food Truck Festival and Dragon Boat Races
TBA

International Festival of Arts & Ideas, New Haven
May 14-June 27, 2021
www.artidea.org 

Connecticut Open House Day
TBA
www.ctvisit.com 

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

Branford Festival
June 18-20, 2021
www.branfordfestival.com 

Branford Road Race
June 20, 2021
www.branfordroadrace.com 

 Summer

North Haven Irish Festival
TBA
www.ctirishfestival.com 

Craft EXPO, Guilford
Postponed until July 15-18
www.guilfordartcenter.org 

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

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

Annual Potato and Corn Festival, North Branford
August 5-8, 2021
www.nbpotatofest.com 

Milford Oyster Festival, Milford
TBA
www.milfordoysterfestival.org 

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

Odyssey: A Greek Festival, Orange
TBA
www.saintbarbara.org 

Annual Faxon Law New Haven Road Race, New Haven
September 6, 2021
www.newhavenroadrace.org

North Haven Fair, North Haven
September 9-12, 2021
www.northhaven-fair.com 
 
Closer to Free Ride
 
New Haven Grand Prix
TBA

The Guilford Fair
September 17-19, 2021

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

Autumn/Holiday

New Haven Fall Restaurant Weeks Remixed - take out options available
TBA
www.infonewhaven.com/dining/nhrwinfo/ 

Milford Restaurant Week
TBA
milfordctrestaurantweek.com

Hamden Restaurant Week
TBA
Website

Spectrum Gallery’s Autumn Arts and Crafts Festival, Madison
TBA
www.spectrumartgallery.org

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

Shoreline Arts Trail Open Studios Weekend, Branford
November 13-14, 2021
www.shorelineartstrail.com 

Christmas in Europe at the Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center (fiormerly Knights of Columbus Museum), New Haven
TBA
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
TBA
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
Winter 2021 - Canceled
www.ctcoastcountrywinetrail.com  

Walter Camp Weekend, New Haven
January 13-15, 2022
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
Postponed until 2022
www.stpatricksdayparade.org