New Haven announces summer fun coming to city

New Haven

There is nothing like summers in Connecticut and New Haven really takes pride in being the cultural center of southern Connecticut. 

Mayor Toni Harp, along with Market New Haven, announced this summer’s lineup of activities and there’s something for everyone: cultural events, concerts, food festivals, even a craft beer fest. 

Events to keep an eye out for:

Free concerts on the New Haven Green are back! Lisa Lisa takes the stage July 20 and Morris Day performs July 27.

International Festival of Arts and Ideas is only weeks away! The event spans 15 days for three weekends of activities on the green that bring more than 100,000 people to New Haven. Arts and Ideas kicks off June 8. 

Dragon Boat Regatta, back for the fourth year on June 1, promises competitive racing and waterfront fun. On the same day, the New Haven Food Truck Festival expects vendors and thousands of hungry people from all over the state. 

This summer’s activity lineup:

May 24 – Fair Haven Parade
June 1 – Dragon Boat Regatta
June 1 – Food Truck Festival
June 2 – Freddie Fixer Parade
June 6-7 – Friday Flicks
June 8-22 – International Festival of Arts and Ideas 
June 8 – New Haven’s Top Model Search 
June 13-14 – Happy Hour on the Plaza
June 14 – Friday Flicks 
June 20-21 – Happy Hour in the Plaza
June 21 – Friday Flicks
June 21 – Make Music New Haven 
June 27-28 – Happy hour in the Plaza 
June 28 – Friday Flicks
June 30 – Caribbean Heritage Festival

July 4 – Fireworks! 
July 5 – Friday Flicks
July 12 – Friday Flicks
July 18 – Flights of Fancy
July 19 – Friday Flicks
July 20 – Music on the Green, Lisa Lisa
July 25-26 – Happy Hour on the Plaza
July 26 – Friday Flicks
July 27 – Music on the Green, Morris Day

August 1-2 – Happy Hour on the Plaza
August 2-4 – Hoop it Up
Augst 2 – Friday Flicks
August 8-9 – Happy Hour on the Plaza
August 9 – Friday Flicks
August 10 – Festival Puertorriqueno de New Haven 
August 16-Sept. 5 – Shakespeare in the PArk
August 16 – Friday Flicks
August 18-25 Craft Cocktails Week
August 18 – Dog Adoption and Appetizer & Dessert Crawl
August 19-24 – New Haven Jazz Week
August 22-23 – Happy Hour in the Plaza
August 23 – Friday Flicks
August 24 – New Haven Craft Beer Festival
August 30 – Friday Flicks

Sept. 2 – New Haven Road Race
Sept. 7 – Closer to FREE Ride
Sept. 13 – New Haven Grand Prix
Sept. 26-28 – New Haven Pride Weekend

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