Don’t Miss Out on These Fun Summer Festival
Summer and festivals go hand-in-hand so well that it is hard to imagine a summer without a fun festival to attend. Luckily, in Connecticut, there are festivals for everyone. We’ve rounded up a handful of the best festivals to attend this summer.
International Festival of Arts & Ideas
New Haven | June 9-23, 2018
Held at various locations throughout New Haven but centered on the Yale campus and the historic New Haven Green, this mix of dance, music, theater, and engaging speakers boasts more than 170 events. Most events are free to attend, making them ideal for the whole family!
Guilford | July 13-15, 2018
The Guilford Art Center’s annual Craft Expo returns to historic Guilford Green, bringing 180 nationally recognized artisans with it. Different materials are used to create incredible items, ranging from ceramics, fiber, glass, metal, painting, photography, and others. All of the items on display and offered for sale are handmade.
New London | July 13-15, 2018
Considered southeastern Connecticut’s premier summertime event, Sailfest draws more than 300,000 visitors to the New London waterfront district for free entertainment on two stages, 200-plus food and craft vendors, amusement rides, and a major fireworks show. To take in the festivities from the water, you can buy a ticket for a harbor cruise aboard the tall ship Mystic Whaler, a reproduction of a late-19th-century cargo schooner.
Litchfield Jazz Fest
Goshen | July 28-29, 2018
Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Litchfield Hills, this jazz fest got underway in 1996 with a complete line-up to wow the audience, with Diana Krall, Christian McBride, and Terence Blanchard confirmed. The event continues to spotlight up-and-coming talent.
The team at North American Underwriters wish you a happy and fun summer festival season.
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