Events

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas is a year-round organization that culminates in an extravaganza of performing arts, lectures, and conversations that takes over theaters and open spaces in New Haven, Connecticut each June. Below are the kinds of events you can anticipate for our 2018 Festival. Check back in March 2018 for full event details.

HEADLINE CONCERTS ON THE NEW HAVEN GREEN

Easily our most popular Festival offerings, our open-air concerts are a family tradition. Warm June weather the historic New Haven Green are the perfect backdrop for unforgettable nights with family, friends, and great music. Grab a blanket and a picnic! It’s free!

THEATER, MUSIC, AND DANCE

Each June, the world comes to New Haven with award-winning Dance, Music, Theatre, and performances too unique to categorize. It’s all here. Festival artists are Grammy Winners, Tony Winners, MacArthur Genius Fellows, Oscar Winners, Bessie Winners...Name an award and they probably won it.

IDEAS: LECTURES AND CONVERSATIONS

Defending Democracy, Food and American Culture, African Literature, and so much more! These provocative and insightful talks are focused on contemporary themes in the humanities and social sciences. Join us as we dig deep into the big ideas of our times.

TREX

Come explore, discover, engage and delight in the unique treasures of Greater New Haven. Whether strolling, biking, boating, sipping or tasting TREX programming is designed with everyone in mind! Go, do, see, EXPERIENCE, at the Festival!

AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!

Including Pop-Up Festivals in New Haven Neighborhoods, film screenings, lunchtime and evening free performances on the green, and more.