Each June, the world comes to New Haven with award-winning Circus, 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.
Headline Concerts on the New Haven Green
Easily our most popular Festival offerings, our open-air concerts are a family tradition. Warm June weather and 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!
For over 200 years, four churches on the New Haven Green have made history as sanctuaries and historic meeting houses for all who enter. This summer they take up one more purpose: arts incubator. For two weeks, folk music, theater, spoken word, and dance will come together within their walls.
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.
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!