A Look back at the 2018 Festival

Ticketed Events

The festival is back with 15 days of incredible performances and there’s something for everyone. Join us for a celebration of musicians old and new, from the iconic Beatles to up and coming Ruth B! Dance with us on The Green, join us on the Courtyard for a play, however you Festival, do it with us!

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!

Elan Trotman with Rohn Lawrence

and Special Guest The Rahsaan Langley Project

Amir ElSaffar

with members of the Rivers of Sound Orchestra and New Haven Symphony Orchestra

Ideas: Lectures and Conversations

Delve into pressing topics both in New Haven’s community and around the world. Explore the role art has in increasing diversity, predict the future of New Haven, and hear lectures that explore the hot topics of America and beyond. Join the conversation this June at the Festival!

I'll Be Your Qubit!

The entanglement of quantum physics and art

Designing for the 5 Senses

Storytelling in an Oversaturated World

Risk, Anxiety, and Generosity

Defining the Culture of Money from Shakespeare to Today

The Act You’ve Known For All These Years

Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

The Art of Crossing Cultures

Women in the Arts from Hong Kong


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!

Even More to Do!

Neighborhood Festivals

The Hill, Dixwell, Fair Haven

NEA Big Read

Reimagining Citizenship: People | Power | Poetry

Illstyle and Peace Productions

Presented by the Dixwell Freddy Fixer Neighborhood Festival

Movimiento Cultural Afro-Continental

Presented by the Fair Haven Neighborhood Festival

On the Green: live interactive theater

Presented by: Survivors of Society Rising & Theatre of the Oppressed NYC

Manny James

Presented by HillFest

Schools of Dance Showcase

New Haven Ballet, Mulan Fitness and Art Academy, Shoreline Ballet

Largest Salsa Class in New Haven

with Alisa's House of Salsa

If You Knew You Then & ESCAPADE

Elm City Dance Collective and Luis Antonio Productions