Look back at the 2019 Festival

Ticketed Events

Get ready for 15 days of amazing performances at this year’s festival! Laugh as the plays lead you to questions you’ve never asked, be mesmerized by the energy and physicality of dance and circus, and get lifted by the bridge between music, the soul, and the world around us. We will laugh, we will sing, we will dance—together.


What Will Have Been

Quantum Sound

A Live Performance of Superconducting Instruments

Kronos Quartet

Music for Change: The 60’s - The Years That Changed America


Geoff Sobelle and Beth Morrison Projects

Yale Choral Artists

Voices from New Haven

Headline Concerts on the New Haven Green

Immerse yourself in music from around the world on the New Haven Green. Listen to extraordinary performers retell their personal histories and honor their heritage and identities. Let your mind travel with bands that channel their roots through traditional, R&B, hip-hop, jazz, and Latinx beats—the perfect backdrop for unforgettable nights with family and friends. Join us as timeless traditions meet new places.

Ideas: Lectures and Conversations

Delve into pressing topics both in New Haven’s community and around the world. Explore the topics of community, justice, art, culture, and much more. Join the conversation this June at the Festival!

Author! Author! A Conversation with Michael Childers

presented in partnership with the Beinecke Library

We Knew Haven: A Youth Activist Perspective

featuring New Haven Youth Activists Mia Joseph, Lihame Arouna, Kelly Pinots, and Shawn Murray

Keepers of the Culture

presented with the New Haven Hip-Hop Conference

NEXT Presents The Cities Project: New Life For New England’s Industrial Past

John Dankosky, Elihu Rubin, Cathy Stanton, Nico Wheadon, and John Thomas

Words Reclaiming Worlds

featuring New Haven / Northeast writers and spoken word artists Keona-Marie, Duke Porter, Yexandra Diaz, and Paul Bryant Hudson


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!