Food 2022

&Beer Launch Party at Black Hog Brewing

In delicious partnership with Black Hog Brewing Company

FREE. Savor a sneak peak of our new, limited edition Festival beer- &Beer while mingling with artists and enjoying the flavors of summer at Black Hog Brewing.

Grand Avenue Gastronomy Tour with Lee Cruz

Presented with Chatham Square Neighborhood Association

Sample the cuisines of the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Peru, and Puerto Rico at Fair Haven restaurants while exploring the neighborhood’s eclectic history with Lee Cruz, founder of the CSNA.


Raise a pint on the Green and enjoy a variety of beer from more than 20 local breweries, including Black Hog Brewing, Back East Brewing Company, Milford Point Brewery, Alvarium, Armada, NEBCO, and more.

Long Table Dinner: Food, Fellowship & Stories

Celebrate food and fellowship among friends and family with music by singer-songwriter Lara Herscovitch; stories from Mark Scerra, ChaChanna Simpson, and Laconia Therrio about human commonality; and nourishment from Soul de Cuba Cafe, Olea, Claire’s CornerCopia, and Olmo Kitchen.

Infusion Cocktails with House of Naan & Pataka

Sip, sip, hooray! Sample small bites from fast-casual vegan and vegetarian Indian restaurant Pataka while flavor masters from modern Indian kitchen House of Naan teach home bartenders to take their craft to the next level by adding pops of flavor to their cocktails.

CT Food Launchpad Expo

FREE. Spice up your dishes with a little something extra from local culinary masterminds and fall in love with a variety of flavors at the CT Food Launchpad Expo.

Recipes from the Oldest Cookbooks in the World

In partnership with the Peabody Museum, Sanctuary Kitchen, & RAWA

The Peabody Museum, home of the world-famous Babylonian Collection of over 45,000 artifacts, showcases 3D replicas of 4,000 year old Babylonian recipe tablets while you dine on dishes cooked according to these very same recipes by chefs from Sanctuary Kitchen.

Pan Asian Fusion with Blue Orchid

Discover the many flavors of Asia with Michael Flora and Natthawut Tipjak of Blue Orchid, who will serve dishes that showcase curries, spices, and textures from throughout Asia, including its New Haven famous Khao Soi.

Brunch at Pistachio

Let there be brunch! Join us at Westville’s gem of a coffee shop Pistachio for a brunch featuring a variety of Syrian dishes, from cardamom-infused brews to flaky, favorful baklava.

Cocktail & Oyster Kayak Tour of the Quinnipiac River

Kayak from Dover Beach launch along the Quinnipiac River, discovering oyster farms and birdwatching spots along the way. Then stop at Fair Haven Oyster Company, where you’ll sample local oysters and sip tasty drinks.