Memorial Day Observances

Bethany Memorial Day Parade
5/28 10 a.m.
Parade route is from Bethany Airport to Bethany Town Hall.

Branford Memorial Day Parade
5/28 10 a.m.
Parade commences at Branford Green, Town Hall Dr.

East Haven Memorial Day Observances
5/28 11:30 a.m.
Procession from the American Legion Post to East Haven Town Green.

Guilford Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade
5/28 9:30 a.m.
Parade departs Alder Brook Cemetery and follows Boston St. to the Town Green.

Hamden Memorial Day Parade
5/28 10 a.m.
Parade departs Hamden High School and continuing north along Dixwell Avenue to the Memorial Town Hall.

Madison Memorial Day Parade
5/28 10 a.m.
Parade departs downtown and proceeds to West Cemetery.

Meriden Memorial Day Parade
5/28 10 a.m.
Parade departs from Curtis Street.

Milford Memorial Day Parade
5/27 2 p.m.
Milford Town Green

New Haven Observances
5/27 1 p.m.
Wreath laying ceremony at Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park on Long Wharf
5/27 3 p.m.
Wreath laying ceremony at World War Memorial Flagpole on the New Haven Green
5/27 5 p.m.
Annual Memorial Day Concert at Lyman Performing Arts Center at SCSU with Orchestra New England

5/28 1 p.m.
Start at New Haven Elementary, State Rt. 104. Finish at New Haven Fire Dept. Memorial Day Ceremony at the cemetery monument after the parade. 

North Branford Memorial Day Parade
5/28 10 a.m.
Parade departs from Commerce Drive and travels Rt. 80 to the North Branford Congregational Church.

North Haven Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade
5/26 10:30 a.m.
Parade departs from the Town Green.

Orange Memorial Day Parade
5/27 10:30
Parade departs High Plains Community Center

Wallingford Memorial Day Parade
5/28 9 a.m. ceremony, 9:50 a.m. parade
The ceremony and parade will kickoff at Dutton Park. Click here for new route information.

West Haven Memorial Day Parade
5/28 10:30
Parade departs from Campbell Ave.

Woodbridge Memorial Day Ceremony
5/28 10:45 a.m.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Monument in front of the Center Building.

Knights of Columbus Exhibition: World War I: Beyond the Front Lines
Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
1 State St., New Haven
World War I, fought from 1914-1918, was the modern world's first international conflict. Approximately 11 million soldiers were killed, and the war's toll including civilian casualties exceeded 20 million.

New Haven Museum Exhibition: "The Courier: Tales From the Great War," featuring original artwork by award-winning comic-book illustrator Nadir Balan. 
Through Fall 2018, see website for hours and admission.
"The Courier" is based on the dramatic WWI diary of New Haven's Lt. Philip H. English. Tales of adventure, horror, and pathos from the front line s are brought to life by Balan's series of dynamic graphic-novel style murals, accompanied by photographic selections from Lt. English's original war scrapbook.

Thimble Islands Additional Events

Tours of the Thimble Islands are now available from the Sea Mist and the Volsunga IV

5/28 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Memorial Day Picnic Monday at the Thomas Griswold House Museum 171 Boston Street, Guilford

5/31 6:00 p.m. "The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero" Presented by author Timothy Egan. Free. Register here.

6/2 Annual Dragon Boat Regatta. Register your team here

6/2 Annual New Haven Food Truck Festival, Long Wharf Drive

6/9-23 International Festival of Arts & Ideas

6/16 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Scoot & Paddle & Surfrider Foundation CT present: The Charles Island SUP Cup 

Through June Pirelli Gets the First and Largest Public Art Mural of "WE ARE: A Nation of Immigrants" series

8/17-25 Connecticut Open Tennis

Through October 2018,   Making America: The Irish in the Civil War Era at Ireland's Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University.

Concerts at College Street Music Hall

Please visit our calendar for additional events.

This newsletter is produced in collaboration with the South Central Regional Council of Governments.