Meriden Daffodil Festival
Pre-Festival Weekend: 4/21 & 22
Festival Weekend: 4/28 & 29

Celebrate 40 fabulous years of the Meriden Daffodil Festival at Hubbard Park! This event includes two fun-filled weekends with a road race, concerts, crafts, theater, carnival rides, fireworks, and more.

4/21: 9 a.m.-noon The Daffodil Tag Sale
Under the Festival Tent at Hubbard Park (999 West Main Street, Meriden, CT)

4/22: 10 a.m. The Meriden Rotary 5K Road Race, Kids Fun Run, & Walk
Hubbard Park (999 West Main Street, Meriden, CT)

4/28 & 29: "Crafts by the Lake" Juried Craft Fair
Every year there are thousands of festivals in North America where artists, artisans, and craftspeople display and sell their work. With over 600,001 daffodils blooming, the annual Meriden Daffodil Festival is the site of "New England's Most Beautiful Craft Fair!" As a juried craft fair, the Meriden Daffodil Festival selects its exhibitors for their quality and uniqueness.

4/28: 11:30 a.m. The 30th Annual "Daffodils on Parade"
This year's theme is: "Everything's Coming Up Daffodils!" Please join us in the celebration as we kick off the 40th Annual Daffodil Festival!

The popular Daffodils on Parade will occur rain or shine. Thousands participate in the parade each year, including local residents, school children, school bands, and a variety of local groups riding in hometown-built floats extolling their organization and the parade's theme.

4/28: 8 p.m. Fireworks

45th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival
Noon-4:30 p.m.

Free On-Stage Entertainment at the Sunday Festival Includes:
  • Neighborhood Music School Premier Jazz Ensemble
  • Tuxedo Junction (The Sounds of Swing)
  • St. Luke's Steel Band
  • Carlos Santiago Y Su Momento Musical (Salsa)
Expanded Family & Children's Area
Pet Friendly Area
Local Food Vendors
Artists and Authors

Click here for the 2018 Festival map and click here for frequent updates on the blossoms from Bart & Cheryl Szczarba's Cherry Blossom Blog

4/21: 7:30 p.m. Pre-Festival Concert at St. Michael's Church

Additional Events

4/13-6/21 Shake hands with the heartwarming humorist who spun a rope, poked fun at headlines and never met a man he didn't like. The Will Rogers Follies at Goodspeed Musicals

4/20-5/6. Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm Pantochino Productions presents Italian Wedding Soup.

4/21 7:30 p.m. Orchestra New England Presents Bach's Opera

4/24 6 p.m. Mysterious World of Yale's Secret Societies to be Revealed at the New Haven Museum

4/26-29 From Steve Martin and Edie Brickell comes BRIGHT STAR, the five-time Tony-nominated new Broadway musical Shubert Theatre

4/29 10 a.m. Fifth Annual Running of the Cohen and Wolf Cinco K de Mayo Road Race and Two Mile Walk

5/5 8 p.m. SCSU Spring Jazz Series with Vincent Ingala

5/6 2018 Rock the Gauntlet at East Rock Park, New Haven

Please visit our calendar for additional events.

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