FREE CONCERTS ALL WEEKEND

Sailfest produces multiple stages of entertainment ranging from Latin to Country, and more. Many new and upcoming artists are ready to take the stage, as well as some known local talent like Big Lux & Tony Marshall and the New London Big Band.

SHOPPING

Locally hand-made crafts, art, clothing, and jewelry are just a few of the things available among the vast array of wares for sale from over 200 vendors lining the streets. Each vendor has something different to offer! On State Street, check out the handmade gemstone jewelry and starfish ornaments.

Be sure to stop by the art show and the woodworking show, both located on Bank Street.

FOOD

Sailfest has plenty of delicious food for everyone’s needs. Whether you crave American food, like fried dough, or lobster rolls; our vendors have what you want! With homemade waffle bites and Ice cream, Gyros and new this year Prime Beef Bombs, Sailfest is the melting pot of event food.

CRAFT BEER TENT

Be sure to stop by the Craft Beer tent located at the Parade Plaza. Tox Brewing Co. will again be brewing a special limited edition Sailfest beer.  Other craft beers will include Whalers and Two Roads.

SUNDAY FAMILY FUNDAY

Come out with the family and enjoy these events:

12:30 Pirate Invasion- Ahoy mate! Dress like a pirate and defend the City of New London. Join in a Pirate Invasion at Parade Plaza for kids. The first 50 kids will get foam swords to help defend the city.

SAILFEST 2018 ECONOMIC VALUE STUDY

Click here to see the Sailfest 2018 economic value study.

THE DAY READERS’ CHOICE CONTEST WINNER

Sailfest came in first place in the Day 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023 readers’ choice contest for best Festival/Fair!

DONATE – HELP US KEEP IT FREE!

In these tough economic times, corporate sponsorships are becoming more and more difficult to come by. At the same time, our costs to operate Sailfest continue to rise. That’s why the Downtown New London Association is now asking for your support. Please help us continue to offer this fun, free, family event by clicking below to donate.