Important Notice

In cooperation with the New London Police please be advised that will be No coolers, backpacks, or strollers on the Waterfront Park. There will be checkpoints before entering the Waterfront.  For public safety: No items left unattended on the Waterfront Park.

For the safety of your pet and our guests, please leave your pets and reptiles at home.


  • Saturday – July 13, 2024 – 10am -11pm
  • Sunday – July 14, 2024 – 10am – 5pm


FIREWORKS Extravaganza
Saturday, July 13, 2024 9:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Mashantucket Pequot Tribal

Picnic on the Pier & Fireworks VIP Dinner – Doors Open: 6:00pm – (Tickets)

STAGE AT PARADE PLAZA – Saturday – July 13,2024

Noon –
1pm –
2pm –
3pm –
4pm –
5pm –
5:25 pm –
5:30pm –
7 pm  –
8:30 – 

Parade Plaza Stage – Sunday – July 14, 2024

11am –
Noon –
Pirate Invasion –
1pm –
3pm –

Parade Plaza Whale Tail – Saturday – July 13, 2024

Parade Plaza Whale Tail – Sunday – July 14, 2024

Roaming Sailfest – Saturday – July 13, 2024

HYGIENIC ART PARK STAGE – Saturday, July 13th
7-11 PM – Latin Line Up
12-04 PM – 


  • Saturday – July 13, 2024  Noon – 9 pm
  • Sunday – July 14, 2024   Noon – 5pm


HYGIENIC ARTISANS – Sailfest 2024 Artisan Market. 

Sign up today for your vendor spot for Sailfest 2024 Artisan Market. We are looking for artists, crafters, and creative vendors to display and sell their work at the 2024 Sailfest New London. Early bird application deadline is now through May 12th with a discounted entry fee of $150.00. Applications received between May 13- June 16th fees are $175.00, and entries received after June 16th fees are $200.00.
The final deadline is July 1st.

Get your art in front of thousands of Sailfest visitors.


Sunday Fun Day! – July 14th, 9 am

Calling all runners-

We are excited to announce the return of the New London Sailfest 5K. This run is open to all runners and walkers. Come join is as we run the historic streets of New London. The race is Sunday July 14th with a 9 am start time.
See you there.

Puppy Kissing booth What brings more joy than kissing (or holding) an adoptable puppy for a donation.

The Downtown New London Assoc has teamed up with A Second Chance for Zina dog rescue.

How A Second Chance for Zina started It’s a common story… a person or group of people come together; they want to save dogs; they want to do their part; create something good; and save lives.  The reason why ASCZ began – to make rescue approachable, easy, accessible, and compassionate – while still being responsible and smart.  This is why it still exists now!  We didn’t seek this to be flashy, we don’t preach (…much), we are a small group, we are hardworking and try our best to get the right dogs in the right homes.

We are focused on 1 thing- getting dogs out of harm’s way and into a better place!

Come by and say hello to a cute adoptable dog and maybe go home with a forever friend!

Pirate invasion– bring your children to the parade plaza to defend the City of New London and fight off pirates.

Photo Booth Step into our Photo Booth and capture fun selfies and photos with our funquipment. Apply effects with real-time previews and easily snap shots using a high-quality camera. Share with friends with just a tap to save your Sailfest memories.