The Norwalk Oyster Festival, with music, food, carnival rides and other fun, will take place this weekend in Veterans Park.
Now in its 42nd year, the event is the last big summer festival of the year near Darien.
“This festival is the biggest fundraiser the Seaport Association organizes to benefit Sheffield Island and Sheffield Island Lighthouse. It takes about one thousand volunteers each year to pull this festival off,” said Mike Reilly, president of the Seaport Association, which organizes the event.
A new highlight this year is the Seaport Circus Spectacular with national acts as well as $25 unlimited ride bracelets on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
If You’re Going …
- Tickets are available at the gate and online. Admission for adults is $10 on Friday, $12 on Saturday and Sunday. Senior tickets are $10 all days. Children 5-12 year’s old are $5. Children under 5 and U.S. military personnel on active duty are free. For online tickets click here and for additional information click here.
- Parking is free and free shuttle service is provided from Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk Community College and Norwalk City Hall. The event is held at Veteran’s Park, adjacent to Norwalk Harbor on Seaview Avenue in Norwalk.
Festival Hours: Friday, Sept. 6, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, September 7, from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., and Sunday, September 8 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
For those who want to take the train, Metro North is offering a discount package with free shuttle service from the train station to the Oyster Festival.
The event is held at Veteran’s Park, adjacent to Norwalk Harbor on Seaview Avenue in Norwalk. Admission for adults is $10 on Friday, $12 on Saturday and Sunday. Senior tickets are $10 all days. Children 5-12 year’s old are $5. Children under 5 and U.S. military personnel on active duty are free. Tickets can be purchased online at www.seaport.org.
What’s Happening Day by Day
The Norwalk Oyster Festival will kick off at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6. Sacred Fire, a Latin inspired band will perform in a concert that is dedicated this year to Tim Currie, a local businessman that passed away suddenly at 8:30 p.m.
Sacred Fire is taking the Main Stage at 8:30 p.m. They are a tribute band to Santana with an amazing repertoire. Sacred Fire is a six-piece Latin rock band that performs songs spanning the entire 50-year career of Carlos Santana.
Festival hours on Saturday, Sept. 7 are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and will include performances by Ripchord CT National Guard Band at 2 p.m., Alex Shillo at 7:30 p.m. and headliner Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot at 8:30 p.m. on the Main Stage.
On Sunday, Sept. 8, the festival opens at 11 a.m. and ends at 8 p.m. Sunday’s entertainment includes VMI Commanders Big Band at 1 p.m.; Jimmy Kenny and the Pirate Beach Band will perform at 2 p.m.; and former lead singer of Bad Company, Brian Howe, will entertain festival guests at 5 p.m. Sunday is also the day that kids under 12 get in free with a paying adult.
Family Fun Weekend:
These other events for kids and adults are going on this weekend in or near Darien:
FRIDAY NIGHT in Darien:
FRIDAY NIGHT, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY:
- Music, Food, Family Fun at Norwalk Oyster Festival This Friday Through Sunday
- Family Fun at Bruce ConsTRUCKS as the Bruce Museum Readies for a Massive Rebuild
- Oodles of Fun for Kids at the Indian Summer Children’s Festival in Greenwich on Sunday, Sept 8