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Downtown New Haven's signature event, Firefest is a one-of-a-kind, one-day event. Starting off it's second decade, Firefest is an ever-growing street fair with stages of performance, music, arts, crafts, demonstrations that involve fire, civil war camp, children's activities, canon firing & more! When mother nature dims the lights, Fire Dancers will set the riverfront ablaze. Sunset marks the ever-popular House of Fire & Ice, Burning Man, River Dragon Boat, Sky Laterns & More! Stay tuned for more about 2018!
Events & Times for 2018:
INFO BOOTH WILL BE LOCATED NEAR THE CLOCKTOWER
ALL DAY EVENTS:
Food & Beverage Vendors
Blacksmith Demos by Pat McCarty, Jon McCarty, Ken Jansen, Dennis Quinn
Civil War Reenactment Camp & Artillery featuring Cannon Firing of 19th Century Black-Powder, Muzzle Loading Cannon
K of C Clown Club Balloon Animals and Pocket Magic
St. Louis Sheep Dog Impact Assistance Showcase
Raku Pottery by Alan Bell
Glass Blowing Demos by Astral Glass
Clint Winn - John Coulter Renactor
CNC Firepits - Located on Riverwalk
RCS Art Show
Game of Fire: Interactive Art Installation
Mainstage Music (Located on Front Street)
Stage 2 (Located at Pinckney Bend Disitllery)
Shops Open Late
Earth's Classroom Demonstration & Interactive Learning
Stone Lion LED Puppets (Roaming)
3pm till close
Fire Dancers: (Roaming Performances, with Performances at Ice House & Burning Man) 3pm till close
House of Fire & Ice: (At Open Lot on Main St by Post Office) At Sunset (estimated 6:04pm)
Sky Latern Launch: (on River Walk) When ice house crumbles (estimated time 7:15pm)
Dragon Boat & Crane Launch: (Down river, Can be seen from River Walk) 15 Minutes After the Ice House crumbles (estimated 730pm)
Burning Man Lighting: (located on Boat Ramp - can be seen from River Walk, Main St) After Boat Launch (estimated time 9pm)
STREET CLOSURES, PARKING & SHUTTLES:
Shuttle Lot Locations:
Shuttle Lot A: New Haven Lumber Lot
Shuttle Lot B: New Haven Pool/City park
Shuttle Lot C: UCC Church
All lots will have a "designated pickup" spot. please make sure you stand by the sign for that spot to get on/off the buses.
No Cars will be allowed down Miller (after the tracks) unless you have a vendor or demo pass
Olive Street is Temporary 2-way day of.
Front, Miller & Main will be closed to any thru traffic starting at 8am.
Handicap parking located off Miller/Front St. by Lion's Club Utilities. Small carts available to bring you to event, but not move you around event.
Extremely Limited Public Parking Downtown: Located off Olive Only. No street parking past Railroad tracks, on Olive St. Bridge or in or around Union Pacific Railroad Access.
Public Boat Dock Access is limited and will be monitored due to the size of the event and location of events. Public parked cars using the boat dock will be required to check in at the "check-in" booth located on the MIller side of the railroad tracks.
Please Consider a donation to Firefest.
You can donate in advanced with one of the forms below or you can donate day of with many of the donation boxes around.
WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR MORE DEMO AND CRAFT WORKERS!
We are always looking for fun new Art & Craft Vendors, Demo Workers & Food Booths. Please feel free to share! We fill up fast.