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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Annual New London Sailfest

If you’re a fan of food, fun and especially fireworks, don’t miss one of the best fireworks displays in the Northeast during Sailfest in downtown New London.

It’s more than a festival; it’s an extravaganza stretching for blocks and blocks along the waterfront and beyond, for three days July 13, 14, & 15.

Like live music? We have several stages featuring the hottest Latin, Funk and Rock sounds. Like food? Choose from cheesy fries to full lobster dinners. Like lighthouses? Get in on a lighthouse boat tour departing from the Custom House Maritime Museum (these tours won Yankee Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award for Best Lighthouse Tours in New England!). Like sailing (this is Sailfest, after all)? Reserve online for an hour-long harbor tour on board the tall ship Mystic Whaler. And in case all this is not enough, you’ll also find shopping, demonstrations (karate, fire jugglers, dance), and more. And then there are the famous Sailfest fireworks. End the day with one of the most spectacular fireworks displays you have ever seen light up into the night sky on Saturday, July 14th at 9pm.

With so many activities so close together, it’s no wonder this festival won The Day’s Reader’s Choice award for best festival/fair! To learn more about everything Sailfest has to offer, visit