With more than 600,000 daffodils in bloom, the annual Meriden Daffodil Festival
can certainly be called Connecticut's most colorful event. 2014 marks the festival's 36th year, and in addition to fragrant fields of yellow and white daffodils in 61 varieties, you'll also find great music, arts and crafts, food, fireworks, carnival rides and entertainment for children.
Here's everything you need to know to enjoy this annual rite of spring.
Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27, 2014
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hubbard Park, Meriden, Connecticut. Compare rates and reviews for Meriden hotels
Admission and parking are both free.
What to See:
Highlights of the weekend's festivities include a parade and fireworks on Saturday and continuous musical entertainment on two stages. Visit the Daffodil Festival Web site
for a complete schedule of events.
Follow Route 91 North or South to Route 691 West to exit 7, then bear left onto State Street. GPS users should use 298 State Street, Meriden, CT, as their destination.
As you exit onto State Street, watch for signs directing you to shuttle bus parking for the festival. Parking is usually located at Platt High School (220 Coe Avenue) and in Downtown Meriden (88 State Street). Shuttle buses will transport visitors to and from Hubbard Park from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday (and will return visitors to their cars after the fireworks) and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Individuals with valid handicapped parking stickers may park in the designated handicapped parking lot at Westfield Meriden (470 Lewis Avenue) and will be transported to the park via handicap-access vans.
Additional directions and parking information.
For Additional Information about the Meriden Daffodil Festival:
Call the festival hotline at 203-630-4259.
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