Centennial Event Schedule

CITY

WEST HAVEN

CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

1921-2021

Schedule of Events

Centennial Boat Parade

Saturday, June 12 | 1 p.m. | West Haven Shoreline | Rain Date: Sunday, June 13


Centennial Exhibit: “From Village to Town” (Presented by the West Haven Historical Society)

Saturday & Sunday, June 12-13 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Poli House, 686 Savin Ave.


West Haven Celebrates Juneteenth

Saturday, June 19 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Brent Watt Park, Tile Street | Rain or Shine


Centennial Kickoff Ceremony: Remarks by Dignitaries and Concert by The Pop Rocks

(“Connecticut’s Ultimate ’80s Experience”)

Thursday, June 24 | 6:30 p.m. | Old Grove Park, Palace Street | Rain Date: Tuesday, June 29


Centennial Concert Series: Rubber City (“One of Connecticut’s Premier Concert, Party and Club Bands”)

Friday, July 9 | 7 p.m. | Old Grove Park, Palace Street | Rain Date: Monday, July 12


“Chalk the Walk” (Presented by the West Haven PTA Council)

Saturday, July 10 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Boardwalk, Savin Rock Conference Center, 6 Rock St. | Rain Date: Sunday, July 11


Summer Sandcastle Contest (Presented by the West Haven PTA Council)

Saturday, July 17 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Oak Street Beach | Rain Date: Sunday, July 18


Centennial Concert Series: Airborne (Contemporary Jazz Group)

Saturday, July 17 | 7 p.m. | Allingtown Green, Cellini Place | Rain Date: Wednesday, July 28


Centennial Concert Series: Simply Swing (“Featuring Swinging Horns and a Dynamic Rhythm Section”)

Friday, July 23 | 7 p.m. | Old Grove Park, Palace Street | Rain Date: Monday, July 26


Centennial Savin Rock Festival | Read the official News Release | See the official Poster

Friday & Saturday, July 30-31 | July 30, 5-10 p.m. | July 31, noon-10 p.m. | Old Grove Park, Palace Street


Centennial Coed Volleyball Tournament (Presented by the Department of Parks and Recreation)

Saturday, July 31 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Sea Bluff Beach Volleyball Courts, Ocean Avenue | Rain Date: Sunday, August 1


Centennial Savin Rock Festival Bocce Tournament (Presented by the Department of Parks and Recreation)

Saturday, July 31 | 10 a.m. | Old Grove Park Bocce Courts, Palace Street


Centennial Concert Series: The Cobalt Rhythm Kings (Chicago Blues)

Friday, August 13 | 7 p.m. | Old Grove Park, Palace Street | Rain Date: Monday, August 16


Centennial Concert Series: Shaded Soul Band (R&B)

Friday, August 27 | 7 p.m. | Old Grove Park, Palace Street | Rain Date: Monday, August 30


Centennial Concert Series: Main Street (Bob Seger Tribute) and Cherry Cherry (Neil Diamond Tribute)

(Sponsored by the American Colleges of Kombido, the First Congregational Church of West Haven and the City of West Haven Centennial Celebration Committee)

Saturday, August 28 | 7 p.m. | Old Grove Park, Palace Street


Centennial Fireworks: “They Will Be Heard on the 3rd”

(Presented by the City of West Haven Centennial Celebration Committee and the Savin Rock Fireworks Committee)

Friday, September 3 | 8 p.m. | Bradley Point | Rain Date: Saturday, September 4

(Pre-event concert by the Kathy Thompson Band, 6-8 p.m., in front of Savin Rock)


Centennial Concert Series: What a Fool Believes

(“A Doobie Brothers Experience: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The Doobie Brothers”)

(Co-sponsored by the West Haven Veterans Council and West Haven Vietnam Veterans)

Sunday, September 5 | 7 p.m. | Old Grove Park, Palace Street | Rain Date: Thursday, September 9


Kite Fly (Presented by the Connecticut Kite Flying Group)

Saturday, September 11 | 11 a.m. | Savin Rock, Parcel M, Captain Thomas Boulevard


Sundaes in the Park (Free Ice Cream Sundaes and Entertainment by Magician Bill Hoagland)

(Presented by West Haven’s PTA Council, Parks and Recreation, Youth and Family Services and Prevention Council)

Wednesday, September 15 | 4-6 p.m. | Allingtown Green, Cellini Place | Rain Date: TBA


WestFest (Presented by the University of New Haven Mayor’s Advisory Commission)

Saturday, September 18 | noon-7 p.m. | West Haven Green, Main Street (Rain Date: Sunday, September 19)


Centennial Exhibit: “Hubbard Farms” (Presented by Hubbard Family Member Steven Johnstone)

Saturday, September 25 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Hubbard Farms Park, Hubbard Road | Rain Date: Sunday, September 26


Centennial Fire Expo (Presented by West Havens Three Fire Departments)

Saturday, November 6 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Savin Rock Conference Center, 6 Rock St., and in front of Savin Rock


Centennial Exhibit: “A Salute to Veterans of the Last 100 Years” (Presented by the West Haven Veterans Museum)

Sunday, November 7 | 10 a.m. | West Haven Veterans Museum & Learning Center, 30 Hood Terrace


**More Centennial Events TBD, Including:

A patriotic concert by the West Haven High School Band and chorus, and the dedication of a granite collar at the base of the City Hall flagpole and the “Centennial Way” street sign.