Centennial Events

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 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, Recognition of West Haven Centenarians and Concert Featuring The Pop Rocks (“Connecticut’s Ultimate ’80s Experience”)

Thursday, June 24 | 7 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 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

 

Sand Sculpture Contest (Presented by 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 (Details Coming Soon)

Friday & Saturday, July 30-31 | TBD | Old Grove Park, Palace Street

 

Centennial Coed Beach Volleyball Tournament (Presented by 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 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 (R&B)

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

 

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

(Presented by City of West Haven Centennial Celebration Committee and 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”)

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

 

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

Saturday, September 18 | noon-8 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 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Hubbard Farms Park, Hubbard Road | Rain Date: Sunday, September 26

 

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

Tuesday, November 9 | 10 a.m. | West Haven Veterans Museum, 30 Hood Terrace

 

**More Centennial Events TBD, Including:

Walking tours of Allingtown and a fire muster in front of Savin Rock with members of West Haven’s three fire departments and the Orange Volunteer Fire Department. Also planned is a reenactment of a spirited town meeting discussing West Haven’s separation from Orange in 1921 and starring leaders from both communities.