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2021 Norwalk Oyster Festival
September 10 - September 12
The Annual Norwalk Oyster Festival will be held September 10, 11, and 12, 2021 in Veteran’s Park, Fort Point Street and Seaview Avenue, East Norwalk, CT 06855. The Norwalk Oyster Festival is an annual fair in the city of Norwalk, Connecticut, held on the first weekend after Labor Day in Veterans Park, near Long Island Sound.
The Seaport Association is looking for vendors, sponsors, and exhibitors that want to get in on the fun at the annual Norwalk Oyster Festival. The festival has a proven track record making it the perfect place to showcase your business or non-profit organization.
The daily entrance fee includes free off-site parking, shuttle buses to and from the festival and all entertainment.
There is no public parking on the festival grounds. Click for parking and shuttle info
The Norwalk Oyster Festival kicks off with the music of the multi-talented Eliot Lewis, a Norwalk native that is a member of Hall and Oates, one of the most famous duos in the world that have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The next performer, Steelheart, originally from Norwalk, lights up the stage at 8:30 p.m. Get ready to rock with Steelheart, a legendary musical force, celebrating 30 years of entertainment in 2021 and considered by many to be one of the hottest, hippest live shows around the world.
On Saturday afternoon, at 2 p.m. get ready to escape to “Margaritaville” at the Norwalk Oyster Festival with the always-popular Jimmy Kenny and the Pirates Beach Band – the ultimate beach party tribute to Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, and the Zac Brown Band. Jimmy Kenny and the Pirate Beach Band plugs in and lights up the stage at 2 p.m.! Saturday night’s headliner is Mike DelGuidice, hand-picked and hired by Billy Joel, and Big Shot make the stage come alive with their music and will have you dancing up a storm. DelGuidice is a world-class vocalist and can sing just about anything! Get ready to party to chart-topping hit after hit, in an astounding high-energy show, that is amazingly free with admission!
On Sunday, the Norwalk Oyster Festival is celebrating a homegrown musical extravaganza of non-stop performances by professional local and regional bands. Enjoy live music and specular performances, dance together, unwind and have fun as you listen to a variety of musicians on multiple stages. Bands performing on Sunday on the Main Stage include Fairfield 9 at noon, Green Eyed Lady at 1:30 p.m., What Up Funk at 3 p.m., Tangled Vine at 4:30 p.m., and Sacred Fire at 6 p.m.
This year the whole family will enjoy the Ready Go Dog Show that packs plenty of oohs and aahs with its combination of comedy, family fun, and amazing high-flying canine athletes. The show consists of rescued dogs and features champion Frisbee dogs, thrill-seeking diving dogs, and the highest box jump dog in the world! A highlight for the audience is the chance to meet and greet the four-legged stars of this thrilling show after their riveting performance. The Ready Go Dog Show has been seen on the FOX game show, Game of Talents, ESPN, the Today Show and Friends, and many others!
New this year is the thrilling Pirate show! Scallywags of all ages will step into a world of swashbuckling rogues, dastardly villains, and wicked wenches as the Pirate’s high wire act replete with a pirate ship takes center stage. This act, perfect for thrill-seekers of all ages will have everyone on the edge of their seats. This energetic act is perfect for all ages because it includes the performance of elegant aerial tricks from high in the air!
New this year at Kids Cove is the chance for kids to pose in special dioramas, at no charge, with their favorite fantasy characters from princesses and princes to superheroes, making this a perfect photo opportunity for parents, creating memories to last a lifetime.
Sunday is Family Day & the Chance to Meet Santa
Sunday, September 12th is Family Day all day when one child 5-12 gets in Free with one paid adult admission. A new highlight is a chance for kids to visit Santa Claus, something that they might not have had the chance to do last December.
Proceeds go to The Norwalk Seaport Association (a not-for-profit 501 C3 organization) is wholly responsible for organizing and financing the annual Oyster Festival. Funds raised from the Oyster Festival allow the Seaport Association to continue its educational programs, stewardship for the 1868 Sheffield Island Lighthouse, Norwalk Islands habitat restoration projects with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and other services.
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