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The fresh, new SoNo Arts Festival.

The SoNo Arts Festival returns this year to the streets of historic South Norwalk with fresh style and energy.  On August 4th and 5th the streets of the waterfront district will come alive with the sounds of music, laughter, and of course, the presence of amazing art.

Countdown to the Festival
This year’s festival is sponsored by:
  • JB
  • jethog
  • the fox
  • star
  • spinakker

The SoNo Arts Festival will host thousands of attendees over the weekend from New England and the NY Metro area.


There will be over 125 juried fine art and craft artists, a Children’s Art Playground, performing artists, multiple music stages, and a Puppet Parade which winds its way through the streets on Sunday afternoon.

Local Merchants

Festival Schedule (2017)

Saturday, August 5th
  • Artist Booths Open
  • Children’s Art Playground (Until 5 PM)
  • Bobby Paltauf – Main Stage
  • School of Rock - Fairfield – Main Stage
  • Work It! Dance and Fitness Showcase
  • Smokin' Charlie – Main Stage
  • Artist Booths Close
  • Reggae Bones – Main Stage
  • Artists Reception & Awards Ceremony
  • Baby Dynamite – Main Stage
Sunday, August 6th
  • Artist Booths Open
  • Children’s Art Playground (Until 5 PM)
  • P.J. Pacifico – Main Stage
  • Dylan Connor and The Epic Poets – Main Stage
  • Puppet Parade
  • Work It! Dance and Fitness Showcase
  • GOOSE – Main Stage
  • Artist Booths Close

Children’s Stage (2017)

Saturday, August 5
  • Acting Out with Ms. Karen* - Tortoise and the Hare!
  • Music Theatre of Connecticut!
  • Talent Education Suzuki School (TESS) violinists!
  • Kevin Makarewicz,Drums and Palin Anice, Dance*
  • Bring the Hoopla!*
  • Kevin Makerewicz, Drums and Palin Anice, Dance* Audience participation encouraged!
Sunday, August 6th
  • Acting Out with Ms. Karen - Rainbow Fish!
  • Crystal Theatre!
  • Puppet Parade assembly
  • Puppet Parade begins
  • Studio Arte Flamenco Dancers
  • Intake! Performs
Festival Activities

Children's Art Area

Enjoy free family friendly art activities and special surprises all weekend. Stage of live children's entertainment. Paint puppets for the giant parade on Sunday. Special exhibits, face painting and much much more.

SoNo Puppet Parade

The NEW Giant Puppet Parade is a feature of the SoNo Arts Festival and is Directed by Heather Kahlert and created by volunteers for months, culminating in an event open to the public to join as participant or spectator – a magnificent parade that marches through the Arts Festival in South Norwalk in a blaze of color, music and creativity.

We can't do it with out your help!

Artists and Patrons are visiting Norwalk from all over the country this weekend. Let's make them all feel Welcome and excited about Norwalk and the Artistic spirit here!

More Info



Roads will be closed from 6am on Saturday 8/4 until 9pm on Sunday 8/5
Washington Street will be closed from Water Street up until Madison Street before Klaff’s, North Main Street will be closed from under the bridge through Ann Street (Ann Street will be open to traffic), and South Main Street from under the bridge until Haviland Street (Haviland will be open to traffic).


Parking will be available at the Maritime Garage, Webster Lot, Haviland Upper Deck, the train station garage and outdoor lots, and on the street where available.