KIDS: City of Meriden Hubbard Park Events

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City of Meriden Hubbard Park - 2015 Events
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Saturday April 25 and Sunday April 26, 2015

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The City of Meriden presents the 37th annual Meriden Daffodil Festival and the 28th Annual “Daffodils on Parade” April 25, 2015, 11:30am.

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Festival Weekend Events and Services
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Theater of the Trees Children's Entertainment Stage Events

Literacy Volunteers "Read Aloud" - 1:00PM
Valentin Karate Show - 2:00PM
Airborne Jugglers Show - 3:00PM
Twin Dragons Martial Arts Show - 4:00PM

Meriden Youth Theater - 11:00AM
Valentin Karate Show - 12:00PM
Bill Hoagland and "The Fun Magician" - 1:30PM
Airborne Jugglers Show - 2:30PM
Daffodil Festival Pie Eating Contest - 3:30PM

Other Children's Entertainment and Events

Temporary Tattoos by Jerry Russ - 12:00-4:00PM
Defender the Sport - 12:00-5:00PM
Curious Creatures Live Animals  - 1:00-5:00PM
Face Painting with Fantasy Faces by Ruth - 1:00-5:00PM
Municipal "Touch-a-Truck" - 1:00-5:00PM
Dancin' with Hoops - 1:30-4:30PM
Spiderman Meet and Greet - 2:00-3:30PM

Face Painting with Fantasy Faces by Ruth -11:00AM-3:00PM
Defender the Sport - 11:00AM-4:00PM
Dancin' with Hoops - 12:00-3:00PM
Curious Creatures Live Animals  - 12:00-4:00PM
Temporary Tattoos by Jerry Russ - 12:00-4:00PM
Municipal "Touch-a-Truck" - 12:00-4:00PM
Spiderman Meet and Greet - 2:00-3:30PM

Great Food Choices
The Daffodil Festival Food Tent is the place to be for fun and creative foods prepared and served by the area’s non-profit organizations. Bring the family to eat fried dough, steamed cheeseburgers, barbeque at its finest, meatballs on a stick, apple fritters, clam fritters, cotton candy, Silver City waffles and so much more! 2015 Daffodil Festival Food vendors (PDF 25KB)

Profits from the food tent are returned to the community through the good works these organizations do all year long.
Handicapped Parking and Accessibility

Handicapped parking is available at Westfield Meriden (470 LEWIS AVE.) – Chamberlain Highway Entrance. You will be transported to the park via handicap access vans. All the events offered at the Daffodil Festival are handicap accessible. Once inside the park, rides will be provided in our handicap accessible golf cart to those individuals who require additional assistance.

The Meriden Daffodil Festival began as a community event 37 years ago and has grown into one of Connecticut’s premier celebrations. With food, crafts, music, fireworks, amusements and a parade that has to be seen to be believed, the Daffodil Festival is a springtime funfest for old and young, couples and singles, families and friends.

Held each year the last week in April, this Meriden, Connecticut, festival will celebrate its 37th year in 2015 with “food, flowers, fireworks and fun.” The staging of the festival each year involves 300 volunteers, and 3,000 people march in its “Daffodils on Parade,” including local residents and school children. Amidst the 650,000 blooming daffodils in Hubbard Park, the visitor can enjoy an an; arts and crafts sale; the crowning of Little Miss Daffodil; a carnival with Ferris wheel, merry-go-round, giant slide, pony rides, miniature train; and “Meriden’s Silver Fork,” the food tent that houses 50 food vendors all from community non-profit agencies, each selling at least one unique food item. Saturday night is capped by a spectacular fireworks display, said to be one of the best in New England. The event attracts over 100,000 spectators annually.
Complete directions including shuttle bus locations, handicapped parking and bus schedules are available at 
Parks & Recreation staff 203-630-4259
Daffodil Festival website:

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