Plan Your Visit

Join us for the Meriden Daffodil Festival – Meriden’s largest and most colorful festival! With food, crafts, music, fireworks, amusements, and a spectacular parade, the Meriden Daffodil Festival is a springtime funfest for all!

The Daffodil Festival began in 1978 as a community event, and today is one of Connecticut’s favorite annual celebrations, held during the last weekend in April each year.

Visit the Festival Boutique

Daffodil Festival BoutiqueWhile you stroll down the midway, pick up a fun souvenir to remind you of the great days spent at the Meriden Daffodil Festival! Located past the pool and across from the food tent, the boutique sells commemorative items including:

  • Sweatshirts
  • T-shirts
  • Hats
  • Totes
  • Coffee mugs
  • Specialty items

Each year we also sell a limited-edition item with a new logo for the year. These special items go fast, so make your way to our booth to see what’s available!

The Daffodil Festival by the Numbers

  • 300 Volunteers help to stage the festival each year
  • 61 Different varieties of daffodils are planted
  • 600,001 Daffodils are in bloom at the peak of the season
  • 3,000 People march in the annual parade
  • 3 Stages with free musical entertainment
  • 50,000 Spectators are attracted annually

600,001 Daffodils Can’t Be Wrong!

Over 60 different varieties of daffodils are planted throughout the 1,800-acre Hubbard Park each year to create a sea of fragrant yellow blossoms. Daffodils typically bloom from early April through mid-May. While it is our hope that the flowers will be in peak bloom during the Festival, we unfortunately cannot control the weather conditions. Even if the daffodils are not in bloom, the Festival will still be held!

Please note: So that everyone will be able to enjoy them, please do NOT pick or walk through the daffodils. You are welcome to take pictures in front of (not in) the daffodils.