The SoNo Arts Festival
Due to safety and health concerns related to COVID-19, the 2020 SoNo Arts Festival will be cancelled. Please support the Artists and Organization by visiting our virtual online SoNo Arts Festival. We look forward to seeing you all next year when we can celebrate the Arts together!
The SoNo Arts Festival will return to the streets of historic South Norwalk in 2021 with fresh style and energy. On August 7th and 8th the streets of the waterfront district will come alive with the sounds of music, laughter, and of course, the presence of amazing art.
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.
Enjoy family friendly art activities and special surprises all weekend. Garavel Auto Group will have 2 Subarus on site for kids to paint, the Melissa Wilkinson Foundation will host a booth to decorate reusable tote bags, and have portrait sessions with local artist Zarzan and others. Jerry's Artarama will be on-site with puppet decorating activities, and so much more.
The Giant Puppet Parade sponsored by The Sono Collection, is a feature of the SoNo Arts Festival and is Directed by Cara Christofor 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.This year the parade will be lead by the Funky Dawgs Brass Band who will bring even more energy to the already vibrant streets of Sono. Anyone who wishes to march in the parade is invited to meet in the children's area at 1pm on Sunday to choose their puppet to march with!
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!
Roads will be closed from 6am on Saturday 8/7 until 9pm on Sunday 8/8
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).