Shelton Day is a street festival consisting of approximately 150 booths featuring food, crafts, interactive activities and information. There are also multiple stages with continuous entertainment. Bridge Street and Howe Ave are shut down as the events spans the downtown area on Howe Ave.
Shelton Day was founded and first organized by the Shelton Business District Association in the mid 1980’s as a small street fair. Their goal was to bring people into downtown Shelton and introduce them to the business community. It has now grown into a citywide festival and celebration, and is sponsored and run by the Derby-Shelton Rotary Club. All proceeds received from Shelton Day are put back into the community, in the way of Scholarships for High School students in Derby and Shelton. The funds are also used for other community projects such as the “Welcome to Shelton” signs.
This is one of the largest fundraisers the Derby-Shelton Rotary Club runs each year. Congratulations to the club on running such a successful event today!!