Spring has finally sprung and if you’re excited to get outside and have some fun with the family, we have some great ideas to share! If you are looking for a weekend activity, look no further than the Meriden Daffodil Festival in Hubbard Park. In its 37th year, the Festival offers something for everyone. From musical acts to over 100 local crafters, you are bound to have a good time while enjoying the sunshine. There are tons of great activities for the kids, too. Perhaps your child has always wanted to try their hand at fishing? Then head straight over to the Children’s Fishing Derby and cast a line to reel in some fish! Who knows, you might even win a prize! If your child needs more action, then sign them up for the Hubbard Park 5k or the Kids Fun Run and get a workout in before indulging in a post-race snack at one of the featured food trucks. This year the gourmet food trucks are providing a plethora of options - even for the pickiest of eaters! Pizza, spuds, hot dogs, vegan and gluten free options, ice-cream, grilled cheese, baked goods - and the list goes on!


Not only is this a great event to eat some tasty food and get outside, it’s also a great way to be part of the community. The Daffodil Festival is committed to supporting local non-profits in the area and you, too, can join in. Every year, the Festival supports an array of non-profit organizations by inviting them to host a food table. Feeling hungry? Feed your appetite and your soul by heading to the Silver Fork Food Tent for some good eats. The Festival is free to attend - so eat up!

We here at NAMCO believe that time together is time well-spent. The Daffodil Festival isn’t just a way to welcome Spring, it’s another way we believe families can #RelaxPlaySwim and prepare for the summer fun that’s just around the corner.

For more information on the Pre-Festival Weekend held April 17-18 and the Daffodil Festival held April 25-26, see below or click here.

(Photos courtesy of Ernie Larsen.)


The Festival offers free off-site parking with convenient shuttle bus service into Hubbard Park; the Park is handicapped accessible and for those with limited mobility there is in-park transport on request.

For directions to Hubbard Park, click here.