Shelton Day – an Enduring Tradition


Shelton Day came back bigger and better than ever in 2021!  With the new Shop Hop Event, numerous activities for kids and rides in gigantic balloons – and sensational early fall weather, it was just about a perfect day. Click here for more info and dozens of pictures from the day.

Shelton Day is held on the first Sunday in October along Howe Avenue in Shelton. However, due to COVID, the event was cancelled in 2020 and was held on the Riverwalk in 2021.

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 on the first Sunday in October.  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 as well as assorted other community projects operated by the Club.

Mark your calendar for Shelton Day 2022 – October 2, 2022.