Shelton Day

Shelton Day is back for 2021

Shelton Day is back and better than ever! Join us to celebrate all things Shelton from Friday, October 1 – Sunday, October 3rd! The Derby-Shelton Rotary has revamped the event so that there is someway for everyone to participate. Click here for a letter from Rotary President Julie Blakeman with more information. There is a very special sponsorship opportunity available as well. Click here to read all about our very special balloon.

Shelton Day will begin on Friday, October 1st with the first ever Shelton Shop Hop. A list of participating businesses throughout the city will have steals, deals, door prizes, and more waiting for the Shelton Day Shop hoppers to arrive! Show up with your Shelton Shop Hop Map and get it stamped by each participating business. Completed Shelton Shop Hop Maps should than be brought to the Derby- Shelton Rotary Tent, Sunday October 3rd from 12:00pm – 3:00pm. All completed entries will be entered in to win a Grand Prize (To be announced soon). Click here for more information about how your business can participate in Shop Hop.

The fair portion of Shelton Day will be held at 100 Canal Street, Shelton Ct 06484 on Sunday, October 3rd 12:00pm – 5:00pm. As always, there will be plenty of entertainment, vendors and food. New this year is the addition of the car show. You can enter your car at

There are several ways to participate in this city wide event! Residents and businesses are encouraged to become a sponsor, attend as a vendor, perform in our talent section, or enter our classic and muscle car portion.

There certainly will be something for everyone! Our hope is to create a city-wide event that recognizes and promotes all that is fabulous in Shelton, Ct.

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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 will be 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.