Throughout New Milford’s history the Housatonic River and its waterfront have played a key role in residents’ lives.


Revitalizing the riverfront is the ambitious goal of a long-term plan to enhance our quality of life and the town’s economic vitality.


RiverFest, organized by the town’s Riverfront  Revitalization Committee and the Mayor's office, highlights our riverfront area and its connections to Downtown. 



RiverFest is a celebration of community and a time to gather with friends and family.  Taking place along the banks of Housatonic River in New Milford, CT – gateway to Litchfield County –and our historic Downtown Village Center, with its popular restaurants and diverse retail offerings, it will highlight the heart of our community. Together Downtown and the Riverfront are envisioned as a vibrant hub of commerce, recreation, entertainment and residential life by the Riverfront Revitalization Committee, organizers of this exciting event. 


Admission is free.  Attractions include:


  • Live music and entertainment

  • Food trucks and local food vendors

  • Beer and Wine Garden

  • Arts and crafts vendors

  • Environmental education

  • Children’s activities

  • Guided walks along the envisioned One-Mile “Down to the River” walk