We welcome you to the 2012 New Haven Canal Days Festival Webpage. Many consider Canal Days our community’s premier homecoming event, welcoming current and former residents as well as guests from the tri-state area for a week of camaraderie and renewed friendships.
Our committee volunteers, community leaders, civic organizations, businesses, churches, and residents have worked hard to bring venues that will entertain the entire family. This is a truly a family affair...there is something for everyone.
The New Haven Festival Committee consists of volunteers from all corners of the community. It is our goal to give our local not-for-profit entities a venue to raise funds for their specific projects. By uniting business and charitable organizations, the positive rewards impact New Haven’s overall quality of life!
The Festival Committee meets on a regular basis 10 months throughout the year. The public is invited to assist in the planning and coordination. No membership fees are assessed and a public wrap-up meeting is held each July to obtain input from participants and spectators of the festival. We invite and welcome comments that will assist our community event in a positive manner. By combining and coordinating activities scheduled during the week of the Canal Days Festival, the City of New Haven is able to gain more positive recognition and each event becomes more successful for those involved.
Volunteers from the Festival Committee have regularly attended various workshops and seminars held annually throughout the State of Indiana to learn the “nuts and bolts” of community festivals, to obtain new, successful ideas to involve the community residents and visitors as well as the total business community, and to obtain the necessary knowledge to handle all aspects of festival activities, including…
Emergency Preparedness • Insurance • Licensing Requirements • Promotion • Legal Obligations • Traffic Control & Safety • Sponsorships • Parade Management • Financial Control • Fire Codes and Licensing...JUST TO MENTION A FEW !
The New Haven Canal Days Festival does not “Just Happen”. It takes 12 months of planning and it simply could not be done without the input, support and coordination of all New Haven residents, organizations, and businesses.
Please feel free to write to us...anytime throughout the year...at the following address:
New Haven Festival Committee, Inc.
PO Box 65
New Haven IN 46774-0065