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International Festival of Arts & Ideas: Rise (2023)

One of downtown’s most celebrated annual events, the International Festival of Arts & Ideas. Returning for the 27th year, the festival will run from June 10-25. This year’s theme? Rise. In the face of adversity, choose to rise and celebrate self-determination and the transformative power of creativity and diversity. This year’s programming features a mix of free and ticketed events and activities, including free concerts on the New Haven Green, programming for kids, and celebrations of theater, dance, drag, food, ideas, neighborhoods and more. Read on for some of our picks from this year’s line-up.