NEW BRITAIN - Residents can expect a variety of food, music and beautiful flowers Saturday at the sixth annual Rose Garden Festival, which is anticipated to be bigger than ever.
The Rose Garden at Walnut Hill Park has already been naturally decorated with colorful plants, flowers and the scenic views that surround the area.
The festival starts at 5 p.m. with food options from local restaurants such as Mofongo, Great Taste, Max Pizza, Whitsons, My Wife Didn’t Cook and more.
The Latanya Farrell Band will kick off the live entertainment at 6 p.m. and at 8 p.m., NeoSound will take the stage to play a wide selection of hits from Rhythm & Blues to funk, to dance hits from the 60’s and pop songs. A conga, a horn and three vocalists will highlight the performance.
The Rose Garden Festival is produced by Mayor Erin Stewart along with the New Britain’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department. The festival is presented by Stanley Black & Decker.
General admission tickets to the Rose Garden Festival can be purchased in advance for $7. Tickets at the door will be sold for $10. Parking will be available at the lower lot of Walnut Hill Park and behind the music shell. Handicapped parking will also be available at the upper lot located next to the rose garden. Only 21-year-old and older individuals will be allowed to participate in the event. The rain date is June 22.
To purchase tickets, call the New Britain Parks and Recreation Department at 860-826-3360 or visit City Hall at 27 West Main St. from Monday through Friday 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Tickets are also available online at www.nbparksnrec.org .
Karla Santos can be reached at 860-801-5079 or firstname.lastname@example.org.