The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts produces one of the largest and longest-running free outdoor summer festivals in the nation. The festival runs from late June through early September, lighting up Fairfield County with almost 60 nights of free arts and entertainment, under the stars, along the banks... Read More
The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts produces one of the largest and longest-running free outdoor summer festivals in the nation. The festival runs from late June through early September, lighting up Fairfield County with almost 60 nights of free arts and entertainment, under the stars, along the banks of the Saugatuck River.
The Pavilion presents a vibrant range of music and performing arts, featuring established and award-winning artists as well as emerging ones, from around the country, regionally and the world. Nightly programming includes jazz, rock, pop, blues, folk, World, big band, and cabaret, plus dance, theatre, comedy, circus, movies - and more.
For movers and shakers, there is RiverSwing, an annual series of six or more evenings sprinkled throughout the season on which the Pavilion offers free pre-concert dance lessons led by professionals in the style of the music about to be enjoyed.
And every summer also includes the acclaimed Children’s Series on Wednesdays.
During the course of the year, the Levitt Pavilion produces a handful of ticketed events.
TIPS FOR SUMMER LIVING AT THE PAVILION:
Bring a blanket and/or lawn chairs. Lawn seating applies to all free events (note: at the Summer Gala, chairs are provided in every section).
Pack a picnic, the park opens for pre-show picnicking approximately 60 minutes before showtime. There is also an on-site concession with snacks and ice cream. If you are bringing refreshments, plastic is preferred since this is a barefoot-in-the-grass zone. Several restaurants are located within easy walking/driving distance and many also deliver to the Pavilion.
Ticketed Benefit events. Food and refreshments are sold on-site at the Pavilion.
There is no smoking anywhere in the Park or entrance area.
Pets must remain leashed; no pets are allowed on site during ticketed events.
Rain location. The Auditorium at Saugatuck School, 170 Riverside Avenue. Call after 4 p.m.on the day of the show for location status. No food or drink – other than water – is allowed inside the school. The auditorium is air-conditioned and has built-in seating.
Established in 1973, The Pavilion has been an anchor institution in the community ever since, and is supported through the generosity of corporate, foundation, and individual donations as well as services and support from the Town of Westport, Westport Parks & Recreation, and the State, including the Connecticut Office of the Arts.
Other amenities: Concessions, Dining nearby, parking, special packages
Other Amenities: ADA Compliant, Bus Parking, Food/Beverage Services, Groups Welcome, Pet Friendly, Special Rentals
Dates of Operation: Mid-June-mid-Sept.,