Ladybug Music Festival Milford 2019

Popular Milford events returning for 2023

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Ladybug Music Festival Milford 2019

Downtown Milford will likely see crowds like this at some of the popular events returning this year, like Bug and Bud, the Pub Crawl and more

With the pandemic finally in the rearview mirror, many people are looking forward to events for the upcoming year, many of which have had to be cancelled or scaled down since 2020. Several organizations are looking forward to bringing back some of the events that have looked different over the past few years or have been missing completely.

“We are bringing back the Pub Crawl in March this year,” Janne Collins, Executive Director of Downtown Milford Inc. said. “The plans are still being finalized but we know how much everyone enjoys that event. Bug and Bud Festival is planned for April 29, and we are also hoping to bring an International Food Festival downtown this spring or summer.  The Ladybug Festival will return, but we are not sure yet of the date. We are still finalizing all that information as well, but we know it will be back.”

The Farmer’s Market will also return bigger and better than ever, Collins said. She explained that the market has grown so popular, it is now its own committee under DMI.

DMi is not the only organization excited to bring back events for the spring and summer. The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford (CCGM) will also hold their most popular events this year.

“We start with our Community Expo, which will be held March 30 and allows residents, employees and newcomers to meet local businesses and organizations in one location,” Jo Schmeiser, Executive Director for CCGM said. “Our Annual Girls Night Out, always a fun event with raffles, music and more, is planned for May 5, this year at the Milford Senior Center. Our Golf Classic is planned for July 13. Girl’s Night Out and the Golf Classic are still being planned, but more details will be forthcoming soon!”

Residents and visitors will again be able to enjoy Music in the Park this summer, courtesy of the Milford Public Library

The Milford Public Library is planning a Black History Month presentation on February 16 and they also plan to bring back Music in the Park during the summer months. The Milford Senior Center will hold a Paint and Sip Night on Monday, March 13 with a painting designed to bring springtime cheer. They will also hold their 50th Anniversary celebration on May 20 with more details about that coming soon.

Milford Museum kicks off their spring and summer events with their first Regency Gala, planned for February 4 from 5 to 9 PM at the Milford Senior Center. They will also bring back their popular North and South Milford Walking Tours. There are discussions to expand the walking tours to include more details about the history of downtown. Hippiefest will return on August 19 as well.

For more information on DMI events, contact [email protected]. To learn more about events through CCGM, contact [email protected]. Museum event information is available by contacting [email protected]. Visit the Milford Senior Center website at to learn more about their events and Milford Library at

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