About Box City

Box City is an annual event that takes place during the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven, CT, where children of all ages help create a visionary, temporary, recyclable model city of the future.

Box City has a long history at the Festival. In 2020, for the first time ever, Box City went Virtual and used this website to collect and showcase contributions from across our community.

Here’s what you’ll need to do to participate:

Step 1

Apply for a permit from the Building Department

Step 2

Follow the instructions on the Construction Site

Step 3

Add your completed building to the City Plan

Read on to learn more, or go straight to the Building Department to get started!

Box City is under construction in Minecraft until the end of June!