Things to Do Caroline Wozniacki at the Connecticut Open Photograph courtesy of CT Open CONNECTICUT OPEN, NEW HAVEN August 17-25, 2018 Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale, 45 Yale Ave., New Haven ctopen.org The Connecticut Open is all about “Having a Ball” in New Haven. Each year, the tournament draws women’s players from around the globe. With both day and evening sessions, spectators can enjoy half or full days at the stadium. In addition to a full slate of incredible tennis, the Connecticut Open offers plenty of activities, special events and theme nights to make each day at the tournament a blast. 41ST ANNUAL FAXON LAW NEW HAVEN ROAD RACE September 3, 2018 New Haven Green, 250 Temple St., New Haven newhavenroadrace.org With over 7,000 runners, the Faxon Law New Haven Road Race is hard to miss in downtown New Haven on Labor Day. Hosting the longest-running USATF Championship, the race typically attracts over 70 of the country’s best distance runners to compete for the 20K title. This event isn’t just for hardcore athletes; there is a 5K and kid races, too. NEW HAVEN GRAND PRIX September 14, 2018, 4-10 p.m. Downtown New Haven newhavengp.com This isn’t your ordinary bike race or street festival. It’s an extravaganza that highlights some of New Haven’s greatest assets - its food, its nightlife, and its cycling and pedestrian- friendly vibrancy. Last year, 15,000 spectators came to witness an impressive lineup of professional and amateur cyclists vying for honors in the twilight hours. Have A Ball 28 Participants and spectators alike revel in New Haven’s summer sporting events.