Summer and chili cook-offs go hand in hand. Delaney's hosts its eighth annual chili cook-off and beer festival on Sat., July 14, and you all need to be there. Aside from the chili, there will be rockin' live music and 100 different beers for you to wash down all that chili with. Proceeds from this year's festival benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities, the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and Love146. You can buy your tickets for $30 at delaneystaproom.com, or at the door for $35.
8th Annual Chili Cook-Off and Beer Festival
July 14, 1-5 p.m., $30-$35, Delaney's Restaurant and Tap Room, 882 Whalley Ave., New Haven, (203) 397-5494, delaneystaproom.com.