Welcome to Willimantic!
Come for dinner, visit friends, dance to the music, and enjoy the beautiful historic architecture.
Look for Willimantic Downtown's A Cupcake for Later, Cafémantic, Grounded Coffee Company, Leaf and Flour, and Willimantic Brewing Company!
The Hop Fest is a fundraiser for The No Freeze Project, Willimantic Renaissance, Inc. (that's us!), Vulturetown Arts, Windham Area Interfaith Ministry and Horizons - Camp Horizons.
Get your tickets very soon! This event sells out. bit.ly/ThreadCityHopFest2017
Every 3rd Thursday from May to September, thousands of people from far and wide stroll along Main Street, Willimantic amid a background of musical, theatrical, visual, gastronomic, and olfactory delights.
Five stages simultaneously host a wide variety of music and entertainment while over 100 vendors showcase a variety of handcrafted goods and services. Willimantic's diversity really shines through in the delicious authentic international cuisine. Enjoy locally produced artwork, beer, music, and soda. Street performers and free children's activities abound!
Free Parking Free Admission 6 - 9pm
THANK YOU to all our volunteers, it can't happen without you. Please be sure to thank our generous Sponsors for their support. Would you like to be a Sponsor or a Friend? Without your help the Fests would not be possible.
Be a "Friend of the Fest"
About 1/3rd of our revenue comes from vendor fees (support our vendors!), another 1/3rd comes from beer and wine and button sales. The final 1/3rd comes from fundraising: from folks like you.
We make a little some months, we lose a little sometimes.