Welcome to Willimantic!
Come for dinner, visit friends, dance to the music, and enjoy the beautiful historic architecture.
Vendor Registration opens in March
February 24th Doors Open at 6:30
There’s no better way to beat the doldrums of Winter than Willimantic’s annual Winter Blues Fest. The Mighty Soul Drivers join forces with F & Blues Band and the sensational new trio Vitamin B-3 to help you dance away those Winter Blues with a night chock-full of rockin' Soul dance numbers, down-in-the-alley testifying, and some funky Blues.
or in person at the Willimantic Food Coop
dance to the music,
and enjoy the beautiful architecture.
Every third Thursday from May through September, thousands of people from far and wide stroll along Main Street Willimantic amid a background of musical, theatrical, visual and olfactory delights.
There are clowns and bands and giant stilters to entertain you as you meander through the fest. Five stages simultaneously host a wide variety of music and entertainment while over 100 local and regional crafters and vendors showcase the wealth of goods produced in Connecticut. Willimantic's diversity really shines through in the delicious authentic international cuisine. Enjoy locally produced artwork, beer, music, and soda. Free children's activities abound!
Brought to you by Willimantic Renaissance, Inc. , a grassroots 501(c)3 non-profit organization formed to revitalize downtown Willimantic by celebrating diversity, building community and attracting consumers. 3rd Thursday Street Fest is truly a community event.
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.