Willimantic Street Fests

Welcome to Willimantic!

Come for dinner, visit friends, dance to the music, and enjoy the beautiful historic architecture.

Vendor Registration opens in March


Winter Blues Fest 2018

February 24th

 

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.

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or in person at the Willimantic Food Coop

$20 OR $25 AT THE DOOR.  NO REFUNDS UNLESS WE CANCEL
 
DOORS OPEN AT 6:30, DANCING FROM 7-11:30
 
CASH BAR    BYOB SNACKS
 
WILLIMANTIC ELKS, 198 PLEASANT ST, WILLIMANTIC
 
 
 
 
See you again in May, when you
 
Come for dinner,
  visit friends,
    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

Getting Here!

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.

If you would like to work with the 3rd Thursday Street Fest team as a volunteer or fest helper, please view our Employment page. 
 
Buy a button at our Information Booth to support the Fests and to save 20% at the Beer & Wine Garden all season long!

 

2018 FESTS

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Schedule of Activities

May 2018
June 2018
July 2018
August 2018
September 2018