Welcome to Willimantic!
Come for dinner, visit friends, dance to the music at multiple stages, shop many wonderful vendors and merchants, and enjoy the beautiful historic architecture.
Dear Sponsors, Vendors, Entertainers, and Friends:
WRI & the 3rd Thursday Street Fest
would love to invite you to register/apply for the
September 21st 2023 fest!!!
It's the last one of our 20th season. Join us!!
Thank you everyone for such amazing May, June, July, and August fests!
Thank you everyone that came to Hop Fest as well!
It was incredibly successful and your support means so much to the community!
Special thank you's for 2023:
Leo J. & Rose Pageau Trust, Town of Windham, The Thread City Hop Fest, and Berkshire Bank!
Thousands of people from far and wide stroll along Main Street in Willimantic amid a background of musical, theatrical, visual, and olfactory delights.
There are bands and jugglers 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 Fests are 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.