Willimantic Street Fests

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:


Please join us for the 2022 season!

Registration is NOW OPEN for all vendors and merchants for September! 

August is now closed to new registrations.


This year with amazing NEW food vendors- explore authentic ethnic cuisine, have some pizza, or induldge in BBQ, vegan, or kettle corn and cupcakes! So many choices!


The lively beer garden will be featuring on tap beer from Willibrew and other micro breweries from right here in CT! 





Thousands of people from far and wide will 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

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. 




2022 FESTS

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Schedule of Activities

May 2022
June 2022
July 2022
August 2022
September 2022