Welcome to Willimantic!
Come for dinner, visit friends, dance to the music, and enjoy the beautiful historic architecture.
WINTER BLUES FEST
Doors open at 6:30, Music ~7:00
Elks Lodge, 198 Pleasant St, Willimantic
Blues Au Go-Go
The Mighty Soul Drivers
Willimantic Food Coop, 91 Valley St
The Mighty Soul Drivers join forces with Blues Au Go-Go and 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. Shake off that cabin fever while helping raise money for the Willimantic's 3rd Thursday Street Fests - proceeds from this event go to support those fabulous free summer events!
Cash bar available and please feel free to bring your own snacks!
Romantic Willimantic TShirts are on sale now in downtown Willimantic at the BENCH Shop, Swift Waters Artisans Coop (Women's sizes, too), and the Mill Museum.
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.