Willimantic Street Fests

Welcome to Willimantic!

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


Vendor Registration is open

 (We've opened the street up to High Street) 

 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!

Check out these fest attractions in July:

On July 20th the Willimantic Rotary Club will be hosting an Antique Car Show in the Way Downtown section of the Fest! 

Registration is no longer needed to join the show. No fees. Parking will begin at 5 p.m.  starting in front of Liberty Bank up to  Jilson Sq.

Looking for more fun activities? We will have bungee jumping, a bounce house, and Hubba Bubba Magic will be performing in the Children's area this month.

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!


2017 FESTS

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Schedule of Activities

May 2017
June 2017
July 2017
August 2017
September 2017