Willimantic Street Fests

3rd Thursday Street Fest

 September 19, 2019  6-9 pm

Historic Downtown, Willimantic, CT –  AND for our final installment this season…

HEY! There are no bikes allowed inside the Festival.  Bike racks are provided at both ends, with a Police Officer nearby.  Bring your lock.

The  3rd Thursday Street Fest on September 19th will be the perfect way to close out the beauty and heat of the summer and return to the glorious colors and crispness contained in the beginnings of fall air. The kids are back at school and already looking for a break, how about come join us on Main St. in Willimantic from 6-9pm for some fun, food, great music, shopping, and a lucky gift table. You are assured to have a light hearted time laughing, dancing, eating, and watching the entertaining street performers and musical artists- stress free with your friends and family. The entertainment schedule for the night is sure to bring your dancing feet on the floor and a smile to your face... here is what is planned so you can figure out an attack of the evening and not miss a beat. 

 Uptown Stage @ Eminence Ink

ACT Performing Arts Magnet High School 6:00 PM will have students performing, reading poetry, and writing a poem-on-the-spot, just for you.  The evening will finish with the Choco Band, who will fill the air with merengue, bachata and salsa music.

 MidTown @ the beer garden 
Shaded Soul will kick things off at 6pm their music is versatile and includes R & B, Motown, Funk Soul, Jazz, Reggae, Swing, Rock, Pop, Disco and Top 40. If you are looking for a high energy fun, this is surely the place to be!
PANA! Starting at 7:45 PM  is a Fresh-Latin-Party-Rock band combining reggae, ska, and funk. Influenced by bands like Sublime, Bob Marley, Santana, and Hector Lavoe. Having played at many festivals and colleges along the East Coast, the band has mastered their sound and developed a performance full of energy and party tunes.

On Bank Street
DJ Chuck and DJ Scully will be there making you dance the night away starting at 6pm!


Downtown Stage

Tim Vitullo Band 6:00 PM  Tim is an accomplished singer, guitarist, & songwriter and  features "contemporary Americana blues" music. They have also been featured as a "Who's Next: Up & Coming Artist Under 40" by The Incline magazine. Super cool. 
Way Downtown at the First Baptist Church
CT Cub Scout Pack 35 holds the final wooden car races
Iglesia Triunfo En La Fe will be playing with a surprise guest singer 

Street Performer

Bloody Historical LLC will be there too! They will eat fire, entertain throughout the fest from 6:30pm on into the dark…. Spooky. 

For exciting food this month, we will have the Main St. restaurants open and available. Please check with them directly for reservations. Bring your appetites! Way Uptown, stop in to Taquito's Mexican Grill,  the distinctively cool cafemantic, or Willibrew featuring local craft beers.  Try Tacos La Rosa, Maharaja Indian Cuisine , Mamoun’s Falafel, Jamaican Me Crazy, or Sagrado Corazon for an authentic international experience.  Is your taste towards more traditional fare? Tony’s Pizza, 24hr Chef, and the Elks Lodge baked potatoes will be here, or have hotdogs down at the First Baptist Church or Club House Kitchens will have sausage & peppers and macaroni & cheese.   The First Congregational Church will have amazing fried dough with fun toppings, or enjoy the variety at RaRa’s Ice Cream,  Keifer's Kettle Corn , A Cupcake for Later, and Friendly’s are always ready to sell you a desert treat. 

HEY! There are no bikes allowed inside the Festival.  Bike racks are provided at both ends, with a Police Officer nearby.  Bring your lock.

So, come join us for the last hurrah- September 19th from 6-9pm for more amusement and  great people than anywhere else around. The StreetFest is  FREE to attend and there is plenty of accessible FREE PARKING all around Main St for your convenience. Please bring your reusable sacks and some greenbacks for the many shopping opportunities. This will also be your final chance at the lucky gift table with prizes from our generous and amazing Willimantic merchants like Landrop Comics, Eminence Ink, Yoga on North, North Windham Animal Hospital, Green Building Solutions with builder/President- Corey Krohn, and Grounded!

Please contact info@willimanticstreetfest.com for questions or if you are interested in volunteering. We ALWAYS need help. 

Email vendors@willimanticstreetfest.com if you would like to become a vendor for the fest.

Visit our website and  facebook page for up to the minute exciting additions. 

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.