Willimantic Third Thursday Street Fest
Maybe you’ve heard of Throwback Thursday? In Willimantic, the summer-into-fall tradition is Third Thursday, when six blocks of Main Street downtown are closed off for strolling, shopping, music, food and fun from 6 to 9 pm.
Six stages throughout town showcase music, dance troupes, puppeteers, and other demonstrations and delights. Clowns and face painters keep the kiddos entertained. Local and regional vendors offer plenty of shopping opportunities. And when you get hungry, choose from authentic Indian, Mexican, Syrian, Puerto Rican, Italian, and Ukrainian specialties. Yum!
There’s plenty of free parking nearby, and free admission, too. Third Thursdays runs from May through September. For more info and to see the schedule of events, visit their website at www.willimanticstreetfest.com.