Welcome to Willimantic's 3rd Thursday Street Fests!

Vendor Registration Opens in March.
We are not accepting new entertainment registrations at this time.

Next 3rd Thursday Street Fest:

May 16th, 2024

81 Days
17 Hours
18 Minutes

Welcome to Willimantic's 3rd Thursday Street Fest!

Thousands of people from far and wide 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   ·   6pm-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.

Special thank you's for 2023:

  • Leo J. & Rose Pageau Trust, Town of Windham
  • The Thread City Hop Fest
  • and Berkshire Bank!
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Thank You

To everyone who has helped make the 3rd Thursday Street Fest possible year after year!

The Willimantic Renaissance extends a very special Thank You to our wonderful Volunteers — it just couldn't happen without you!

Visit our Volunteers page for details on how to join the Willimantic 3rd Thursday Street Fest Team.

Help us thank a few of the many Sponsors and Friends who have assisted along the way:


I am interested in becoming a Sponsor or Friend.