Events

There is something for everyone in Windham, starting with the 3rd Thursday Street Fests in the summer,  Willimantic Whitewater Park,  the annual 4th of July Boom Box Parade, and the East Coast Greenway/Airline Trail. The recently constructed Shaboo Stage has already become a popular venue for outdoor concerts. Located at Jillson Square, Shaboo is one of the largest outdoor music venues in the state.

June 7th
Jake Kulak & The Modern Vandals (Blues, Indie Rock, and Funk)

June 14th
Shaboo All-Stars/Back In Black

June 15th
Summer Heat – Invasion 413 Car Show

June 22nd
1st Annual Windham Summer Festival

July 4th
Windham’s 39th Annual Boom Box Parade

July 15th
Windham 3rd Annual Latin Multicultural Festival

3rd Thursday Street Fest

Thursday, June 20th @ 6-9pm

Willimantic Renaissance’s famous 3rd Thursday Street Fest series returns this spring! Take a stroll downtown on the first event of the season happening on May 16th with friends and family to enjoy entertaining live performances and free children’s activities. There will also be an array of regional crafters and vendors, featuring local craft brews and artistic goods. The best part? Admission and parking are both free! For directions and sponsorship information, be sure to visit https://www.willimanticstreetfest.com.
Location – 803 Main St, Willimantic, CT 06226
Event Organizer – Willimantic Renaissance, Inc.

Shaboo Stage

The recently constructed Shaboo Stage has already become a popular venue for outdoor concerts, where you’ll also find food trucks and local vendors. Located at Jillson Square, Shaboo is one of the largest outdoor music venues in the state, hosting live and often free concerts. 

Shaboo Stage

The recently constructed Shaboo Stage has already become a popular venue for outdoor concerts, where you’ll also find food trucks and local vendors. Located at Jillson Square, Shaboo is one of the largest outdoor music venues in the state, hosting live and often free concerts. 

Boom Box Parade

The town’s July 4 Boom Box Parade tradition started in 1986 when no marching band could be found for Windham’s Memorial Day Parade. Five weeks later, on July 4, the “Boom Box” parade was born, as WILI 1400 AM radio played the marching band music on the air while thousands of people marched, loudly playing their Boom Boxes. No other town has a parade like this one!

Boom Box Parade

The town’s July 4 Boom Box Parade tradition started in 1986 when no marching band could be found for Windham’s Memorial Day Parade. Five weeks later, on July 4, the “Boom Box” parade was born, as WILI 1400 AM radio played the marching band music on the air while thousands of people marched, loudly playing their Boom Boxes. No other town has a parade like this one!