Third Thursday Street Fest in full swing

By Melanie Savage - Staff Writer
Willimantic - posted Mon., Aug. 22, 2011
The Worship Team from Hebron Worship Center performs at the Third Thursday Street Fest. Shown are Sharon Gonyau and Carol Simpson. Photos by Melanie Savage.
The Worship Team from Hebron Worship Center performs at the Third Thursday Street Fest. Shown are Sharon Gonyau and Carol Simpson. Photos by Melanie Savage.

The Willimantic Third Thursday Street Fest was in full swing on Aug. 18, as glorious weather brought a large crowd to downtown Willimantic.

This is the 10th year for the unique event, and offerings included live entertainment featured on six different stages, food from both near and far, local hand-made crafts, street performers and more.

The diversity and casual atmosphere of the Street Fest reflect the character of Willimantic, and historic architecture adds to the ambience. The lighted clock tower of the Windham Town Hall, built in 1897 for the Windham Country Court, is an impressive sight against the darkening summer sky.

The Street Fest is a volunteer-run event, organized by Willimantic Renaissance and the Town of Windham. “Willimantic Renaissance is a grassroots 501(c)3 non-profit organization formed to revitalize downtown Willimantic by celebrating diversity, building community, and attracting consumers,” according to the Third Thursday website.

The final Third Thursday Street Fest for 2011 is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 15. Visit www.willimanticstreetfest.com for more information.


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