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Zombie Fashion Show

FRIDAY, October 7, 2022

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Zombie Fashion Show

This apocalypse fashion show brings mini-monsters, creepy couples, fiendish families and more, as they stroll down the putrid runway for prizes.

Tackle The Trail

SATURDAY, October 15, 2022

8:30am - 2:30pm

Tackle The Trail

Individuals and up to 5-person relay teams will enjoy the quiet solitude of nature with bursts of energetic and supportive volunteers at 4 relay stations throughout the 20 mile point to point race.

Holiday Dazzle Light Parade

SUNDAY, November 27, 2022

5:00pm

Holiday Dazzle Light Parade

Enjoy this fun holiday tradition through downtown Putnam with floats, music and lights galore to kick-off the holiday season in brilliant style.

Putnam Rotary Youth Fishing Derby

May 2023

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Putnam Rotary Youth Fishing Derby

Registration is FREE - and opens at 8:00am. The derby is open to all youth ages 16 and under. Awards to follow!

Beautification Day

April 2023

8:30am - gather for assignments

Beautification Day

If you LOVE Putnam, join the Putnam Business Association in helping to clean our parks, streets and public areas. Everyone is welcome - trophies awarded too!

Great Pumpkin Festival

SATURDAY, October 15, 2022

10:00am - 3:00pm

Great Pumpkin Festival

A community celebration of fall featuring The Great Pumpkin, craft and art vendors, live music, activities for the kids, and MUCH MORE!

Downtown Trick-or-Treat

SATURDAY, October 29, 2022

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Downtown Trick-or-Treat

Why not test out those amazing costumes at Putnam Trick-of-Treat on Main Street. From River Front Commons to Union Square, participating merchants and local groups pass out treats.

FIRE & ICE: a Valentine Festival

February 2023

12:00pm - 9:00pm

FIRE & ICE: a Valentine Festival

The largest single ice-block competition in the United States, with more than five dozen ice carvings, glowing fire torches, fire performances, and MORE!

Memorial Day Parade

MONDAY, May 29, 2023

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Memorial Day Parade

Beginning at the Grove Street Monument, the parade makes its way around Putnam - ending at St. Mary Church with program to follow.

12th Annual Scarecrow Contest

SATURDAY, October 15, 2022

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12th Annual Scarecrow Contest

Join in the fun as our community members come up with wildly creative scarecrow designs. Individuals, organizations, groups and businesses alike are all welcome to participate – PRE-RESERVATION IS REQUIRED by Monday, October 10 at noon.

Santa Lights Up Putnam

FRIDAY, November 25, 2022

4:00pm

Santa Lights Up Putnam

Santa comes to Putnam Rotary Park on a big red fire truck to light the Christmas lights and Big Ornament! WINY will broadcast live and provide hot chocolate and Christmas cookies.

O'Putnam 5k - HMF

March 2023

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O'Putnam 5k - HMF

Start and finish in picturesque downtown Putnam and take on the rolling course along the Putnam River Trail with scenic views of the Quinebaug River. St. Patty's costumes encouraged!

Particle Accelerator -      A Benefit Festival

June 2023

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Particle Accelerator - A Benefit Festival

Showcase of local music to raise awareness mental health issues - with proceeds benefiting United Services.

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