Something for everyone.

IMPORTANT NOTE ON UPCOMING EVENTS. With the evolving COVID-19 situation, we are continuing to monitor the status of DiscoverPutnam and community parter events. With that in mind, please note that event date(s) may change.

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SUNDAY, May 3, 2020

12:00pm - 3:00pm

Fishing Derby

Join in the fun of the Putnam Rotary Fishing Derby – with winners receiving prizes for biggest, smallest, most unique, and most fish caught!​

SATURDAY, June 13, 2020

12:00pm - 11:00pm

Particle Accelerator - A Benefit Festival

This free music festival raises money for and increase awareness of mental health issues - with proceeds benefiting the mission of United Services.

SUNDAY, July 5, 2020

7:00pm Concert | 9:15pm Fireworks

Concert - RAVE ON & Fire Works

Celebrate independence in America by watching this incredible fireworks display along with a free concert, RAVE ON – don’t forget your lawn chairs!

First Fridays

FRIDAY, August 7, 2020

5:00pm - 9:00pm

First Fridays

First Fridays celebrate all that Putnam has to offer with art, music, dance, fine cuisine, quaint shopping, family memories.

SUNDAY, August 16, 2020

10:00am - 2:00pm

PBA Rubber Duck Race

Come join the excitement at Rotary Park when thousands of rubber ducks race toward the finish for a chance to win great prize packages.

SATURDAY, September 12, 2020

6:00pm Concert | 7:30pm Riverfire

Concert - WOODEN HORSE & Riverfire

Strolling along the River Trail or relaxing in a lawn chair with a picnic dinner – you’ll enjoy the ambiance of the Quinebaug River lit up by glowing, floating fire pots and fantastic live music. Produced by the Town of Putnam.

Tackle The Trail

SATURDAY, October 17, 2020

8:30am - 2:30pm

Tackle The Trail

MARATHON - HALF MARATHON - RELAY TEAMS. Runners enjoy the quiet solitude of nature with bursts of energetic and supportive fans throughout the race. Awesome Post race festival!

FRIDAY, November 27, 2020

4:30pm - 6:00pm

Santa Comes to Town

HO-HO-HO! Join Santa and Mrs.Claus as they help all the good boys and girls in Putnam welcome the holiday season.

March 2021

12:30pm Wee Mile | 1:00pm 5k

O'Putnam 5k

This kids Wee-Mile and 5k starts and finishes in picturesque downtown Putnam in a loop course along the Quinebaug River. St. Patty's costumes encouraged!

MONDAY, May 25, 2020

10:00am

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.

First Fridays

FRIDAY, May 1, 2020

5:00pm - 9:00pm

First Fridays

First Fridays celebrate all that Putnam has to offer with art, music, dance, fine cuisine, quaint shopping, family memories.

SATURDAY, July 18, 2020

7:00pm Concert | 8:30pm Riverfire

Alfresco Concert & Riverfire

Strolling along the River Trail or relaxing in a lawn chair with a picnic dinner – you’ll enjoy the ambiance of the Quinebaug River lit up by glowing, floating fire pots and fantastic live music. Produced by the Town of Putnam.

Race & Walk for NECT Cancer Fund of DKH

SATURDAY, August 8, 2020

8:00am - 2:00pm

Race & Walk for NECT Cancer Fund of DKH

Race, run, jog or walk, this 5-mile course! Don't miss this fun, family friendly event to benefit the NECT Cancer Fund of DKH.

SUNDAY, August 16, 2020

10:30am - 4:00pm

Main Street Car Cruise

With hoods raised and paint gleaming, hundreds of cars stretching Kennedy Drive, Main Street and Union Square – drawing enthusiast young and old.

SUNDAY, September 13, 2020

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Savor the Flavor - 'Soup Du Jour'

Prepare your taste-buds for the 4th Annual Savor the Flavor event, featuring creative 'Soup Du Jour' tasting dishes by local restaurateurs – with all proceeds benefiting Daily Bread.

SATURDAY, October 17, 2020

10:00am - 3:30pm

Great Pumpkin Festival

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

SUNDAY, November 29, 2020

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Holiday Dazzle Light Parade

Bring the family to enjoy this fun holiday tradition with more than 100 floats, music and lights galore to kick-off the holiday season in brilliant style.

First Fridays

FRIDAY, June 5, 2020

5:00pm - 9:00pm

First Fridays

First Fridays celebrate all that Putnam has to offer with art, music, dance, fine cuisine, quaint shopping, family memories.

First Fridays

FRIDAY, July 3, 2020

5:00pm - 9:00pm

First Fridays

First Fridays celebrate all that Putnam has to offer with art, music, dance, fine cuisine, quaint shopping, family memories.

Downtown Fairy Festival

August 2020

11:00am - 6:00pm

Downtown Fairy Festival

[Hosted by Putnam Downtown Businesses]
A whimsical celebration with fairy gardens, fairy doors, fairy costumes, sprite ornaments, dance, and more!

SATURDAY, August 8, 2020

6:30pm Concert | 8:00pm Riverfire

Concert & Riverfire

Strolling along the River Trail or relaxing in a lawn chair with a picnic dinner – you’ll enjoy the ambiance of the Quinebaug River lit up by glowing, floating fire pots and fantastic live music. Produced by the Town of Putnam.

First Fridays

FRIDAY, September 4, 2020

5:00pm - 9:00pm

First Fridays

First Fridays celebrate all that Putnam has to offer with art, music, dance, fine cuisine, quaint shopping, family memories.

FRIDAY, October 2, 2020

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.

FRIDAY, October 23, 2020

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Trick-or-Treat on Main Street

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 2021

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!

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