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Something for everyone.

Putnam Rotary Youth Fishing Derby

2024

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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!

Putnam Arts and Crafts Festival - Click on the Logo for more information!

June 22 & 23, 2024

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day, rain or shine.

Putnam Arts and Crafts Festival - Click on the Logo for more information!

Putnam, Connecticut - The Putnam Arts Council (PAC) is pleased to announce it will be hosting
the Putnam Fine Arts and Crafts Festival on June 22nd and 23rd, 2024. The PAC is excited to
add this event to the list of events and arts for which Putnam is known.  It will bring local
communities together for a day of art, music, and fun as well as being close to the wonderful
restaurants and businesses in the downtown area.

14th Annual Scarecrow Contest - Click the Image to REGISTER TODAY!

October 2024

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14th Annual Scarecrow Contest - Click the Image to REGISTER TODAY!

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 – REGISTRATION DEADLINE, OCTOBER 16TH.

Santa Lights Up Putnam

Friday, November 29, 2024

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.

Ginger Bread House Contest

Judging - December 2nd & 3rd

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Ginger Bread House Contest

Create & Share Your Festive Spirit! Join our gingerbread house contest for a chance to win cash prizes. Have fun with your co-workers, students, kids, family & Friends. Let's spread holiday cheer together in Downtown Putnam! EMAIL: COORDINATOR@PUTNAMBUSINESS.ORG TO ENTER

International Day

Saturday, April 20, 2024. CLICK ON IMAGE FOR SPECIAL EVENTS & DEMONSTRATIONS

12:30PM - 4:30PM

International Day

International Day
Come join us! Putnam will be transformed into an international festival that will amaze, inform, and entertain visitors of all ages! Dine, shop, and be entertained!
Downtown Putnam, Main Street, Union Square

Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27, 2024

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Memorial Day Parade

Beginning at the Grove Street Monument, the parade makes its way around Putnam - ending at Dunkin Donuts on Kennedy Drive.

Pluck-A-Duck Extravaganza

August 11, 2024 ROTARY PARK, PUTNAM CT

10:00am - 3:00pm

Pluck-A-Duck Extravaganza

Purchase last minute tickets, visit with vendors, and let your little ducklings enjoy the bounce houses, face painting, arts & crafts tent, DKH Wall-Of-Wishes for Make-A-Wish Connecticut, photo booth, celebrity dunk tank & more in the Kids Zobe!

Great Pumpkin Festival

Saturday, October 19, 2024

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!

Small Business Saturday

November 30, 2024

10:00 am - 2:00pm

Small Business Saturday

All toys benefit the Putnam Family Resource Center. Bring a new unwrapped toy and receive a 10% off coupon to Skeeters Toy Box!

FIRE & ICE: a Valentine Festival

February 10, 2024

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!

Beautification Day

April 27, 2024

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!

Particle Accelerator -      A Benefit Festival

Saturday, June 8, 2024

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Particle Accelerator - A Benefit Festival

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

Zombie Fashion Show

Friday, October 4, 2024

7:00pm

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.

Downtown Trick-or-Treat

Saturday, October 26, 2024

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.

Holiday Dazzle Light Parade

Sunday, December 1, 2024/ Rain Date December 8th

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.

O'Putnam 5k - HMF

March 10, 2024

HMF Fit Kids Run: 12:30 PM
5K: 1:00 PM

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!

Fairy & Magic Festival

May 18, 2024

10:00AM - 2:00PM

Fairy & Magic Festival

Over 80 Vendors! Psychic Corner, Street Chalk Art, LiveMini Horses, & So Much More!

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