Something for everyone.

Please note that event date(s) are subject to change. 

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A Sculpture Affair

JUL 4, 2020 to OCT 1, 2020

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A Sculpture Affair

From woodland animals to symbolic pieces - the “Sculpture Affair” welcomes you to roam the fanciful streets of Putnam and see the beautiful, 3-D sculptures that combine abstract geometrics with organic lines and figurative appeal.

Pop-Up-Putnam

SATURDAY, October 3, 2020

12:00pm to 4:30pm

Pop-Up-Putnam

An open-air market throughout Putnam's downtown spaces, welcoming weekend visitors to discover unique artisan and merchant offerings, to be held on Saturday’s, September 19th to October 17th.

Tackle The Trail

SATURDAY, October 17, 2020

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.

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.

May 2021

10:00am

Memorial Day Ceremony

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, July 2, 2021

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.

PBA Rubber Duck Race

August 2021

PBA Rubber Duck Race

The PBA Rubber Duck Race event is the major fundraising event for the PBA. Funds raised support future events such as First Fridays, Zombie Fashion Show, The Great Pumpkin Festival, and Fire & Ice.

September 2021

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Savor the Flavor

Prepare your taste buds – and support the Empty Bowls Project – at the 5th Annual Savor the Flavor event, featuring creative themed tasting dishes by local restaurateurs. All proceeds benefit the IHSP-Daily Bread food pantry.

October 2021

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.

Particle Accelerator -      A Benefit Festival

SATURDAY, September 26, 2020

12:00pm - 11:00pm

Particle Accelerator - A Benefit Festival

TO BE HELD ONLINE. While the venue is new, the showcase of local music to raise awareness mental health issues - with proceeds benefiting United Services - remains the same.

Pop-Up-Putnam

SATURDAY, October 10, 2020

12:00pm to 4:30pm

Pop-Up-Putnam

An open-air market throughout Putnam's downtown spaces, welcoming weekend visitors to discover unique artisan and merchant offerings, to be held on Saturday’s, September 19th to October 17th.

Pop-Up-Putnam

SATURDAY, October 17, 2020

12:00pm to 4:30pm

Pop-Up-Putnam

An open-air market throughout Putnam's downtown spaces, welcoming weekend visitors to discover unique artisan and merchant offerings, to be held on Saturday’s, September 19th to October 17th.

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!

First Fridays

FRIDAY, May 7, 2021

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 3, 2021

7:00pm Concert | 9:15pm Fireworks

Concert & Fire Works

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

First Fridays

FRIDAY, August 6, 2021

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, September 3, 2021

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.

October 2021

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!

Pop-Up-Putnam

SATURDAY, September 26, 2020

12:00pm to 4:30pm

Pop-Up-Putnam

An open-air market throughout Putnam's downtown spaces, welcoming weekend visitors to discover unique artisan and merchant offerings, to be held on Saturday’s, September 19th to October 17th.

12th Annual Scarecrow Contest

OCT 15, 2020 to NOV 1, 2020

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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 12 at noon.

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!

First Fridays

FRIDAY, June 4, 2021

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 17, 2021

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.

SATURDAY, August 7, 2021

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.

SATURDAY, September 11, 2021

6:00pm Concert | 7:30pm 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.

October 2021

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.

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