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Putnam Rotary Youth Fishing Derby

SATURDAY, May 14, 2022

REG: 8:00am | 9:00am - Noon

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!

Particle Accelerator -      A Benefit Festival

SATURDAY, June 11, 2022

12:00pm - 9:00pm

Particle Accelerator - A Benefit Festival

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

Alfresco Concert & Riverfire

SATURDAY, July 23, 2022

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.

Main Street Car Cruise

SUNDAY, August 21, 2022

10:00am - 3:00pm

Main Street Car Cruise

With hoods raised and paint gleaming, hundreds of cars stretch the Bank of America parking lot, Bank Hometown parking lot and the Woodstock Avenue Bridge and Rotary Park, drawing enthusiast young and old.

RiMaConn Relay

SATURDAY, August 27, 2022

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RiMaConn Relay

Grab your best running buddies and join this epic relay adventure! Travel through 95 miles of southern New England on a network of scenic multi-use trails of the East Coast Greenway.

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.

Memorial Day Parade

MONDAY, May 30, 2022

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, July 1, 2022

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, August 5, 2022

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.

Pluck-A-Duck Extravaganza

SUNDAY, August 21, 2022

10:00am - 3:00pm

Pluck-A-Duck Extravaganza

Purchase last-minute tickets, visit with vendors, and let your little ducklings enjoy the bounce house, face painting, create-a-card for Veterans & Senior, and more in the Kids Zone!

Savor the Flavor & Empty Bowls Project

SUNDAY, September 11, 2022

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Savor the Flavor & Empty Bowls Project

Prepare your taste buds – and support the Empty Bowls Project – at the 6th Annual Savor the Flavor event, featuring creative themed tasting dishes by local restaurateurs. All proceeds benefit the IHSP-Daily Bread food pantry.

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

SATURDAY, 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!

First Fridays

FRIDAY, June 3, 2022

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.

Fire Works

SATURDAY, July 9, 2022

7:00pm Concert | 9:15pm Fireworks

Fire Works

Celebrate independence in America by watching this incredible fireworks display – don’t forget your lawn chairs!

Tournadeau Jazz & Blues and Riverfire

SATURDAY, August 13, 2022

6:30pm Concert | 8:00pm Riverfire

Tournadeau Jazz & Blues and 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.

Pluck-A-Duck

MONDAY, August 22, 2022

Noon

Pluck-A-Duck

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.

Halloween Movie in the Park

FRIDAY, September 30, 2022

Dusk (~6:30pm)

Halloween Movie in the Park

Kick-off spooky season with The Putnam Rotary Club as they host a movie night in Rotary Park! The feature will start at dusk and will be young children friendly. No charge to attend - refreshments will be available.

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 12 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

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!