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O'Putnam 5k

O'Putnam 5k

SUNDAY, March 15, 2020

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!

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

Fishing Derby

SUNDAY, May 3, 2020

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

12:00pm - 3:00pm

Particle Accelerator - A Benefit Festival

SATURDAY, June 13, 2020

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

12:00pm - 11:00pm

Alfresco Concert & Riverfire

SATURDAY, July 18, 2020

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.

7:00pm Concert | 8:30pm Riverfire

Concert & Riverfire

SATURDAY, August 8, 2020

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.

6:30pm Concert | 8:00pm Riverfire

First Fridays

FRIDAY, September 4, 2020

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

5:00pm - 9:00pm

Zombie Fashion Show

FRIDAY, October 2, 2020

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

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Trick-or-Treat on Main Street

FRIDAY, October 23, 2020

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.

5:00pm - 7:00pm

FIRE & ICE: a Valentine Festival

FIRE & ICE: a Valentine Festival

February 2021

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

12:00pm - 9:00pm

Downtown Fairy Festival

Downtown Fairy Festival

SATURDAY, April 18, 2020

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

11:00am - 6:00pm

Memorial Day Parade

MONDAY, May 25, 2020

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

10:00am

First Fridays

FRIDAY, July 3, 2020

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

5:00pm - 9:00pm

First Fridays

FRIDAY, August 7, 2020

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

5:00pm - 9:00pm

PBA Rubber Duck Race

SUNDAY, August 16, 2020

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

10:00am - 2:00pm

Concert - WOODEN HORSE & Riverfire

SATURDAY, September 12, 2020

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.

6:00pm Concert | 7:30pm Riverfire

Tackle The Trail

Tackle The Trail

SATURDAY, October 17, 2020

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!

8:30am - 2:30pm

Santa Comes to Town

FRIDAY, November 27, 2020

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

4:30pm - 6:00pm

First Fridays

FRIDAY, May 1, 2020

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

5:00pm - 9:00pm

First Fridays

FRIDAY, June 5, 2020

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

5:00pm - 9:00pm

Concert - RAVE ON & Fire Works

SUNDAY, July 5, 2020

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

7:00pm Concert | 9:15pm Fireworks

Race & Walk for NECT Cancer Fund of DKH

Race & Walk for NECT Cancer Fund of DKH

SATURDAY, August 8, 2020

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.

8:00am - 2:00pm

Main Street Car Cruise

SUNDAY, August 16, 2020

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

10:30am - 4:00pm

Savor the Flavor - 'Soup Du Jour'

SUNDAY, September 13, 2020

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.

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Great Pumpkin Festival

SATURDAY, October 17, 2020

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

10:00am - 3:30pm

Holiday Dazzle Light Parade

SUNDAY, November 29, 2020

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.

5:00pm - 8:00pm

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