Approximately 6,000 people are expected to converge on
As always, the event runs from
In recognition of Teacher Appreciation Month the first 100 teachers can get a free 3rd Thursday buttons at the events information booth, which entitles them to a 20 percent discount on beer and wine for the season.
New this year is a theme-centered season, which will be the focus of the event for the month.
For example, May's theme will be "Urban Hip Hop" and June's theme is "Children's Activities."
All events at the festival are free and draw crowds of all ages who use it as an excuse to meet up with friends and family and enjoy the mild weather.
Dogs, however, are cordially invited to stay home given the large crowds.
An array of ethnic cuisine's can be found throughout the festival area and include Mexican, Thai, Syrian, Indian, Puerto Rican, Italian as well as good old American munchies.
Many of the food vendors are local, representing an ever-growing wide array of restaurants to satisfy even the most discriminating palettes. The options are endless and the choice is hard.
Based on past seasons people can expect longer lines in some places than others, with Empanadas and falafel often the go-to for many fairgoers.
In all more than 40 local and regional vendors are signed up for the event's seasonal debut.
Ready for perusing and purchasing are handmade jewelry, body arts, candles, home improvements -- something for oneself or a special gift for someone else.
The talented, and not- so- talented but equally entertaining, can get their shot at local fame by entering the Windham Idol competition.
Students from the Arts at the
With quick jaunt over the footbridge, visitors can put on their dancing shoes and join the
For more information, visit www.WillimanticStreetFest. com.
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