Glastonbury has a highly active community and there are a number of diverse events held annually for community members of all ages to enjoy. The following provides a brief selection of such events. Please visit the Events Calendar page to view all events and subscribe to the Town's email notification system (eNotify) to receive real-time updates of upcoming events.
Recreational Festivals, Concerts, and More
*Please note, registration may be required for some of these events. Please check the Events Calendar for more information. Events are organized by the Town unless otherwise specified.
- Apple Harvest and Music Festival - Multi-day weekend event hosted by the CT River Valley Chamber of Commerce
- Book Sales - Hosted by Friends of the WTML - Spring, Fall, and Winter - Proceeds Benefit Welles-Turner Memorial Library. Please visit their website for more information.
- Children's Performances - December and February. Coordinated by Parks & Recreation.
- Community Tag Sale - June at Academy Building
- Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs - April
- Farmer's Market - June - September at Riverfront Park
- Holiday Fair at the Glastonbury Boathouse - December
- Holiday Trolley Around Town Center - Winter - Hosted by Glastonbury Town Center Initiative (TCI)
- "Kidding Around the Center" - Hosted by Glastonbury Town Center Initiative (TCI)
- Lighting the Town Center - Christmas event hosted by Glastonbury Town Center Initiative (TCI)
- Riverfront Park Summer Music Series - Free evening concerts at the nationally recognized Riverfront Park.
- Santa's Run Road Race - A fun, festive, and nationally recognized road race involving costumes, prizes, and fun for the whole family. Typically held in December.
- Strawberry Moon Festival - A "taste of Glastonbury" event held in the Town Center every other summer. - Hosted by Glastonbury Town Center Initiative (TCI)
- Theater Productions with Youth and Family Services - Produced seasonally with local actors!
- Twinklin' Pumpkins Event - Halloween program for children hosted by Glastonbury Town Center Initiative (TCI)
- Youth Fishing Derby in the Town Center - April at J.B. Williams park
Glastonbury Historical Society Events
The local historical society hosts a number of annual events as well as one-time events throughout the year. Please visit the Glastonbury Historical Society website to view upcoming events.
Health and Safety Events
- Flu Clinics - A series of clinics hosted each fall by the Glastonbury Health Department
- Weekly Wellness Clinics at Riverfront Community Center
- Car Seat Safety Events hosted by the Police Department
Household Maintenance / Recycling Events