Thursday, August 4th

Locally sourced: Food, Art,  Music  and Fireworks !

Bank Street will be closed to traffic from 4pm – 10pm each night of the event.  Restaurants will be encouraged to have tables in the street available to seat patrons. The street will be decorated according to that month’s theme.  There will also be vendors on the street and roaming entertainment to liven up the event.

Local Music:

  • The Hoolios and The CarLeans perform at Hygienic Art Park 6-9pm
  • The Funktion perform at the Social 8-11pm
  • New London Firefighters Pipes and drums.
  • Casey Flax-Casey is a 21-year-old musician from Mystic, CT. She started playing the piano when she was nine years old and later picked up the guitar. Casey began to perform more seriously when she joined the New London Talent Show in 2014. Now, she spends time gigging in the New London County area while studying Sport Management and Marketing at UMass Amherst.

Check out the Parade Plaza – Activities for kids

Magic at the Parade Plaza

Restaurants and Business specials

  • Flavours of Life Specials 
  • Right Path Organic Cafe
  • Draft Choice
  • RD86
  • Studio 33
  • Custom House Maritime Museum
  • Social
  • 33 Golden Street

Thursday, September 15th

A celebration of Latin Heritage

State Street from Eugene O’Neill Drive to Bank Street  will be closed to traffic from 4pm – 9pm each night of the event.

  • Food Trucks
  • Vendors
  • Water Taxi
  • Roaming entertainment

Restaurants and Business specials

  • Studio 33
  • Strong & Fit
  • Custom House
  • Noodles and Rice
  • Flavours of Life

Hispanic Heritage Week was first proclaimed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1968 in Presidential proclamation 3869. Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter and Reagan gave annual proclamations for Hispanic Heritage Week between 1969 and 1988. National Hispanic Heritage Month was first proclaimed by President George H. W. Bush[8] on September 14, 1989 in Presidential Proclamation 6021. Since 1989, all Presidents have given a Presidential Proclamation to mark Hispanic Heritage Month.

September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the commemoration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Hispanic countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, who all declared independence in 1821. In addition, Mexico, Chile and Belize celebrate their independence days on September 16, September 18, and September 21 respectively.