of Events

  • Niantic Village Halloween Parade

    Come one, come all, to one of the most highly entertaining family friendly events in town ~ the annual Niantic Village Halloween Parade.

    The fun will start on Sunday, October 28th, 2018 beginning at 1:00 p.m., when children are welcome to browse the downtown shops for “Tricks and Treats”.

    Among the parade’s signature highlights is the always popular Halloween Parade which will begin at 2:00 p.m.. Children should gather at Hole-in-the-Wall beach parking lot (which is where the parade begins). Candy for the kids and costume prizes will be awarded.

    This event is sponsored by the East Lyme Parks & Rec Dept. along with promotional support of the Niantic Main Street organization and the downtown Niantic local businesses who donate candy and snacks for the children. For additional information, contact Terri Smith at 691-0528 or e-mail her at:

    Event Weather Alert – please note, should it rain on Sunday, this event unfortunately will be cancelled.  There is no rain date.

  • Happy Halloween


  • Daylight Savings Time Ends

    Yea, an extra of hour of sleep tonight 😉

  • Carelot’s PTO – 11th Annual One Stop Holiday Shopping Event

    Carelot PTO presents their 11th Annual One Stop Holiday Shopping, Sunday, Nov. 4th, East Lyme High School 10:00 am thru 3:00 pm.

    Get all of your holiday shopping done in one stop by shopping from local crafters and small businesses….or treat yourself to some great treasures!!!

    Vendors from our area will be displaying their crafts and goodies! You will find an assortment of knit apparel, Candles and fragrances, yummy treats, homemade craft items, wood crafts, children’s gifts and books, health and beauty and so much more!!!!

    • “The Carelot Café” will offer food & baked goods for purchase!
    • Children’s Activities too! Face painting, tattoos and crafts!

    Know someone who would like to be a vendor? Email Carlot PTO a at for registration information!
    Hope to see you all there!

    Basket Bonanza to benefit The Ronald Vlaun Scholarship Fund!


    For additional information, contact Heidi
    c/o Carelot Children’s Center PTO at (860) 739-1993

  • Veterans Day Observance & Vigil

    Come honor and remember our veterans at a Veterans Day Observance on Saturday, November 10, 2018. Festivities will begin at 10:00 a.m. on the Liberty Green (downtown Niantic – corner of Main St. and Pennsylvania Ave.). In the event of rain, the vigil will move to the American Legion facility on York Ave.

  • Veterans Day

    Veterans Day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended the World War I hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany back in 1918. Veterans are thanked for their services to the United States on Veterans Day. Today we honor and thank all veterans for their service to our country.

  • Happy Thanksgiving

  • 15th Annual Holiday Stroll

    Come kick-start your holiday season in Niantic at the 15th Annual Niantic Main Street Holiday Stroll. This family-friendly day features:

    • horse-drawn carriage rides,
    • shops & restaurant specials,
    • holiday music and complimentary hot cider and cocoa on the town green,
    • children’s arts, crafts and games,
    • the 2nd Annual Chili Cook-off,
    • a Smore Station,
    • a “Snow-Flake Drop” featuring discounts and giveaways to local shops and restaurants, and last, but not least,
    • the arrival of Santa on a shiny red fire truck just in time for the annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony beginning at 5:00 pm on Liberty Green in the heart of Niantic Village.

    So come early, and stay late. The fun takes place on Saturday, November 24th beginning at 3:00 p.m. .
    Hope to see you there!!!

    For additional details, visit the Niantic Main Street Facebook Page

  • Niantic Jingle Bell 5K

    Come join the fun at the scenic McCook Point Beach and Park on Saturday, December 8th for a scenic, festive Niantic Jingle Bell 5K walk/run in support of the Brian T. Dagle Memorial Foundation.  Come dressed in your “Holiday Best” as you may win a prize for the Best Festive Costume! Teams also welcome.

    8:45 – Race Day Check-in/Registration
    10:00 – 5K Walk & Run will begin
    11:00 – Overall & Age Group awards

    T-Shirts are available to the first 250 registrants – sizes are not guaranteed. Please arrive early to ensure you get the size you want.

    For registration and additional information, visit: Niantic Jingle Bell 5k

  • Niantic / East Lyme Light Parade

    SAVE THE DATE for New England’s largest and brightest Holiday Light Parade.
    Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018, the Annual East Lyme / Niantic Light Parade is the largest holiday light parade in all of New England, and promises to be one of the most memorable parades you will ever attend.
    The 2018 Niantic/East Lyme Light Parade will be held on Saturday night December 8th beginning at 6:00 p.m. (with a Rain/Snow Date of Sunday, December 9th at 5:00 p.m.)
    Additional details will be provided as they become available.