Town of Mansfield, CT

Annual Events



There is always something fun to do in Storrs Center!


The Mansfield Downtown Partnership invites you to visit Storrs Center for shopping and dining, catch a play at Connecticut Repertory Theatre, attend a performance at von der Mehden Recital Hall or the Jorgensen Center for Performing Arts, support your favorite student at an E. O. Smith High School sporting event, or just catch up with friends and neighbors Betsy Paterson Square.

          Our Event Calendar has details on upcoming events in Storrs Center, and the list below highlights the Partnership's major annual events.


Celebrate Mansfield Festival

The Mansfield Downtown Partnership hosted its 14th Annual Celebrate Mansfield Festival on Sunday, September 17, 2017. A record crowd enjoyed the Celebrate Mansfield Parade, musical performances, a puppet pageant, a magic show, climbing wall, and hands-on fun at over 100 booths. Between the Parade participants, booths, and volunteers, over 170 Mansfield community organizations and businesses and UConn departments, programs, and student groups were represented at the event.

Thank you to all who made the 14th Annual Celebrate Mansfield Festival a success!


Celebrate Mansfield Parade

What began as the “Bikes, Tykes, & Trikes Parade” that wound its way through the Festival has grown into the popular Celebrate Mansfield Parade. The Celebrate Mansfield Parade features local community groups, sports teams, and businesses; the E. O. Smith High School band; and the UConn Marching Band. The Parade leads the way down Storrs Road (Route 195) and marks the start of the Celebrate Mansfield Festival.

Thank you to all who made the 2017 Celebrate Mansfield Parade a success!


John E. Jackman Tour de Mansfield 

Presented by the Mansfield Downtown Partnership and the Mansfield Community Center, the annual John E. Jackman Tour de Mansfield highlights Mansfield’s many historic villages and scenic roads. The 20-mile and 40-mile rides pass through scenic areas of Town, while the 7-mile Campus Cruise loops around and through the UConn campus.

Planning is underway for the 2018 John E. Jackman Tour de Mansfield!


Moonlight Movies

The Mansfield Downtown Partnership launched hosts movies outside on Betsy Paterson Square in the summer. This free series takes place in July and August.

Planning is underway for the 2018 Moonlight Movies!



Summer Concerts on the Square

Join us for Summer Concerts on the Square every Thursday in June and July on the stage of the Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation Pavilion on Betsy Paterson Square. Photo at right by Amar Batra

Planning for the 2018 concert series is underway! Visit for details.


Mansfield Pup Crawl

The Mansfield Downtown Partnership and Friends of Mansfield Animal Shelter host an annual guided walk through Storrs Center for residents and visitors and their four-legged friends! The event features a stroll through downtown with fun and educational stops along the way. This event is free and open to the public and is part of The Last Green Valley's Walktober.


Trick-or-Treat in Storrs Center

The Mansfield Downtown Partnership hosts Trick-or-Treating in Storrs Center each October. The fun takes place on the same day as the Mansfield Parks and Recreation Department's Annual Halloween Party and Trick-a-Trunk for a full afternoon of spooky, family-friendly fun!


Winter Welcome

The Mansfield Downtown Partnership invites Mansfield residents to usher in the new season at its annual Winter Welcome! This free, community is held on and around Betsy Paterson Square in early December.

Join us at the 5th Annual Winter Welcome on Saturday, December 2, 2017.



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