Town of Mansfield, CT

Annual Events



The Mansfield Downtown Partnership hosts a wide variety of events in Downtown Storrs. Join us for one of our annual events listed below!

Be sure to check out our Event Calendar on our Downtown Storrs website for information on all of the fun things happening downtown each day!



Celebrate Mansfield Festival

Held annually in the fall, the Celebrate Mansfield Festival is not only the Mansfield Downtown Partnership's largest event of the year, it's the largest community event in town! For our 16th year, we are mixing it up, starting with a new day: This year's event will be held on Saturday, September 21. Planning has just begun - look for updates and announcements at as planning progresses!

Save the date: The 16th Annual Celebrate Mansfield Festival will be Saturday, Sept. 21!


Summer Stroll

Join the Mansfield Downtown Partnership in kicking off summer fun at our Summer Stroll!

Thank you to everyone who took part in the 2019 Summer Stroll!



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.

Save the date! The 2020 John E. Jackman Tour de Mansfield will be Saturday, June 6!

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.

Please visit for the 2019 schedule and details.


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.

Join us: July 12 & 26 and August 2, 9, & 16! Read more here.


Mansfield Pup Crawl

The Mansfield Downtown Partnership and Friends of Mansfield Animal Shelter host an annual guided walk through Downtown Storrs 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.

Save the date: The 2019 Pup Crawl will be Saturday, October 5!




The Mansfield Downtown Partnership hosts Trick-or-Treating in Downtown Storrs 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!

Save the date: Trick-or-Treat will be Saturday, October 26, 2019!


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.

Save the date: Our 2019 Winter Welcome will be Saturday, Dec. 7!



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