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Romantic Willimantic Chocolate Festival

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Annual Romantic Willimantic Chocolate Festival is coming to you Saturday, February 10th, 2024. Right in historic downtown, merchants will be decorating their windows (for you to vote on the best, see your brochure from participating merchants or the rec center!), treating you with sumptuous specials, and entertaining with live music (at A Cupcake for Later, PATH, and Kerri Gallery). The chocolate stroll is all day with activities into the evening. Food merchants are offering specials, so be sure to visit Taste 2 Towns that’s happening at the same time for more special action!

Visit the 44th birthday party at the Willimantic Food Coop, where they will have 44 cakes and specials for members and non-members. There’s a competitive cake contest at Trigo (rules to join on fb), a cupid themed road race starting at 10am in Jillson that goes over the bridges, and BliSS is having a candle decorating and champagne day with sale specials! Willimantic Brewing Company has fantastic food, but starting the 10th for the fest, will dazzle you extra hard with chocolaty beers, martinis, desserts, and other fun and scrumptious delights. All will enjoy the chocolate overload and great company/service right at the top of Main St! 

Across the street, Swift Water Artisan Coop will have a drawing for a nice gift card if you swing by and enjoy their local amazing artisans.  Visit the Willimantic Public Library for a very special event! Mighty Aphrodite: Starting at 12pm, Kim Larkin presents a playful program celebrating love, friendship, and fun romantic duos throughout history–and of course, the love of chocolate! Aphrodite’s mocktail spritzer will be served along with chocolate treats. Registration is required. Further down the street, the Windham Textile and History Museum has many fun activities with free chocolates and a brand new exhibit! Windham Theatre Guild will also be live and hot for their production of Steel Magnolias in the evening. There’s also a romantic or friendly dance and dinner at the Veterans Center with live music.

Please visit romantic willimantic on Facebook for a line up, to participate as a vendor, for the rules to the cake contest, or how to join the road race… or, of course, to ask any questions and please join us on Saturday, February 10th!


Various Locations – Willimantic
CT, CT 06226 United States
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