Chili Cook-OffWho makes the best chili? A healthy competition between surrounding Police, Fire and EMS departments searing flavors in this fierce chili cook-off event. The Chili Cook-Off takes place at Thrive55+ Active Living Center: Powered by Groton Senior Center and is open to all Groton, Connecticut residents. Read More
Groton Fourth of July ParadeThis hometown event to celebrate America's independence brings together dozens of local businesses, civic, youth sports and other organizations for an old-fashioned parade with fire engines, marching bands and antique cars. Join the thousands of spectators who enjoy Groton's Fourth of July Parade annually. Sign up to participate! Read More
HOLIDAY KICKOFF - Season of Celebration
Saturday, December 2nd 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Thrive 55+ and Groton Public Library lot. Groton’s Holiday Kick Off - Season of Celebration is an event that incorporates all holiday celebrations; Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Three Kings as well as other holiday traditions. There will be displays of all the holiday celebrations, children’s activities, entertainment - bell choir, carolers, dancers, hayrides and food trucks. Plus special guests!
Mystic Irish 5KWear your best green gear and join us for the annual Mystic Irish 5k certified race to celebrate St. Patrick's Day weekend in Mystic. The certified course starts and ends in Downtown Mystic and travels along scenic River Road and the banks of the Mystic River. The race winners have a reserved spot to march in the Mystic Irish Parade the next day! Read More
National Night OutTuesday, August 2, 2022 5-8pm
Poquonnock Plains Park
Groton Town Police Department, along Groton Parks and Recreation, is hosting its annual National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime”.
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Souper BowlThe original Southeastern CT Soup Tasting event! This great Community event is open to all. Sample soups from area restaurants. Advanced registration with the Thrive55+ Active Living Center: Powered by Groton Senior Center is $10pp or $12pp at the door day of the event.
Sports Memorabilia Raffle: Items from professional and semi-professional athletes and teams.
All proceeds to benefit the Thrive55+ Active Living Center: Powered by Groton Senior Center's Nutritional Programs. The Souper Bowl takes place at Thrive55+ Active Living Center: Powered by Groton Senior Center and is open to all Groton, Connecticut residents. Read More
Summer SoundWaves Concert SeriesGroton's favorite summer tradition is back for another year of great music and good times at Esker Point Beach! Concerts are family-friendly, alcohol-free events. Please leave pets at home. Read More
Thriving at Aging Expo
Saturday, May 6 10:00 am– 2:00 pm TURN A PEN EVENT
Ages 10 years plus - FREE!! Have you ever wondered how to make those awesome wooden pens? Did you know it is called PEN TURNING? Call 860-441-6785 or grotonrec.com to register Registration preferred; walk in’s welcomed!