Welcome to the Town of Groton, Connecticut

Events and Sponsors

Groton Parks and Recreation offers special community events, from our popular 5k road race series to our 'locals favorite' Bakers Battle and more. As we plan each of these events, we invite you to join our team of valued Community Partners by becoming a sponsor today! Visit our Sponsors Information and Listings to learn more about those in our Community who are supporting our Community.
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Bakers Battle

We invite the community to join us in this fun event full of fierce Bakers in a Battle of flour, sugar and fondant. Professional and Recreational Bakers register for free and Taste Testers register for $10 per person.   Read More
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Chili Cook-Off

Who makes the best chili? A healthy competition between surrounding Police, Fire and EMS departments searing flavors in this fierce chili cook-off event. Read More
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Groton Fourth of July Parade

This 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. Read More
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Mystic Irish 5K

Wear 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
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Summer SoundWaves Concert Series

Groton'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
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Tour de Noank 5K and Fun Run

Run through the sea-side New England village of Noank in the annual Tour de Noank 5K and Fun Run.  The certifed course is challenging with plenty of hills and turns.  The race begins and ends at Esker Point Beach.   Read More