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Groton Parks & Recreation: Events and Sponsors

Groton Parks and Recreation and Thrive55+ Active Living Center: Powered by Groton Senior Center offer 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 for the Groton, Connecticut community, 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

PROFESSIONAL & RECREATIONAL BAKERS competing to be declared the best! Do you love baked goods?  Be a TASTER at our BAKERS BATTLE fundraiser!  Please join us for this delicious event as we sample delectable treats from Professional and Recreational bakers in a friendly competition to be named BEST.  Tasters $10 PP in advance OR $12 PP at the door Open to all ages. The Bakers Battle takes place at Thrive55+ Active Living Center: Powered by Groton Senior Center and is open to all Groton, Connecticut residents. 

 

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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. 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
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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.  Sign up to participate!

Nominate your Everyday Hero to be Grand Marshal for the parade. 
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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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National Night Out

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 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 Bowl

The 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.
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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