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Events & Celebrations Committee

Events & Celebrations Committee


Members:
Chelsea Bellefleur
Regan Fabrizio
Frances Graham
Brian J. Goepfrich, Chair
Jodi Harmon
Brian Jakusik
Cassandra Forsythe
Alycia Johnston-Goepfrich, Secretary
Herbert Kingsbury III
Tori Tavenner
Lindsay Malootian

Amber Wakley, Town Hall Member

The Stafford Events & Celebrations Committee, a group of volunteer citizens working to create a calendar of diverse activities that promote economic and social benefits, unite neighbors, bolster civic pride, and ignite tourism opportunities. We believe that community is truly something to celebrate and our calendar of Town-sponsored events and civic activities are a testament to this sentiment. Whatever the season, Stafford is a little known gem with a brimming social calendar.

Committee Meetings take place every 2nd Tuesday of the month at Warren Memorial Town Hall. 
Want to get involved?! Email events@staffordct.org to get in touch with a member of the Events Committee & Celebrations Committee.

2024 Events Calendar

Polar Bear Paddy Plunge
Saturday, March 2
12:00pm-3:00pm

Staffordville Lake (21 Lyons Road)
Join the heartwarming cause and brave the icy waters of Staffordville Lake, all in the spirit of supporting the Stafford Summer Recreation Camp Program.
https://www.explorestaffordct.com/paddyplunge

Stafford Community-Wide Cleanup
Saturday, April 20
8:00am - 2:00pm
Hyde Park (home base) and across Stafford
Invites all citizens to join in a grassroots spring-cleaning movement to remove litter from yards, parks, streets, open spaces, waterways, and other public areas.
https://www.explorestaffordct.com/cleanup

Stafford Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27
Cemetery Memorial Services: 7:00am - 9:30am (various locations)
Parade Step-off: 11:00am from Furance Avenue to the American Legion
Annual Memorial Day Observances are to honor our armed forces and those who have given their lives for our country.
https://www.explorestaffordct.com/memorialday

Stafford SummerFest & Fireworks
Wednesday, June 26

5:00pm - 10:00pm, fireworks at 9:30pm
Stafford School Complex, 145 Orcuttville Road

Stafford SummerFest & Fireworks returns to kick off summer with live music, sought-after food trucks, lawn games, fun activities, and a dazzling pyrotechnics display. A cornerstone town event, all activities will take place at the campus at Stafford High School.
https://www.explorestaffordct.com/summerfest

Stafford AppleFest
Saturday, September 28
11:00am - 3:00pm
Downtown Stafford
This exciting event will be held in Haymarket Common, Hyde Park, and Main Street a beautiful location that provides the perfect setting for a day of apple-filled fun. The festival will showcase various vendors and activities, ensuring a delightful experience for visitors of all ages.
https://www.explorestaffordct.com/applefest

Trick-or-Treat on Main Street
Saturday, October 26
4:00pm - 6:00pm
A wildly popular (and fun) event that closes Main Street Stafford for a pedestrian-only plaza welcoming costumed families and friends to enjoy a safe and social Halloween event. 
https://www.explorestaffordct.com/trickortreat

Stafford WinterFest

Saturday, December 14
3:00pm - 7:00pm
Downtown Stafford
A festive hometown tradition, WinterFest features live performances, visits with Santa, a community bonfire, the Parade of Lights, hundreds of luminaries throughout Main Street, and more!
https://www.explorestaffordct.com/winterfest