Annual Wilton Summerfest set for June 27

WILTON – Summerfest, the town’s second celebration of summer and itself, will be held on Saturday, June 27.

Festivities will begin as usual with a pancake breakfast sponsored by Clinton Lodge, Masons, in Main Street Park, continue along Main Street until 4 p.m., when activities move to Carnival Hill.

A fireworks display is again scheduled for dusk.

Prior to the display are family activities such as sack races.

Organizer Michelle Levesque said last year there were over 70 vendors on Main Street – a wide variety of arts, crafts and food – and they hope for as many this year.

“Last year was very successfully, she said. “We are hoping for better this year.”

There will be live music. So far, three bands have been scheduled: Justin Cohn, Mama Luv and the Motivators, and Brad Bosse and Kaylea.

“All kinds of music,” Levesque said. There will be a stage in the Park and hopefully one in the parking lot at the other end of the street near The Dummy. Danceworks Studio will present a program as well.

“We are trying to bring back a sense of community,” she said, involve everyone, not just Main Street.

Previously called “Celebrate Wilton!”, the event is sponsored by Main Street Association. Other organizations joining in are The Community Center, Wilton Public-Gregg Free Library, The Lions Club (who will hold their annual rubber duck race on the river), High Mowing and Pine Hill Schools.

The fireworks are fully funded by Suburban Propane.

For more information, or to rent vendor space, contact Levesque at Works of Heart Florist, or Dick Putnam at Putnam’s Clothing.