Take it from the folks at SUMMER IN THE CITY. Groton City is a great place to be as the summer heats up and moves from July into August!
The four-day City Celebration begins on Thursday, July 31, when the internationally acclaimed COAST GUARD BAND performs at Washington Park. The concert begins at 6:30pm, so pack your chairs, blankets and picnic baskets and come on down to the park to pick your favorite spot on the hill! Washington Park concerts are always free and open to the public.
Festivities continue on Friday August 1st with the 30th ANNUAL CITY DAY celebration for City residents at Washington Park. Starting at 5pm, enjoy all kinds of City trucks and equipment up close – highway, fire, police, and more – along with Water Quality & Treatment and other displays, even a Police Divers Boat! There are fun activities for children and a variety of cool rides, including a bungee jump and rock wall. Gabriel’s Karate/Kickboxing will provide a demonstration and everyone is invited to be part of the City’s 50th Anniversary Photo at 7pm. At 7:30 the Annual Community Service Award will be presented, as will the very first City Pride Award. Groton City Day is FREE and open to all City residents and their guests, with food available at nominal cost.
Saturday, August 2, the sun rises on an all day FOOD TRAIL. Groton City restaurants will offer one-day-only specials – special menu items, special pricing or a percentage off your total bill. There is NO FEE TO PARTICIPATE in the Restaurant Trail; you pay only your restaurant checks. Discover new restaurants; visit that one you’ve been wondering about for so long; try some new ethnic food. You can eat three meals on the road and snack all day long! Participating restaurants are: the Arc General Store & Bakery, Benneditto’s Grinders, Buford’s Family Restaurant, Friendly Thai, Green Submarine Deli, the Jerk Center, Norm’s Diner, Ortega’s Mexican Restaurant, Par Four Restaurant & Sports Bar, Pizza Today and Ralph’s Coffee & Donut Shop. A complete list with Restaurant Trail Specials, links and a map is available on the Summer in the City website.
Complete your City Weekend with an outdoor concert featuring The Outriggers at the season’s second BOOGIE IN THE BACKYARD at the Groton Elks Club. The event takes place under the trees on the edge of Baker’s Cove with a view of small planes taking off and landing at Groton-New London Airport. It’s a great place for some live music, dancing and … it’s FREE! Bring you own chairs and wear your dancin’ shoes. There is also food available at low-cost and a ‘beer tent’ for those over 21.
Find more information on these and other Groton City events at www.summerinthecitygroton.com Join us in the City of Groton for a great Celebrate the City Weekend. One summer… one City… so much to do!
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