Join us for an exciting weekend of thrills and chills!
Friday night is scary movie night at the the MAC Firehouse Gallery, then Saturday is the Zombie 5K!, followed but a puppy costume parade and a spooky business stroll with tarot card readings and bubbling drinks and more and finally on Tuesday is the Walnut Beach Witch! Halloween Parade and flash mob! Walnut Beach is the place to be this Halloween!
Walnut Beach Halloween weekend kicks off with a super fun movie night at the Firehouse Gallery. Join us for a screening of "Shaun of the Dead" at 7PM at the MAC Firehouse Gallery (81 Naugatuck Ave.) $10 ticket. Popcorn, soda, and beer and wine available for donation.
Seating is limited to 50.
The Halloween fun continues!
Join us Saturday, October 28th, 2023 for the 3RD Annual Zombie 5K
Celebrate the beginning of the Halloween season with a spooky race through the streets of Walnut Beach and into the spooky woods of Silver Sands State Park and Walnut Beach while being chased by zombies.
Run for your Lives!
Zombie party at Stonebridge following the race with the Rum Runners
The fun continues on Sunday!
Join us for the Walnut Beach Puppy Parade! A blast from the past this tradition was started by Tynne Catapano, it ran for years and was a HUGE hit for our local dog owners and dog lovers. This year we are bringing it back! Dress up your pup and parade them around for a chance to win prizes. October 29th at 3:00PM
Check in at 3PM at the Walnut Beach Beauty Bar! No need to pre-register just come in costume for a chance to win prizes and pride.
Also look out for the "Picture your Pup" Photo station!
The Halloween fun continues! Join us after the puppy parade for a stroll along the participating businesses and have you fortunes read, and drink bubbling witches brew, and be prepared to be scared! October 29th 4:30 PM-7PM
Thank you to Bu Tu for your ongoing mural work. Bu was chosen through our open call for artists earlier this year. We chose her design as we we drawn to the water theme and her whimsical design. Bu uses the natural world as her muse and it is a reoccurring theme in her work. She is also inspired by philosophy, science, conservationism, psychology, and cartoons. She spent many summers at Walnut Beach while attending the Educational Center for the Arts in New Haven and the Art Institute of Chicago. Great Job Bu! We love what you have brought to the neighborhood.
Every Thursday from June thru September we welcome you to come to the Rotary Pavilion in the Walnut Beach Parking lot to shop and discover must have, fresh, locally grown, farmed produce as well as plants, flowers, herbs and more. We also offer food trucks, live music, local business and craft vendors, artisans, pet supplies and much more.
We celebrate the summer solstice on June 21st with fairies young and old taking over Walnut Beach adding a little extra magic to the area. Children of all ages come dressed in wings to take part in the "fairy door challenge" where they are registered with their very own fairy name, given a map of hidden fairy doors, and let loose to visit participating businesses and chosen public areas to locate and log all the fairy doors they can while collecting small tokens at businesses or leaving small tokens at fairy houses. It is a day full of magic and what childhood memories are made of
Every Halloween the Walnut Beach Creamery plays host to the Witches of Walnut Beach. With a DJ and dancing and candy being tossed from above, come get your free ice cream (for anyone in costume) and prepare for the Witch led Halloween parade, stopping at participating businesses and some households along the path for a treat, then back to the creamery for music, dancing and a delightful, not frightful, flash mob witch dance!
Join us 10/31 5pm - 7pm
The Walnut Beach Business Association creates and distributes free of charge full color, event filled calendars each year. The calendars contain full color area photos, coupons and a monthly calendar packed full of local events that take place in the Walnut Beach district all year long. Stop in to any local business to pick up your copy if you do not receive the Milford Mirror. If you are interested in advertising please reach out via our email address located on the "Contact Us" tab.
Each February the Walnut Beach businesses hold an art contest. All are welcome to submit their best Mermaid for consideration. The chosen mermaid will be displayed in full color as the cover art for the Annual Walnut Beach Event Calendar and the "People's Choice" winner will have their winning piece displayed within the calendar as well.
Each December, we gather around the Walnut Beach Arch or "Town Green" to sing carols and welcome Santa as he arrives to light our archway lights and Christmas Tree. The tree is adorned with eco-friendly, bird safe, pine-cone and seed ornaments made at the Milford Audubon Coastal Center. The Boys & Girls Club Choir perform a number of songs and all are welcome to join in. It is a festive evening filled with community and good cheer.
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