Simsbury Celebrates is a FREE Community Holiday Celebration, traditionally held the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year, we are Celebrating the 16th Anniversary of the event on Saturday, November 25th from 4:30-8:00 p.m., with a variety of events, culminating with a spectacular fireworks show on Iron Horse Boulevard.
Simsbury Celebrates is based on a wonderful event that was run by the Simsbury Arts Council called "Opening Night". Opening Night was held yearly as a "Renaissance of the Arts" on the Saturday evening after Thanksgiving. This event drew large crowds and quality entertainment from all over the country. Ray Romano of "Everybody Loves Raymond" fame even graced our stage at one time! Unfortunately Opening Night grew so big that the Simsbury Arts Council decided that they did not have enough members and time to keep the event at a high level. After the 2001 Opening Night the event ended.
In 2002 the Simsbury Culture, Parks, and Recreation Dept, alongside a small but dedicated group of volunteers, decided to bring the event back and renamed it "Simsbury Celebrates." The event now has more family-friendly features such as free entertainment, an earlier start to the popular fireworks show, and more street entertainment. Although the Simsbury Recreation Dept sponsors the event and assists with the event production, all funds to support the event are raised through generous donations for local businesses, families and civic groups. We hope you enjoy this year's event and continue to make Simsbury Celebrates a part of your Thanksgiving traditions.
PO Box 495
Simsbury, CT 06070
Directions to Eno Hall (Center of Simsbury Celebrates)
Take exit 39. Follow Route 4 to Farmington Center. Turn right onto Rt. 10 North and proceed to Part B below.
From I-91: Take exit 40. Follow Route 20 West 9 miles into Granby center. Turn left onto route 10 South and follow for 5 miles into Simsbury center. Follow Part A directions below.
Eno Memorial Hall is located at 754 Hopmeadow Street (Hopmeadow Street is Route 10) at the Corner of Station Street in Simsbury. Parking is located in lots behind the building.
Part A: If you are coming from the North (on Route 10 South) you will find that Route 10 will be partially closed starting at 4:30PM around Eno Hall because of the event. Please turn left onto Iron Horse Blvd and follow until you can make a right onto Wilcox Street. At the first stop sign on Wilcox Street turn right and then a quick left onto Station Street, the parking lot is immediately on your left.
Part B: If you are coming from the south you will need to turn right at the police barricade at the intersection of Route 10 and Drake Hill Road. Take your first left onto Iron Horse Blvd and follow for about 1/3 mile to intersection with Wilcox Street. Turn left onto Wilcox Street, then right at first stop sign. You will then make a quick left onto Station Street. The parking lot will be on your left hand side.