Old Saybrook: Torchlight Parade

Description: More than 20 fife and drum corps hailing from as far away as Pennsylvania and Vermont will march along Main Street to the Town Green. Leading the musician groups will once again be the 2nd Company Governor's Foot Guard marching unit.

The marching musicians, dressed in period costumes, will play musical selections that their counterparts might have played more than 100 to 200 years ago. Alongside each corps will be parade volunteers who will carry torches to light the way. In addition to the musicians, more than 20 floats and other marching units plan to participate in this annual parade.

The Torchlight Parade re-enacts an annual event held in many New England towns during the Colonial period. Each December, the village militia would muster and march to the village common led by their fife and drum corps. Marchers and local residents would carry torches to light the procession. This Old Saybrook parade commemorates that annual event.
Location: 1 Main Street, Old Saybrook
URL: http://www.ctvisit.com/events/torchlight-parade-0
Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017
Time: 6:00pm EST
Category: Parades*
Updated: Saturday, December 2, 2017 7:05pm GMT