Annual events

Annual events

The Owl Prowl, Horizon Wings Raptor Rescue, Ashford: http://www.horizonwings.org/. Held each fall, kids can see the rescued birds (including Oscar the Great Horned Owl), eat owl-themed treats, make a craft, and enjoy Halloween fun. Proceeds benefit the raptors. Close-up of two owls

Mansfield Community Playground’s Eggstravaganza: usually held the Saturday before Easter, an opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny, find some eggs, purchase some Easter baked goods and support the playground.

Celebrate Mansfield: Now held on Betsy Paterson Square at Storrs Center across from E.O. Smith, this festival is held each September and showcases local businesses and organizations. There is always music, activities for kids, and all kinds of entertainment.

Annual John E. Jackman Tour de Mansfield: this annual bike ride features a bike rodeo for kids and a five-mile family fun ride; free for kids under 18. June 20, 2015: http://www.mansfieldct.gov/prevents/?FeedID=2281

Annual 5K Race for the Playground and kids’ races: Each July MAC presents a 5K Road Race to raise money for the maintenance and improvement of the Ossen Community Playground.  Check out Parks and Rec’s website for updated info!