Coventry Connecticut celebrates 300 years–all year long.

Coventry, home of the famous Patriot spy and Connecticut state hero Nathan Hale, celebrates quite the milestone birthday this year–300 years. And celebrate they will, all year long with events ranging from parades to time capsules to the unveiling of a statue featuring Hale himself. Check out the full schedule.

The main event will be the Past, Present & Future parade in September, highlighting each time period–the 1700s, 1800s and 1900s–in three different groups. And a fitting tribute–a statue of Hale–will be unveiled during the traditional Memorial Day parade this year. The sculptor, Larry Wasiele, is a Hale champion who believed the hero should be honored in his own home for his incredible act of patriotism.
The statue will be dedicated during a ceremony in June.

Things like the Fiber Arts Festival, Years of Coventry Quilts and an antique glass and bottle show at the Glass Museum should give you an idea of the town’s unique history and dedication to keeping that history alive and relevant. Amazing Race events have participants racing against each other to find pieces of the town’s history and solving puzzles.

Coventry is part of the Quiet Corner, a charming town with a lake, public beaches and a lot of charm. If you’ve never been to visit, this is the year. And if you’re already a fan, come back and learn more about what makes it so special.

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