Lace up your sneakers and participate in the 73rd running of the Manchester Road Race, famous for participant's whacky costumes. Expect bands every half mile November 25, as well as an array of awesome prizes. Looking to take it easy? Then head toward downtown Stamford for the UBS Parade Spectacular. Perfect for kids young and old, the parade boasts one of the best balloon displays in the northeast, award-winning marching bands and fantastic floats.
BETTINA HANSEN, HARTFORD COURANT