Calendar of Events for the Mystic Area and Southeastern Connecticut

On the shoreline in southeastern CT and in the Mystic Area, there is always something to do anytime of year! Whether you're enjoying the multitude of summer activities on land or at sea ~ the vibrant fall foliage and scenic country roads ~ the area's eagle watches during the winter ~ walks on the beach and boardwalk as spring comes ali... or anytime of year, enjoy world class entertainment as well as excitement at Mohegan Sun, MGM Grand and Foxwoods Casinos ~ our location, on the water, near Mystic is the ideal vacation spot for your New England getaway!

For more information on things to do in the Mystic area, be sure to visit the Mystic Country website or visit the Mystic Chamber's website to view a complete list of events in the Mystic area and to help plan your next visit

Event Summary
June thru August
Lighthouse Cruises
Capt John's in Waterford, CT. Select dates. Visit for details.
June 28 - July 2
& July 4-9
37th Annual
Sea Music Festival
At Mystic Seaport.  Musicians perform from the decks of tall ships.
A true New England experience!
Taste of Mystic
Downtown Mystic. Features the finest in area cuisines, dancing, music and libations.
June 30 - July 2
Annual Antique and
Wooden Boat Show
Held at Mystic Seaport, this event features a gathering of wooden power and sailboats built before the 1950's.  Craft and crews parade downriver.
July 1 & 2
Niantic's Annual
Lobsterfest, Chicken BBQ
& Arts & Crafts Show
One of Niantic's most popular annual events is the Annual LobsterFest, Chicken BBQ and Arts & Crafts show.  Held on our local Town Hall property and walking distance from our inn, this very popular local summer outdoor festival is a guest favorite year after year. 
Thursday nites
in July
Summer Nights Music Series at Johnathon Edwards Winery
Picnic under the stars, sipping awesome wines and enjoying great music every Thursday night in July at the winery.
July 7, 8 & 9
SailFest New London
SailFest is Southeastern Connecticut's premiere summertime event attracting over hundreds of thousands over the three-day festival.  This event also features the largest fireworks display in all of New England. Visit for additional detail.
July 15
Niantic's Annual
Celebrate East Lyme Festival
Niantic's annual Bash by the Bay!!! Main Street closes for music, dancing, food & fireworks over the Niantic Bay!  A very popular regional event right here in Niantic!!!
August 12 & 13
Mystic Outdoor Art Festival
Downtown Mystic. Over 300 artists and craftsmen display and sell their wares along the streets. Live entertainment. Oldest arts festival in all the Northeast!
Aug 12 - 14 
5th Annual
Mystic Blues Festival
Come enjoy the 5th Annual Mystic Blues Festival which showcases an array of blues legends, including Grammy Winners, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers and great up and coming artist  For additional information, visit: visit:
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4th Annual Niantic
Guinness Oyster Festival
at the local Black Sheep
Irish Pub
Oyster Lovers beware; mark your calendars and book your rooms now for this local Annual Guinness Oyster Festival.  Oyster themed food fare, live entertainment, fun activities, oysters and the world famous Irish Stout Guinness on tap.
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CT. Schooner Festival
The CT. Schooner Festival will provide 3 days of nautical fun and excitement, and will also feature schooner races off Ocean Beach Park and land-based events in New London and Mystic. For additional information visit:
October 6 - 8
ChowderFest at
Mystic Seaport
Held at Mystic Seaport over the Columbus Day holiday weekend, the popular event offer visitors a variety of delicious chowders served against scenic water views and New England Foliage!  Always Columbus Day weekend, always delicious and always fun..
November / December
Lantern Light Tours
at Mystic Seaport
Mystic Seaport. This one hour moving performance/walking tour meanders through our 19th-century maritime village in the spirit of Christmas Past!  Reserve early!
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Niantic's 29th Annual
Light Parade
Downtown Niantic. Come join the thousands who line Niantic's Main St. each year and witness one of New England's largest and best holiday parades.

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