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
January 20 - 31
Niantic / East Lyme
2nd Annual Restaurant Week
Come explore and taste what our local restaurants have to offer, one restaurant, and one bite at a time. A special deal at every restaurant.
May 23 - 26
Lobsterfest at
Mystic Seaport
Annual "Lobsta" event held Memorial Day Weekend on the banks of the Mystic River. A very Popular Event!
June thru August
Lighthouse Cruises
Capt John's in Waterford, CT. Select dates. Visit for details.
June 12 - 15
34th Annual
Sea Music Festival
Mystic Seaport. Musicians perform from the decks of tall ships.
A true New England experience!
June 27, 28 & 29
2nd Annual
Mystic Blues Festival
Come help support & enjoy the 2nd Annual Mystic Blues Festival featuring an array of Blues legends as well and great up and coming blues artist. For additional info,
June 27, 28 & 29
Annual Antique and
Classic Boat Rendezvous
Held at Mystic Seaport. A gathering of wooden power and sailboats built before the 1950's. Craft and crews parade downriver.
July 5 & 6
Niantic's Annual
Lobsterfest, Chicken BBQ
& Arts & Crafts Show
Downtown Niantic. A very popular local summer outdoor festival that attracts thousands each year. Oh yea, Lobsta'
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 11 - 13
SailFest in New London
Sailfest is Southeastern Connecticut's premiere summertime event attracting over 300,000 people over the three-day festival. Features the largest fireworks display in all of New England. Visit for additional detail.
July 19
Niantic's Annual
Celebrate East Lyme Festival
Niantic's annual Party by the Sea!!! Main Street gets closed for music, dancing, food & fireworks over the Niantic Bay!
August 9 & 10
Mystic Outdoor Art Festival
Downtown Mystic. Over 300 artists and craftsmen display and sell their wares along the streets. Live entertainment. Oldest festival in the Northeast!
Sept 27 & 28
1st Annual Niantic
Guinness Oyster Festival
Mark your calendars, book your rooms and get ready for a new Niantic event that's sure to be a crowd pleasure with live entertainment, festival food afre, fun activities, oysters and the world famous Irish Stout Guinness on tap.
Sept TBA
Taste of Mystic
Downtown Mystic. Features the finest in area cuisines, dancing, music and libations.
Sept. TBA
CT. Schooner Festival
The CT. Schooner Festival will provide five days of excitement and fun, and will feature a schooner race off Ocean Beach Park and land-based events in New London and Mystic. For additional information visit:
October 11 - 13
Chowderfest at
Mystic Seaport
Mystic Seaport. Taste the difference in a variety of delicious chowders served against scenic water views and New England Foliage! Columbus Day Weekend.
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!
December 6
Niantic Light Parade
Downtown Niantic. Come join the thousands who line Main St. each year and witness the regions largest and best holiday parade.

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