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August 2018

61st Annual Mystic Outdoor Art Festival

August 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - August 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Planned and executed by the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce, the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival is the oldest of its kind in the Northeast region, and draws more than 85,000 people from around New England and beyond during this two day event. As a juried art show, the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival serves an audience of discriminating art enthusiasts, as well as weekend visitors and residents from surrounding communities including Groton, New London, Waterford, and southern Rhode Island. The festival…

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September 2018

5th Annual Mystic Eats Festival

September 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - September 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Over 20 local food vendors, live music all weekend, huge beer barn & kids entertainment. Admission is free, tickets can be purchased for food or drinks. Street parking. Friday, September 7th  5-9:30 Saturday, September 8th  11-9:30 Sunday, September 9th  11-5 More info. After Labor Day our transient rate drops to $2.80/ft/night. To book a transient reservation with Mystic River Marina, click here.

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11th Annual Garlic Festival

September 15, 2018 @ 11:00 am - September 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Olde Mistick Village, 27 Coogan Blvd
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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An award-winning food festival dedicated to all things garlic. To celebrate the abundant fall harvest, farmers from around the region will present an amazing variety of garlic for sale in addition to fresh produce. Throughout the day and evening, dozens of local restaurants and food service establishments will be serving, for purchase, delicious garlic-related foods as well as non-garlic favorites. A host of merchants, artisans, authors and artists will line the pathways of Olde Mistick Village displaying their foods, crafts,…

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Art After Dark

September 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mystic Museum of Art, 9 Water Street
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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$15

Mystic Museum of Art’s (MMoA) family-friendly concert series continues on September 18 from 6pm to 8:30pm, and features Pizzetta pizza, beer & wine, live art, and live music. This event is held on the MMoA patio, or moved inside should extreme inclement weather occur. September’s event features live music by Darrin Keech, live art by Katherine Gates, and balloon art provided by April Brunelle.   Members $12, Non-Members $15, Kids 4-12 $3, Kids 0-3 Free.

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Wild Mushroom Festival

September 23, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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$20

Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center puts the fun in fungi at their Wild Mushroom Festival, sure to delight foragers and food enthusiasts alike. Enjoy lectures by local experts on foraging and cooking mushrooms, identification walks and sampling the flavors of the forest in dishes from some of the area’s best eateries. Don’t miss festival favorites like candy cap mushroom ice cream, mushroom beer and live music. Connecticut Valley Mycological Society (CVMS) will lead mushroom identification walks, answer questions and display locally…

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October 2018

Mystic Pirate Invasion

October 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am - October 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Enjoy this Mystic tradition by watching the pirate's invade against our local militia.

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Art After Dark

October 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mystic Museum of Art, 9 Water Street
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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$15

The last family-friendly concert series at Mystic's Museum of Art for the season is on October 16th from 6:00 pm to 8:30pm. Pizzetta pizza, beer & wine, live art, and live music under the tent on the patio, or moved inside the Museum if there's severe inclement weather. October’s event features live music by The Fake Experience, live art by Bonnie Sullivan, and balloon art provided by April Brunelle.

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November 2018

Holiday Lighted Boat Parade

November 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Santa Claus is coming to town and so is Mystic’s Holiday Lighted Boat Parade in Historic Downtown Mystic on November 24, 2018. Thousands gather at the Mystic River Park to watch Santa arrive at 2pm on a 60’ tug boat, the John Paul, to open his ears to the wishes of children waiting anxiously in line to see him. After a brief break, festivities in the Park resume with the lighting of the Christmas tree at 6pm. Spectators then flood…

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February 2019

Cabin Fever Festival & Charity Chowder Cook Off

February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Olde Mistick Village, 27 Coogan Blvd
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Over a dozen local restaurants will serve up their signature chowder and YOU choose the winner! Chowder tickets are $1 for each 3 oz. cup of chowder or you may purchase 12 tickets for just $10. Tickets will be on sale the day of the event within the village at various store locations. Proceeds will benefit Always Home and their work preventing family homelessness. A team of celebrity judges will choose the winners in three categories: 1) Most Creative Chowder,…

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March 2019

16th Annual Mystic Irish Parade

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Parade starts at the South Parking Lot of the Mystic Seaport and travels south down Greenmanville Rd. After a slight right onto Willow, then left onto Broadway, the parade route continues down to the Civil War Monument and down East Main Street before crossing the Bascule Bridge and then turning left onto Water Street. The parade finishes at the Museum of Art parking lot.

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