Fifteen Can’t-Miss Mystic, CT Events

With the year flying by, we wanted to make sure you didn’t miss out on these classic Mystic, CT events. Come make more memories in Mystic, Connecticut.

Mystic, CT Event Favorites

Mystic Outdoor Art Festival, Downtown Mystic
August 11-12, 2018
The oldest festival of its kind in the Northeast, the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival attracts more than 85,000 people from New England to downtown Mystic for this juried art show featuring 250 artists and artisans. mysticchamber.org

Downtown Mystic Sidewalk Sale
August 17-19, 2018
Shop and save in Downtown Mystic all weekend long. mysticdowntown.org

Mystic Eats, Downtown Mystic
September 7-9, 2018
Come and sample some great menu selections from over 30 of Mystic’s premier eateries at this riverside food festival. mysticdowntown.org

Garlic Festival, Olde Mistick Village
September 15-16, 2018
Over 50 farmers, vendors, bakers and restaurants fill the Village with garlic-themed treats, music and family-friendly activities. oldemistickvillage.com

Mystic Pirate Invasion, Downtown Mystic
October 12-14, 2018
Be warned! Pirates are heading to Mystic for a weekend of plundering. A great family-friendly event held throughout Downtown Mystic. mysticdowntown.org

Mystic River Oyster Festival, Mystic Seaport
September 15, 2018
Oyster farmers, environmental groups, and food service providers celebrate history on the half shell at Mystic Seaport. The festival will include historical demos, fun activities for the family, and the opportunity to taste oysters prepared by local restaurants and Coastal Gourmet. mysticseaport.org

Chowder Days, Mystic Seaport
October 6-8, 2018
A weekend to celebrate this New England culinary favorite. mysticseaport.org

Nautical Nightmares, Mystic Seaport
October 12-28, 2018
Similar to the Museum’s popular Lantern Light Tours, Nautical Nightmares is a theatrical performance where the visitor is led on a tour of the Museum grounds to take in a creepy, Halloween-themed story in a series of scenes. For ages 12 and older. mysticseaport.org

Halloween Trick or Treat, Olde Mistick Village
October 31, 2018
A trick or treat right across the street. The shops at Olde Mistick Village will be waiting for all the little ghouls and goblins. oldemistickvillage.com

Lantern Light Tours, Mystic Seaport
November 23-December 23, 2018
Visitors experience a progressive play with a holiday theme set on Christmas Eve 1876 in Greenmanville, CT. The Museum’s historic village and vessels provide the set for a heart-warming story as performed by a cast of actors from around the region. Lantern Light Tours have been a New England Holiday tradition at Mystic Seaport for more than 30 years. mysticseaport.org

Santa Arrives by Tugboat, Downtown Mystic
November 24, 2018
Take part in the thrill as Santa Claus arrives in Mystic on a tugboat. Precisely at 2pm, Santa will arrive at Mystic River Park where he and his elf will greet the crowds and listen to all the children’s holiday wishes. mysticchamber.org

Mystic Tree Lighting & Holiday Lighted Boat Parade, Downtown Mystic
November 24, 2018
An annual Mystic tradition. Santa and company light the downtown Mystic tree and then standby to watch the spectacular boat parade down the Mystic River. mysticchamber.org

Holiday Stroll & Luminaria, Downtown Mystic
December 4, 2018
Stroll the streets of Downtown Mystic and listen to the carolers rejoice in the holiday spirit. The streets will be lined with hundreds of luminaries. Merchants will keep their shops open late so everyone can get a head start on their holiday shopping while enjoying hot cider and cookies in the shops.

Festival of Lights, Olde Mistick Village
December 7, 2018
Walk through a winter wonderland when over 4,000 luminaries light the walkways of Olde Mistick Village and Mystic Aquarium. oldemistickvillage.com

Community Carol Sing, Mystic Seaport
December 16, 2018
A Mystic tradition for over five decades, several thousand people gather every year to sing their favorite holiday carols on the McGraw Quadrangle. Admission is a canned or preserved food item to be donated to the local Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center food drive. mysticseaport.org

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