Highlights of Mystic Country - from an insider

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  • From swing to songs of the sea, Mystic Country has the best in outdoor music for the summer months. The opportunities are plenty! In New London, the Hygienic Art Park’s summer concert series is a popular way to spend a summer evening outdoors. Or check out the USCG Dixieland Jazz Band at the New London […] The post Summer music outdoors in Mystic Country. appeared first on See Mystic Country CT.

  • The Garde’s 2015 Summer Cinema Series is coming up, with over 20 movies in the line up. Running July 31 -September 20 at Garde Arts Center in downtown New London, the series kicks off with the James Bond classic Thunderball (in a cool digital remake). You can buy passes to all the flicks (that’s the full list […] The post The Garde’s 2015 Summer Cinema Series. Win a pass to all 20+ movies! appeared first on See Mystic Country CT.

  • Whether you’re locals on a staycation or visiting Mystic Country from out of town, you’ll want to stop by one of our plentiful farmers’ markets while you’re here this summer. From fresh veggies to local maple syrup and honey, flowers to candy, and all other kinds of goodies, we guarantee you’ll find something to bring […] The post Fresh and Local. Mystic Country Farmers’ Markets. appeared first on See Mystic Country CT.

  • CNN just selected Mystic, Connecticut as one of five “Summer hideaways: Best U.S. Seaside escapes.” Very cool and we agree of course. “Drowsy port towns aren’t trying to make it big. They’re content to sit quietly idle without the throngs of trend-seekers in search of a place to deem the next hotspot. That’s why we like […] The post CNN selects Mystic as a BEST seaside escape. appeared first on See Mystic Country CT.

  • We’ve got a jam-packed calendar for July 4th here in Mystic Country, with events all over the area celebrating Independence Day. From Mystic to Woodstock, we have something for everyone. At Mystic Seaport, celebrate Independence Day like they did in 1876 with Civil War-era military exercises, boat races, fun old-fashioned games for the kids—including croquet—and […] The post Happy 4th of July! Celebrate in Mystic Country. appeared first on See Mystic Country CT.

  • This summer, maritime art and culture are taking center stage here in eastern Connecticut. Three museums—Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, the Custom House Maritime Museum in New London and the Connecticut River Museum in Essex—will partner to highlight the state’s maritime heritage with a variety of exhibits, events and tours of the waters. Visitors can […] The post A summer of maritime art and culture appeared first on See Mystic Country CT.

  • From now through September, the sky above Mystic Country CT will be lit up with some of the best fireworks displays around. We love a good fireworks show, whether it’s to celebrate the a night out on the Norwich Harbor, the annual Sailfest event, or a barbeque. July 4th festivities will take place throughout the […] The post Mystic Country CT fireworks! appeared first on See Mystic Country CT.

  • Lighthouses are hot this summer—make sure you put New London’s Sentinels on the Sound celebration on your to-do list! This is the fifth annual celebration of the lighthouse-focused soiree, running from June 20 through October 25, 2015. Lighthouse tours are the main focus of the celebration. This year, in honor of the Connecticut Coast Guard Summer, […] The post Sentinels on the Sound loves Mystic Country lighthouses appeared first on See Mystic Country CT.

  • Thompson Speedway ‘s Vintage Motorsports Festival returns to the Motorsports Park road course this weekend (June 18-21, 2015) for three days of vintage racing action! The popular event features cars through the past century, including formula cars, sports racers, sports cars, vintage production +++. Add a hot dog, burger and beer and you’ve got a great Father’s day weekend. […] The post Vintage Motorsports Festival on deck at Thompson appeared first on See Mystic Country CT.

  • Summer’s swinging into high gear with the Taste of Mystic at Olde Mistick Village June 12 – 14, 2015! Join 16 of our favorite local eateries as they cook, bake and serve up their best recipes for visitors. The event is free to get in, and tickets are $1 each. Offerings will run the gamut […] The post Taste of Mystic brings food, music + fun to Olde Mistick Village appeared first on See Mystic Country CT.