Events

With exciting activities and special events all year round at Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport Museum, Olde Mistick Village and Downtown Mystic, it’s always a great time to Sea Mystic.

With exciting activities and special events all year round at Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport Museum, Olde Mistick Village and Downtown Mystic, it’s always a great time to Sea Mystic.

Antique Marine Engine Expo 2022 – Aug 20,21

The 31st Annual Antique Marine Engine Expo will be held the weekend of August 20-21, 2022. This is one of the oldest major marine engine shows in the nation with over 300 exhibits.

Exhibitors come from near and far and many of the engines will be operating as well as the day they were first purchased. Steamers huffing and puffing, inboards chugging away in their mounting stands, outboards stirring up water in the rain barrels and models of all types converting air pressure or electricity into rotary power on the bench and in the model pool.

You cannot help but enjoy this stroll through marine engine history. Join us in the Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard for this noisy, greasy, fun event!

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Ocean Commotion Gala

Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Mystic Aquarium

Dance and dine through the evening at Mystic Aquarium’s signature fundraising event.

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Art Shows in the Village
Saturday, September 3rd 10am – 6pm
Sunday, September 4th 10am – 5pm
Monday, September 5th 10am – 4pm (Labor Day weekend)

OMV Garlic Festival
September 17 & 18

Scarecrows in the Village
October 1 – 31

Apple Festival
October 22 & 23

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Trivia Night – Mondays 6:30-9pm
Happy hour every week – Mon-Thurs 3-6pm 
Live music with Izzy Malek – Every Thursday 5pm 
The Bruce Jacques Show – July 22 7-10pm
The Bruce Jacques Show – August 19 7-10pm 

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Mystic Firefest with High Noon Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd & More

Presented By Music Department
Saturday, September 17th at 12:00pm EST
Online sale ends: 09/17/22 at 2:00pm EST
Tree Trails Adventures
715 Noank Ledyard Rd, Mystic, CT 06355

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Mystic Outdoor Art Festival – Aug 13,14
SATURDAY, AUG. 13, 2022: 10 AM- 6 PM & SUNDAY, AUG. 14, 2022: 10 AM – 5 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, drawing thousands of 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 showcases over 200 artists from around the United States, with more than two miles of arts and crafts including oils, watercolors, photographs, pastels, sculpture, woodwork, comics, acrylics, and more. The Mystic Outdoor Art Festival, lovingly known as “MOAF”, is a FREE event and features activities and artwork for all ages to enjoy, including a Children’s Art Park located in the Mystic Seaport Shipyard.

100th Anniversary of the Mystic Bascule Bridge

October 15, 2022

The Mystic River Bascule Bridge, the oldest of its kind in the United States turns 100 this summer! This famous Bridge has had a long history dating back to the 1800’s, but the current Bridge (Bascule Bridge stands for a moveable bridge with a counterweight that continually balances a span or leaf), was first opened on July 19, 1922! One of the top 5 reasons visitors come to Mystic every year, the Bascule Bridge has been connecting communities such as Groton and Stonington for a century, while also providing a landing place for the towns and the people who represent the Mystic Region. For the 100’s of members that represent the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce, we can’t wait to begin this once in a lifetime celebration!

Beginning in April 2022, the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce, the Mystic River Historical Society, and Foxwoods Resort Casino are partnering with a host of for-profit and non-profit organizations to commemorate the Mystic Bascule Bridge’s 100th Year! Events will occur all Spring and Summer leading to a ceremony, dedication, and Fireworks Display over the Mystic River on October 15, 2022.

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The IRONS Concert Series | FREE SUMMER CONCERTS ON THE PATIO

July 1: Petty Larceny – A tribute to Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
July 8: Nick Bosse and the Northern Roots
July 15: John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band – (sponsored in part by Lawson’s Finest Liquids)
July 22: Steve Smith & the Nakeds
July 29 – Tommy Conwell & The HouseRockers
Aug 5 – Introduction – a Chicago Experience
Aug 12 – Adam Ezra Group
Aug 19 – Whiskey Rebels
Aug 26 – Wicked Peach

Concerts open to the public – local community and hotel guests alike.
Concerts are family friendly and FREE.
Food & Beverage Available or Sale – Concessions opens at 5:30 p.m.
Concerts are held rain or shine and will move inside in the event of rain or severe heat.
Concerts – 6 -8 p.m.
Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets.
Outside food & beverage is not permitted.

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