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.

Arts Around the World (Monday’s from Sept. 18 – Dec. 18; (no class Sept. 25 or Oct. 9)
Dust off those suitcases and join the Mystic Seaport for an exciting voyage around the world this fall! They’ll be stopping in Sweden, ancient Egypt, Thailand, Germany and a few more surprise countries along the way. In each country, kids will get to explore the history, geography, climate, philosophies of its people and examine common themes, colors, and symbols in the unique artwork. Participants will how to weave in personal family histories and help them learn others’ traditions in this rich and very busy 12-week program.

Sailing Programs (Homeschool, Afterschool, & Adult Beginner-Week of Sept. 17-23)
Calling all those interested in sailing: come learn from the best! No matter your experience level, the Mystic Seaport has a class for everyone. Book your lesson now and get out on the water tomorrow!

Thicker Than Water: Testimony from the front lines of the plastic crisis (Thurs., Sept. 21)
Plastic is everywhere—it’s in our food containers, packaging, clothing, electronics, building materials, glasses, and toothbrushes…. It’s lightweight, versatile, and so cheap that we often forget how much it permeates our lives. But our relationship with plastic is not a healthy one, and our worldwide reliance on this material is polluting the Earth and is harming all of its inhabitants—including us.

Join author and photojournalist Erica Cirino for a discussion and book signing of her award-winning book Thicker Than Water, which dives into the facts about plastic pollution to help us arrive at real solutions to this urgent global crisis. Along the way, you’ll hear stories from the front lines including plastic pollution hotspots like the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and “Cancer Alley” to learn about who is being harmed, who is to blame, and what we must do now to create a more just and livable world for everyone. After the presentation, learn more about the relationship between human activity and the ocean in Alexis Rockman: Oceanus.
Books available for purchase.

This event is free for members and included in admission for non-members. Registration is

Antique Vehicle Show (Sat., 9/23)
The Mystic Seaport 26th Annual Antique Vehicle Show, By Land & By Sea, will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2023. We expect about 100 pre-1932 vehicles to join us for a delightful day of camaraderie and fun here on the beautiful grounds of our maritime village. You, your family, and your friends are invited. This is one of the many Museum annual events and it is our pleasure to present it for your entertainment. You will especially enjoy the afternoon Grand Parade around the Village Green and out through the Shipyard south gate. Bring your camer and take advantage of a great opportunity to photograph motoring history. There will be conversation aplenty, lots of fun and free rides for our visitors.”

Member Appreciation Night (Sat., 9/23)
Mark your calendar: Member Appreciation Night is Saturday, September 23, from 5 until 7:30 p.m. Pack a picnic and explore the museum after hours. There will be music, raffles, a cash bar, FREE Sabino rides and more.

This event is for members only.

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Apple Festival
October 21 & 22

Apple Fest is back! Join the Olde Mistick Village for their 2nd Annual Apple Festival celebrating all things fall! There will be apples, maple syrup, pumpkins, and so much more.

Scarecrows in the Village

Olde Mistick Village will be hosting Scarecrows in the Village this year from Friday, September 29 through Friday, October 27. Come explore what each merchant has in store for their scarecrow display and support local business! Voting will take place throughout the Village using QR codes from October 1-22. Don’t miss out on helping announce “Best in Crow”, “Most Representative”,  and “Vintage 1973”, to continue the 50th anniversary year celebration and lead into yet another festive fall season!

Holiday Carnival
Saturday, December 2, 11am-4pm

Join us Saturday, December 2 for our Holiday Carnival, from 12pm to 4pm!! We will have carolers in the village, along with a brass band playing holiday favorites! Santa will also be making an appearance! And what would our carnival be without Santa’s Workshop Children’s Gift Store?! Santa will be setting up shop in the Meetinghouse as a gift store for children to buy gifts for their family and friends. Be sure to stop by to join us for this special holiday celebration!

Festival of Lights

The Festival of Lights will be held on Friday, December 8th, 2023 from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Olde Mistick Village in Mystic. On December 8th, experience the magic of the holiday season at the Olde Mistick Village. Come stroll through walkways brilliantly lit by thousands of luminaries. With live entertainment and complimentary treats in the Meeting House, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy.

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The Bruce Jacques Show! 7-10PM
September 15, October 6, November 24, December 15

The One Man Rock & Roll Show. Sing-A-Long Comedy Show! 10 Crazy Celebrity Music Personalities Performed By ONE Very Eccentric Man! Show Starts @ 7:00PM!

Trivia Night – Mondays 6:30-9pm
Happy hour every week – Mon-Thurs 3-6pm 
Live music with Izzy Malek – Every Thursday 5pm

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Mystic River Historical Society 50th Anniversary Gala (Sun., 9/24)

Join MRHS at the Mystic River Yachting Club to celebrate its 50th anniversary on September 24. Our gala includes a buffet dinner, cash bar, music and dancing from the ’70s, and a great view of the Mystic River for $65 per person. Members and non-members alike are welcome! RSVP by September 7.

The Annual Halloween Parade & Trunk-or-Treat

 is back this year in Downtown Mystic

Join the Mystic Fire Department, Stonington Police Department, Groton Town Police, Stonington High School and the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce on Sunday, October 29th for a Spooktacular Halloween event.

We are looking for individuals, businesses and nonprofits to join us as with your decorated trunks full of treats from 1:30PM-3:00PM. (You must arrive no later than 12:45pm to set-up and prepare.) Please be prepared to provide candy for 1,000 children. Don’t forget to decorate your car or truck.

Event Schedule:


Parade begins at Friar Tucks on Water Street and returns back to the Mystic Fire Department 

1:30PM – 3:00PM

Everyone is gathered at the MFD. Trunk-or-Treat begins in the rear parking lot.

Snacks and other treats will be provided in addition to candy, as well as games and activities; such as mummy wrapping and music

If you are interested in participating in the Trunk or Treat, please contact Aimee Harvey or

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Mystic Harvest Festival at Hilton (Sun., 9/24)
The Mystic Hilton will be hosting a Fall Harvest Marketplace featuring local artisans, crafters, and producers. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Date Night is Back!

Every Thursday Night, starting at 4PM, join us for a delicious Three Course Menu for two, only $85 per couple!

First course (Select One)
French onion soup
Caesar saladEntrée (Select One)
~Braised short rib- garlic and black pepper mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, red win jus.
~Herb roasted half chicken- fingerling potatoes, butternut squash puree, chicken thyme jus.
~Crispy skin salmon- mashed potatoes, wilted spinach
~Seared sea scallops- butternut risotto, asparagus, honeyed maple beurre blanc.

Dessert (Select One to Share)
Lemon mouse cake
Molten chocolate cake

No reservations required.
*menu items are subject to change

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