Exciting activities and special events all year round in Mystic.

Exciting activities and special events all year round in Mystic.

2024 Art Shows in the Village
July, August, & September
Olde Mistick Village is proud to present three art shows this summer through fall.
Visit on select weekends June through September for a fun-filled day of shopping and embracing the arts!
The public is invited to the following dates and times:

End of July
Sat, 7/27 @ 10am-6pm; Sun, 7/28 @ 10am-5pm

Labor Day Weekend
Sat, 8/31 @ 10am-6pm; Sun, 9/1 @ 10am-5pm; Sun, 9/2 @ 10am-4pm

Art to include: illustrations, jewelry, mixed media, paintings, photography, pottery, woodwork & more!
To preview each individual art show’s line-up and entertainment schedule, be sure to visit the OMV event page.

Mystic Luxury Cinemas: Family Summer Series
Wednesday, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Enjoy family fun movies at the Village! All seats are $2.00. All shows start at 11:00am. This month’s screenings include: Migration, The Angry Birds Movie, Hotel Transylvania, and Shrek!

Pirate Day at Mystic Aquarium
Friday, July 19, 2024

Come all ye scallywags! Join us for Pirate Day at Mystic Aquarium! Dress like a pirate and join in the festivities, featuring a visit from the historical pirates and privateers of the Free Men of the Sea from 11-2PM, followed by the all-ages entertainment of the Bawdy Buccaneers, rallying together in boisterous pirate song from 2-4PM. Pirate meet & greets and treasure hunt are free with general admission.

Women in Science Day
Wednesday, July 31, 2024

Join us for Women in Science Day, one of the Aquarium’s most inspirational events of the year! You’ll learn from Mystic Aquarium’s own women scientists, researchers and animal care professionals as well as women from our local science communities. Aspiring scientists can explore various career options from a host of different fields, discover the paths each woman took to achieve her goals, and learn how her work has a real-world impact. You’ll quickly see that the possibilities in science are endless!

Women in Science Day is included with general admission. This event is made possible through the generous support of our partners The Petit Family Foundation and Revolution Wind.

SeaReads Author Talk with Jasmin Graham & Susan Casey
Sunday, August 11th @ 4:00pm
Join the Mystic Aquarium for an exciting afternoon of marine science with authors Jasmin Graham (Sharks Don’t Sink) and Susan Casey (The Underworld) as part of the SeaReads Series in partnership Living Sharks Museum and Bank Square Books! Doors open at 3:30PM, with Jasmin Graham speaking at 4PM and Susan Casey speaking at 4:30PM. Stick around for the Q&A and be sure to get your books signed 5-6PM!

Museum After Hours: Friday Happy Hour Summer Music Series
Friday, July 5, 12, 19, 26, 2024

Each Friday until August 30 we will be hosting a variety of local musicians from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Schaefer’s Spouter Tavern will be open late serving food and beverages, including local beer and rum! Come sit alongside the majestic Charles W. Morgan and enjoy the beautiful Mystic River. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the summer sun while taking in all the beautiful Museum grounds have to offer. These evenings will be free to the public after 5:00 p.m.

Mystic Seaport Museum’s SpongeBob Birthday Party
Sunday, July 14, 2024

Did you hear? It’s SpongeBob’s birthday! Just like all of us here at Mystic Seaport Museum, SpongeBob loves the ocean, his friends, and underwater sea stories of all kinds. On July 14, visit our Voyage to the Deep – Underwater Adventures exhibit and celebrate your favorite maritime character at our first-ever Mystic Seaport Museum SpongeBob Birthday Party! Featuring a SpongeBob story time in the Collins Gallery at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m, a singing of “Happy Birthday, SpongeBob” at the McGraw Gallery Quadrangle at the north end of the Museum, birthday card-amking, a cake, and other surprises! Note: This event is included with general admission.The first 100 families to arrive will receive 2 free passes to come back this summer with their “Patrick” (best friend). Wearing the color yellow and Spongebob costumes is encouraged!

Sea Glass Festival
Saturday, July 27 – Sunday, July 28

Come support the International Sea Glass Association at The 18th International Sea Glass Festival on July 27-28! Featuring unique artistic works on sale and the chance to enter into a sea glass contest!

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


The Downtown Mystic Merchants and Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce in partnership with NORTH SWELL are proud to present this pop-up paddle-craft only rally on the Mystic River. Taking place from 1-4pm alongside the West Side of the Mystic River, North of the Historic Bascule Bridge and featuring music by floating band Reggae Rock Band Red Lion. Admission is free and no registration is required! Come launch or watch the tradition!