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July 28, 2018

Midsummer Festival

The Old Lyme Arts District partners with local artists and businesses to celebrate the arts in Old Lyme with a mix of music, art exhibitions, craft fair, and food. In its over 30 years the festival has grown in visitation and offerings — but has always stayed true to its mission of highlighting the culture of the community. Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28.

FRIDAY, July 27

Pre-Concert Open House and Shop Sale
Friday, July 27, 5-7pm
Free Admission
View the current exhibition, Art and the New England Farm before the concert begins at 7pm.
Preview The Shop’s Midsummer Super Sale as well.

Midsummer Concert: Otis & the Hurricanes
Friday, July 27, 7pm
Pack a picnic dinner or enjoy one of the offerings from the food vendors here on site and find a spot on the grassy banks of the Lieutenant River to enjoy the high-energy music of Otis and the Hurricanes. This Connecticut-based band offers a fun and fabulous mix of delta blues mixed with the spicy taste of New Orleans funk along with some good time rock & roll tunes mixed in.

The Midsummer Concert is sponsored by All Pro Automotive and Benchmark Wealth Management, LLC. Thank you for supporting this community wide event.

Our greatest investment is our relationship with you.




Bohemian Street Fair and Food Truck Court
Saturday, July 28, 9am –3pm
Expanded upon for 2018 with fresh-from-the-farm produce and products, an expanded selection of regional artisans, and, new this year, a hand-picked gathering of Connecticut’s finest food trucks.

Parading Paws Dog Show! 
Saturday, July 28, registration 10-10:30am; judging begins at 10:45am
Sit. Stay. Enjoy. Does your dog have the best smile, longest tail, biggest paws, best trick, or best costume. Presented by Vista Vocational Life Innovations.

Hands-On, Minds-On Education Area
Saturday, July 28, 10am-3pm; magic shows at 11:30am and 1:30pm
Featuring family-friendly crafts and activities. Enjoy close-up magic and quick-witted comedy of Joe Howard, aka the Ringleader of Fun.

Midsummer Super Sale in The Shop
Friday, July 27 to Sunday, July 29
Up to 75% off all kinds of great selected items including unique gifts, art books, kids books and toys, stationery, garden items, and a whole lot more! This is the perfect time to plan ahead for gift giving or treat yourself to something special.


July 28, 2018
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Florence Griswold
(860) 434-5542


Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme,CT06371United States
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