Programs & Events
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
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.
SATURDAY, July 28
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.