Programs & Events

Midsummer Festival

  • Museum hours: Tues-Sun, 10am-5pm; Café Flo hours: Tues-Sun, 11:30am-2:30pm.

July 29 & 30, 2022

Old Lyme's Midsummer Festival celebrates the town's artistic heritage with two days of festivities!

Join us Friday night for an outdoor concert and dancing, or take part in Saturday’s town-wide activities, which may include art exhibitions and sales, food trucks, musical performances, nonprofit organization fairs, artisan fairs, book signings, talks, and sales, and hands-on kids’ activities.

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Midsummer Festival Calendar

Check out ALL the Midsummer Festival events at Florence Griswold!

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Friday, July 29, 2022

Midsummer Pre-Concert Open House

Free admission to the current exhibition.

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Friday, July 29, 2022

Midsummer Free Concert

The free concert is always a favorite and makes for a picnic-perfect summer evening.

Part of the Old Lyme Midsummer Festival, this free annual concert at the Florence Griswold Museum is a highlight of the summer, and making for a perfect evening on the banks of the Lieutenant River. From 5 to 7pm enjoy free admission to the current exhibition.

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Saturday, July 30, 2022

Midsummer Festival: Hands-On, M!nds-On Along The Artists’ Trail

Cultural and social service organizations partner with local artists and businesses to celebrate the arts in Old Lyme with a mix of music, art exhibitions, 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.

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July 29 & 30, 2022

Midsummer Super Sale in The Shop

Get up to 75% off special finds in this blowout sale from The Shop!

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Saturday, July 30, 2022

Midsummer Festival Open House

Enjoy Free Admission to the Museum on this special town-wide Midsummer Festival Day.

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Saturday, July 30, 2022

Parading Paws Dog Show

Sit. Stay. Enjoy. Every dog walks away a winner at the Parading Paws Dog Show! Prizes are awarded based on each dog’s most distinguished characteristics, such as Best Smile, Biggest Paws, and Longest Tail. Special award categories include Best Trick and Best Costume.

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