Midsummer Festival 2016Celebrating 30 Years!


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

2016 is the 3oth Anniversary of this event!

Join us Friday night for art open houses, live music and dancing, or take part in Saturday’s activities, which include:

Art Exhibitions & Sales
Fresh Market
Musical Performances
Artisan Fairs
Book Signings & Sales
Domestic Farm Animals
Hands-On Kids’ Activities

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Midsummer Festival Calendar

Midsummer Festival events also live on our calendar.

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Midsummer Events Held at the Museum

This is just a partial list – please check back for more!

Pre-Concert Open House

Friday, July 29
5pm – 7pm

Free admission to the special exhibition:

The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement

Free Concert

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Friday, July 29
7pm – 9pm



Parading Paws Dog Show!

Saturday, July 30
9:00am – 11:30am


Does your dog have the best smile, longest tail, biggest paws? Registration from 9- 10am. Judging begins at 10:30am. Special categories include Best Trick and Best Costume. Sponsored by Vista Vittles ~ 100% Natural Treats for Dogs.

Market En Plein Air

Saturday, July 30
9am – 3pm


Connecticut-grown flowers, fruits, vegetables, breads, fine cheeses, herbs and specialty foods in a setting modeled after outdoor markets in French villages. Come see who’s new and visit old favorites.

Hands-On, Minds-On Education Area

Saturday, July 30
10am – 3pm

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Participate in a variety of free hands-on creative projects provided by local cultural organizations.

Reduced Admission to Gallery

Saturday, July 30
10am – 5pm

Including the historic Florence Griswold House and the special exhibition:

The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement

Cost: $5 (no further discounts)