FRIDAY NIGHT KICKOFF CONCERT: Sixteen-year old singer/song writer and Lyme resident Braiden Sunshine and his band will rock the grounds of the Florence Griswold Museum along the banks of the Lieutenant River Friday night at 7pm.
Browse art exhibitions, shop for art, and visit with animals at the Lyme Art Association on Saturday.
Listen to music, watch a fashion show, meet the artists, and participate in a community art project at Studio 80 + Sculpture Park.
Stop by the Florence Griswold Museum for hands-on activities organized by High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Lymes' Youth Service Bureau, and other local organizations.
NEW! Shop local and artisan wares in the lawn across from the Lyme Academy College (77 Lyme Street).
Does your dog have the best smile or biggest paws? Enter your canine pal in the Parading Paws Dog Show at the Florence Griswold Museum.
Visit local plein air artists "on the fence" at the Center School lawn demonstrating their mediums -- watercolor, acrylic, oil, and pastel.
Enjoy music by Hope Road -- a Bob Marley & the Wailers tribute band -- as you browse art exhibitions and sales by Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts students and alumni.
Take advantage of great deals at Patricia Spratt for the Home's Warehouse Linen Sale.
Stop by the Old Lyme - PGN Library for Star Wars-themed crafts, a visit from Rey, book sales, author talks, and artisan vendors.
Celebrating 30 Years of Art, Music, Food & Family Fun
It's the Old Lyme Midsummer Festival's 30th anniversary! Join us Friday night for a kickoff concert featuring Braiden Sunshine at the Florence Griswold Museum. Then, enjoy a full day of festivities on Saturday, July 30, at eleven sites along Lyme Street, including:
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- Art Exhibitions
- Fresh Market and Artisan Fairs
- Musical Performances
- Book Signings and Sales
- Talks and Demonstrations
- Animal Encounters
- Kids' Shows and Activities
- Food Trucks
About the Festival
A quintessential New England celebration, the Old Lyme Midsummer Festival takes place in the heart of Old Lyme's historic district. In our 30th year, the festival offers family-friendly activities at eleven sites along Lyme Street.
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The Midsummer Festival would not be possible without the support and hard work of various partner organizations.
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- Florence Griswold Museum
- High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
- Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
- Lyme Art Association
- Lyme-Old Lyme Chamber of Commerce
- Lymes' Youth Service Bureau
- Old Lyme Historical Society
- Old Lyme Inn
- Old Lyme - PGN Library
- Patricia Spratt for the Home
- Plein Air Fence Show Artists
- Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds
- Town of Old Lyme