Old Lyme Midsummer Festival

The Midsummer Festival 2014 will take place across eight sites along Lyme Street from the Village Shoppes to the Florence Griswold Museum. Check back in April for updated events.

Girls at the Hands On Minds On activity area at the Midsummer Festival

Kids can engage in a variety of creative activities at the Hands-On, Minds-On Education area at the Florence Griswold Museum.

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts student creating sculpture

The Lyme Academy College of Arts will showcase the best current work done by students in all of the College's major programs.

Cows at the Lyme Art Association

The Lyme Art Association is inviting artists from around Connecticut to join in on the fun of painting, sketching, and sculpting domestic farm animals.

En plein air market at the Florence Griswold Museum

Wander the French-style market bursting with fresh flowers, breads, cheeses, specialty foods, honey and more at the Florence Griswold Museum.

Anything Goes art sale at the Lyme Art Association

The LAA is very excited to share two wonderful exhibitions that are chock full of beautiful, affordable paintings and sculpture.

Free concert at the Florence Griswold Museum

Relax by the river at the Florence Griswold Museum's free Friday evening concert. Bring a picnic or purchase a dinner from Gourmet Galley!

Join Us

Old Lyme's Midsummer Festival celebrates the town's artistic heritage with two days of festivities! Join us Friday night for art open houses and a concert, 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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About the Festival

Fresh Market at the Florence Griswold Museum

Peruse activities at the Florence Griswold Museum, the Lyme Art Association, the Old Lyme Inn, the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds, Center School lawn, and the Shops of Lyme Street.

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Hands-On, Minds-On Education Center

The Midsummer Festival 2013 would not be possible without the support and hard work of various partner organizations throughout Old Lyme. View the full list of organizations on our partners page.

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A Special Thanks to our Sponsors:

Essex Savings BankLymeLine.com