Old Lyme Midsummer Festival

Lyme Art Association

Browse art exhibitions, shop for art, and visit with animals at the Lyme Art Association on Saturday.

Studio 80 + Sculpture Park

Listen to music, watch a fashion show, meet the artists, and participate in a community art project at Studio 80 + Sculpture Park.

Hands on minds on activities at the Florence Griswold

Stop by the Florence Griswold Museum for hands-on activities organized by Lymes' Youth Service Bureau and other local organizations.

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts booth

NEW! Shop local and artisan wares in the lawn across from the Lyme Academy College (77 Lyme Street).

Dog show at the Florence Griswold Museum

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.

Plein Air Fence Show Artists

Visit local plein air artists "on the fence" at the Center School lawn demonstrating their mediums -- watercolor, acrylic, oil, and pastel.

Hope Road at LACFA

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.

Sidewalk sale

Take advantage of great deals at Patricia Spratt for the Home's Warehouse Linen Sale.

Old Lyme PGN Book 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 Art, Music, Food & Family Fun


Join us Friday night for a kickoff concert at the Florence Griswold Museum. Then, enjoy a full day of festivities on Saturday, July 29, at eleven sites along Lyme Street, including:

  • Art Exhibitions
  • Fresh Market and Artisan Fairs
  • Musical Performances
  • Book Signings and Sales
  • Talks and Demonstrations
  • Animal Encounters
  • Kids' Shows and Activities
  • Food Trucks
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About the Festival

Fresh Market at the Florence Griswold Museum

A quintessential New England celebration, the Old Lyme Midsummer Festival takes place in the heart of Old Lyme's historic district. 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.

  • Florence Griswold Museum
  • 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
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A Special Thanks to our 2016 Premier Sponsors:

Pasta Vita
Essex Savings Bank
Yale New Haven Hospital
The Day

Saturday morning at 8am, join in the Midsummer Festival 5K at the Lymes' Youth Service Bureau.