About the Festival
Since the early 20th century Old Lyme, Connecticut has been known to artists and artlovers alike as a haven for the arts. Over the past 100 years, artists have painted in Old Lyme, capturing its timeless beauty.
Located on a serene inlet at the mouth of the Connecticut River, much of the character that drew painters to the area remains today. Its noteworthy houses built by sea captains, art museum, art college, galleries, shops and delightful inns makes Old Lyme one of New England’s most unique destinations.
For over 30 years, the Midsummer Festival has showcased the town's artistic heritage. This quintessential New England celebration for all ages, takes place in the heart of Old Lyme's historic district. All activities take place at eleven locations all along Lyme Street: the Florence Griswold Museum, the Lyme Art Association, the Old Lyme Inn, the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, 77 Lyme Street (across from LACFA), Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds, the Old Lyme Historical Society, Patricia Spratt for the Home, the Center School lawn, Old Lyme Memorial Town Hall, the Old Lyme - PGN Library.