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Eastern Connecticut’s Favorite Festivals.

Festivals abound during Mystic Country’s summer months. Here’s a comprehensive list of our late summer not-to-be-missed! Old Lyme Mid-Summer Festival, July 25-26 Celebrating the town’s artistic heritage. 4th Friday Square Fair, July 25 Visit Storrs Center and check out local artists’ work. Colchester Twenty-Second Annual Festival on the Green, July...

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Classic boats and classic cars take over Mystic Seaport this weekend.

Classic boats and classic cars take over Mystic Seaport this weekend.

This weekend is for boat lovers at Mystic Seaport’s Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous. We look forward to this event all year long – it’s two days of classic boats, a parade on the water, and even some classic cars. The annual show, held on July 26-27 this year, features restored classics boats of all kinds, including cruisers, sailboats and...

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Red, white and wow! Fireworks in Mystic Country.

Red, white and wow! Fireworks in Mystic Country.

We like to celebrate the 4th of July – the whole summer, really – with a bang. Lots of them, in fact! We’ve got a great lineup of fireworks in Mystic Country ready to wow you. From the Quiet Corner to Mystic and in between, your summer nights will be a lot brighter when you visit Mystic Country. Holiday specific celebrations begin July 3 in Killingly...

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Mystic’s got the Blues June 27-29 at Mystic Shipyard.

Mystic’s got the Blues June 27-29 at Mystic Shipyard.

Mystic Country will have an extreme case of the blues this weekend – it’s time for the second annual Mystic Blues Festival. The music’s in town June 27-29 at the Mystic Shipyard, and like last year, there’s a long list of blues legends on the docket. Some of the highlights: 90’s pop stars turned blues artists the Spin Doctors; Eight to the Bar;...

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Gorgeous gardens. Mystic Country’s got an abundance.

Gorgeous gardens. Mystic Country’s got an abundance.

It’s flower season here in Mystic Country, and there are a host of beautiful gardens and grounds to visit this month. On June 13th and 14th, the Stonington Garden Club is hosting its tri-annual Gardens by the Sea event, a walking tour of 10 private – and lovely – gardens in Stonington Village. These are the “secret gardens” that the public...

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Hit the trails with us. Connecticut Trails Day Weekend, June 7-8.

Hit the trails with us. Connecticut Trails Day Weekend, June 7-8.

Happy trails to you! June 7-8 is Connecticut Trails Day Weekend, and there’s tons of activities for all you outdoorsy types at state parks and forests. Hiking, biking, running, walking, bird watching, horseback riding, we have it all – over 250 events to choose from statewide. And there are tons of volunteers from all areas – parks and rec, historical...

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Bluegrass, Cajun – Strawberry Park has it all! 2014 Music Festivals.

Bluegrass, Cajun – Strawberry Park has it all! 2014 Music Festivals.

It’s music festival season at Strawberry Park in Preston, home of the annual Bluegrass Festival happening May 29 – June 1 and the Cajun /Zydeco Festival, June 5-8. Both of these festivals are local favorites. We’re so lucky to have this music right in our backyard! The 37th Annual Bluegrass Festival has quite the line-up: Clair Lynch, Nora Jane Struthers...

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Lobster Days are here again. This weekend at Mystic Seaport.

Lobster Days are here again. This weekend at Mystic Seaport.

If Lobster Days at Mystic Seaport aren’t your Memorial Day weekend tradition yet, why not start this year? This weekend, May 24-26, 2014 visit the Seaport and celebrate the holiday with a lobster-in-the-rough dinner – single or twin lobster, coleslaw, corn on the cob, lemonade or iced tea. Hot dog platters also available if lobsters aren’t your...

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Rolling down the river at Willimantic Riverfest, Saturday, May 17.

Rolling down the river at Willimantic Riverfest, Saturday, May 17.

Willimantic’s Riverfest is Saturday, May 17. Riverfest is an awesome way to get outside and enjoy the weather, while seeing the best of Willimantic from a totally new view – the river. There’s a river paddle portion of the day beginning at 9 a.m. (boats need to be dropped off in Mansfield, check the website for details). If you’re not into boating,...

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Willimantic’s Third Thursday Street Fests are back!

Willimantic’s Third Thursday Street Fests are back!

You know that summer season is nigh when Willimantic’s Third Thursday Street Fests are back on the calendar! Thursday, May 15 is the first fest of the season, and this is going to be one heck of a season. It all starts by dancing across the historic footbridge. How cool is that? Volunteers will be on site to guide dancers – and there’s no groove expertise...

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