Old Lyme Midsummer Festival

Arts and cultural organizations interested in participating in the 2015 Festival should contact Ann de Selding, Festival Chair, at adeselding@me.com.

Plein Air Fence Show Artists

The Plein Air Fence Show Artists return to the Center School lawn. Don't miss 36 area artists displaying their works for sale!

Old Lyme PGN Book Sale

New this year: Visit the lawn of the Old Lyme - PGN Library for their annual book sale, a book signing by Bill Berloni, kids' crafts, and a cupcake truck.

Oxen at the Lyme Art Association

The Lyme Art Association will have oxen from Cranberry Meadow Farm. A Midsummer favorite!

Studio 80 + Sculpture Park

Come listen to music, enjoy the art, meet the artists, and learn about their work at Studio 80 + Sculpture Park.

Dan Stevens

New this year: Join us at the Bee & Thistle Inn for a great day of beersippin', barbecue eatin' and music listenin'!

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.

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.

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, live music and dancing, 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

The Midsummer Festival celebrates the town's artistic heritage with two days of festivities! Peruse family-friendly activities across nine sites along Lyme Street.

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Hands-On, Minds-On Education Center

The Midsummer Festival 2015 would not be possible without the support and hard work of various partner organizations throughout Old Lyme.

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A Special Thanks to our 2014 Sponsors:

Essex Savings Bank
Treasure Hill Farm
Suisman Shapiro Attorneys-at-Law
Brown Bear Creative
Old Lyme Marketplace
Caroline's Miracle Foundation

Before the Festival, join in the Caroline's Miracle Foundation 5K Race & Fun Run.