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 more than 20 years, the town has showcased its artistic heritage with a Midsummer Festival. This two-day event, a quintessential New England celebration for all ages, takes place in the heart of Old Lyme's historic district. All activities take place at seven locations all along Lyme Street: the Florence Griswold Museum, the Lyme Art Association, the Old Lyme Inn, the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds, the Center School lawn, and the Shops of Lyme Street.View Full Schedule of Events »