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Summer in Southeastern Connecticut

Summer in Southeastern Connecticut

Blues, Brews and More Make Summer Fun in Southeastern Connecticut!

Memorial Day Weekend is just a few short weeks away and it’s got us thinking about summer! We are so spoiled here on the shoreline of southeastern Connecticut, known locally as “Mystic Country.” Connecticut has just launched its new tourism website, which prominently features our region because of the abundance of visitor attractions, restaurants, shopping and accommodations. Explore CTVisit.com/MysticCountry.

Here are some of the things happening just 100 miles south of Boston:

Sculptures in Southeastern Connecticut

The CT Sub Trail fleet is ready for painting!

Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton is celebrating its 100th anniversary on June 21st and Connecticut is proud to celebrate this special birthday with Connecticut’s Submarine Century! From concerts and speaker series to golf tournaments and the 4th of July Parade, there are many Submarine Century events planned throughout the summer in Southeastern Connecticut and beyond.

Visit ctsubmarinecentury.com to see the full calendar.

One of the most unique art exhibits this summer is the Connecticut Sub Trail. This public art project will showcase a fleet of 20 fiberglass submarine sculptures designed and painted by regional artists in celebration of the submarine industry. The exhibit will kick off with a special “unveiling of the fleet” at the Groton 4th of July Parade, then the subs will be delivered to sponsored locations throughout Mystic Country. The subs will be on public view and accessible via map and Android/IOS app.

Mystic is the place for music this summer! The free Summer Sounds Concert Series will kick off Tuesday, June 14th with live music from community bands every Tuesday night at the beautiful Mystic River Park. If you’re into blues, the Blue Monday Concert Series starts Monday, July 11th. But the biggest blues event in town will be the Mystic Blues Festival Friday, August 12th– Sunday, August 14that the North Stonington Fairgrounds. Acts are still being lined up but confirmed artists include The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Roomful of Blues, Paul Gabriel and more.

Mystic Blues Festival in Southeastern ConnecticutKeep an eye out for the schedule and tickets at mysticbluesfestival.com

While you’re in Mystic this summer, check out all the great local shops and dining options. Harbour House at the Inn at Mystic has the best happy hour in town as well as delicious all-day weekend brunch every Saturday and Sunday. Outdoor dining is available on the deck with stunning views of Fishers Island Sound. Make it a full weekend with a stay at the beautiful Inn at Mystic! Book now at innatmystic.com.

For more information about events, activities, shopping and dining in Mystic visit mysticdowntown.org.

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