Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce Events
FLOATCHELLA- Date: TBD for 2022
Join us and donate to FLOATCHELLA, a paddle-crafts only rally on the Mystic River featuring live entertainment on the FLOATING STAGE just North of the drawbridge.
Attendees and passersby are asked to donate to the event from 3 launch sites and on the Mystic Drawbridge. All money raised will go to funding the efforts of the Downtown Mystic Merchants and the GMCC in promoting Mystic, continuing beloved community events like: the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival and Pirate Invasion, and supporting our local businesses.
The oldest festival of its kind in the Northeast, the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival attracts more than 85,000 people to our region during this two day event. This festival showcases more than 100,000 diverse pieces of fine art spread out over two miles in the heart of Historic Downtown Mystic. The event is free of charge to the public. There are activities for all ages, including a Children’s Art Park.
GROTON CITY BREW RUN - SEP. 10, 2022
Groton Utilities and The Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce present the 2nd Annual Groton City Brew Run at Eastern Point Beach, Groton. Gather friends, family and your running buddies for a fun 5K run followed by a Brewfest, concert and an array of food trucks.
Santa Claus is coming to town and so is Mystic’s Holiday Lighted Boat Parade in Historic Downtown Mystic. Thousands gather at the Mystic River Park to watch Santa arrive on a 60’ tug boat, the John Paul, and to listen to the wishes of children. After a brief break, festivities in the Park resume with the lighting of the Christmas tree and thousands of spectators then flood both sides of the Mystic River to see the decorated ships pass by. These holiday events have become beloved traditions in Mystic over the years-- don’t miss out on being part of the festivities by sponsoring our candy canes, parade and more!
PARTY OF 12, GMCC COMMUNITY & TOURISM AWARDS - DECEMBER 2, 2021
DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS STROLL & LUMINARIA- DECEMBER 7, 2021
Stroll the festive streets of Historic Downtown Mystic and listen to the carolers rejoice in the holiday spirit as Santa makes his way through the hustle and bustle! Merchants will keep their shops open late so everyone can get a head start on their holiday shopping while enjoying hot cider, cookies and other goodies in the stores. Stroll your way through the beautifully light Downtown Area to find gifts for everyone on your shopping list.