Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce Events

Street Scene from Mystic Outdoor Art Festival

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 Utilities and The Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce present the 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 by 'Whiskey, Wine and Coke' and an array of food trucks.

  • 1:00pm - 5K Run

  • 1:30pm to 3:30pm - Beerfest - List of Breweries to be added

  • 1:30pm to 4:00pm - Music Provided By 'Whiskey, Wine and Coke'

*Food Trucks from 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Ticket Prices:

5K Run Including Beerfest - $35 (Day Of $50)

Beerfest Only - $25 (Day Of $40)

There for the Music Only - Free!


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.

Want to experience all that the Greater Mystic region has to offer as a world-class foodie destination? Mystic Restaurant Wee, which celebrates everything culinary in the region, including Groton, Mystic and Stonington restaurants. Participating restaurants offer specialty pricing for lunch and dinner throughout the entire week. If you're a Mystic Chamber member and would like to sponsor this event, this unique opportunity features logo placement on our website, social media platforms and posters delivered to businesses and participating restaurants around the region.

Santa Waving to the Crowd from his Tugboat

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!


This two-part event (Annual Meeting & Gala) draws business, civic and government officials together to celebrate the year. Our annual meeting gets the pulse of the region and discusses ways to improve our business environment. As a Chamber, we share the successes of the year and look forward to goals for the year ahead.