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Tall Ship Cruises on the Mystic Whaler

May 11 - September 29

Escape for a few hours or a few days on the Mystic Whaler May - early October. Haul on a halyard, bask in the sun and watch the scenic coast slip by. Sailing is May through October from New London, Connecticut just 15 minutes from Mystic, Connecticut . The Tall Ship Luncheon Cruises on the Mystic Whaler includes grilled chicken or veggie burger, clam chowder, fresh bread, three side salads, and dessert. Beverages include coffee, tea, lemonade, and water. Feel…

Purple Heart Poker Run Mike’s Famous Harley Davidson New London

June 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The 2019 Purple Heart Poker Run will be held on June 22nd from 9 am to 5 pm at Mike's Famous Harley Davidson in New London. This year we are changing things up and starting out of Mike's Famous Harley-Davidson New London, CT! Registration is from 9-11 and then its time to ride! The after party will be held at the Bozrah Moose Lodge in Bozrah, CT where we will have the usual live music, vendors, raffles and of course…

Happy Together Tour at the Garde Arts Center

Happy Together Tour at the Garde Arts Center

June 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the Happy Together 2019 Tour stars The Turtles (“Happy Together”, “Elenore”), Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night (“Joy to the World”, “Mama Told Me Not to Come”), Gary Puckett & the Union Gap (“Woman, Woman”, “Young Girl”), The Buckinghams (“Kind of a Drag”, “Don’t You Care”), The Classics IV (“Stormy”, “Spooky”), and The Cowsills (“Love American Style”, “The Rain, the Park, & Other Things”). The Turtles have sold over 40 million records worldwide. Their hits…

Hygienic Art Blues on Bank in New London

Hygienic Art Blues on Bank in New London

June 29 - June 30

The Hygienic Art Blues on Bank in New London June 29th and 30th is a jam packed weekend of blues music! Blues lovers and those new to the blues are invited to come to the Hygienic Art Park to enjoy the raw lyrical emotion and sultry melodies while dancing the summer night away under our illuminated glass canopy. Rounding out the evening on Saturday night are performing musicians in the legendary Muddy Water’s Band, Bob Margolin and Jerry Portnoy! All…

Annual Food Truck Festival

New London Waterfront Food Truck Festival

June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

New London's Waterfront Food Truck Festival will be held on Saturday, June 29th from 6 to 9 pm. Choose your favorite food truck, grabbed and order and go! Pick a spot and enjoy live music along the beautiful New London waterfront. Live music performed by Andre, Eddie and Friends at the City Pier stage! FREE kids activities: Face Painting.

2019 Sailfest at New London Harbor Schedule

2019 Sailfest at New London Harbor Schedule

July 12 - July 14

The 2019 Sailfest will be held on July 12th through July 14th in New London. Sailfest is Southeastern Connecticut’s premiere summertime event, complete with a major fireworks display, amusement rides, free entertainment, ships, and over 200 vendors lining the streets. There will be plenty to see, buy, and eat, so make sure to come hungry and ready to try new food! Sailfest produces multiple stages of free entertainment with musical genres ranging in Dance, Country, Latin, and more. Many new…

An Irish Regatta at the New London Waterfront

An Irish Regatta at the New London Waterfront

July 27 @ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

New London Currach Rowers, members of the North Amercian Currach Association, will host their annual rowing races on the Thames River on July 29th in New London. Racing will begin at 12:00 pm from the Custom House Pier at the New London Waterfront Park in New London, CT. Come learn about the sport and cheer on the only currach rowing club in Connecticut. The event is FREE!

Nimble Art Circus New London

August 4 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Nimble Arts Circus will be held on State Street in New London on August 4th. Performances will be held at 4 pm and 6:30 pm. Make a full family afternoon of it when the City of New London presents the renowned Nimble Arts Summer Circus, on New London's Parade Plaza, with FREE performances. Smart, funny, and sophisticated, Nimble Arts will surprise you with their internationally award-winning circus arts: trapeze, juggling, comedy, acrobatics, with new acts this year. Prepare to be…

The New London Blues & BBQ Fest will be held on August 10th in Downtown New London.

New London Blues & BBQ Fest

August 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The 2019 New London Blues & BBQ Fest will be held on August 10th in Downtown New London. Join us for a night of music and BBQ. This year we are combining the fun of Blues music with a delicious barbecue from our favorite BBQ food Trucks.

Farm to Pier Dinner on the New London Waterfront

Farm to Pier Dinner on the New London Waterfront

August 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a beautiful dinner on the New London Waterfront! Farm to Pier will take place on Wednesday August 14, 2019 (rain date August 15th) on Custom House Pier. With produce grown just for the dinner by Huntsbrook Farm in Waterford and ingredients from other local purveyors, this is a unique event that brings together the community through food and education. This year we will be donating the proceeds to NESS. New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) is…

The New London Basque Festival

The New London Basque Festival

August 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The New London Basque Festival is happening on August 17th from noon to 4 pm. The New England Basque Club will be hosting its biggest event to date. A Basque Festival in New London, Connecticut, filled with activities to celebrate our culture and rich history. The program will include an exhibition of Basque rural sports, a Paella Degustation with the participation of the different chapters of the NEBC, dance and music performances, a Mus Tournament, and much more. Small snacks…

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