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of Events

  • Happy Valentine’s Day

    There’s no better way to show that special someone in your life just how much you care than with a personalized romantic gift or a nice dinner out! And East Lyme is full of great boutique shops that offer everything from jewelry and sweets, to great apparel and accessories. And East Lyme’s restaurants offer anything you could possibly imagine.

    So come and shop and dine outside the big box, with unique items for valentines gift from dozens of independent shop keepers and family owned restaurant here in East Lyme.

  • Niantic / East Lyme Restaurant Week

    Save the Dates Foodie Fans and come experience one of southeastern Connecticut’s fastest growing dining destinations and one of Connecticut’s Fan-Favorite Towns – East Lyme, CT!

    The Niantic Main Street organization wants you to come explore Niantic & East Lyme, Connecticut, one bite (and deal) at a time from February 19-25, 2018.

    No tickets or passes necessary; simply show up at any one of the participating eateries to get their Restaurant Week special/deal.  Specific restaurants and deals will be posted at  http://discovereastlyme.com/niantic-main-street/restaurant-week/ as participants and deals become available.  Bon appétit!

  • Daylight Savings Time Begins

    Yea, longer daylight hours are back!!!

  • 11th Annual O’Niantic 5k Run, Walk, Jig or Jog

    Come on! Kick up your heels and shake off those mid-winter blues and join us for the 11th Annual O’Niantic 5K Run, Walk, Jig or Jog. This Niantic, East Lyme event is considered by many a moving party and will take participants through the quaint village of Niantic and its beautiful beachfront. You’ll fall in love with this 5K race and the post race food all charmed with a little o’luck of the Irish.

    The “Wee Mile” (1/4 mile, ½ mile or 1-mile) for kids ages 2 – 11. Post-race beer and Irish chili party at Smarty’s Restaurant. Awards for best costumes!

    Please bring nonperishable food items to benefit the Gemma Moran/United Way Food Bank.

    So, don’t pay any attention to the thermometer – lace up those shoes and be on the starting line on Saturday, March 17th beginning at 9:00 a.m.

    The run will start and end on Methodist St., Niantic CT.

    Registration, and additional information will be provided when it becomes available or by visiting the Hartford Marathon website.

  • Spring Begins

  • Good Friday & Passover Begins at Sundown

  • Happy Easter

  • Happy Mother’s Day

    Come shop for that unique special gift and/or treat your mom to a great dinner at one of East Lyme’s wonderful restaurants.

    Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there!

  • 11th Annual Touch-A-Truck Event

    On Saturday, May 19, 2018 (rain date Sunday), the East Lyme Auxiliary of Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut and the East Lyme Parks and Recreation Department will co-sponsor our tenth annual Touch A Truck. This family event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at McCook Point Park in Niantic, CT.

    Children can climb the various vehicles and sit in the driver’s seat. They will be able to see, touch, and interact with the wide variety of vehicles and learn their functions. This unique event will feature vehicles from the town of East Lyme, the US Navy and Coast Guard, law enforcement, fire departments, commercial companies, industrial companies and rental companies.

    Once children have explored all of the various vehicles, they can go on to experience activities, crafts, face painting, hair beading and balloon animals. Roaming Railroad will be on hand to give rides around the park for an additional charge. The delight and fun of all of these activities can be captured in memory by snapping a picture in Crest Ford’s special photo van.

    Of course, active children work up an appetite. Throughout the day, there will be hotdogs, hamburgers, ice cream, kettle corn, and drinks for sale. No one should go home hungry, but they will go home happy and tired!

    The requested donation is $4 per person. Children age two and under are admitted free.

    Don’t miss this fun family event! All types of trucks, fire engines, tractors, food, face painting, and photos – there is no better way to spend a day with your favorite children! Proceeds benefit the work of Child & Family Agency of Southeastern CT as it meets the needs of over seventeen thousand children and their families annually in our communities.

    For additional information call C&FA at 860-443-2896, Ext. 1406 or visit their website at: childandfamilyagency.org.

  • Memorial Day Vigil

    A Memorial Day Vigil to honor and remember the brave men and women who died while serving in our country will be held on Sunday, May 27th at 7:00 p.m. on the Niantic Town Green (corner of Main St. and Pennsylvania Ave.)

  • Memorial Day & Parade

    The annual East Lyme Memorial Day Parade provides an opportunity for patriotic Americans to come together and honor those who have sacrificed so much in service to our country.
    The parade will be held on Monday, May 28th beginning at 2:00 p.m., will begin near St. John’s Green (across from the Children’s Museum of Southeastern CT.), and will proceed down Niantic’s Main St. ending at the East Lyme Town Hall.

    The parade celebrates all those who have served in uniform from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom, and will reflect on those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.

  • Niantic Farmer’s Market

    Come join the fun as Niantic Main Street hosts their 9th season of the Niantic Farmers’ Market. The market features local vendors who fill the market space (i.e., Methodist St) as they do every year with an array of fresh and local produce, pies, breads, plants, herbs, greens, hummus, pork, jams, jellies, prepared foods, native wool, coffee, fresh-filled cannoli’s and much, much more.

    The Niantic Farmers Market located on Methodist Street between Pro Tek Auto and Niantic Cinemas and will run every Thursday from 3 to 6:00 p.m. until October 12th.

    Hope to see you there!

    For additional info regarding Niantic’s Farmers’ Market, visit their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/NianticFarmersMarket

  • Niantic Farmer’s Market

    Come join the fun as Niantic Main Street hosts their 9th season of the Niantic Farmers’ Market. The market features local vendors who fill the market space (i.e., Methodist St) as they do every year with an array of fresh and local produce, pies, breads, plants, herbs, greens, hummus, pork, jams, jellies, prepared foods, native wool, coffee, fresh-filled cannoli’s and much, much more.

    The Niantic Farmers Market located on Methodist Street between Pro Tek Auto and Niantic Cinemas and will run every Thursday from 3 to 6:00 p.m. until October 12th.

    Hope to see you there!

    For additional info regarding Niantic’s Farmers’ Market, visit their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/NianticFarmersMarket

  • Happy Father’s Day

    Come treat dad to one of his favorite restaurants here in East Lyme. Here’s wishing all you dads out there a wonderful and Happy Fathers Day!

  • Summer Begins

    Welcome back summertime. We missed you!!!

  • Niantic Farmer’s Market

    Come join the fun as Niantic Main Street hosts their 9th season of the Niantic Farmers’ Market. The market features local vendors who fill the market space (i.e., Methodist St) as they do every year with an array of fresh and local produce, pies, breads, plants, herbs, greens, hummus, pork, jams, jellies, prepared foods, native wool, coffee, fresh-filled cannoli’s and much, much more.

    The Niantic Farmers Market located on Methodist Street between Pro Tek Auto and Niantic Cinemas and will run every Thursday from 3 to 6:00 p.m. until October 12th.

    Hope to see you there!

    For additional info regarding Niantic’s Farmers’ Market, visit their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/NianticFarmersMarket

  • Niantic Farmer’s Market

    Come join the fun as Niantic Main Street hosts their 9th season of the Niantic Farmers’ Market. The market features local vendors who fill the market space (i.e., Methodist St) as they do every year with an array of fresh and local produce, pies, breads, plants, herbs, greens, hummus, pork, jams, jellies, prepared foods, native wool, coffee, fresh-filled cannoli’s and much, much more.

    The Niantic Farmers Market located on Methodist Street between Pro Tek Auto and Niantic Cinemas and will run every Thursday from 3 to 6:00 p.m. until October 12th.

    Hope to see you there!

    For additional info regarding Niantic’s Farmers’ Market, visit their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/NianticFarmersMarket

  • 40th Annual LobsterFest and 58th Annual Juried Arts & Craft Show

    Come support the Niantic Lions Club as they once again sponsor their Annual LobsterFest and Chicken BBQ. Lobsterfest 2018 will be held on June 30th (Saturday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm) and July 1st (Sunday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm). Located on the East Lyme Town Hall grounds (Pennsylvania Ave.), this annual Niantic summer tradition is sure to kick start your summer. New in 2018 will be the addition of a NEW Family Friendly Food Court that will be available both days.

    In addition to the above Niantic Lions LobsterFest and Chicken BBQ, the 58th Annual Juried Arts and Craft Show will also be held at the same location, on the same dates and same times. Admission to the Arts & Crafts show is free, and over 180 vendors are expected to be at the show. This is a premium event held annually on the East Lyme town hall grounds in conjunction with the Niantic Lions Club.
    Paintings, sculptures, photographs, carvings, pottery jewelry and other beautiful things will be available on both days.

    Two great events, one great weekend! For additional information, visit the Niantic Lions Club website.

  • Happy 4th of July

    Back on July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England, an event which eventually led to the formation of the United States. Each year on July 4th, also known as Independence Day, Americans celebrate this historic event. Happy Birthday USA!!!

  • Niantic Farmer’s Market

    Come join the fun as Niantic Main Street hosts their 9th season of the Niantic Farmers’ Market. The market features local vendors who fill the market space (i.e., Methodist St) as they do every year with an array of fresh and local produce, pies, breads, plants, herbs, greens, hummus, pork, jams, jellies, prepared foods, native wool, coffee, fresh-filled cannoli’s and much, much more.

    The Niantic Farmers Market located on Methodist Street between Pro Tek Auto and Niantic Cinemas and will run every Thursday from 3 to 6:00 p.m. until October 12th.

    Hope to see you there!

    For additional info regarding Niantic’s Farmers’ Market, visit their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/NianticFarmersMarket

  • Niantic Farmer’s Market

    Come join the fun as Niantic Main Street hosts their 9th season of the Niantic Farmers’ Market. The market features local vendors who fill the market space (i.e., Methodist St) as they do every year with an array of fresh and local produce, pies, breads, plants, herbs, greens, hummus, pork, jams, jellies, prepared foods, native wool, coffee, fresh-filled cannoli’s and much, much more.

    The Niantic Farmers Market located on Methodist Street between Pro Tek Auto and Niantic Cinemas and will run every Thursday from 3 to 6:00 p.m. until October 12th.

    Hope to see you there!

    For additional info regarding Niantic’s Farmers’ Market, visit their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/NianticFarmersMarket

  • Niantic Farmer’s Market

    Come join the fun as Niantic Main Street hosts their 9th season of the Niantic Farmers’ Market. The market features local vendors who fill the market space (i.e., Methodist St) as they do every year with an array of fresh and local produce, pies, breads, plants, herbs, greens, hummus, pork, jams, jellies, prepared foods, native wool, coffee, fresh-filled cannoli’s and much, much more.

    The Niantic Farmers Market located on Methodist Street between Pro Tek Auto and Niantic Cinemas and will run every Thursday from 3 to 6:00 p.m. until October 12th.

    Hope to see you there!

    For additional info regarding Niantic’s Farmers’ Market, visit their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/NianticFarmersMarket

  • St. John’s Annual Carnival on Green

    Come One!  Come All!   In conjunction with the Celebrate East Lyme festivities, the Carnival comes to town complete with games and rides for folks of all ages along with delectable Carnival Treats. Tickets for rides and amusements may be purchased on the day(s) you attend the carnival. Sponsored by St. John’s Episcopal Church, the Carnival is its largest annual fundraiser supporting community outreach programs.

    The Carnival on St. John’s Green will take place on:

    • Friday (July 20th) from 6 pm till 10 pm
    • Saturday (July 21st) from 3 pm till 10 pm
    • Sunday (July 22nd) from noon pm till 5 pm
  • Celebrate East Lyme Festival

    Please note, the 2018 Celebrate East Lyme Festival will be held a week later this year than usual.

    The 18th Annual Celebrate East Lyme Festival is expected to be held on Saturday, July 21st (this is the week after the New London Sailfest Festival).
    The Town of East Lyme will once again transform it’s waterfront Main Street in the seaside village of Niantic into their annual Bash by the Bay filled with food, music and fun-filled activities for the entire family!

    Niantic’s Main St. will close to vehicular traffic (beginning at 3:00 p.m.) which will then be filled by over 200 local vendors offering food from local and regional restaurants, products and services from local businesses and entertainment for everyone!  Festivities include live music performances, cooking demonstrations & tastings, children’s areas and so much more!
    Additionally, the East Lyme Parks & Recreation Department will again host a Sand Castle competition and the always popular Great Niantic Bay Raft Races. And last, but not least, the day will conclude with a spectacular fireworks show over the beautiful Niantic Bay.
    Exit # 72 or # 74 off I-95.

    A Schedule of Events will be published once details are made available:

    For additional information and a schedule of the days events, please visit: www.CelebrateEastLyme.com

  • Niantic Farmer’s Market

    Come join the fun as Niantic Main Street hosts their 9th season of the Niantic Farmers’ Market. The market features local vendors who fill the market space (i.e., Methodist St) as they do every year with an array of fresh and local produce, pies, breads, plants, herbs, greens, hummus, pork, jams, jellies, prepared foods, native wool, coffee, fresh-filled cannoli’s and much, much more.

    The Niantic Farmers Market located on Methodist Street between Pro Tek Auto and Niantic Cinemas and will run every Thursday from 3 to 6:00 p.m. until October 12th.

    Hope to see you there!

    For additional info regarding Niantic’s Farmers’ Market, visit their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/NianticFarmersMarket

  • Niantic Farmer’s Market

    Come join the fun as Niantic Main Street hosts their 9th season of the Niantic Farmers’ Market. The market features local vendors who fill the market space (i.e., Methodist St) as they do every year with an array of fresh and local produce, pies, breads, plants, herbs, greens, hummus, pork, jams, jellies, prepared foods, native wool, coffee, fresh-filled cannoli’s and much, much more.

    The Niantic Farmers Market located on Methodist Street between Pro Tek Auto and Niantic Cinemas and will run every Thursday from 3 to 6:00 p.m. until October 12th.

    Hope to see you there!

    For additional info regarding Niantic’s Farmers’ Market, visit their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/NianticFarmersMarket

  • Niantic Bay Triathlon and AquaBike

    East Lyme will once again serve as host site for the 2018 Niantic Bay Triathlon and AquaBike Event.
    The Niantic Bay Triathlon is a flat, sprint distance race with a 1/2-mile swim in Niantic Bay, an ocean bay with no waves or strong currents, a 12-mile bike loop through scenic East Lyme with water views and shaded streets, and 3.5-mile run through the beach community of Niantic; with a spectacular a beach finish. The entire race is at sea level. Aqua/Bike runs simultaneously on swim and bike courses as Tri. This event will be held on Sunday, August 5th beginning at 07:30 a.m.

    For additional information about the triathlon, call Beth Shluger at (860) 652-8866 or visit: Hartford Marathon website

  • 14th Annual Bargains By The Bay ~ Annual Sales Event

    Niantic Main Street is happy to once again sponsor their Annual Bargains by the Bay Tent and Sidewalk Sale August 9-12, 2018. This always popular four-day event features a collaborative tent and sidewalk sales by various downtown merchants in the quaint seaside town of Niantic. Bargains on Antiques, Apparel, Beach Gear, Books, Bikes, Cards, Children’s, Clocks, Collectibles, Garden, Gifts, Golf, Jewelry, Music, Pets, Skate, Sweets, Women’s Accessories and much, much more. So, come experience shopping at its best in the beautiful and scenic Connecticut shoreline village of Niantic at this annual Bargains By The Bay sales event. Again, this special sales event starts Thursday, August 9th and continues through Sunday, August 12th.

    Come see why Niantic and East Lyme is a great place to visit, play, live AND SHOP!!!
    Hope to see you here!

  • Niantic Farmer’s Market

    Come join the fun as Niantic Main Street hosts their 9th season of the Niantic Farmers’ Market. The market features local vendors who fill the market space (i.e., Methodist St) as they do every year with an array of fresh and local produce, pies, breads, plants, herbs, greens, hummus, pork, jams, jellies, prepared foods, native wool, coffee, fresh-filled cannoli’s and much, much more.

    The Niantic Farmers Market located on Methodist Street between Pro Tek Auto and Niantic Cinemas and will run every Thursday from 3 to 6:00 p.m. until October 12th.

    Hope to see you there!

    For additional info regarding Niantic’s Farmers’ Market, visit their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/NianticFarmersMarket

  • Niantic Farmer’s Market

    Come join the fun as Niantic Main Street hosts their 9th season of the Niantic Farmers’ Market. The market features local vendors who fill the market space (i.e., Methodist St) as they do every year with an array of fresh and local produce, pies, breads, plants, herbs, greens, hummus, pork, jams, jellies, prepared foods, native wool, coffee, fresh-filled cannoli’s and much, much more.

    The Niantic Farmers Market located on Methodist Street between Pro Tek Auto and Niantic Cinemas and will run every Thursday from 3 to 6:00 p.m. until October 12th.

    Hope to see you there!

    For additional info regarding Niantic’s Farmers’ Market, visit their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/NianticFarmersMarket

  • Niantic Farmer’s Market

    Come join the fun as Niantic Main Street hosts their 9th season of the Niantic Farmers’ Market. The market features local vendors who fill the market space (i.e., Methodist St) as they do every year with an array of fresh and local produce, pies, breads, plants, herbs, greens, hummus, pork, jams, jellies, prepared foods, native wool, coffee, fresh-filled cannoli’s and much, much more.

    The Niantic Farmers Market located on Methodist Street between Pro Tek Auto and Niantic Cinemas and will run every Thursday from 3 to 6:00 p.m. until October 12th.

    Hope to see you there!

    For additional info regarding Niantic’s Farmers’ Market, visit their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/NianticFarmersMarket

  • Niantic Farmer’s Market

    Come join the fun as Niantic Main Street hosts their 9th season of the Niantic Farmers’ Market. The market features local vendors who fill the market space (i.e., Methodist St) as they do every year with an array of fresh and local produce, pies, breads, plants, herbs, greens, hummus, pork, jams, jellies, prepared foods, native wool, coffee, fresh-filled cannoli’s and much, much more.

    The Niantic Farmers Market located on Methodist Street between Pro Tek Auto and Niantic Cinemas and will run every Thursday from 3 to 6:00 p.m. until October 12th.

    Hope to see you there!

    For additional info regarding Niantic’s Farmers’ Market, visit their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/NianticFarmersMarket

  • Happy Labor Day

  • Niantic Farmer’s Market

    Come join the fun as Niantic Main Street hosts their 9th season of the Niantic Farmers’ Market. The market features local vendors who fill the market space (i.e., Methodist St) as they do every year with an array of fresh and local produce, pies, breads, plants, herbs, greens, hummus, pork, jams, jellies, prepared foods, native wool, coffee, fresh-filled cannoli’s and much, much more.

    The Niantic Farmers Market located on Methodist Street between Pro Tek Auto and Niantic Cinemas and will run every Thursday from 3 to 6:00 p.m. until October 12th.

    Hope to see you there!

    For additional info regarding Niantic’s Farmers’ Market, visit their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/NianticFarmersMarket

  • Niantic Farmer’s Market

    Come join the fun as Niantic Main Street hosts their 9th season of the Niantic Farmers’ Market. The market features local vendors who fill the market space (i.e., Methodist St) as they do every year with an array of fresh and local produce, pies, breads, plants, herbs, greens, hummus, pork, jams, jellies, prepared foods, native wool, coffee, fresh-filled cannoli’s and much, much more.

    The Niantic Farmers Market located on Methodist Street between Pro Tek Auto and Niantic Cinemas and will run every Thursday from 3 to 6:00 p.m. until October 12th.

    Hope to see you there!

    For additional info regarding Niantic’s Farmers’ Market, visit their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/NianticFarmersMarket

  • Niantic Farmer’s Market

    Come join the fun as Niantic Main Street hosts their 9th season of the Niantic Farmers’ Market. The market features local vendors who fill the market space (i.e., Methodist St) as they do every year with an array of fresh and local produce, pies, breads, plants, herbs, greens, hummus, pork, jams, jellies, prepared foods, native wool, coffee, fresh-filled cannoli’s and much, much more.

    The Niantic Farmers Market located on Methodist Street between Pro Tek Auto and Niantic Cinemas and will run every Thursday from 3 to 6:00 p.m. until October 12th.

    Hope to see you there!

    For additional info regarding Niantic’s Farmers’ Market, visit their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/NianticFarmersMarket

  • Autumn Begins

    Yes, Autumn begins today, but summer isn’t over just yet. Come experience one of the best times of the year on the shoreline!!!

  • 5th Annual Black Sheep Oyster Festival

    Mark your calendars for the 5th Annual Black Sheep Oyster Festival. If you thought prior year’s events were great, this year’s event promises to be bigger and better. This relatively new end-of-summer Niantic event is sure to be another crowd pleaser with local Oyster Farmers onsite, Oyster Shucking Contest, Irish Step Dancers, Oyster inspired menu items, Guinness Pint Specials, Live Music, Prizes & Giveaways and a whole lot more.

    This year’s Black Sheep Guinness Oyster Festival takes place on Saturday, September 22, 2018 beginning at 12:00 noon at The Black Sheep Irish Pub located at 247 Main St., Niantic.

  • Niantic Farmer’s Market

    Come join the fun as Niantic Main Street hosts their 9th season of the Niantic Farmers’ Market. The market features local vendors who fill the market space (i.e., Methodist St) as they do every year with an array of fresh and local produce, pies, breads, plants, herbs, greens, hummus, pork, jams, jellies, prepared foods, native wool, coffee, fresh-filled cannoli’s and much, much more.

    The Niantic Farmers Market located on Methodist Street between Pro Tek Auto and Niantic Cinemas and will run every Thursday from 3 to 6:00 p.m. until October 12th.

    Hope to see you there!

    For additional info regarding Niantic’s Farmers’ Market, visit their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/NianticFarmersMarket

  • Niantic Farmer’s Market

    Come join the fun as Niantic Main Street hosts their 9th season of the Niantic Farmers’ Market. The market features local vendors who fill the market space (i.e., Methodist St) as they do every year with an array of fresh and local produce, pies, breads, plants, herbs, greens, hummus, pork, jams, jellies, prepared foods, native wool, coffee, fresh-filled cannoli’s and much, much more.

    The Niantic Farmers Market located on Methodist Street between Pro Tek Auto and Niantic Cinemas and will run every Thursday from 3 to 6:00 p.m. until October 12th.

    Hope to see you there!

    For additional info regarding Niantic’s Farmers’ Market, visit their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/NianticFarmersMarket

  • Oktoberfest at The Black Sheep

    Mark your calendars for the 4th Annual Oktoberfest at The Black Sheep located in downtown Niantic. Come join the folks at The Black Sheep as they once again team up with Sam Adams to Host their 3rd Annual Oktoberfest & Pig Roast! Live Music, a Stein Hoisting Competition and a great pork roast dinner are all “on tap”. If you thought prior year’s events were great, this year’s event promises to be even bigger and better.
    So, mark your calendars for Saturday, October 6th beginning at 12:00 pm (noon).
    The Black Sheep Irish Pub located at 247 Main St., Niantic.

    Note: as construction of the a new Village Wine & Spirits building is taking place immediately next to The Black Sheep, we suggest you use the Municipal Parking lot located behind The Black Sheep to park.

  • Niantic Farmer’s Market

    Come join the fun as Niantic Main Street hosts their 9th season of the Niantic Farmers’ Market. The market features local vendors who fill the market space (i.e., Methodist St) as they do every year with an array of fresh and local produce, pies, breads, plants, herbs, greens, hummus, pork, jams, jellies, prepared foods, native wool, coffee, fresh-filled cannoli’s and much, much more.

    The Niantic Farmers Market located on Methodist Street between Pro Tek Auto and Niantic Cinemas and will run every Thursday from 3 to 6:00 p.m. until October 12th.

    Hope to see you there!

    For additional info regarding Niantic’s Farmers’ Market, visit their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/NianticFarmersMarket

  • Niantic Village Halloween Parade

    Come one, come all, to one of the most highly entertaining family friendly events in town ~ the annual Niantic Village Halloween Parade.

    The fun will start on Sunday, October 28th, 2018 beginning at 1:00 p.m., when children are welcome to browse the downtown shops for “Tricks and Treats”.

    Among the parade’s signature highlights is the always popular Halloween Parade which will begin at 2:00 p.m.. Children should gather at Hole-in-the-Wall beach parking lot (which is where the parade begins). Candy for the kids and costume prizes will be awarded.

    This event is sponsored by the East Lyme Parks & Rec Dept. along with promotional support of the Niantic Main Street organization and the downtown Niantic local businesses who donate candy and snacks for the children. For additional information, contact Terri Smith at 691-0528 or e-mail her at: jsmith5@snet.net

    Event Weather Alert – please note, should it rain on Sunday, this event unfortunately will be cancelled.  There is no rain date.

  • Happy Halloween

    Boo

  • Daylight Savings Time Ends

    Yea, an extra of hour of sleep tonight 😉

  • Veterans Day Observance & Vigil

    Come honor and remember our veterans at a Veterans Day Observance on Saturday, November 10, 2018. Festivities will begin at 10:00 a.m. on the Liberty Green (downtown Niantic – corner of Main St. and Pennsylvania Ave.). In the event of rain, the vigil will move to the American Legion facility on York Ave.

  • Veterans Day

    Veterans Day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended the World War I hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany back in 1918. Veterans are thanked for their services to the United States on Veterans Day. Today we honor and thank all veterans for their service to our country.

  • Happy Thanksgiving

  • 15th Annual Holiday Stroll

    Come kick-start your holiday season in Niantic at the 15th Annual Niantic Main Street Holiday Stroll. This family-friendly day features:

    • horse-drawn carriage rides,
    • shops & restaurant specials,
    • holiday music and complimentary hot cider and cocoa on the town green,
    • children’s arts, crafts and games,
    • the 2nd Annual Chili Cook-off,
    • a Smore Station,
    • a “Snow-Flake Drop” featuring discounts and giveaways to local shops and restaurants, and last, but not least,
    • the arrival of Santa on a shiny red fire truck just in time for the annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony beginning at 5:00 pm on Liberty Green in the heart of Niantic Village.

    So come early, and stay late. The fun takes place on Saturday, November 24th beginning at 3:00 p.m. .
    Hope to see you there!!!

    For additional details, visit the Niantic Main Street Facebook Page

  • Niantic Jingle Bell 5K

    Come join the fun at the scenic McCook Point Beach and Park on Saturday, December 8th for a scenic, festive Niantic Jingle Bell 5K walk/run in support of the Brian T. Dagle Memorial Foundation.

    8:45 – Race Day Check-in/Registration
    10:00 – 5K Walk & Run will begin
    11:00 – Overall & Age Group awards

    T-Shirts are available to the first 350 registrants – sizes are not guaranteed. Please arrive early to ensure you get the size you want.

    For registration and additional information, visit: Niantic Jingle Bell 5k

  • Niantic / East Lyme Light Parade

    SAVE THE DATE for New England’s largest and brightest Holiday Light Parade.
    Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018, the Annual East Lyme / Niantic Light Parade is the largest holiday light parade in all of New England, and promises to be one of the most memorable parades you will ever attend.
    The 2018 Niantic/East Lyme Light Parade will be held on Saturday night December 8th beginning at 6:00 p.m. (with a Rain/Snow Date of Sunday, December 9th at 5:00 p.m.)
    Additional details will be provided as they become available.
    Please note, the December 8th date is a tentative date based on past years dates, and will be confirmed the closer we get to the event.