of Events

  • Martin Luther King Holiday

    Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday that celebrates the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr.

  • 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.

  • Presidents’ Day

  • Ash Wednesday

  • Daylight Savings Time Begins

    Yea, longer daylight hours are back!!!

  • St Patrick’s Day

  • 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!

  • Memorial Day & Parade

    The annual East Lyme Memorial Day Parade provides an opportunity for all Americans to come together and honor those who have sacrificed so much in service to our country.

    The annual Niantic Memorial Day parade will be held on Monday, May 27th 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.

  • 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!!!

  • Happy 4th of July (a Thursday in 2019)

    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!!!

  • 59th Annual Niantic Lions Arts & Craft Show
        and Family Food Court

    Come support the Niantic Lions Club as they once again sponsor the 59th Annual Juried Arts and Craft Show 2019 that be held on July 6th (Saturday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm) and July 7th (Sunday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm). Admission to the Arts & Crafts show is free, and over 160 vendors are expected to be at the show. Located on the East Lyme Town Hall grounds (Pennsylvania Ave.), this annual Niantic summer tradition is sure to kick start your summer. Paintings, sculptures, photographs, carvings, pottery jewelry and other beautiful things will be available on both days.

    The Niantic Lion’s will once again feature a Family Food Court that will be available both days. There will be plenty of hamburgers, hotdogs, curly fries, clam fritters and lots of good, fun food outdoors! Of course, there’ll be the Lions famous Kettlecorn,

    Enjoy the sounds of 98.7 WNLC and K100.9 K-Hits broadcasting live on both days from 11 am to 1 pm. Free parking and shuttle buses will be available at designated parking areas.

    All proceeds go to Lions Club charities

    For additional information, visit the Niantic Lions Club website.

  • 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 19th) from 6 pm till 10 pm
    • Saturday (July 20th) from 3 pm till 10 pm
    • Sunday (July 21st) from noon pm till 5 pm
  • Celebrate East Lyme Festival

    The 19th Annual Celebrate East Lyme Festival is expected to be held on Saturday, July 20th (traditionally the week after New London’s 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:

  • Happy Labor Day

  • 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!!!

  • Columbus Day

  • Happy Halloween


  • Daylight Savings Time Ends

    Yea, an extra of hour of sleep tonight 😉

  • 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

  • 16th Annual Holiday Stroll

    Come kick-start your holiday season in Niantic at the 16th 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 3rd 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 30th beginning at 3:00 p.m. .
    Hope to see you there!!!

    For additional details, visit the Niantic Main Street Facebook Page

  • Hanukkah Begins at Sundown

  • Winter Begins

  • Merry Christmas