Downtown Mystic to Host Stroll


The businesses of Downtown Mystic are hosting a stroll on Saturday, May 4, with merchandise discounts and giveaways. A day is planned offering events and promotions from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The near-end of construction will allow strollers to reconnect with historic downtown Mystic and enjoy a hassle-free day on the town.
Locals are invited to get their hands dirty at the “Plant a Seed” table outside Tidal River Clothing. With an Arts & Crafts table for children at Peppergrass & Tulip. The Green Elephant will offer face painting. Meet local authors at Bank Square Books, Blue Horse and the Mystic Army Navy Store. View the work of local artisans in Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 102nd Show at the Mystic Arts Center. The Courtyard Gallery will be offering art demonstrations and an art auction at 3 p.m.
Young artists can showcase their talents creating sidewalk chalk art at Shades of Mystic and Stonington Feed.
Experience the GeoHistorian Project, a history project done as a collaboration between the Mystic River Historical Society and students from Mystic Middle, Stonington High, and the Home Scholars of Mystic/Stonington.
Special Olympics of Connecticut will be at the Mystic & Noank Library to display their Unified Art Program. Learn more about the organization and its wonderful mission!
Music entertainment will be ongoing at Mystic Disc. Salty Dog is hosting an “Open Mic” from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Enter to win a Mystic River Bascule Bridge Charm, Scallop Shell Pendant, or Sea Star Earrings at Goldsmith & Silversmith Co. or Mystic poster from the Finer Line Gallery. Nibble on free samples from Kate’s Café, Li’s Bake Shop and Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream. Stop by Wayne’s Barber Shop for mini cupcakes and mini massages.
Harp and Hound Irish Pub, Mystic Pizza and Pizzetta, and Daniel Packer Inn will extend specials to diners showing proof of purchase in Downtown that day. A complete list of participating businesses and their specials is available by visiting the events page on