Highlights of Mystic Country - from an insider

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  • Armed with his newly acquired bow and arrow, beer scepter, tie-dyed balloons, Cupid sash and over-sized medallion, Willimantic Brewing Company’s owner David Wollner became Willimantic’s 34th Cupid on February 12, 2016. The Cupid title is something that the community of Willimantic can claim is uniquely theirs. Think of it as a Valentine’s-themed “key to the […] The post The History of the Willimantic Cupid appeared first on See Mystic Country CT.

  • All weekend/Multiple Days Winter’s Aweigh February 13-15 / Mystic Seaport, Mystic A remedy for cabin fever on President’s Day weekend. All children ages 17 and younger receive free admission to Mystic Seaport when accompanied by a paying adult! Special activities for children include working dog demonstrations, arts and craft projects, songs and musical activities, and […] The post President’s Day Weekend in Mystic Country: Feb 12-15 appeared first on See Mystic Country CT.

  • Once called “the food of the gods,” chocolate has become a celebrated sweet for holidays, special occasions, stressful situations… and everything in-between! In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’ve compiled a list of chocolate shops and candy stores in eastern Connecticut to satisfy your sweetie’s sweet tooth. Munson’s Chocolates Olde Mistick Village, Mystic & Foxwoods Resort […] The post Sweets for your sweetie: Chocolate Shops in Mystic Country appeared first on See Mystic Country CT.

  • All weekend/Multiple Days Salon des Indépendants XXXVII Now-February 13 / Hygienic Arts, New London The art institution’s flagship event and one of New London’s biggest nights of the year. Artists and artisans from around the region pile in throughout the day to fill the gallery in time for the evening’s opening reception in this no-holds-barred […] The post This Weekend in Mystic Country: February 5-7 appeared first on See Mystic Country CT.

  • If you’re willing to bundle up, we can get you out on the water this winter. This March and April, UConn’s Project Oceanology is once again offering seal watches in the Long Island Sound. This popular program consists of a multimedia presentation followed by a ride on the Enviro-Lab (a research vessel equipped with the latest […] The post Experience seals up close this winter. Seal watches at Avery Point. appeared first on See Mystic Country CT.

  • All weekend/Multiple Days The Sun WineFest ’16 January 29-31 / Mohegan Sun, Uncasville A celebration of beer, wine, specialty spirits and delectable dishes at one of the world’s largest resort casinos. Wine and beer enthusiasts can select from over 1,000 brands or enjoy tastings of specialty sponsor spirits. Foodies can sample signature dishes from the […] The post This Weekend in Mystic Country: January 29-31 appeared first on See Mystic Country CT.

  • Downtown New London is getting ready for the Hygienic Art’s annual “Salon des Indépendants,” an art show free-for-all for the people, by the people. The rules are simple: one piece per artist, no judge, no jury, no fees and no censorship! And they’re not kidding. Anyone and everyone is allowed to submit a single piece […] The post Art uncensored. New London’s Hygienic XXXVII, one of the Whaling City’s biggest nights. appeared first on See Mystic Country CT.

  • They came. They saw. They ate. Connecticut Magazine’s “experts” joined forces with the magazine’s editors to select the Connecticut’s most delectable dining destinations. Here are who the foodies selected in eastern Connecticut! Did your favorite make the list? Click here for the full article. Best For Overall Excellence Oyster Club, Mystic    Best New Restaurant […] The post Best Restaurants in Mystic Country, Connecticut 2016 appeared first on See Mystic Country CT.

  • It was the weekend before Christmas and all through the region, not a creature was stirring –pffftt– who are we kidding! Mystic Country is stirring, plenty stirring, with a weekend filled with holiday lights, musical nights and plenty of great gift pop-up shops and boutiques. Here’s a round-up of this weekend’s holiday happenings in Mystic […] The post This weekend’s holiday happenings in Mystic Country: Dec. 18-20 appeared first on See Mystic Country CT.

  • This weekend brings one of the largest luminaria displays and one of the largest light parades in Connecticut, plus some art boutiques for some not-quite-last-minute-but-it’s-getting-close shopping, and so much more. Here’s a round-up of this weekend’s holiday happenings in Mystic Country, Connecticut. All Weekend/Multiple Days Art=Gift Hygienic Arts, New London Now–December 20 An annual small […] The post This weekend’s holiday happenings in Mystic Country: Dec. 11-13 appeared first on See Mystic Country CT.