A variety of activities will provide hours of entertainment for our residents and visitors alike. The celebration will end with some of the area’s best fireworks, in a display over Niantic Bay designed and executed by East Lyme’s own Tom Quinn and sponsored by Dominion.

Sand Castle Competition

Our popular Sand Castle Competition is back and promises to be more fun than ever before! Taking place at Hole in the Wall Beach, this is a great event for children and families, and is hosted by East Lyme’s Parks & Recreation Department. To participate, please contact Dave Putnam directly via email, dputnam@eltownhall.com to sign-up.

Children’s Area

Stop by our fabulous Children’s Area! Complete with a Moon Bounce, hands-on activities, face painting, caricatures and so much more!

Diamond Dig at the Care & Share Booth

Sponsored by Northern Light Gems. There is a 1/4 carat diamond up for grabs! Anyone can come to the Care & Share booth to try their luck at digging and picking the real diamond, valued at over $500!

St. John’s Carnival

St. John’s Episcopal Church will be holding its Annual Summer Carnival at 400 Main Street (across from the Children’s Museum) during Celebrate East Lyme! There will be new rides, food and midway fun for the whole family. For more information visit www.stjohnsniantic.org or call 739-2324.

Amber Alert Sign-up

The Niantic Rotary will sponsor an Amber Alert sign-up at the East Lyme Police Station during Celebrate East Lyme. This is a great time to take steps to safeguard your children.

1044353_10151558567334081_167257174_nMusic Stages

We will have several stages throughout Main Street including the Town Green, Pro Tek Auto, Police Station and McCooks. As you move down Main Street, stop by the Police Station Stage, sponsored by Jamkat Entertainment! They have assembled an awesome collection of music that you don’t want to miss and some BiG screen surprises!

Pro Tek Auto is rockin the house with their ever popular music stage which promises to be better than ever! McCooks Stage opens up at 7:30pm and will feature awesome local musicians.


Enjoy the sights and sounds as our local musicians light up our stage right before local Tom Quinn lights up Niantic Bay with a spectacular fireworks display! Sponsored by Dominion, our fireworks bash on the bay is back with a most spectacular show! It is a wonderful ending to our annual sensational summer celebration by the sea! The fireworks usually start several minutes after 9:00PM.

Don’t miss this year’s Celebrate East Lyme! Stay and Play all Day in Downtown Niantic!