Mystic Seaport, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; parade 12:45 p.m. Approximately 40 classic vessels in pristine condition visit the seaport. Call 860.572.5315, or visit www.mysticseaport. org.
Old Saybrook Town Green, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday. More than 150 artists and crafters. Free admission. Visit www.oldsaybrookchamber.com.
56th annual event, hosted by the Southern New England Fisherman and Lobstermen’s Association, in Stonington Borough. Includes fishermen’s mass at St. Mary Church; the blessing of the fishing boats by the Most Rev. Michael Cote, the bishop of Norwich; and then the parade of boats out into Stonington Harbor, where a wreath is laid on the water in memory of local fishermen who have died at sea.
Artist demonstrations, hands-on activities for all ages, special exhibitions, food and local artisans along historic Lyme Street. Also features the Florence Griswold Museum’s “Market en Plein Air,” a French-style market with local produce, flowers, breads, cheese, honey, specialty foods and more. Visit www.flogris.org.
Visitors are invited to participate in the marathon reading of Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick.” Visitors, staff and volunteers take turns during a 24-hour period reading chapters, except for chapter 1 and the epilogue, which are read by an actor portraying Melville. Call 860.572.5315, or visit www.mysticseaport.org. 6 p.m. Misquamicut State Beach. Rain Date: TBA. Call 401.322.1026.
New London Waterfront Park. A celebration of bicycles and to promote bicycling as a mode of transportation. Whether you ride every day, on the weekend, or just always wanted to try it out, Bike Fest has an event for you. Call 860.443.3786, or visit www.neffproductions.com.
McCook Beach Park, Niantic, 7:30 a.m. Visit www.hartfordmarathon.com.
Downtown Westerly/ Pawcatuck. 7 to 10 p.m. Floating bonfires, food, adult and kids entertainment. Call 401.596.7761, or visit www.westerlychamber.org. Historic downtown Mystic, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More than 300 artists and crafters display and sell their wares. Children can participate in art-themed activities at Children’s Art Park and visit Future Artists Pavilion, which features the artwork of local students. Free. Call 860.572.9578, or visit www.mysticchamber.org. Enjoy drinks and food by Ocean Blue Catering, as well as live music, in front of the outdoor Arctic Coast exhibit, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Attendees must be 21 or older. Call 860.572.5955, ext. 336, for reservations, or visit www.mysticaquarium.org.
at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams St., New London. Join us for an afternoon of fun with the film, “Pippi Longstocking.” 1 to 3 p.m., free with admission. Call 860.443.2545, or visit www.lymanallyn.org.
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Various merchants will offer specials and sales throughout the weekend. Call 860.572.9578, or visit www.mysticchamber.org.
6:30 to 8:30 p.m., free at Michael’s Dairy, 629 Montauk Ave., New London. Features the band, Straight Up. Call 860.443.2464.
Rick McPherson Outdoor Education Center, Waterford Country School, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 860.442.9454, ext. 105, or visit www.waterfordcountryschool.org.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., First Baptist Church of Essex, 10 Prospect St., Essex. More than 65 crafters invited to participate. Interested artists and crafters may apply to First Baptist Church, or call 860.434.0751.
Mystic Seaport, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 860.572.9578, or visit www.mysticchamber.org.
from 2 to 7 p.m. in New London. The region’s Celtic music and dance festival, featuring the band, Mac Talla Mor!, Irish step dancing and Bretagne line dancing. Call 860.444.2489, or visit www.newlondonmainstreet.org.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Newfoundland dogs demonstrate their lifesaving skills, demo by the CT Canine Search and Rescue Team and other special activities for families and canines. Dogs welcome. Call 860.572.5315, or visit www.mysticseaport.org.
Free. 5:30 p.m., Windjammer East Parking Lot, Westerly. Call 401.322.1026.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 85 Main St., Westerly. Call 401.315.2610.
at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams St., New London. Art activities and snacks. Explore the exhibition, “Play/Things: Toys and the Invention of Modern Childhood,” and then design and create your own 3-foot tall dollhouse or skyscraper. Free. Visit www.lymanallyn.org, or call 860.443.2545.