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Stonington Families FREE
Buoy Painting Workshops

Registration opens Friday, August 30, 2024 @ 9AM
20 spots per session - Stonington Residents ONLY - 1 Buoy per Family
Children must be grades 1-12 to participate, this will be verified.
Two buoy painting workshops to ch
oose from:
Sunday, September 15th - 10am - 1pm at The Velvet Mill
Saturday, September 21st - 10am -12:30pm at La Grua Center
call 401-596-7761 starting August 30th @ 9am to register! 

No registrations will be accepted prior to that date and time.

Handicapped Parking

There is one handicapped parking spot right near the tree and near the port-a-john.  There is also an entire row of regular parking spots right behind the tree that are very close to the tree. Excellent for viewing from your vehicle about 25 feet from the tree itself.

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Stonington Lobster Trap Tree Lighting
Saturday, November 23rd ~ 4:30 PM
The 4th annual Stonington Trap Tree lighting will be a visual spectacle! This magical tree features beautiful hand painted buoys of more than 125 professional artists and 40 local families. The tree has thousands of colorful lights and a 5 foot tall anchor that rotates colors as well. Step inside to view the landmark from the inside and you’ll get incredible photos. Free admission

FREE Shuttle service - Night of the Lighting ONLY
3:30 PM - 7
:30 PM ~ Non-Stop ~ continuous loops
Parking available at these various locations


Parking Options

  • Stonington Town Fisherman Docks, 1 High Street, Stonington.
  • Street Parking - please take note of all parking signs and regulations as to not get ticketed or towed.
  • 192 Water Street, Stonington Borough - courtesy of Joe Gilbert
  • 194 Water Street, Stonington Borough - courtesy of Dodson Boat Yard

Christmas Caroling by the Music Studio Children's Choir
Dates & Times TBD



Mystic River Brass Ensemble
Dates & Times TBD


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4th Annual Buoy Auction Day
Saturday, February 1, 2025
 - 2 PM FREE Public Viewing of Buoys
2 - 3:30 PM  Artist Buoy Reception (private event - invite only)
4:30 - 6 PM Ticketed Buoy
 Event @ The Velvet Mill
Ticket link will be available by July 1 - Purchase Your Tickets Here! 

Important Buoy Dates - 2025

Thursday, February 1, 2025 
Buoy sponsorships for the 5th Annual SLTT opens to Members of the
Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce

Monday, April 1, 2025
Buoy Sponsorships for the 5th Annual SLTT opens to the general public.

Friday, August 29, 2025 @ 9 AM
Registration for the free Stonington family buoy workshops

5th Annual Stonington Lobster Trap Tree Lighting


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