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Anyone aware of this festival August 11..would this be a bad weekend to go to Mystic due to congestion?

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The Mystic Art Festival is very popular. The booths are concentrated along the main drag and some side streets on both sides of the Mystic River bridge. So, driving along that short stretch of downtown mystic is a major pain. Parking is also tough in the downtown area. That being said it is a great festival with lots of cool things. I don't think places like the Seaport museum or the aquarium are too affected by it.

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It would be a tough weekend if you're planning a leisurely shopping trip in downtown or need to park/drive through downtown. Both are do-able but it's certainly the most congested weekend of the year. If you're okay with parking a little outside of downtown and squeezing through crowded sidewalks when walking in downtown, then no problem! The rest of Mystic will be mostly unaffected. Crowds clear out in the evenings. It can be a little crazy but also a fun environment if you're up for it.

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I think its one of the best times to visit downtown Mystic but as others have said you don't want to drive or try to park downtown

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