STONINGTON — Downtown Stonington is holding a celebration Friday, Sept. 7, from 3 to 8 p.m. to celebrate everything the town has to offer locals, summer residents and visitors.
This month, Stonington was named one of the top 10 most beautiful fishing villages in the state by Down East magazine.
Several businesses, art galleries, restaurants, shops and boat services will be offering special deals.
Here’s a list of what’s going on during this event:
Isle au Haut Boat Services, Seabreeze Avenue: Take a cruise on the mailboat, leaving Stonington Harbor at 3:30 p.m. and returning at 6:15 p.m. You’ll travel out to Isle au Haut and back, catching glimpses of eagles, lighthouses and undeveloped islands. The cost is $20 per person.
Ocean View House, Seabreeze Avenue: Open till 8 and offering free refreshments. Check out their affordable antiques and old wooden lobster buoys.
Season’s Wine Shop, Main Street: Open till 8 p.m. Free wine tasting from 4 to 7 p.m. Big sale on wine and gifts with some items 50 percent off. Also the store will give coupons for 15 percent off all items in the store after Oct. 1. Wine, fine foods, and gifts.
Jill Hoy Gallery, Main Street: Open till 8 p.m. Jill Hoy is a nationally known artist who paints local scenes in bright colors. All paintings will be 10 percent during this event only. At 7 p.m., Hoy will give a talk about magic in art.
Fishermen’s Friend Restaurant will have a large variety of surf and turf specials in its large dining room or on their harbor view deck. Full bar service. Open till 8 p.m.
gWatson Gallery, Main Street: Open till 9 p.m. New show with watercolors, oils and monotypes by Joel Janowitz. Scott Cleveland will be playing jazz piano. Free refreshments.
Ice Cream Stand, Main Street: Will be open till 8 p.m. Stop by for a scoop or two of some of the creamiest ice cream around.
Stonington Public Library, Main Street: The library will be open till 7 p.m. and has a show of paintings by local artist Lorraine Lans. Free WiFi available too.
Deer Isle Granite Museum, Main Street: Will be open 3 to 5 p.m. Come learn about Stonington’s granite quarrying industry and see the fascinating working model of an old quarry.
Island Approaches, Main Street: Will be open till 8 p.m. Free frisbees will be given away with all purchases. Store is loading up the bargain and sale room with tons of new items. Gifts, toys, clothing.
Harbor Cafe, Main Street.: Open till 8:30 p.m. The cafe will be offering special prices on fried scallops, fish, clams and shrimp.
Prints and Reprints, Main Street: Open till 8 p.m. and offering free refreshments.
The Season’s Restaurant: Will be giving away coupons for 15 percent off food at the new restaurant they are opening around New Year’s as well as drawing for a free dinner for two at the new restaurant.
Isalos Fine Art, Main Street: Open till 8 p.m. New show with works from over 20 artists. Free refreshments.
The Dry Dock, Main Street: Open till 8 p.m. Featuring beautiful crafts, kitchenware, gifts, toys and women’s clothing. Specials include drawings for two $25 gift certificates, coupons for big discounts after Oct. 15, free wine and cheese.
Opera House Arts, Main Street: The Opera House is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year! It will be showing Woody Allen’s new movie “To Rome With Love” starring Penelope Cruz, Alec Baldwin and Ellen Page at 7 p.m.
Island Fishing Gear/Napa Auto Parts, Main Street: Will be open till 6 and offering special discounts.
Suzy’s Scissor Shack: West Main Street: Will be open till 8 p.m. and offering free giveaways and discounts.
Marlinespike Chandlery, West Main Street: Open till 5 p.m. Stop by and see Tim’s interesting shop filled with nautical-themed antiques, jewelry and rope works.
Dockside Books and Gifts, West Main Street: Open till 8 p.m. Large inventory of gifts, toys, and books.
Special Sunset Cruise: Old Quarry Ocean Adventures will be doing a special sunset cruise on Sept. 7 only. Departing from the Hagen Wharf located behind Fishermen’s Friend Restaurant and the blue Fire House building at 6 p.m. Cost is $35 per person.