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Saturday, July 13, 2024


Mitchell College Beach — Private Area

5:30–9:00pm (Fireworks begin at 9:00pm)

(Last day to purchase tickets is July 3)

Please join us for a memorable evening watching New London’s renowned Sailfest fireworks from your reserved, exclusive waterfront spot on a private section of Mitchell Beach. A multi-course dinner featuring seafood delights will be served beforehand under a tent adjacent to the beach.

> Private, tented event/dining

> 3-course seafood dinner

> Guest-only entrance and private area on Mitchell Beach (bring your beach chairs!)

> Guest-only deck overlooking the river with a cash bar and one free signature cocktail

> Reserved parking

> $75 per guest*

Menu & Schedule

Event Begins (5:30pm)

Tent Area Opens 

Private Beach Area Opens 

Cash Bar Opens 

 Deck Opens 

Lawn Games 


Welcome, Student Testimonials, Seated First Course (6:00pm)

New England Clam Chowder with Oyster Crackers 

Steamed Clams & Mussels in Garlic Butter with Crostini 


Main Course Buffet (7:15pm)

Toasted Lobster Salad Sandwiches 

Crab Cake Sandwich with Lemon Dill Remoulade 

Beef Burgers & Veggie Burgers 

Grilled Seasonal Vegetable Platter 

Caprese Pasta Salad 

Cape Cod Chips 


Dessert Course Buffet (8:00pm)

Sliced Fresh Watermelon 

Mini S’mores Parfaits 

Berry Trifle 

Popcorn (bring to the beach!) 


Cash Bar (Service Starts 5:30pm, Last Call 8:30pm) 

One free Mitchell Signature Drink 

Wine Selection 

Beer Selection

Complimentary lemonade and water

Purchase Tickets

Empowering College Students through Scholarships

*All proceeds raised go to the North Star Scholarship Fund, which supports Mitchell College students, empowering them to be their best selves. Mitchell’s mission is to help students fulfill their dreams and discover what’s possible during and after college. Your contribution will directly impact students in a lasting and meaningful way.


Contact Jocelyn Bromley, Advancement Stewardship Coordinator

Email: advancement@mitchell.edu

Call: 860-701-7984