We hope our events calendar will lead you to fun and memorable outings in our area! This calendar reflects events occurring during our spring programming season from April 4 through June 16, 2016.
Johnson State College, which is about a 20-minute drive east of Smugglers' on Route 15, hosts a number of performances, readings, and speakers this Spring in the college's Dibden Center for the Arts. Visit the Dibden Center's events calendar
Saturday, April 16 - Sunday, April 17 Made in VT Marketplace. Browse and purchase the many fine food, beverages and spirits, furniture, clothing, and more, made here in Vermont by skilled producers. Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction. Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, and Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
April 16-29 The ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center's MudFest. Celebrate Vermont's legendary mud season with activities that are fun for all ages, including a mud fling and lots more! Every day is an adventure at this interactive center showcasing the ecology, culture, and history of the Lake Champlain Basin on Burlington's beautiful waterfront. Learn more about ECHO's MudFest
Friday, April 22 - Sunday, April 24 50th Annual St. Albans Vermont Maple Festival. A sweet celebration of the goodness of maple! Weekend activities include parade, pancake breakfast, maple cooking demonstrations, sugarhouse tours, antique show, fiddlers' variety show, children's activities and more. For details, please visit www.vtmaplefestival.org
Saturday, April 30 Bunco Night at the Boyden Barn - Calling all Bunco fans! The Cambridge Rotary sponsors a Bunco Night at the Barn at Boyden Farm from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Enjoy a silent auction, prizes, raffle, and cash bar. $15 per person. Tickets available for purchase at the Cambridge Village Market, the Union Bank, Jack Corse Fuels, and the Varnum Library in Jeffersonville. The Barn at the Boyden Farm is located at the junction of Routes 104 and 15 in Cambridge. Proceeds benefit the Cambridge Rotary Community causes.
Saturday, April 30 - Sunday, May 1 20th Annual Essex Spring Craft Show and Vermont Antique Expo. This rite of spring features a wide variety of exhibitors with pottery, specialty foods, wood crafts, baskets, candles and much more in the craft show, plus quality antiques and ephemera at the Antique Expo. Find the perfect gift, taste the perfect treat, and uncover the perfect keepsake that will survive for generations! At the Champlain Valley Exposition fairgrounds in Essex Junction. Ticket includes admission to both shows. $7 entry; under 12 free. www.vtcrafts.com
Saturday, May 28 - Sunday, May 29 26th Annual Vermont Open Studio Weekend. Visit Vermont's talented artisans right in their work spaces and see their beautiful creations! Open studios represent potters, glassblowers, painters, wood carvers and more. For more information, including information on studio locations, please visit www.vermontcrafts.com
Sunday, May 29 People's Union Bank Vermont City Marathon and Relay. Residents of the city of Burlington and surrounding areas turn out in droves to cheer on runners in this annual race through city streets and along the breathtaking Lake Champlain waterfront. Activities include a Sport and Fitness Expo on Friday and Saturday, host to over 40 local and national exhibitors featuring the latest in sportswear, gear, local Vermont products and more. For more information, please visit www.vermontcitymarathon.org
Thursday, June 2 - Sunday, June 5 Vermont Dairy Festival. A fun weekend of events celebrating all things dairy in northern Vermont, including a parade, horse pull, midway rides, animal barn, and fiddlers' show. Festival held in Enosburg Falls. For more information, please visit www.vermontdairyfestival.com
Friday, June 3 - Sunday, June 12 Discover Jazz Festival. For over a quarter of a century Burlington has celebrated amazing live music during the annual Burlington Discover Jazz Festival. The festival combines incredible local talent with jazz legends from every corner of the globe, and ticketed and free performances are held in a variety of wonderful venues, including waterfront parks and a pedestrian mall. For the line-up of performers and additional information on the festival, please visit www.discoverjazz.com