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Smugglers' Notch Vermont Area Events Calendar

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Spring Events - 2017

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 3 - June 11, 2017 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

You might also like to check out the line-up of performances scheduled for this Spring at Burlington's Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
April
Saturday, April 22-Sunday, April 30
The ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center's MudFest.
Learn about what it takes to make mud, meet our animal ambassadors to understand how they might like or dislike mud, and, of course, head to our upper deck to try your hand at the daily mudfling - use all your strength to splatter mud onto an awaiting target. All activities are free with ECHO admission. 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.

Friday, April 28 - Sunday, April 30
51st 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 vtmaplefestival.org

May
Saturday, May 6
Pie for Breakfast presented by the Cambridge Area Rotary offers all you can eat PIE and bottomless coffee for $5 per person. From 8:00 am - 11:00 am in the cafeteria at Cambridge Elementary School in Jeffersonville, VT. Proceeds go to the Cambridge Food Shelf, Winter Wellness, and other Cambridge Area Rotary causes. Visit facebook.com/CambridgeAreaRotaryVT

Saturday, May 6 - Sunday, May 7
21st 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

May 6
32nd Annual Kids' Day.
Come join our 32nd Annual Kids Day celebration of kids! Vermont's largest children's festival provides fun for families at Burlington's Battery Street Park. It’s our celebration of kids, for kids! The day kicks off at 9:30 am with a parade down Main Street and continues to Waterfront Park, where kids can enjoy performances, do crafts, play games, and meet animals. The event is sponsored by Price Chopper. 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. No admission fee.

Sunday, May 7
Shelburne Farms Dairy Day at the Farm
. Visit the Shelburne Farms dairy where the Brown Swiss Cow herd makes the milk for the farm's cheddar cheese. Explore the barns, visit the calves, take a wagon ride and try your hand at milking a cow. 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Admission $5 per car. Shelburne Farms is on Harbor Road in Shelburne, Vermont.

May 26-29, 2017
Kick off the Summer season and join Smugglers’ and the Jeffersonville/Cambridge Community in this long weekend of events. Guests staying at Smugglers’ Notch Resort will have complete use of the Courtside Pool, Mountainside Pool, Mountain Bike Skills Park including guided rides and free clinics, use of the Village 9 Disc Golf Course, and more! From $49.50 per person, per night, based on 4 people in a one bedroom condominium for 3 nights.

Saturday, May 27 – Lamoille Valley Rail Trail Bike-a-thon. This fundraiser, benefitting the Vermont Veterans Place, Friends of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail, and Cambridge Rotary, offers free participation when you sign up in advance to be sponsored by your friends and family. Select your choice of distance goals (8 miles, 16 miles, 32 miles) – followed by refreshments and entertainment. Sponsored by Smugglers’ Notch Resort and Lost Nation Brewery.

Sunday, May 28 – The Burlington City Marathon – viewing from various locations on the 26 mile route. Use Smugglers’ as your home base.



Saturday, May 27 – Lamoille Valley Rail Trail Bike-a-thon. This fundraiser, benefitting the Vermont Veterans Place, Friends of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail, and Cambridge Rotary, offers free participation when you sign up in advance to be sponsored by your friends and family. Select your choice of distance goals (8 miles, 16 miles, 32 miles) – followed by refreshments and entertainment. Sponsored by Smugglers’ Notch Resort and Lost Nation Brewery.

Saturday, May 27 - Sunday, May 28
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 vermontcrafts.com

Sunday, May 28
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

June
Thursday, June 1 - Sunday, June 4
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 2 - Sunday, June 11
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

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