July 4 - Independence Day!
Smugglers' Notch Resort and Jeffersonville. An old-fashioned July 4th celebration in Jeffersonville with parade at 10:00 am, carnival with games and vendors, kids' games, live entertainment from 66 City Band playing classic rock tunes, and food. Don't forget the world famous frog jumping contest!
And back at Smugglers' ... Starting at 5:00 pm, the Resort hosts a tasty Firemen's Barbecue on the Green with proceeds benefiting the local fire department. Goodtime Charlie hosts music for all ages on the resort village green from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Also on the green, the Vermont National Guard 40th Army Band plays their mix of classic favorites and patriotic tunes beginning at 8:00 pm. At dusk, enjoy the spectacular fireworks against the backdrop of the Green Mountains. It's a full day of celebration! Happy Independence Day! July 7-9
The 31st annual Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival.
More than 25 colorful balloons will be launched over the course of the weekend. Balloon rides and tethered rides available. Children's activities, live entertainment, beer and wine garden, and food. Stoweflake Resort and Spa in Stowe, Route 108. Info: www.stoweflake.comJuly 8-9
Circus Smirkus. New England's favorite circus presents Wilderness Wonders, outdoor adventures under the big top! Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction. Info: 802-878-5545 or www.smirkus.orgJuly 14-15
Waterbury Arts Fest.
Festivities Friday night feature live music in a street party atmosphere, and Saturday's festival highlights high-quality, original artwork from more than 80 exhibitors and entertainment. Info: www.waterburyartsfest.comJuly 19-22
Stowe Theatre Guild
. It’s Nov. 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boys’ night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble. But, when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress whom he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of love and compassion. Additional performances July 26-29 and August 2-5. For tickets and additional information, visit www.stowetheatre.com
or call 802-253-3961. July 20-23
Lamoille County Players present "Brigadoon" a musical with a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, and music by Frederick Loewe. Songs from the musical, such as "Almost Like Being in Love", have become standards. The story involves two American tourists who stumble upon Brigadoon, a mysterious Scottish village that appears for only one day every 100 years. Tommy, one of the tourists, falls in love with Fiona, a young woman from Brigadoon. www.lcplayers.comJuly 21-22
Vermont Brewers' Festival. The finest brewers from Vermont, New England, and New York. Tastings, gourmet food and entertainment. Waterfront Park in Burlington. Note: Tickets on sale May 15; pre-purchase is advised as this event is popular. Info: www.vtbrewfest.comJuly 27-30
Lamoille County Players present "Brigadoon" a musical with a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, and music by Frederick Loewe. Songs from the musical, such as "Almost Like Being in Love", have become standards. The story involves two American tourists who stumble upon Brigadoon, a mysterious Scottish village that appears for only one day every 100 years. Tommy, one of the tourists, falls in love with Fiona, a young woman from Brigadoon. www.lcplayers.comJuly 28-29
Stowe Brewers Festival. Celebrate Vermont's tradition of brewing fine craft beer! This outdoor festival showcases dozens of breweries. Tasting sessions Friday, 5:30 - 9:30 pm, Saturday 11:30 - 3:30 pm and 5:30 - 9:30 pm. Ticket purchase includes 15 samples per session. Live music by Waylon Speed, a premiere band playing "underground outlaw dirt rock from the mountains of Vermont"! For festival details, please visit http://www.stowebrewersfestival.com CLOSE
Franklin County Field Days.
Agricultural and 4H displays, cattle show, crafts, games, rides, music, tractor and horse pulling, antique tractor pull, draft horse show, and demolition derby. Airport Road in Highgate. Visit www.franklincountyfielddays.org August 11-13
59th Annual Stowe Antique and Classic Car Meet.
800-plus vehicles on display, parade, automotive flea market, food. Nichols Field, Stowe, Route 100. Information: www.vtauto.orgAugust 12
9th Annual Festival of the Arts in Jeffersonville.
The Cambridge Arts Council and the Smugglers' Notch Area Chamber of Commerce celebrate the creativity and talent of regional artists! Lovely galleries and a wide range of artists display their work along Jeffersonville's charming Main Street. Children's activities and live music. Local restaurants offer delicious food for purchase. Parking is available at Cambridge Elementary. Festival hours 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Rain or shine. Information: www.cambridgeartsvt.orgAugust 23-26
Stowe Theatre Guild
presents The Addams Family
, The ultimate princess of darkness has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family … but everything will change on the fateful night the families meet for dinner. Will Wednesday Addams marry her true, “normal” love? Join Morticia and Gomez, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Lurch, Pugsley and the ancestors in “THE ADDAMS FAMILY,” a musical comedy based on characters created by Charles Addams. Additional shows August 30-September 2. For further information, please call 802-253-3961 or visit www.stoweperformingarts.comAugust 25-September 3
Champlain Valley Exposition. The Champlain Valley Fair caps the Summer season in Vermont! Vendors, midway rides and games, entertainment, food, agricultural exhibits, nationally recognized performers, and more. Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction. Info: 802-878-5545 or visit www.champlainvalleyfair.org CLOSE
events pages for information on what's happening during those seasons!