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Smugglers' Notch Area Events Calendar

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Ready to plan a few adventures? We hope our events calendar will lead you to fun and memorable outings in our area! This calendar reflects events occurring during our Summer programming season from June 15 - September 3, 2018.

2018 Summer Concert Series hosted by Martell's at the Red Fox — Martell's brings you a Summer full of fun and music on our new Gregory J. Martell Memorial Stage. Events will be family friendly and will feature some of Vermonts best local musicians, along with some fabulous acts traveling from out of state! Doors open at 5:00 pm, Music starts at 5:30 pm. Admission $5-$10(varies depending on acts, children 12 & under are free. To find your favorite bands and mark your calendar check out the schedule

Leddy Park Beach Bites — Spend an evening by lake in Burlington, enjoying delicious food truck delights and gorgeous sunsets at Leddy Park every other Wednesday, beginning June 13th, all Summer! There’s always entertainment for kids and adults. For more information go to enjoyburlington.com
May 2018

May 25-28

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!

Saturday, May 26 – Lamoille Valley Rail Trail Bike-a-thon. This fundraiser benefiting 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 26
Come join us for a fun-filled morning of running and excitement as RunVermont will host the 18th Annual Youth Running Event, now named the Timberlane Dental Mini Marathon. Children ages 4-14 can come and share in the marathon excitement on the day prior to the People’s United Bank Vermont City Marathon & Relay. Distances include half-mile and one-mile Fun Runs as well as a two-mile timed event. Mogul Mouse and Rockin' Ron the Friendly Pirate will participate in the 9:45 am: Mascot Dash.

Sunday, May 27 – The Burlington City Marathon – viewing from various locations on the 26 mile route. Use Smugglers’ as your home base.
Music in the Meadow — The Trapp Family Lodge concert meadow is the site of the Music in the Meadow concerts and opens two hours prior to the start of the concert. The gently sloping lawn of the concert meadow provides a venue of unparalleled beauty and comfort.

Concert meadow seating is picnic-style and on a first come, first served basis. There are designated, well-marked areas for blankets, low-back chairs and high-back chairs. These areas reflect our seating policy to guarantee each concert attendee a view of the stage as well as the rolling hills of the Nebraska Valley. Our ushers will be happy to help you find a great seat.

Music in the Meadow is proud to present these extraordinary artists in the meadow this Summer.
July 8 – Vermont Symphony Orchestra, 2018 Summer Festival Tour
July 15 – Marcia Ball
July 29 – The Dustbowl Revival
August 5 – Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers (FREE; no tickets required)

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Clicking on any of the months below will display the events for that month. We'll be adding more Summer events as additional information becomes available.

June
June 9 – 10
Vermont Days Enjoy a free sample of Vermont's excellent fishing, state parks, and historic culture. Vermont Days is an annual weekend in June celebrating the arrival of summer. Bring the family to your choice of Vermont State Parks (day use), fish at any Fish & Wildlife fishing access (no license required for the day), enjoy FREE entry at State Historic Sites as well as FREE admission to the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier, Vermont! http://www.vermontdays.com

June 13 - 30
Stowe Theatre Guild
presents "Gypsy," the story of the ultimate show mother and the reluctant vaudeville star — a timeless classic, always reminding us to “Sing out, Louise!” For tickets and additional information, visit www.stowetheatre.com or call 802-253-3961.

June 16
Rattling Brook Bluegrass Festival.
The 32nd anniversary of this popular event. Multiple bands play from mid-day into the evening at the Belvidere town pavilion on Route 109. Rain or shine. Admission $15 at the gate, 12 and under free. Music from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm. Rain or shine. Info: Facebook

June 16-17
Shelburne Museum Classic Auto Festival.
2018 marks the 65th anniversary of the Vermont Automobile Enthusiasts and our 15th Annual Classic Auto Festival in collaboration with the Shelburne Museum 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Info: shelburnemuseum.org

June 21
Smugglers’ celebrates the longest day of the year with the Summer Solstice party! Celebrations begin with an early morning Sunrise Yoga session and continue with evening fire and drum performances! The evening rounds off with a spectacular fireworks display in front of the beautiful backdrop of the Green Mountains!

June 22-24
Vermont Quilt Festival.
New England's oldest and largest quilt event celebrates 40 years! Displays of more than 400 new and old quilts, vendors, workshops, appraisals. Friday and Saturday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm; Sunday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction. Info: www.vqf.org

June 23
Burlington Wine & Food Festival
World Class Wines. Farm-to-Table Food. Vermont has long been known as a pioneer of the farm-to-table movement. The Burlington Wine & Food Festival pairs these prized local foods with world-class wines for a delectable experience.

June 23
Franklin County Relay for Life.
We're honored to be a sponsor of the Franklin County Relay for Life in support of the American Cancer Society's fight against cancer. Since the 1980s, the Relay For Life movement has grown into a worldwide phenomenon, raising nearly $5 billion to fight cancer. This local Relay will be held at Collins Perley Sports Complex in St. Albans from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am. Read more about this event/sign up to participate

June 24
Gardens of Stowe
This self-guided tour sweeps through Stowe, Vermont's most interesting gardens. Guests pick up their tour maps at JCOGS and then spend the afternoon enjoying approximately one dozen residential and resort gardens. This special event closes with a tented reception featuring catered finger foods and beverages; a garden talk by VPR's Master Gardener, Charlie Nardozzi; a floral arranging demonstration; and silent auction. This event is 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm rain or shine. Presale tickets are $20 plus the Eventbrite fee = $21.83 total per ticket. Tickets sold at the door are $25 per ticket. Registration & Reception at JCOGS, 1189 Cape Cod Rd, Stowe, VT

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July

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 6-8
Come to the 32nd annual Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival and let your spirit soar as more than 25 hot-air balloons fill the sky. Enjoy free admission when you stay at Stoweflake and don’t miss a single moment. View breathtaking launches, enjoy live entertainment, all while sitting back and relaxing with offerings in the beer and wine garden. Admission: $10 (Kids under 12 are free.) Stoweflake Resort and Spa in Stowe, Route 108. Info: www.stoweflake.com

July 6 & 7
Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour ... Vaudeville!! Join us for a high-flying show that soars into the wild blue yonder! With flocks of jugglers, high-larious clowns, and air-borne aerialists, this show takes flight! Prepare to be dazzled by performers, ages 11-18, live music, and an array of brilliant costumes. Daily performances at 12:00 noon and 6:30 pm. Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction. Info: 802-878-5545 or www.smirkus.org

July 8
Vermont Symphony Orchestra 2018 TD Bank Summer Festival Tour
This summer the VSO celebrates the gifts of nature through music with Guest Conductor Sarah Hicks. Experience musically-depicted majestic rivers, verdant fields, gardens in bloom, and the clear night sky, along with an extraterrestrial visitor reminding us to keep our sense of wonder at the bounty that surrounds us! Enjoy pyrotechnics not just during the concert finale, but also courtesy of naturally-gifted 22-year-old violin virtuoso Rubén Rengel, fresh from his recent 1st place award at the prestigious Sphinx Competition. Gates open at 5:30 pm for picnicking, concert begins at 7:30 pm. Trapp Family Lodge concert meadow, Stowe. VSO tickets and information

July 13-14
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.com

July 18-August 4
Stowe Theatre Guild
presents Heathers. Based on the cult classic movie from the late ‘80s. The darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit, who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerburg High: the Heathers. For tickets and additional information, visit www.stowetheatre.com or call 802-253-3961.

July 19-22
Lamoille County Players
present "Hello Dolly!" the blockbuster Broadway hit, bursts with humor, romance, high-energy dancing, and some of the greatest songs in musical theater history. The romantic and comic exploits of Dolly Gallagher-Levi, turn-of-the-century matchmaker and “woman who arranges things,” are certain to thrill and entertain audiences again and again. The show’s memorable songs include “Put On Your Sunday Clothes,” “Ribbons Down My Back,” “Before the Parade Passes By,” “Hello, Dolly!,” “Elegance,” and “It Only Takes a Moment.” www.lcplayers.com

July 20-21
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.com

July 26-29
Lamoille County Players
present "Hello Dolly!" the blockbuster Broadway hit, bursts with humor, romance, high-energy dancing, and some of the greatest songs in musical theater history. The romantic and comic exploits of Dolly Gallagher-Levi, turn-of-the-century matchmaker and “woman who arranges things,” are certain to thrill and entertain audiences again and again. The show’s memorable songs include “Put On Your Sunday Clothes,” “Ribbons Down My Back,” “Before the Parade Passes By,” “Hello, Dolly!,” “Elegance,” and “It Only Takes a Moment.” www.lcplayers.com

July 26-29
Lake Champlain Maritime Festival. Stroll along the shores from venue to venue, view the classic boats, long boats, canoe, kayak and Dragon boat demonstrations as we commemorate the past, present, and future of Lake Champlain. Experience boat building, sample local fare, enjoy music and bring the children for hands-on exhibits along the spectacular shores of Burlington Vermont’s Waterfront. More information at lcmfestival.com

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August
August 3 & 4
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 12:00 noon - 4:00 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

August 2-5
Franklin County Field Days.
www.franklincountyfielddays.org

August 10-12
61st Annual Stowe Antique and Classic Car Meet.
800-plus vehicles on display, parade, automotive flea market, food. Farr Field in Waterbury on US Rte. 2, just north of exit 10, interstate 89. Information: www.vtauto.org

August 11
10th 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.org

August 22-September 8
Stowe Theatre Guild
presents "The Bridges of Madison County." Based on the best-selling novel. A forbidden love affair between a photographer and a housewife changes them forever. For tickets and additional information, visit www.stowetheatre.com or call 802-253-3961.

August 24-September 2
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

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