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Smugglers' Notch Area Events Calendar

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June
June 7
Trail Race at Smugglers'.
Join us for the first trail race in our new three race series! A 4k, 8k and Kids' Fun Run will take place in and around our cross-country trail network. Open to runners of all abilities!

All races start at the resort's Nordic/Tennis Center. The Kids' Fun Run begins at 9:30 am and the 4k and 8k begin at 10:00 am.

Cost: $20 with online registration prior to event, $25 day of event. $10 ages 7-15, online or day of. Kids 7 and under compete for free. A complete sports waiver is required before the start of the series. Proceeds benefit the Flyin' Ryan Foundation, Cambridge Food Shelf, and Lamoille County Girls on the Run. We will be collecting non-perishable food items and old sneakers (kids and adult sizes) on race day.

Register on raceplanner.com

June 14
Free Fishing Day.
On this day, Vermont residents and non-residents are welcome to enjoy fishing in Vermont's lovely waterways without a license.

June 14-15
Vermont Days.
Free day-use entry to residents and non-residents to explore Vermont State Parks, state-owned historic sites and Vermont's History Museum. Celebrate Vermont's natural resources, history and culture! For specific sites, please visit http://www.vermontdays.com

June 14
Disc Golf Trilogy Challenge.
The Disc Golf Trilogy Challenge at Smugglers' Brewster Ridge 18-hole course will be a fun event that is geared to any ability level, beginner to expert. Registration costs $30 and includes 3 new, previously unreleased discs. Players compete over two rounds of disc golf at Brewster Ridge, but can only use the new discs provided by the three companies sponsoring the event - Westside Discs, Latitude 64, and Dynamic Discs. Join us for a great day of disc golf! Register online at www.gmdgc.org

June 19 - July 5
Stowe Theatre Guild
presents "title of show," the story of two struggling writers who hear about a new musical theatre festival and try to create a new work with the help of friends. For tickets and additional information, visit www.stowetheatre.com or call 802-253-3961.

June 20
World's Largest Swimming Lesson.
Join our aquatics team for The World's Largest Swimming Lesson focusing on water safety and fun! Our lifeguards will offer a 30-minute introductory group swim lesson for ages 7 and up. The lesson will be held at the Mountainside Pool from 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. This is our 2nd year as a host site; we hope you can join us! Parking is available in the main lot of the Resort Village. Questions? Please call aquatics manager Rena Perkins at (802) 644-1289. More information on this worldwide effort!

June 21
Rattling Brook Bluegrass Festival.
The 31st 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. Info: 802-644-2498 or on Facebook

June 27-29
Vermont Quilt Festival.
New England's oldest and largest quilt event celebrates 38 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

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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, and food. Don't forget the world famous frog jumping contest! Live entertainment will be provided by acclaimed performers Kim and Reggie Harris, highlighting their folk & gospel legacy on guitar and vocals to entertain and inspire all present with songs of freedom.

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 spins great tunes for all ages on the Green from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. 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! Info: Ron Carter, 802-644-1118. Click here for a schedule of July 4th events.

July 6
Music in the Meadow
at the Trapp Family Lodge. The Vermont Symphony Orchestra proudly presents "Let’s Dance!" Bring a picnic, kick off your shoes, and enjoy music from the world of dance — from waltzes to swing and polkas to salsa. Toe-tapping melodies by Strauss, Delibes, Borodin, and Gershwin will put you "in the mood" for dance hits from Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller. The 1812 Overture, marches, and fireworks conclude the show. Trapp Family Lodge Concert Meadow, Stowe. 7:30 pm. Info: www.stoweperformingarts.com

July 11-12
Waterbury Arts Fest.
In celebration of Waterbury's 250th anniversary, festivities Friday night feature live music in a street party atmosphere, and Saturday highlights high-quality, original artwork from more than 80 exhibitors and entertainment. Info: www.waterburyartsfest.com

July 11-13
The 28th 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.com

July 16 - August 2
Stowe Theatre Guild
presents "On the Town." This Leonard Bernstein classic tells the story of three sailors on leave in New York City singing and dancing through the city while trying to find love. For further information, please call 802-253-3961 or visit www.stowetheatre.com

July 19
Plein Air Art Festival.
Have you ever wanted to watch an artist at work? Here's your chance! More than 75 artists will participate in the 4th annual Jericho Plein Air Festival. Aritsts will be painting at various spots around Jericho, capturing scenic vistas, lovely gardens, and historic buildings. As a festival attendee, you'll receive a map that directs you to the various sites, allowing exploration of Jericho's rolling hills and country roads en route to watching the creative process and chatting with the artist about their work.

Pick up a map at the Emile A. Gruppe Gallery at 22 Barber Farm Road in Jericho Center. While in Jericho Center, don't miss the store on the town's lovely green - it's one of the oldest continuously operating country stores in Vermont and can fulfill all needs from creemees to Vermont souvenirs! Further details: emilegruppegallery.com

July 20
Music in the Meadow
at the Trapp Family Lodge. Performance by talented young musician Quinn Sullivan, whose wide range includes blues, pop and rock that will appeal to music fans of any age who favor authentic guitar-driven grooves and melodies. Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe. 7:00 pm. For further information, please visit www.stoweperformingarts.com

Circus-palooza at the Shelburne Museum. Enjoy circus artists, food, carnival games and family activities at this special event on the grounds of the renowned Shelburne Museum, one of the most diverse museums of paintings, folk art, quilts and textiles, and New England history and architecture. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Event is free with museum admission. Info: shelburnemuseum.org

July 24-27, July 31 - August 3
Lamoille County Players
present "Damn Yankees." This lighthearted and fun musical tells the story of Joe Boyd, a middle-aged baseball fanatic who would do anything to see his beloved Washington Senators win. He's so desperate for the Senators to win, that he sells his soul to the Devil for the chance to become the greatest ballplayer in the world and to lead the Senators out of the cellar into a pennant race with their arch-rivals, the New York Yankees. For additional information on show times, please visit www.lcplayers.com

July 25-27, July 31-August 3
Lamoille County Field Days. Country fair with horse show, music, food, crafts, livestock exhibition. Johnson. Info: www.lamoillefielddays.com

July 31 - August 3
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

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August
August 3
Music in the Meadow
at the Trapp Family Lodge. Performance by Shemekia Copeland. Copeland’s passion for singing, matched with her huge, blast-furnace voice, gives her music a timeless power and a heart-pounding urgency. Of her debut album “Turn Up the Heat,” The Boston Globe proclaimed that “she roars with a sizzling hot intensity.” Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe. 7:00 pm. For additional information, please visit: www.stoweperformingarts.com

August 6-8
Annual Church Street Marketplace Sidewalk Sale.
Merchants lining Burlington's charming pedestrian shopping street display their wares both in front of and inside their stores. Great bargains to be found!

August 7-10
Lake Champlain Maritime Festival.
Commemorating the past, present and future of beautiful Lake Champlain! Lake Champlain maritime exhibits; free sailboat, kayak and paddleboard rides; vintage boat show; U.S. Coast Guard exhibit; live musical performances; kids' entertainment by Rockin' Ron the Friendly Pirate; food and crafts. On the Burlington Waterfront, from Perkins Pier to the Community Sailing Center. More information at lcmfestival.com

August 8-10
57th 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.org

August 9
6th 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 include special art activities and face painting. Enjoy toe-tapping music from the ever-popular Green Mountain Swing Band and "jazz with a twist" from Blue Bop. Local restaurants offer delicious food for purchase. Parking is available at Cambridge Elementary. Festival hours 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Information: www.cambridgeartsvt.org

August 10
Trail Race at Smugglers'.
Join us for the second trail race in our new three race series! A 4k, 8k and Kids' Fun Run will take place in and around our cross-country trail network. Open to runners of all abilities!

All races start at the resort's Nordic/Tennis Center. The Kids' Fun Run begins at 9:30 am and the 4k and 8k begin at 10:00 am.

Cost: $20 with online registration prior to event, $25 day of event. $10 ages 7-15, online or day of. Kids 7 and under compete for free. A complete sports waiver is required before the start of the series. Proceeds benefit the Flyin' Ryan Foundation, Cambridge Food Shelf, and Lamoille County Girls on the Run. We will be collecting non-perishable food items and old sneakers (kids and adult sizes) on race day. Register online

August 13-30
Stowe Theatre Guild
presents the musical "The Secret Garden," a family favorite based on the classic novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. "The Secret Garden" tells the story of the orphaned Mary Lennox sent to live with her reclusive uncle and how her new family comes together within the rambling estate with its secret garden. For further information, please call 802-253-3961 or visit www.stowetheatre.com

August 17
Music in the Meadow
at the Trapp Family Lodge. Bringing over three decades of musical excellence to their audiences, the West Point Band’s Jazz Knights present the best in big band favorites, popular music, and original compositions and arrangements for jazz ensemble. Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe. 6:30 pm. Info: 802-863-5966 or www.stoweperformingarts.com

August 22 - 31
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

August 31
3rd Annual Darn Tough Ride.
This cycling event is a 25, 45, 65 or full 100 mile loop from Stowe and through Smugglers' Notch with two timed hill climbs. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum and Friends of Stowe Adaptive Sports. Plan to watch the riders come through the Notch and along route 108, or sign up to participate! Info: www.darntoughride.com/

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