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Ready to plan a few adventures? Clicking on any of the months below will display the events for that month. We'll be adding more Summer 2017 events as additional information becomes available. This calendar represents events occurring during our summer season, June 12 - September 4, 2017.

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 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.

Sunday, May 28 – The Burlington City Marathon – viewing from various locations on the 26 mile route. Use Smugglers’ as your home base.
June 9-10
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 11
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 - 17
Stowe Theatre Guild
presents "Chicago," a musical based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins. In roaring twenties Chicago, chorus girl Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap … until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “merry murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight. Additional performances June 21-24 and June 28-30 and July 1. For tickets and additional information, visit www.stowetheatre.com or call 802-253-3961.

June 16-18
Shelburne Museum Classic Auto Festival.
Check out antique autos, trucks, motorcycles, tractors and custom bodied cars on the open grounds of the Shelburne Museum. An event for the whole family, with hands-on arts activities, vehicle displays, and more. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Info: shelburnemuseum.org

June 17
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 21-24
Stowe Theatre Guild
presents "Chicago," a musical based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins. In roaring twenties Chicago, chorus girl Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap … until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “merry murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight. Additional performances June 28-30 and July 1. For tickets and additional information, visit www.stowetheatre.com or call 802-253-3961.

June 22
The World's Largest Swim Lesson comes to Smuggs for the 5th year!
Smugglers' again will serve as an official host facility for The World's Largest Swim Lesson. This worldwide effort aims to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson while helping aquatic facilities and water safety organizations communicate the importance of teaching children how to swim. Be a part of this winning initiative - a record has been set every year since 2009! Smugglers' will hold a fun introductory 30-minute group swim lesson for ages 5 and up from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm in the Village Mountainside Pool (ages 5 and up who are non swimmers must be supported by an adult 18 or older). This is open to guests of the resort and local residents. Please call aquatics manager Tara Snow at 802-644-1047 to sign up, or email tsnow@smuggs.com

June 23 - 25
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 25
Music in the Meadow
featuring The Lonely Heartstring Band, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. 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. For more information or other concert options visit Stowe Performing Arts

June 28-30 and July 1
Stowe Theatre Guild
presents "Chicago," a musical based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins. In roaring twenties Chicago, chorus girl Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap … until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “merry murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight. Additional performances June 21-24 and June 28-30 and July 1. For tickets and additional information, visit www.stowetheatre.com or call 802-253-3961.

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 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.com

July 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.org

July 9
Vermont Symphony Orchestra “E Pluribus Unum” Summer Festival Tour.
“E Pluribus Unum” celebrates the great American melting pot. The VSO’s 2017 Summer Festival Tour highlights the wonderfully diverse cultural heritage that has shaped our nation’s history. Explore our rich musical past and glimpse into the future, with traditional marches and fireworks to end a patriotic, picnic-perfect evening! 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 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.com

July 16
Music in the Meadow
at the Trapp Family Lodge featuring Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: “Visions from Cape Breton & Beyond”, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. 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. For more information or other concert options visit Stowe Performing Arts

July 16
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 7th annual Jericho Plein Air Festival. Artists 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 19-22
Stowe Theatre Guild
presents Dogfight. 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.com

July 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.com

July 23
Music in the Meadow
at the Trapp Family Lodge. Performance by The Black Market Trust. 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. For more information or other concert options visit Stowe Performing Arts

July 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.com

July 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

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August
August 3-6
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.org

August 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.org

August 20
Music in the Meadow
featuring The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. 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. For more information or other concert options visit Stowe Performing Arts

August 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.com

August 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

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