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 9 - June 14, 2018Johnson 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'sFlynn Center for the Performing ArtsApril Friday, April 27 - Sunday, April 29 52nd 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 May 4-6 Lamoille County Players present "The Skin of our Teeth", produced on Broadway in 1942 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1943. Written on the eve of WW2, it’s a vast symbolic play about all of humanity, as well as a compassionate look at the struggles of a single family. It’s about destruction and rebirth, about humanity’s endurance. It’s also, as a double narrative, the story of a theater company putting on a play, with actors who don’t understand the play, confer with the audience about not liking the play, and get food poisoning during the play. It’s a comedy, a social and political commentary, and a biblical epic. It’s got wonderful roles for women and men, as well as a dinosaur and a mammoth. www.lcplayers.com
May 5 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 Cambridge Area Rotary
May 5 33rd Annual Kids' Day. Come join our 33rd Annual Kids Day celebration of kids! It’s our celebration of kids, for kids! The day kicks off at 9:30 am with a parade down College Street and continues to Waterfront Park, where kids can enjoy performances, do crafts, play games, and meet animals. Visit our website to register for the parade or an activity booth. Sponsored by MVP Healthcare. Find out more.
May 5 - May 6 22nd 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
Sunday, May 6 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 11-13 Lamoille County Players present "The Skin of our Teeth", produced on Broadway in 1942 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1943. Written on the eve of WW2, it’s a vast symbolic play about all of humanity, as well as a compassionate look at the struggles of a single family. It’s about destruction and rebirth, about humanity’s endurance. It’s also, as a double narrative, the story of a theater company putting on a play, with actors who don’t understand the play, confer with the audience about not liking the play, and get food poisoning during the play. It’s a comedy, a social and political commentary, and a biblical epic. It’s got wonderful roles for women and men, as well as a dinosaur and a mammoth. www.lcplayers.com
May 25-28, 2018 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. The 2nd Annual Lamoille Valley Rail Trail Bike-A-Thon is a fundraiser with the goal of raising $6,000 to be spread between 4 great causes. Participants will ride their bikes on the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail to raise money! It's free to participate and you can register as an individual or as a team. The event will start at the Cambridge Junction in Jeffersonville and offer riders 3 courses of various length, the longest of which stretches to Lost Nation Brewery in Morrisville. Participants raise money from friends, family, and local businesses who are interested in sponsoring their ride. Bikers can bike for as long or as far as they would like! The course lengths are suggestions! Please join us and register no matter how far you want to ride! For more information, and to register, follow this link:
Saturday, May 26 - Sunday, May 27 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 27 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
May 30 Leddy Park Beach Bites Spend an evening by the lake enjoying delicious food truck delights and gorgeous sunsets at Leddy Park every other Wednesday all Summer! There’s always entertainment for kids and adults. Fantastic features include: > Beer garden includes local beers > Corn hole games > Bounce House Reminders: > Please leave pets at home. It gets too crowded for dogs on leashes. > Local Motion will once again provide free valet bike and stroller parking. > We now have an ATM ON SITE! > No Styrofoam or glass bottles allowed in the park. For more information
Thursday, May 31 - Sunday, June 3 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.comJune Friday, June 1 - Sunday, June 10 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