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 3 - June 11, 2017Johnson 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 Saturday, April 1 - Sunday, April 2 Made in VT Marketplace. Browse and purchase the many fine food, beverages and spirits, furniture, clothing, and more, made here in Vermont by skilled producers. Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction. Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, and Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Tuesday, April 4 Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream. Free Cone Day has been a beloved April tradition since the iconic ice cream company's first anniversary in 1979! Swing by any participating Scoop Shop, 12:00 noon - 8:00 pm, during your Vermont visit and enjoy a free cone!
Saturday, April 8 Bunco Night - Calling all Bunco fans! The Cambridge Rotary sponsors a Bunco Night at the Barn at Smugglers' Notch from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Enjoy a silent auction, prizes, raffle, and cash bar. $15 per person. Tickets are available for purchase at Jack F. Corse Inc., Cambridge Village Market, The Varnum Library, Susan Lassiter at The Union Bank, Anita Lotto or any Cambridge Area Rotarian. Proceeds benefit the Cambridge Rotary Community causes. Tickets also can be purchased online at Brown Paper Tickets
Friday, April 28 - Sunday, April 30 51st 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 Saturday, May 6 - Sunday, May 7 21st 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 7 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.
Saturday, May 27 - Sunday, May 28 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 28 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
June Thursday, June 1 - Sunday, June 4 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.com
Friday, June 2 - Sunday, June 11 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