June 9 – 10
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.comJune 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: FacebookJune 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.orgJune 21Smugglers’ 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.orgJune 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 participateJune 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 CLOSE
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.comJuly 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.orgJuly 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 informationJuly 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.comJuly 18-August 4
Stowe Theatre Guild
. 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.comJuly 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.comJuly 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.comJuly 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 CLOSE
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.comAugust 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.orgAugust 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.orgAugust 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 CLOSE