Friday, May 3- 5 & 10-12 – Lamoille County Playhouse, Hyde Park presents Neil Simon’t The Good Doctor, 802-888-4507, www.lcplayers.com
Saturday, May 4 & 5 – 16th Annual Spring Fine Arts and Craft Show & Vermont Antique Spring Expo and Sale – Find that unique gift or decorative item that you have been looking for created by Vermont’s finest crafters., Champlain Valley Expo, 802-878-5545, www.cvexpo.org
Saturday, May 11 - Pina- Sensual and visually stunning, German director Wim Wenders brings the audience into the brilliantly inventive dance world of legendary choreographer Pina Bausch. Spruce Peak Performing Arts center at 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 18 – Audrey Bernstein – Jazz singer Audrey Bernstein and her band celebrates the release of her debut album, Audrey Bernstein Loves Blue, in a special concert on the Spruce Peak Performing Art Center’s stage. 7:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday May 25-26: 23rd Annual Vermont Open Studio Weekend. Open studios represent potters, glassblowers, painters, wood carvers and more. For more information, including information on studio locations, please visit www.vermontcrafts.com
Sunday May 26: Key Bank Vermont City Marathon. 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 with vendors of the latest in apparel and gear. For more information, please visit www.vermontcitymarathon.org
Friday thru Sunday, May 31-June 9: Discover Jazz Festival. For over a quarter of a century Burlington has celebrated amazing live music during the annual Burlington Discover Jazz Festival. For the line-up of performers and additional information on the festival, please visit www.discoverjazz.com
Saturday June 1: Simon Rattle conducts Beethoven’s “Pastoral.” Featured in Disney’s Fantasia, the “Pastoral” Symphony paints vivid scenes of gathering thunderstorms, wandering brooks, and breezy country sides. Performed by the The Philadelphia Orchestra. Spruce Peak Performing Arts at 7:30 pm.
Saturday June 8: Free Fishing Day! On this day, Vermont residents and non-residents are welcome to enjoy fishing in Vermont’s lovely waterways without a license.
Saturday June 15: Rattling Brook Bluegrass Festival. The 30th 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.
Wednesday – Saturday, June 19 – July 6: Stowe Theatre Guild presents “Nine,” the musical story of famous director Guido Contini, who is dealing with a mid-life crisis in the midst of trying to save his marriage and create his greatest film. The story is based on Frederico Fellini’s semi-autobiographical film “8 1/2.”. For tickets and additional information, visit www.stowetheatre.com or call 802-253-3961.
Friday through Sunday, June 28-30: Vermont Quilt Festival. New England’s oldest and largest quilt event celebrates 37 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
July 4 – Independence Day!
Thursday July 4: 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, food and live entertainment. Don’t forget the world famous frog jumping contest! 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!
Sunday July 7: Music in the Meadow. Broadway star Sara Jean Ford joins the Vermont Symphony Orchestra for hits from the Great American Songbook — the golden age
of American songwriting. Vocal numbers by Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter, and Gershwin share the spotlight with irresistible big band tunes made famous by
Benny Goodman. This special evening will be capped by the 1812 Overture and fireworks. Trapp Family Lodge Concert Meadow, Stowe. 7:30 pm. Info: www.stoweperformingarts.com
Friday through Sunday July 12-14: The 27th 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: (802) 253-7355, x5538 or www.stoweflake.com
Thursday through Sunday, July 18-21 & July 25-28: Lamoille County Players present “Guys and Dolls,” based on Damon Runyon’s colorful stories of New York City characters and considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. A male chorus of gamblers, the Hot Box dancing girls, and a Salvation Army mission band highlight the action as two unlikely couples finally find happiness together. Historic Hyde Park Opera House, Hyde Park, Route 15. For further information, please call 802-888-4507 or visit www.lcplayers.com
Friday and Saturday, July 19-20: Vermont Brewers’ Festival. The finest brewers from Vermont, New England, and New York. Tastings, gourmet food and entertainment. Waterfront Park in Burlington. Info: www.vtbrewfest.com
Sunday July 21: Shelburne Museum Circus-palooza. A circus spectacular featuring aerialists, performers, carnival games and much more on the lovely grounds of the Shelburne
Museum, home to one of the finest, most diverse, and unconventional collections of art and Americana. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. For more information, please visit www.shelburnemuseum.org
Friday through Sunday, July 26-28: Vermont Balloon and Craft Festival. The region’s best craft vendors, plus hot air balloon launches and glows, kids’ activities, and entertainment. Hosted by the Shelburne Museum, home to one of the finest, most diverse, and unconventional collections of art and Americana. For additional information,
please visit www.shelburnemuseum.org