People ask us about things to do near Jeffersonville and Stowe Vermont.
Here is our ever-changing list!
Saturday 6/14: 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 6/14 & Sunday 6/15: Vermont Days. Free day-use entry to residents and non-residents to explore Vermont State Parks, state-owned historic sites and Vermont’s History Museum. For specific sites, please visit http://www.vermontdays.com
Saturday 6/14: Disc Golf Trilogy Challenge. The Disc Golf Trilogy Challenge at Smugglers’ Brewster Ridge 18-hole course will be a fun event that is geared to any ability level, beginner to expert. Join us for a great day of disc golf! Register online at www.gmdgc.org
Thursday 6/19 – Saturday 7/5: Stowe Theatre Guild presents “title of show,” the story of two struggling writers who hear about a new musical theatre festival and try to create a new work with the help of friends. For tickets and additional information, visitwww.stowetheatre.com or call 802-253-3961.
Saturday 6/21: Rattling Brook Bluegrass Festival. The 31st anniversary of this popular event 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.
Friday 6/27- Saturday 6/29: Vermont Quilt Festival. 9:00 am to 6:00 pm; Sunday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction. Info: www.vqf.org
Friday 7/4: Independence Day!An old-fashioned July 4th celebration in Jeffersonville. Parade is at 10:00 am, followed by a carnival with games, vendors, kids’ games, entertainment and food. Smugglers Notch Resort will be having fireworks at 8 pm.
Sunday 7/6: Music in the Meadow at the Trapp Family Lodge. The Vermont Symphony Orchestra proudly presents “Let’s Dance!” Bring a picnic, kick off your shoes, and enjoy music from the world of dance — from waltzes to swing and polkas to salsa. Toe-tapping melodies by Strauss, Delibes, Borodin, and Gershwin will put you “in the mood” for dance hits from Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller. The 1812 Overture, marches, and fireworks conclude the show. Trapp Family Lodge Concert Meadow, Stowe. 7:30 pm. Info: www.stoweperformingarts.com
Wednesday 7/8 – Thursday 7/10: Circus Smirkus. Continuing their 26-year tradition of bringing joy & magic to families in the area, Circus Smirkus will perform six shows, two daily at 12 noon and 6:30 pm at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Jct. Call 1-877-SMIRKUS 1-877-764-7587 or order online at smirkus.org
Friday 7/11 & Saturday 7/12: Waterbury Arts Fest. In celebration of Waterbury’s 250th anniversary, festivities Friday night feature live music in a street party atmosphere, and Saturday highlights high-quality, original artwork from more than 80 exhibitors and entertainment. Info: www.waterburyartsfest.com
Friday 7/11- Sunday 7/13: The 28th annual Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival. Stoweflake Resort and Spa in Stowe, Route 108. Info: www.stoweflake.com
Sunday 7/13: The Stowe 8-Miler is a classic summer race now in its 33rd year. Vermonters and runners from all over New England and Canada return year after year to Stowe for this historic event. A two-person relay was added in 2012 and has proven to be a popular addition. If you are a veteran runner of this race we welcome you back; if you are considering running the Stowe 8-Miler, don’t miss the fun!
Wednesday 7/16 – Saturday 8/2: Stowe Theatre Guild presents “On the Town.” This Leonard Bernstein classic tells the story of three sailors on leave in New York City singing and dancing through the city while trying to find love. For further information, please call 802-253-3961 or visit www.stowetheatre.com
Sunday 7/20: Music in the Meadow at the Trapp Family Lodge. Performance by talented young musician Quinn Sullivan, whose wide range includes blues, pop and rock that will appeal to music fans of any age who favor authentic guitar-driven grooves and melodies. Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe. 7:00 pm. For further information, please visitwww.stoweperformingarts.com
Sunday 7/20: Circus-palooza at the Shelburne Museum. Enjoy circus artists, food, carnival games and family activities. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Event is free with museum admission. Info: shelburnemuseum.org
Thursday 7/24 – Sunday 7/27 and Thursday 7/31 – Sunday 8/3: Lamoille County Players present “Damn Yankees.” This lighthearted and fun musical tells the story of Joe Boyd, a middle-aged baseball fanatic who would do anything to see his beloved Washington Senators win. He’s so desperate for the Senators to win, that he sells his soul to the Devil for the chance to become the greatest ballplayer in the world and to lead the Senators out of the cellar into a pennant race with their arch-rivals, the New York Yankees. For additional information on show times, please visit www.lcplayers.com
Friday 7/25 – Sunday 7/27: Lamoille County Field Days. Country fair with horse show, music, food, crafts, livestock exhibition. Johnson. Info:www.lamoillefielddays.com
Sunday 8/3: Music in the Meadow at the Trapp Family Lodge. Performance by Shemekia Copeland. Copeland’s passion for singing, matched with her huge, blast-furnace voice, gives her music a timeless power and a heart-pounding urgency. Of her debut album “Turn Up the Heat,” The Boston Globe proclaimed that “she roars with a sizzling hot intensity.” Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe. 7:00 pm. For additional information, please visit:www.stoweperformingarts.com
Thursday 8/7- Sunday 8/10: Lake Champlain Maritime Festival. Commemorating the past, present and future of beautiful Lake Champlain! Lake Champlain maritime exhibits; free sailboat, kayak and paddleboard rides; vintage boat show; U.S. Coast Guard exhibit; live musical performances; kids’ entertainment, food and crafts. On the Burlington Waterfront, from Perkins Pier to the Community Sailing Center. More information at lcmfestival.com
Friday 8/8 – Sunday 8/10: 57th 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
Saturday 8/9: 6th 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 include special art activities and face painting. Enjoy toe-tapping music from the ever-popular Green Mountain Swing Band and “jazz with a twist” from Blue Bop. Local restaurants offer delicious food for purchase. Parking is available at Cambridge Elementary. Festival hours 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Information: www.cambridgeartsvt.org
Wednesday 8/13 – 8/30: Stowe Theatre Guild presents the musical “The Secret Garden,” a family favorite based on the classic novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. “The Secret Garden” tells the story of the orphaned Mary Lennox sent to live with her reclusive uncle and how her new family comes together within the rambling estate with its secret garden. For further information, please call 802-253-3961 or visit www.stowetheatre.com
Sunday 8/17: Music in the Meadow at the Trapp Family Lodge. Bringing over three decades of musical excellence to their audiences, the West Point Band’s Jazz Knights present the best in big band favorites, popular music, and original compositions and arrangements for jazz ensemble. Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe. 6:30 pm. Info: 802-863-5966 orwww.stoweperformingarts.com
Friday 8/22 – Sunday 8/31: 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