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May

Saturday 5/6 & Sunday 5/7: 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! The event takes place at the Champlain Valley Exposition fairgrounds in Essex Junction. For more information visit www.vtcrafts.com

Sunday 5/7: 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. Shelburne Farms is on Harbor Road in Shelburne.

Saturday 5/27 & Sunday 5/28: 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 5/28: 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 6/1-Sunday 6/4: Vermont Dairy Festival. This fun weekend of events celebrates all things dairy in northern Vermont. Celebration includes 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 6/2-Sunday 6/11: 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

Saturday, 6/10: The Brewster Ridge Open. This is the first in a series of tournaments to come to the Brewster Ridge Disc Golf Course this season. The Brewster Ridge Open welcomes 144 competitors, utilizing both 18 hole courses and welcoming disc golfers from across New England and beyond!

Sunday, 6/11: Free Fishing Day. On this day, Vermont residents and non-residents are welcome to enjoy fishing in Vermont's lovely waterways without a license.

Wednesday, 6/14 – Saturday, 6/17: “Chicago” Presented by the Stowe Theatre Guild. A musical based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins. In roaring twenties Chicago, chorus girl Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap … until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “merry murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight. For tickets and additional information, visit www.stowetheatre.com or call 802-253-3961.

Friday, 6/16 – Sunday 6/18: Shelburne Museum Classic Auto Festival. Check out antique autos, trucks, motorcycles, tractors and custom bodied cars on the open grounds of the Shelburne Museum. This event is for the whole family, with hands-on arts activities, vehicle displays, and more. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Info: shelburnemuseum.org

Saturday, 6/17: 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 is $15 at the gate, 12 and under free. Music from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm. Rain or shine.

Wednesday, 6/21 – Saturday, 6/24: “Chicago” Presented by the Stowe Theatre Guild. A musical based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins. In roaring twenties Chicago, chorus girl Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap … until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “merry murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight. For tickets and additional information, visit www.stowetheatre.com or call 802-253-3961.

Friday, 6/23 & Saturday, 6/24: Burlington Wine & Food Festival World Class Wines. 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. www.burlingtonwineandfoodfestival.com

Friday, 6/23 – Sunday, 6/25: Vermont Quilt Festival. New England's oldest and largest quilt event celebrates 40 years! There will be more than 400 new and old quilts, vendors, workshops, appraisals. This event takes place at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction on Friday and Saturday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm; Sunday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Info: www.vqf.org

Sunday, 6/25: Music in the Meadow featuring The Lonely Heartstring Band. The Trapp Family Lodge concert meadow is the site of the Music in the Meadow concerts and opens two hours prior to the start of the concert. Concert meadow seating is picnic-style and on a first come, first served basis. There are designated, well-marked areas for blankets, low-back chairs and high-back chairs. Concert is from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. For more information or other concert options visit Stowe Performing Arts

Wednesday, 6/28 – Saturday, 7/1: “Chicago” Presented by the Stowe Theatre Guild. A musical based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins. In roaring twenties Chicago, chorus girl Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap … until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “merry murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight. For tickets and additional information, visit www.stowetheatre.com or call 802-253-3961.

July

Tuesday 7/4: Independence Day! Celebrate an old-fashioned July 4th celebration in Jeffersonville with parade at 10:00 am, carnival with games and vendors, kids' games, live entertainment and food. Don't forget the world famous frog jumping contest! Fireworks are at Smugglers’ Notch at dusk.

Friday, 7/7 – Sunday, 7/9: The 31st annual Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival. More than 25 colorful balloons will be launched over the course of the weekend. There will be balloon rides and tethered rides available along with children's activities, live entertainment, beer and wine garden, and food. Stoweflake Resort and Spa in Stowe, Route 108. Info: www.stoweflake.com

Saturday, 7/8 & Sunday, 7/9: Circus Smirkus. New England's favorite circus presents Wilderness Wonders, outdoor adventures under the big top! Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction. Info: 802-878-5545 or www.smirkus.org

Sunday, 7/9: Vermont Symphony Orchestra “E Pluribus Unum” Summer Festival Tour. “E Pluribus Unum” celebrates the great American melting pot. The VSO’s 2017 Summer Festival Tour highlights the wonderfully diverse cultural heritage that has shaped our nation’s history. Explore our rich musical past and glimpse into the future, with traditional marches and fireworks to end a patriotic, picnic-perfect evening! Gates open at 5:30 pm for picnicking, concert begins at 7:30 pm. Trapp Family Lodge concert meadow, Stowe. VSO tickets and information

Sunday, 7/16: Music in the Meadow at the Trapp Family Lodge featuring Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: “Visions from Cape Breton & Beyond”. The Trapp Family Lodge concert meadow is the site of the Music in the Meadow concerts and opens two hours prior to the start of the concert. Concert meadow seating is picnic-style and on a first come, first served basis. There are designated, well-marked areas for blankets, low-back chairs and high-back chairs. Concert is from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. For more information or other concert options visit Stowe Performing Arts

Monday, 7/17: Circus-palooza at the Shelburne Museum. Come one, come all to a circus spectacular as Shelburne Museum plays ringmaster to all things circus. Witness fanciful feats by circus artists while enjoying food, carnival games, and activities galore! Bring your family to our “Big Top” and experience a true circus extravaganza. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Event is free with museum admission. Info: shelburnemuseum.org

Wednesday, 7/19 – Saturday, 7/22: “Dogfight” presented by the Stowe Theatre Guild. It’s Nov. 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boys’ night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble. But, when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress whom he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of love and compassion. For tickets and additional information, visit www.stowetheatre.com or call 802-253-3961.

Thursday, 7/20 – Sunday, 7/23: “Brigadoon”, presented by the Lamoille County Players. A musical, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, and music by Frederick Loewe. Songs from the musical, such as "Almost Like Being in Love", have become standards. The story involves two American tourists who stumble upon Brigadoon, a mysterious Scottish village that appears for only one day every 100 years. Tommy, one of the tourists, falls in love with Fiona, a young woman from Brigadoon. www.lcplayers.com

Friday, 7/21 & Saturday, 7/22: Vermont Brewers' Festival. Try samples from the finest brewers from Vermont, New England, and New York. Enjoy 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.com

Sunday, 7/23: Music in the Meadow at the Trapp Family Lodge presents The Black Market Trust. The Trapp Family Lodge concert meadow is the site of the Music in the Meadow concerts and opens two hours prior to the start of the concert. Concert meadow seating is picnic-style and on a first come, first served basis. There are designated, well-marked areas for blankets, low-back chairs and high-back chairs. Concert is from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. For more information or other concert options visit Stowe Performing Arts.

Thursday, 7/27 – Sunday, 7/30: “Brigadoon”, presented by the Lamoille County Players. A musical, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, and music by Frederick Loewe. Songs from the musical, such as "Almost Like Being in Love", have become standards. The story involves two American tourists who stumble upon Brigadoon, a mysterious Scottish village that appears for only one day every 100 years. Tommy, one of the tourists, falls in love with Fiona, a young woman from Brigadoon. www.lcplayers.com

Friday, 7/28 – Sunday, 7/30: Lamoille County Field Days. A Country fair with horse show, music, food, crafts and livestock exhibitions in Johnson. Info: facebook.com/Lamoille-County-Field-Days

Friday, 7/28 & Saturday, 7/29: 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 11:30 - 3:30 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.com

August

Thursday, 8/3 – Sunday, 8/6: Franklin County Field Days. Agricultural and 4H displays, cattle show, crafts, games, rides, music, tractor and horse pulling, antique tractor pull, draft horse show, and demolition derby. Airport Road in Highgate. Visit www.franklincountyfielddays.org

Friday, 8/11 – Sunday, 8/13: 59th Annual Stowe Antique and Classic Car Meet. Check out 800-plus vehicles on display, parade, automotive flea market and food. Nichols Field, Stowe, Route 100. Information: www.vtauto.org

Saturday, 8/12: 9th Annual Festival of the Arts in Jeffersonville. The Cambridge Arts Council celebrates the creativity and talent of regional artists! Lovely galleries and a wide range of artists display their work along Jeffersonville's charming Main Street. There will be children's activities, live music and local restaurants offering delicious food for purchase. Parking is available at Cambridge Elementary. Festival hours 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Rain or shine. Information: www.cambridgeartsvt.org

Sunday, 8/20: Music in the Meadow featuring The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra. The Trapp Family Lodge concert meadow is the site of the Music in the Meadow concerts and opens two hours prior to the start of the concert. Concert meadow seating is picnic-style and on a first come, first served basis. There are designated, well-marked areas for blankets, low-back chairs and high-back chairs. Concert is from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. For more information or other concert options visit Stowe Performing Arts

Wednesday, 8/23 – Saturday, 8/26: “The Addams Family” presented by Stowe Theatre Guild. The ultimate princess of darkness has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family … but everything will change on the fateful night the families meet for dinner. Will Wednesday Addams marry her true, “normal” love? Join Morticia and Gomez, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Lurch, Pugsley and the ancestors in “THE ADDAMS FAMILY,” a musical comedy based on characters created by Charles Addams. For further information, please call 802-253-3961 or visit www.stoweperformingarts.com

Friday, 8/25 – Sunday, 9/3: 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

 

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www.gostowe.com/events
www.vermont.org/events
www.lamoillechamber.com
www.cambridgevt.com/

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