Vermont State Calendar of Events: Late June Through July
Summer is in Full Swing with Events, Festivals & Outdoor Recreation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jen Butson
Vermont Tourism & Marketing
MONTPELIER, Vt. – Mark your calendar; the VermontVacation.com Travel Planner lists these featured events and many more.
Winooski Pop-up Gallery District
June 22 - August 4; Winooski, Vt.
More than 50 artists transform Downtown Winooski into a hub of contemporary art: exhibitions, music and other cultural events and activities for children. Discover Winooski--its shops, restaurants and history. www.winooskiwelcomecenter.com
Vermont Morgan Horse Heritage Days
June 29 - July 1; Tunbridge, Vt.
At one of Vermont’s most picturesque mountain valley settings, Morgan horse owners celebrate this unique breed of Vermont horse with dressage competitions, in-hand classes, junior-amateur horse show, races, carriage driving, and the only Justin Morgan Performance competition in the country. www.vtmorganheritagedays.org
Vermont Quilt Festival
June 29 - July 1; Essex Junction, Vt.
New England's largest and oldest quilt event. Quilts of every variety plus numerous quilt supply vendors. www.vqf.org
Vermont Symphony Orchestra TDBank Summer Festival Tour
June 29 - July 7; Statewide, Vt.
The nation's oldest state-supported orchestra and one of the finest of its size. www.vso.org
Event in A Tent
June 30; Brattleboro, Vt.
The Event in A Tent fuses live music with other genres of performing art and audience participation to create a singular entertainment experience under one 1,000 seat tent. Music New England, debuts this unique music festival on the grounds of the Vermont Agricultural Business and Education Center in Brattleboro, also known as the Famolare Farm. www.musicnewengland.org
Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show
July 4-Aug. 12; East Dorset, Vt.
Six weeks of top equestrian competition in the quaint towns of the Manchester & the Mountains area - noted for their charm, first class accommodations, world-class dining and excellent show facilities. www.vt-summerfestival.com
Stoweflake Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival
July 6-8; Stowe, Vt.
Take a hot air balloon ride for an unforgettable view of the famous Stowe Mountain valley. www.stoweflake.com/balloon
Battle of Hubbardton Living History Weekend
July 7-8; Hubbardton, Vt.
Reenactors lead military demonstrations, drilling lessons, guided camp and battlefield tours and more on the 235th anniversary of the only Revolutionary War battle fought in Vermont. www.HistoricSites.Vermont.gov
Middlebury Festival on the Green
July 8-14; Middlebury, Vt.
A week of noon-time and evening concerts of folk and world music beneath the trees and tent on the Middlebury town green.www.festivalonthegreen.com
President Coolidge Birthday Celebration
July 4; Plymouth Notch, Vt.
Celebrate the birthday of the only American President to be born on Independence Day. Chicken barbeque and parade. www.HistoricSites.Vermont.gov
Warren 4th of July Parade and Celebration
July 4; Warren, Vt.
Plan to be swept up by the enthusiasm of a small town celebrating the 4th of July with a parade people remember long after their visit to Vermont.www.madrivervalley.com
Burklyn Arts Summer Craft Fair
July 7; Lyndonville, Vt.
The Burklyn Arts Council Summer Craft Fair features great crafts selected for their excellence in craftsmanship and originality of design, along with entertainment, a raffle, lunch and strawberry shortcake. www.burklynarts.org
Fletcher Farm School Arts & Crafts Festival
July 7; Ludlow, Vt.
Featuring over 90 of New England's finest artists and craftsmen exhibiting top quality wares such as primitives, paintings, carvings, rose blossom jewelry, woodenware, fabulous foods and more. www.fletcherfarm.org
July 8; Waitsfield, Vt.
Full and half-marathon courses wind through back roads with breathtaking views of the Green Mountains, challenging, rolling farmlands with tough climbs and descents, quaint villages, historical barns, covered bridges and fields of our famous Vermont cows! www.madmarathon.com
Antiques & Uniques
July 14; Craftsbury Common, Vt.
A treasured Vermont summer event with over 100 vendors from throughout the Northeast featuring antiques, artwork, quilting, pottery, plants, crafts, and jewelry, Talk with woodworkers, craftspeople and artisans and enjoy music and food concessions. www.townofcraftsbury.com
French Heritage Festival
July 14; Vergennes, Vt.
Celebrate the region's Franco-American and French cultural roots with music, fiddling, singing, step-dancing, clogging, re-enactors, French food and much more. www.addisoncounty.com
Stowe Street Arts Festival
July 14; Waterbury, Vt.
Artists, musicians, dancers, and appreciators of good eats and fine art take over Stowe Street. with demonstrations, kids' activities, live music and much more.www.revitalizingwaterbury.org
Open Farm & Studio Tour
July 14-15; Champlain Islands, Vt.
Discover the heart of the Lake Champlain Islands. Artists, artisans, craftspeople, farmers and vintners open their doors to visitors on foot, bicycle or in cars. Special Events Include: “A Taste of the Islands” and “Open Farm and Studio Bike Tour.” www.openfarmandstudio.com
Marlboro Music Festival
July 14 - Aug. 12; Marlboro, Vt.
Share in the infectious spirit of discovery at the acclaimed Marlboro Music Festival, hearing exciting young artists, insightful interpretations of chamber music masterworks, and unfamiliar pieces—all played with great passion and joy at weekend concerts held mid-July to mid-August. www.billingsfarm.org
Hills Alive! Festival of the Arts in Southern Vermont
July 7-15; Dorset, Manchester and Weston
The Weston Playhouse, Dorset Theater, Southern Vermont Arts Center and Manchester Music Festival bring you the Hills Alive! Festival featuring a full schedule of world-class stage productions, concerts, art and photography exhibitions, and play readings at venues throughout the region. www.hillsalive.org
Connecticut Valley Fair
July 19-22; Bradford, Vt.
Enjoy an old-time country fair with rides, food, games, and agricultural contests and exhibits. http://bradfordfair.org
Vermont Brewer's Festival
July 20-21; Burlington, Vt.
Celebrate artisan craft beer at the 20th Anniversary Vermont Brewer’s Festival at Waterfront Park with more than 35 breweries from New England, Quebec, Ontario, and New York. www.vtbrewfest.com
Killington Wine Festival
The Killington Wine Festival is the region's signature summer event with 500 wines from a collection of over 40 wineries from around the world. Enjoy tasting fine wines with Killington Peak and the Green Mountains of Vermont as a scenic backdrop.
SolarFest: New England Renewable Energy Festival
This is the Northeast's premier renewable energy and arts festival—a three-day, family-friendly festival that combines world-class entertainment with workshops in renewable energy, sustainability and community engagement. www.solarfest.org
Vermont Cheesemakers Festival
July 22; Shelburne, Vt.
Vermont is the premium artisanal cheese state. Experience the passion for making fine cheeses, taste local and fresh foods and wines, and meet the artisans who make them. Spend a high summer day along the shores of Lake Champlain at the historic Shelburne Farms Coach Barn sampling, buying, learning and networking. www.vtcheesefest.com
Circus-palooza at Shelburne Museum
July 22; Shelburne, Vt.
Come one, come all to a circus spectacular featuring performers, acrobats, carnival games and activities galore! www.shelburnemuseum.org
Lamoille County Field Days
July 27-29; Johnson, Vt.
An old-time country fair with rides, food, games, and agricultural contests and exhibits. www.lamoillefielddays.com
Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival
July 27 - Aug. 5; Mt. Snow, Vt.
Visitors will enjoy jam making, blueberry-themed specials in local eateries, blues music events, "Deja Blue" - a blue car auto show, blue beer and more at locations throughout the Mount Snow Valley. www.vermontblueberry.com
Hay Day at Billings Farm & Museum
July 28; Woodstock, Vt.
Spend a summer day in the farm fields, where you’ll see traditional haying techniques, including cutting, raking, and tedding with the farm’s draft horses and equipment. Quench your thirst with a sample of switchel, the haymaker’s drink. Enjoy family activities, horse-drawn wagon rides and farm programs. www.billingsfarm.org