Vermont's Top Events
Summer, Fall, and Winter 2022
May 13-15 | wakingwindows.com
Enjoy a celebration and exhibition of music, film, art, comedy, literature, fashion, education and local food and drink, taking place over three days throughout downtown Winooski.
ESTATE AND RHODODENDRON TOUR | DUMMERSTON
June 5-7 | landmarktrustusa.org/events
Tour Naulakha, Rudyard Kipling’s Vermont estate and view the in-bloom rhododendron tunnel and irises. Tour the authentically restored main house, visit the Carriage House and Barn Museum.
QUECHEE HOT AIR BALLOON CRAFT AND MUSIC FESTIVAL | QUECHEE
June 17-19 | quecheeballoonfestival.com
The longest running hot air balloon festival in New England will celebrate its 42nd anniversary in 2022. 20 balloonists headline the event with five flights slated throughout the weekend and additional rides during the day.
MUSIC UNDER THE STARS | BRATTLEBORO
June 25, July 23, August 20 | bmcvt.org
Enjoy this free, family-friendly concert series featuring everything from jazz to traditional Celtic, and steel drums to classical. Bring a picnic or feast on food-truck fare, craft beer and maple creemees.
AN OLD FASHIONED FOURTH OF JULY | STOWE
July 4 | stowevibrancy.com/events/old-fashioned-fourth-of-july-celebration
A classic 4th of July celebration featuring a parade down Main Street in the historic Village of Stowe, food and beverages, and live music. Watch a stellar firework show at dusk.
PRESIDENT CALVIN COOLIDGE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION | PLYMOUTH
July 4 | historicsites.vermont.gov
Commemorate the birthday of the only U.S. president born on Independence Day. Enjoy tours of the historic village, barbecue, birthday cake, wagon rides, old-time music, traditional craft demonstrations, and children’s games.
20TH WATERBURY ARTS FEST AND FRIDAY NIGHT BLOCK PARTY | WATERBURY
July 8-9 | waterburyartsfest.com
A celebration of arts, music and Waterbury. The Friday Night Block Party features a live band, beer garden, food trucks and dancing. On Saturday, shop the open-air art market, enjoy food vendors, main stage performances and kids’ activities.
MAD MARATHON, MAD HALF & RELAYS | WAITSFIELD, WARREN
July 10 | madmarathon.com
Race 26.2 miles of brilliant landscapes with panoramic views of the Green Mountains. These courses have been designed to enhance the rural and unique setting of the Mad River Valley and highlight the exceptional Vermont farmlands.
ENDURO WORLD SERIES | EAST BURKE
August 13-14 | skiburke.com/ews
Burke Mountain will host round 9 of the Enduro World Series, the start of an annual competitive mountain bike festival in the Northeast featuring pro and amateur riders from over 17 countries.
LEVITT AMP ST. JOHNSBURY | ST. JOHNSBURY
Sundays | catamountarts.org/shows-and-events/levitt-amp-st-johnsbury-music-series
This music series brings ten free family-friendly concerts to Dog Mountain. All summer long, bring your friends, bring your family, bring your dog.
September 3-4 | plymouthfolk.com
A Labor Day Weekend highlight for 17 years, enjoy this festival of folk and blues music. Wagon rides, children’s crafts and face painting and Vermont Food Bank drive add to the festivities.
GARLIC TOWN, USA! | BENNINGTON
September 3-4 | garlictownusa.com
Enjoy sidewalk sales from local merchants, live bands, drink specials from local restaurants, family activities and all the amenities of downtown. Experience specialty garlic growers, craft vendors, food trucks, vendor demonstrations and more.
SOUTH END ART HOP | BURLINGTON
September 9-11 | seaba.com
Three-day festival featuring thousands of works of art, music, food, evening lighting, outdoor sculpture, hundreds of open artist studios, shops, restaurants and breweries. A memorable event, supporting small businesses and the creative careers of artists.
WINE & HARVEST FESTIVAL | WILMINGTON, DOVER
September 23-25 | vtwinefest.com
Savor and enjoy Vermont vintners, brewers, distillers, small specialty food producers, chefs, painters, publishers, cheese makers, potters, jewelers, photographers and farmers. Enjoy the Wine Stroll & Soup Contest, the Grand Tasting and the Vermont Wildlife Festival.
19TH CENTURY APPLE & CHEESE HARVEST FESTIVAL | STRAFFORD
September 25 | morrillhomestead.org
Celebrate Johnny Appleseed’s birthday at the Justin Morrill State Historic Site. Listen to live music and make your own cider. Taste heirloom apples, fine artisan Vermont Cheeses and homemade apple pie. Enjoy period crafts and games.
DOG MOUNTAIN FALL DOG PARTY | ST. JOHNSBURY
October 1 | dogmt.com
Grab your camera and take the scenic ride to leaf-romping, four-legged fun at Dog Mountain. Featuring live music, food trucks, vendors, a bounce house, dog contests and more.
HARVEST FESTIVAL | BRATTLEBORO
October 1 | retreatfarm.org
Featuring cider pressing, Abenaki storytelling, campfire cooking, antique tractors, live music, donut hangs, pumpkin painting, food trucks, Vermont craft beer, hay wagon rides and more fantastic fall fun.
STOWE FOLIAGE ARTS FESTIVAL | STOWE
October 7-9 | stoweartsfest.com
Enjoy fine art and craftwork from 150 fine artists and artisans exhibiting and selling a wide range of contemporary and traditional craftwork as well as original art, photography, sculpture and specialty food products.
3RDANNUAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' DAY ROCKS! | STOWE
October 8 | stowevibrancy.com
A celebration of Native American culture, education and music, showcasing Indigenous educators, storytellers, drummers, artisans and musicians. Proceeds of the event go to Abenaki Helping Abenaki, Inc.
13TH ANNUAL BEAN & BREW FESTIVAL | JAY
October 15 | jaypeakresort.com/events
Featuring some of Vermont’s best craft beers and ciders paired with freshly roasted Vermont coffee. Sample from over 30 brands while listening to live music and playing lawn games.
SOUTHERN VERMONT ARTS CENTER'S HOLIDAY CRAFT MARKET | MANCHESTER
November 2022 | svac.org/holiday-market
Shop various arts and crafts including baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber, wearable fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, and wood. Find handmade, local gifts items for the holiday season.
A TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS IN STOWE | STOWE
December 2-4 | stowevibrancy.com/events/a-traditional-christmas-in-stowe
Experience all things Christmas at this three-day event, featuring tree lightings, parades, Santa visits and caroling in the heart of the historic Stowe village.
WASSAIL WEEKEND | WOODSTOCK
December 9-11 | woodstockvt.com/events/wassail-weekend
A celebration of the sights, sounds, and spirit of winter. Take in the magic of twinkling light displays, decorated historic homes and the sounds Holiday music throughout the Village.
FIRST NIGHT NORTH | ST. JOHNSBURY
December 31 | catamountarts.org/first-night-north
A family tradition for over a quarter-century featuring over 100 live performances in a dozen downtown venues. Enjoy eight hours of music, dance, storytelling, fire artistry, comedy, magic and more.
WINTER RENDEZVOUS | STOWE
January 18-22, 2023 | winterrendezvous.com
Enjoy Stowe’s LGBTQ Winter Pride Festival featuring a diverse lineup of activities and entertainment over five days. Outdoor activities include ice skating, horse-drawn sleigh rides, snowmobiles, dog sledding, hot tubs and bonfires.
HARRIS HILL SKI JUMP | BRATTLEBORO
February 2023 | harrishillskijump.com
New England’s only Olympic-size 90-meter jump, a tradition of over 100 years. Cheer on the competitors as they attempt to break the hill record of 341 feet. Enjoy music, food, bonfire and heated beer tent.
ARTFUL ICE SHANTIES | BRATTLEBORO
February 18-26, 2023 | retreatfarm.org
Celebrate the artistic talent, creativity and tradition of ice fishing. View shanties on the Retreat Farm grounds and Retreat Meadows ice. Hike, snowshoe and visit the outdoor animals. Enjoy cross-country skiing and ice skating.
BACK COUNTRY ADVENTURE DINNER | GOSHEN
February 24-26, 2023 | adventuredinner.com
Take to the backcountry of the Green Mountains for a winter adventure of epic proportions. Enjoy local chefs, producers, and a location that paints a picture of living in the Green Mountain State.
HOPE ON THE SLOPES | JAY
March 5, 2023 | jaypeakresort.com/events
Annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, participants ski or ride for a group vertical challenge tracking over two million vertical feet. Featuring a silent auction, bake sale, live music, special dinner, awards ceremony and more.
ICE BAR 2023 | BURLINGTON
March 2023 | hotelvt.com/ice-bar-2022
Chill with the ice sculptures, hit up the photo booth and ice games and dance to the outdoor DJ. Outdoor ice bars will feature frosty cocktails with local spirits, cider, and brews.