Vermont Vacation Summer Guide

16 Vermont Vacation Guide 2019 TOP 10 SUMMER EVENTS PEOPLE’S UNITED BANK VERMONT CITY MARATHON & RELAY Burlington, May 26 www.runvcm.org , 802-863-8412 Over 8,000 runners and 20,000 spectators along the streets of Burlington on Memorial Day Weekend; the course runs through historic neighborhoods, urban cityscapes and takes in the majestic views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks. ROCKFIRE Websterville (Barre), June 28-29 www.rockfirevt.com, 802-479-1000 Join us at Millstone Hill for a world-class sunset, bring a picnic or purchase food, live music and fire performances before stroll- ing the Signature FireWalk, a 2-mile candle- lit pathway through musical and fire per- formances, quarries and, sculpture park. Friday’s event is more family-oriented. JULY 3RD INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION Montpelier, July 3, 3-10 pm www.montpelieralive.org/july3 802-223-9604 The fun begins with games in the Family Olympics on the State House lawn. The Montpelier Mile Road Race begins at 6 pm and kicks off the July 3rd Parade! More than 40 food and fun vendors, a music concert and a spectacular fireworks show! PRESIDENT CALVIN COOLIDGE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Plymouth Notch, July 4, 10-5 pm www.historicsites.vermont.gov 802-672-3773 Commemorate the birthday of the only U.S. president born on Independence Day! A Naturalization Ceremony for new U.S. citi- zens. Tours of the historic village, barbecue, birthday cake, wagon rides, music, tradi- tional craft demos and children’s games. STOWEFLAKE HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL Stowe, July 5-7 www.stoweflake.com/activities_balloon_ festival.aspx, 802-253-7355 Let your spirit soar as more than 25 hot air balloons fill the sky. View breathtak- ing launches, enjoy live entertainment, all while sitting back and relaxing with offer- ings in the beer and wine garden. Attendees can purchase and enjoy a balloon ride. MIDDLEBURY SUMMER FESTIVAL ON-THE-GREEN Middlebury, July 7-13 www.festivalonthegreen.org, 802-462-3555 Presenting 17 acts over seven days under a tent in the unique natural amphitheater of Middlebury’s Village Green. Music, magic, marionettes and a street dance with the Vermont Jazz Ensemble. The finest way to spend a summer’s day, and it’s free! STARS AND STRIPES FESTIVAL AND PARADE Lyndonville, July 20, 9-4 pm www.lyndonvermont.com , 802-626-9696 Parade with floats, music, horses, clowns and the ever popular Bread and Puppet Theater’s giant puppets and stilt walkers. Head to downtown Lyndonville, and find 50+ vendors, handmade crafts, entertain- ment, live music and delicious food. FAIRBANKS MUSEUM ASTRONOMY EXTRAVAGANZA St. Johnsbury, July 20, 9 am-9 pm www.fairbanksmuseum.org , 802-748-2372 An astronomy block party to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the lunar land- ing! Special shows throughout the day; Museum educators and guests will provide telescope instruction, astronomy-themed crafts and STEM activities. End the evening watching the 1969 broadcast of the lunar landing. DEERFIELD VALLEY BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL Readsboro, Whitingham, Jacksonville, Wilmington, Dover, July 26-August 4 www.vermontblueberry.com , 802-464-8092 Enjoy 70+ events over 11 days; enjoy the Blueberry Parade, craft fair, block party, pie eating contest, blueberry-inspired menus at local restaurants, art gallery shows, retail “Blue Dot” specials, library walks at the state parks. We celebrate our agricultural heritage and paint the town blue! MOUNT SNOWBREWERS FESTIVAL West Dover, August 31-September 1, 12-6 pm www.mountsnow.com , 800-245-7669 Run the Hops for Hope 5k to benefit the American Cancer Society, enjoy nearly 50 breweries pouring 100+ different beers and ciders, grilled favorites, specialty vendors, kid-friendly drinks, live music and a DJ get the whole family dancing. PEOPLE'S UNITED BANK VERMONT CITY MARATHON AND RELAY LEE KHRON TOP 10 SUMMER EVENTS

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