Summer in Vermont: Off the Beaten Trail

Summer in northern Vermont features a host of well-known, world-class events like the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival, Vermont Lake Monsters games, and Ben & Jerry’s Concerts on the Green, but we’re here to share some of the most colorful, sometimes infamous, and always fun events in our area that the HMC gang are looking forward to:

First Friday Art Walk
First Friday of the month. Because who can wait all the way until September to check out Burlington’s bustling art scene?!

Burger Night at Bread & Butter Farm
Every Friday. Specialty Burgers, awesome local bands, all at your local farm. YUM!

Thunder Road Speedbowl
Multiple events throughout summer. Move over NASCAR, we do it just as well locally, and with craft beers to boot.

Bread & Puppet
Multiple events throughout summer. Puppets in a farm. Fun for the whole family.

Sugarbush Brewgrass Festival
June 10. Nothing says summer in Vermont like craft brews and jamming bluegrass. Find them both here.

Circus Smirkus
Multiple dates in July and August. Circus Smirkus is Vermont’s own award-winning international youth circus. Fun for the whole family.

Bristol Outhouse Race
July 4th. Nothing like a hot dog, mini American Flag, and your grandma racing down the street in an outhouse.

Warren 4th of July Parade
July 4th. This parade is known for its political wit, and with this year’s shenanigans, it should be a doozy.

Richmond Floatapalooza
July 29th. Summer in Vermont is all about floating in our rivers. The floatapalooza makes it official with brews, tunes and proceeds going to the Chill Foundation. A win for everyone.

Vermont Festival of Fools
August 4-6. You’d be a fool to miss this one. Busking, music and continuous laughs for all ages.

Addison County Demolition Derby
August 8-12. Summer is deep fried Twinkies, baby cows, and demolition derby. All these and more are waiting for you at the fair.

There’s a ton more going on. Drop us a line with any highlights we’ve missed.

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