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All Ages

Grafton Summer Carnival - Grafton, VT

Jul 3, 2017 - Jul 3, 2017 Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center, 783 Townshed Road Grafton, VT
Head to the Grafton Trails & Outdoor Center for a country style barbecue, lawn games, a 5K race, live music from the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, fireworks, and more.
Time: 10:30 am - 06:30 pm
Admission: Adults, $10; children under age 12, free
Telephone: 802-843-2252

Art Shows

Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition - Stowe, VT

Jul 15, 2017 - Aug 30, 2017 Helen Day Art Center 5 School Street, and throughout town Stowe, VT
A unique outdoor sculpture gallery exhibits art all over Stowe. This exhibition and series of events is accompanied by cell phone audio tours, QR codes, nameplate describing the art and artist, walking tour maps, walkabouts, and a catalog of the exhibit. Exhibit is open through October 21.
Time: all hours
Telephone: 802-253-8358

Arts & Crafts Shows

Art on Park 2017 - Stowe, VT

Jun 1, 2017 - Jul 27, 2017 Park Street Stowe, VT
Each Thursday evening June through August week Park Street in downtown Stowe is closed off and local artisans set up under white tents, selling handcrafted products (paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, birch bark art, soy candles, furniture, handbags, hats, jewelry, children's items, specialty foods). Come enjoy unique food and live music.
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Admission: Free

Car Shows

Stowe Antique Car Show 2017 - Stowe, VT

Aug 11, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017 Nichols Field, Route 100 Stowe, VT
During this show, which is enjoyed by both adults and kids, more than 800 antique and classic cars are on display, along with food concessions, giant automotive flea market, and a car corral. Guests enjoy a fashion judging contest and antique car parade through town. The Saturday evening Street Dance in Stowe Village is always a big hit.
Time: Consult event website

Children & Families

“Really Rosie” - Weston, VT

Jun 22, 2017 - Jul 9, 2017 Weston Playhouse, OtherStages, 982 Route 100 Weston, VT
With book by Maurice Sendak and music by Carole King, a masterful duo of artists has created this uplifting musical in which Rosie, the funniest kid on the block, entertains her friends by producing a crazy movie based on the slightly exaggerated story of her life.
Time: Tuesday-Saturday 1-2:30 p.m., Saturday 4-5:30 p.m., Sunday 3-4:30 p.m.
Admission: $8-$15
Telephone: 802-824-5288

Kids Pirate Festival - Vergennes, VT

Aug 19, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017 Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, 4472 Basin Harbour Road Vergennes, VT
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum campus will be taken over by the pirates of New England Brethren of Pirates, sailors, rogues, and mutineers from all distant shores for this family friendly swashbuckling good time! Listen and sing along with the sea chanty music of Rockin' Ron the Friendly Pirate. Come in costume and enjoy exciting pirate-themed activities, shows, sing-alongs, and crafts for the whole family.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $15; seniors, $14; youth ages 3-17, $10
Telephone: 802-475-2022

Gardens

Gardens of Stowe - Stowe, VT

Jun 25, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017 consult event website Stowe, VT
This ticketed, self-guided tour that takes visitors through some of Stowe's most interesting outdoor spaces at your own pace. The rain-or-shine event ends with a tented reception from 3 to 5 p.m.at Jewish Community of Greater Stowe, featuring Master Gardener Charlie Nardozzi, hors d'oeuvres, flower arranging and a silent auction.
Time: 12:30-5 p.m.
Admission: $20-$25
Telephone: 802-734-0661

Historic

Abenaki Heritage Weekend - Vergennes, VT

Jun 24, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017 Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, 4472 Basin Harbour Road Vergennes, VT
See and hear an Abenaki perspective on life in the Champlain Valley. Dancing, drumming, storytelling, craft and cooking demonstrations are presented by Vermont’s Abenaki Tribes. At the Native Arts Marketplace and exhibit come meet some of the artists in the exhibition "Alnobak: Wearing Our Heritage" and other artists.
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Adult, $12; seniors, $11; youth age 6-17, $8
Telephone: 802-475-2022

Museums

Wild Spaces, Open Seasons Exhibition at Shelburne Museum - Shelburne, VT

Jun 3, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017 Shelburne Museum, 6000 Shelburne Road Shelburne, VT
Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art celebrates artists’ captivation with hunting and fishing. The exhibition shows portraits, landscapes, still lifes by Thomas Cole, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Alfred Jacob Miller, and Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait. Exhibit on display through August 27, 2017. \
Time: Daily, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m
Admission: Adults, $24; seniors, $22; youth age 13-17 and college students, $14; children ages 5-12, $12
Telephone: 802-985-3346

Music

Music in the Meadow 2017 - Stowe, VT

Jun 25, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017 Trapp Family Lodge Concert Meadow, 700 Trapp Hill Road Stowe, VT
A long running tradition in Stowe, Vermont, the Music in the Meadow Concert Series is a visitor's and resident's delight. The Meadow opens for picnicking two hours before the concert. Tickets.
The Lonely Heartstring Band . This talented group of musicians is a classic bluegrass quintet. 7-9 p.m. Free admission.
July 9. Vermont Symphony Orchestra . Explore our rich musical past and glimpse into the future, with traditional marches and fireworks to end a patriotic, picnic-perfect evening. 7:30-10 p.m.
July 16. Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy . Visions from Cape Breton & Beyond. 7-9 p.m.
July 23. The Black Market Trust . This pop/vocal jazz band combines the sounds of the great American crooners and vocal groups with the romantic Eastern European gypsy fire of jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. 7-9 p.m.
August 20. The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra. The CBO continues the history, started by Basie, of stomping and shouting the blues. 7-9 P.M.
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Admission: Consult event website

The Wailers - Rutland, VT

Jul 13, 2017 - Jul 13, 2017 Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street Rutland, VT
Headed by bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, the legendary Wailers band is carrying its revolutionary sound and message to loyal fans around the world.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $30

John LaRouche Jazz Trio - Brandon, VT

Jul 15, 2017 - Jul 15, 2017 Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Road Brandon, VT
Inspired by traditional jazz, the John LaRouche Trio has added its own unique voice with Turkish influences to familiar tunes and its own compositions. The trio draws from a wide range of jazz styles, playing jazz tinged with Latin, swing and tango beats. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. E-mail info@brandon-music.net for reservations or for more information.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Concert tickets are $20. A pre-concert dinner is available for $25.
Telephone: 802-247-4295

Andrea McArdle in Concert - Weston, VT

Jul 24, 2017 - Jul 24, 2017 Weston Playhouse, 12 Park Street Weston, VT
On the 40th anniversary of her creation of the role of Annie in the massive musical hit "Annie", Andrea McArdle re[prises her trip from Tin Pan Alley to Broadway.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $35

George Thorogood and the Destroyers Rock Party Tour - Rutland, VT

Jul 25, 2017 - Jul 25, 2017 Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street Rutland, VT
You’re about to experience a bad-to-the-bone icon at his very best. George Thorogood and the Destroyers are throwing a Rock Party for 2017, and you’re invited.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $46, $56, $66

Terri Clark - Rutland, VT

Jul 27, 2017 - Jul 27, 2017 Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street Rutland, VT
Terri Clark is a distinctive voice on the country music landscape. She has hit the charts with more than 20 singles, including six #1 hits.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $40

Chris Isaak - Rutland, VT

Aug 17, 2017 - Aug 17, 2017 Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street Rutland, VT
The “Wicked Games” rockabilly singer-songwriter “channels the spirits of Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash with uncanny accuracy” (The Guardian)
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $66, $76 & $96

Colin Hay - Rutland, VT

Aug 20, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017 Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street Rutland, VT
Colin Hay is most beloved for his intimate, confessional live shows but most widely known for being the influential and celebrated frontman, songwriter and vocalist of 80’s pop sensations Men at Work
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $30, $40, $50

Boz Scaggs - Rutland, VT

Sep 7, 2017 - Sep 7, 2017 Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street Rutland, VT
Iconic rock legend Boz Scaggs and his band will bring a unique blend of blues, R&B, rock, and jazz to the stage in support of their new album, "A Fool To Care." Throughout his career Scaggs’ unique voice and trademark sound make plain his abiding respect for a wide spectrum of American roots music.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $70, 80 and $99
Telephone: 802-775-0903

Parties, Dances, Balls

Okemo's Great American party - Ludlow, VT

Jul 1, 2017 - Jul 1, 2017 Jackson Gore Courtyard at Okemo, 111 Jackson Gore Road Ludlow, VT
This is an all-American backyard barbecue with live music, lawn games, a hot-dog-eating contest, burgers, hot dogs and lots more. Okemo’s Adventure Zone will be open with zipline tours, miniature golf, Segway PT tours, a treetop challenge course and mountain coaster. Families are welcome, and everyone is encouraged to bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets. Fees are charged for Adventure Zone, food and games.
Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: Free. Fees are charged for Adventure Zone, food and games.
Telephone: 802-228-1600

Theater

“Once” - Weston, VT

Jun 27, 2017 - Jul 15, 2017 Weston Playhouse, 12 Park Street Weston, VT
Set in Dublin, story describes and accidental encounter between a street musician and a young woman from eastern Europe. An ensemble of actors, and singers reveal tenderness in unexpected places and the power of music.
Time: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30-10 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday, 2-4:30 p.m., Sunday, 3-5:30 p.m.,
Admission: $50-$67
Telephone: 802-824-5288

Great River Theater Festival 2017 - Putney, VT

Jul 6, 2017 - Jul 9, 2017 Greenhoe Theater at Landmark College; Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill Road; Sandglass Theater at 17 Kimball Hill; and Putney Green Putney, VT
This first annual theater festival comprises One Weekend, 7 Theater Companies, 13 Shows, at 4 Venues in Putney. Show titles include “Little Shop of Horrors,” “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” “Graceland,” “Really Rosie,” “When I Put on Your Glove,” “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and more. Schedule.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website

“Tenderly” - Weston, VT

Jul 13, 2017 - Aug 6, 2017 Weston Playhouse, OtherStages, 982 Route 100 Weston, VT
Rosemary Clooney, the popular singer and actress of a generation ago, is the center of this musical that begins with her childhood in Maysville, Kentucky, and follows her rise as a national entertainer.
Time: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30-10 p.m., Saturday 2-4:30 p.m., Sunday 3-5:30 p.m.
Admission: $15-$35
Telephone: 802-824-5288

“Lost in Yonkers” - Weston, VT

Jul 20, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017 Weston Playhouse, 12 Park Street Weston, VT
This is the youthful life story of Neil Simon, scion of the oddball Kurnitz family, who, after his mother’s death, is left with his stern Grandma, flighty aunt, and uncle, a small-time hooligan. Set in 1942, this story will bend your heart.
Time: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30-10 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday 2-4:30 p.m., Sunday 3-5:30 p.m.,
Admission: $45-$57
Telephone: 802-824-5288

“The Music Man” - Weston, VT

Aug 3, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017 Weston Playhouse, 12 Park Street Weston, VT
Traveling salesman Harold Hill cons the townspeople of River City, Iowa, into paying for a boys' band in this charming musical that has enthralled audiences for generations.
Time: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30-10 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday 2-4:30 p.m., Sunday 3-5:30 p.m.,
Admission: $50-$67
Telephone: 802-824-5288

“Buyer & Cellar” - Weston, VT

Aug 10, 2017 - Sep 3, 2017 Weston Playhouse, OtherStages, 982 Route 100 Weston, VT
In this one-man play, an unsuccessful actor in LA. takes a day job in a glittery mall, gaining insight into the cost of fame and the price of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. This funny play won many awards Off-Broadway and is quickly becoming a regional favorite.
Time: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30-10 p.m., Saturday 2-4:30 p.m., Sunday 3-5:30 p.m.
Admission: $15-$35
Telephone: 802-824-5288

“Long Day’s Journey into Night” - Weston, VT

Aug 24, 2017 - Sep 3, 2017 Weston Playhouse, 12 Park Street Weston, VT
See the Tyrone family in its battle to bury a lifetime of secrets. Published after his death, this autobiographical story by Eugene O’Neill transfixes audiences.
Time: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30-10 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday 2-4:30 p.m., Sunday 3-5:30 p.m.
Admission: $45-$57
Telephone: 802-824-5288