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Events Calendar - 2021

Find a multitude of fun events and great things to do, including weekend events, throughout the year, like music; festivals; comedy; outdoor fun; boat cruises; excursions for families and kids; food, wine and beer tastings. Weather is no problem; lots of things to do happen indoors.
Be sure to check out the listings of year-round Fairs & Festivals throughout New England. See also, Great Things to Do.

COVID-19 mask and social distancing requirements are still in place at some entertainment venues and live events and festivals in New England. Please check with each venue before purchasing tickets or attending an event.

Find the dates you plan to travel or simply search the full events list below.

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Children & Families

“Seussical” – Touring south and central VT

Jul 22, 2021 - Aug 6, 2021 See description below various; see description, VT

Follow Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and more of your favorite characters into the colorful, zany world of Dr. Seuss! An afternoon of storybook fun and "all the thinks you can think" for your whole family. This is a Weston Young Company production, premiering under the tent at Walker Farm and on tour throughout the state. Be sure to bring sunscreen/bug spray and a blanket or low lawn chair.
  • July 22 and 23 – Walker Farm, 705 Main Street, Weston, 1 p.
  • August 1 -- Walker Farm, 705 Main Street in Weston, 11 a.m.
  • August 3 – Willow Park in Bennington 1 p.m.
  • August 4 – Giorgetti Park in Rutland, 6 p.m.
  • August 5 – Circus Lawn at the Shelburne Museum Shelburne, 1 p.m.
  • August 6-7 -- Walker Farm, 705 Main Street in Weston, 1 p.m.

Farms

Vermont Open Farm Week 2021 - Statewide, VT

Aug 8, 2021 - Aug 15, 2021 Participating farms Statewide, VT

Participation farms Statewide, VT Open Farm Week is a celebration of Vermont farms. Learn more about local food origins and to get to know your local farmer. Activities vary and may include milking cows and goats, harvesting vegetables, collecting eggs, tasting farm fresh food, scavenger hunts, hayrides, dinners, workshops, live music, and more. Every farm is unique. See event website for participating farms.

Music Outdoors

Music on the Hill Summer Concert Series 2021 – South Pomfret VT

Jun 16, 2021 - Aug 18, 2021 Hillside at Artistree, 2095 Pomfret Road, South Pomfret, VT

Pack a picnic, relax and enjoy live music each Wednesday evening on the Hillside at Artistree. Advance ticket purchase is recommended.
  • August 4 -- Jack Snyder
  • August 11 -- Brian Cook Band
  • August 18 -- The Four Hoarsmen

ECHO Summer Music Series 2021– Burlington VT

Jun 23, 2021 - Sep 1, 2021 1 College Street Burlington, VT

Join ECHO every other Wednesday evening on the Lake Champlain waterfront for family-friendly music entertainment and drinks while enjoying inspiring views of the lake and mountains. Guests may buy tickets at the door or online in advance through the ECHO website.
  • Aug 4 -- The Brevity Thing
  • Aug 18 -- Karen McFeeters, Craig Anderson, and John Gibbons
  • Sept 1 -- The Revenants

Cooler in the Mountains Concert Series 2021 -- Killington VT

Jul 17, 2021 - Sep 4, 2021 Snowshed Lodge, 4763 Killington Road, Killington, VT

The Cooler In The Mountains Concert Series will take place every Saturday, featuring a live show from top national and regional acts with Killington Peak rising high above the crowd generating cool mountain breezes. The Bud Light Beer Garden will be open during the show, serving beers and light snacks. Killington Resort will determine whether the venue will be outdoors or indoors by 11 a.m. on the day of the event based on weather reports. For the latest information, check the conditions report. Please keep pets under control and away from the concrete areas. Pets are not allowed on the umbrella bar deck.

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

Bandwagon Summer Series 2021 – Windham County VT

May 8, 2021 - Oct 9, 2021 various locations Windham County, VT

The Bandwagon Summer Series is an outdoor performance series by Next Stage Arts Center ru
  • August 8 – Anbessa Orchestra with guest Gili Yalo. Location TBA. 5 p.m.
  • August 12 – Rev. Sekou & the Freedom Fighters, Location TBA. 5 p.m.
  • August 19 – Arun Ramamurthy and Trina Basu. Naulakha, 481 Kipling Road, Dummerston. 6 p.m.
  • Augut 25 – Bread & Puppet Theater. Putney Grammaar School. 6 p.m.
  • September 11. Cantrip. Location TBA. 5 p.m.
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Tastings

Southern Vermont Summer Homebrew Festival 2021 -- Bennington Vt

Aug 7, 2021 - Aug 7, 2021 Tuttle lot on Depot Street, Bennington, VT

Beside beer tasting, this event will have food trucks and vendors. Enjoy the sun and take in the picturesque Vermont landscape. All are welcome to join the festival but an admission is charged to enter the beverage tents.

Theater

Dorset Theatre Festival 2021 - Manchester, VT

Aug 10, 2021 - Sep 4, 2021 Outdoor stage at Southern Vermont Arts Center, 930 SVAC Drive Manchester, VT

“Queen of the Night” -- August 10-September 4. Recently divorced Stephen and his millennial son, Ty, set out on a camping trip to their old stomping grounds in southeastern Texas. As an important family event approaches, father and son attempt to survive the woods, and one another, braving the bears and reckoning with the wilderness of their past. Ninety minutes with no intermission.

“Million Dollar Quartet” – White River Junction VT

Aug 11, 2021 - Sep 12, 2021 at the Courtyard Theater at Barrette Center for the Arts, 74 Gates Street, White River Junction, VT

Northern Stage is bringing you “Million Dollar Quartet,” inspired by the time Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for the greatest jam sessions ever.