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Events Calendar - 2020

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.

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Music

Michele Fay Band -- Brandon VT

Feb 29, 2020 - Feb 29, 2020 Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Road, Brandon, VT

Authentic folk and Americana music is coming with the Michele Fay Band, performing folk, swing, and bluegrass-influenced original songs, woven seamlessly together. Fay sings with a crystal clear voice, backed by three masters of fiddle, upright bass, and mandolin and guitar. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB.

Robert Cray Band -- Burlington VT

Mar 6, 2020 - Mar 6, 2020 Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main Street, Burlington, VT

Blues master Robert Cray has been performing and delighting audiences with blues, soul, and R&B for four decades. Cray has built a strong following, counting many top-tier musicians, like Eric Clapton, as admirers.

A Cappella Live! -- St. Johnsbury VT

Mar 10, 2020 - Mar 10, 2020 Fuller Hall at St. Johnsbury Academy, 1000 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT

This celebration of contemporary a cappella was conceived and arranged by Deke Sharon, credited with the 2012 hit comedy/musical film, "Pitch Perfect" and "The Sing-Off." This concert will feature four internationally recognized, award-winning, rising star ensembles.

David Bromberg Quintet -- St. Johnsbury VT

Apr 4, 2020 - Apr 4, 2020 Fuller Hall at St. Johnsbury Academy, 1000 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT

David Bromberg journey spans five an a half decades, and includes his adventures with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jerry Garcia, and music and life lessons from seminal blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis, who claimed the young Bromberg as a son. Bromberg’s mastery of several stringed instruments (guitar, fiddle, Dobro, mandolin), and multiple styles is legendary.

Outdoor Activities

Wine and Cheese Snowshoe Tours -- Grafton VT

Dec 21, 2019 - Mar 7, 2020 Grafton Trails & Outdoor Center, 783 Townshend Road, Grafton, VT

Grafton Trails & Outdoor Center is a popular place for snow sports. On Saturday afternoons in winter, the center hosts a snowshoe walk straight followed by wine-and-cheese party. wine-and-cheese snowshoe tours begin at the base of Bear Mountain, and include a stopover at a warming hut to enjoy wine and Grafton Village Cheese served by an open fire. Saturdays only. Reservations are necessary.

Forest Bathing at Shelburne Farms – Shelburne VT

Mar 14, 2020 - Mar 14, 2020 Farm Barn, Shelburne Farms, 1611 Harbor Road, Shelburne, VT

Experience the winter wonderland and connect to nature during a quiet walk and through dormant trees. Follow a guide through a series of sensory connection invitations to practice Forest Bathing and mindfulness. A hot tea will be served. Registration required. Please contact Tre McCarney at tmccarney@shelburnefarms.org. Register

Parties, Dances, Balls

Funky Leap Year Dance Party -- Putney VT

Feb 29, 2020 - Feb 29, 2020 Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, VT

Celebrate the leap year with a full-tilt dance party at Next Stage! Brookyn-based DJ Taj Campman will be spinning heavy dance grooves. Tunes will include funk, dance classics, hip-hop and everything in between. Beer and wine cash bar; light snacks will be for sale.

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

Flip Fabrique -- Burlington VT

Mar 15, 2020 - Mar 15, 2020 Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main Street, Burlington, VT

Quebec circus troupe Flip Fabrique performs sublime feats of grace, strength, and imagination in a show that brings as one of its main characters the snows and storms of winter.

Peking Acrobats -- Burlington VT

Mar 17, 2020 - Mar 17, 2020 Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main Street, Burlington, VT

The Peking Acrobats are among China’s finest, elite troupe of gymnasts, jugglers, cyclists, and tumblers.

Science & Nature

Return of the Butterflies Exhibit

Feb 8, 2020 - Apr 11, 2020 ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, 1 College Street, Burlington, VT

Enjoy tropical butterflies in this immersive exhibit in ECHO’s Butterfly Pavilion. The exhibit offers great things to do, hands-on activities and interactive fun. Exhibit will be on display through September 7, 2020.

Owl Prowl at Shelburne Farms – Shelburne VT

Mar 13, 2020 - Mar 13, 2020 McCLure Education Center at the Farm Barn, Shelburne Farms, 1611 Harbor Road Shelburne, VT

Explore the nightly reality of owls on a guided evening walk. Listen for and maybe see some of owls who live on Shelburne Farm their home. Back indoors, warm up with hot refreshments and meet live owls. For adults and kids age 10 and older. Registration required. Please contact Cat Parrish at cwright@shelburnefarms.org. Register.

Tastings

Vermont Specialty Food Day at Stratton -- Stratton Mountain VT

Mar 14, 2020 - Mar 14, 2020 Stratton Mountain Resort, 5 Village Lodge Road, Stratton Mountain, VT

Skiers and riders are invited to sample local foods and libations at Stratton Mountain Resort’s Vermont Specialty Food Day. Vendors include Barr Hill Gin, Mad River Distillers, SILO Distillery, Long Trail Brewing, Kimball Brook Farm, Luce Farm Wellness, Morrill Mountain Fruit Farm, Mettawee Valley Hemp.

Winter Winefest 2020 -- Burlington VT

Mar 28, 2020 - Mar 28, 2020 Hilton Burlington Waterfront, 60 Battery Street, Burlington, VT

Winter Winefest is an opportunity to sample over 100 varieties of wine. Also come for food pairings, workshops, merchandise, and more. Save $10 per ticket for a limited time using code LOVEWINE

Theater

“Citrus” -- White River Junction VT

Feb 26, 2020 - Mar 15, 2020 Northern Stage at Barrette Center for the Arts, 74 Gates Street, White River Junction, VT

“Citrus” chronicles the struggle and resilience of black women in America through music, dance, and spoken word. Its creator, Celeste Jennings, won the 2018 Kennedy Center Hip Hop Theater Creator Award Advisory: Ages 14 and up for adult themes.