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Vermont Open Studio Weekend presented by the VT Crafts Council - Memorial Day Weekend May 28-29, 2022

Events Calendar - 2022

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.

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Vermont Open Studio Weekend presented by the VT Crafts Council - Memorial Day Weekend May 28-29, 2022

All Ages

Nulhegan Abenaki Heritage Gathering – Benson VT

Aug 20, 2022 - Aug 20, 2022 2050 Sunset Lake Road, Benson, VT

Nulhegan Abenaki Heritage Gathering

Enjoy Abenaki vendors, drumming, singing, and dancing in the circle, as well as activities such as storytelling and games. Food will be provided, with monetary donations requested at the event. Held rain or shine. Please note that this is always an alcohol and drug-free event. Note, also, that this year, the Gathering will be held at a new venue: Camp Sunrise Cub Scouting Camp at 2050 Sunset Lake Road. Camping spots available (contact MissLucyN@gmail.com to reserve your space). 

Antiques

Antiques Roadshow – Shelburne VT

Jul 12, 2022 - Jul 12, 2022 The Shelburne Museum, 6000 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, VT

PBS’s Antiques Roadshow is coming to the Shelburne Museum this summer. You may enter to win tickets through March 21st at 11:59 p.m. All ticketholders must bring an item for appraisal. Tickets may only be obtained via PBS’s sweepstakes – the Shelburne Museum does not dispense tickets for this event.

Cannabis

The Vermont Cannabis Convention – Burlington VT

Jun 25, 2022 - Jun 26, 2022 Champlain Valley Expo, 105 Pearl Street, Burlington, VT

This is the third annual Cannabis Convention in Vermont. By autumn of 2022, the state will have begun its retail cannabis sales; this is a great opportunity to connect with vendors, take educational workshops, purchase paraphernalia, and learn about the cannabis market in Burlington.

Children & Families

Splash Dance – Burlington VT

May 27, 2022 - Sep 10, 2022 City Hall Park Splash Pad, 149 College Street, Burlington, VT

Suit up and splash around in Burlington’s City Hall Park. On Friday and Saturday afternoons from late May through mid-September, local DJs will provide a soundtrack to boogie to as you play in the fountains on the splash pad.

Corn Mazes

LARP Day at the Great Vermont Corn Maze – Danville VT

Aug 13, 2022 - Aug 13, 2022 Great Vermont Corn Maze, 1404 Wheelock Road, Danville, VT

Go on an epic journey of adventure and cornfusion at the largest, most complex maze in New England. Imagine an elf trying to communicate with a steampunk cowboy who has teamed up with a post apocalyptic survivor who just lost all her supplies to an orc while Bob and Marge Kowlaski run by with their fanny packs and cameras freaking out because they were just on a cruise ship moments ago before being transported into this amazing fold in the fabric of time space. And now they must all survive together or... alone. The large maze takes approximately 2-3 hours to solve; the smaller maze takes about 40 minutes. Each participant will be provided with a gaming pouch including coins, dice, supply cards, etc. in order to interact with other lost souls and roaming Reapers will be claiming lives.

Festivals

Quechee Hot Air Balloon Craft & Music Festival – Quechee VT

Jun 17, 2022 - Jun 19, 2022 70 Village Green, Quechee, VT

Father's Day weekend once again will see the skies over Quechee and the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire filled with hot air balloons ushering in the 42nd annual Quechee Hot Air Balloon, Craft and Music Festival, the longest running hot air balloon festival in New England. Don’t miss this exciting festival featuring up to 20 hot air balloons with five flights scheduled throughout the festival and additional tethered rides during the day. Enjoy continuous music and entertainment for all ages, and over 50 craft artisans and commercial vendors, and several interactive activities in our Free Kids Zone. And of course there will be festival food with local healthy options and a beer and wine garden, with more surprises on site.

Vermont Brewers Festival – Burlington VT

Jul 21, 2022 - Jul 23, 2022 20 Lake Street, Burlington, VT

The Vermont Brewers Festival is one of the premier beer festivals in the world, held on the waterfront of Lake Champlain overlooking the Adirondack Mountains. You'll taste and over 100 beers, many brewed exclusively for the  festival. Enjoy live music, local food trucks, Vermont products, and games. 

Films

Stowe Jewish Film Festival – Stowe VT

Jul 13, 2022 - Jul 30, 2022 Various locations, Stowe, VT

The Jewish Community of Greater Stowe presents the Stowe Jewish Film Festival, held in-person for the first time in two years. (Virtual screenings will also be available.) The films are Yerusalem on July 13 at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe; Unraveling on July 21 at Big Picture Theater in Waitsfield; The Missing Tale on July 27 at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe; and Mamboniks Ahora! at Zenbarn in Waterbury Center.

Literary

Jane Austen Weekend: Pride and Prejudice – Hyde Park VT

Jul 29, 2022 - Jul 31, 2022 100 Main Street, Hyde Park, VT

Calling all Jane Austen devotees: this is the 14th in a series of Jane Austen-themed weekends at the Governor's House in Hyde Park. This weekend is all about Pride and Prejudice. Enjoy talks on Regency life, dinner parties with English country dancing, afternoon tea, Sunday brunch and a quiz with prizes. Carriage rides are optional. Advanced registration required.

Music

Bon Iver with Bonny Light Horseman – Essex Junction VT

Jun 8, 2022 - Jun 8, 2022 Midway Lawn at Champlain Valley Expo, 105 Pearl Street, Essex Junction, VT

The award-winning Bon Iver is coming to Essex Junction, accompanied by Anaïs Mitchell's Bonny Light Horseman. Blankets and chairs are permitted. All events are rain or shine.

Spruce Peak Summer Concert Series – Stowe VT

Jun 30, 2022 - Sep 1, 2022 Spruce Peak Village Green, 7412 Mountain Road, Stowe, VT

Enjoy live music on the Spruce Peak Village Green during these warm summer nights.

Open House

Spring Open Studio Weekend – Various VT

May 28, 2022 - May 29, 2022 Various locations, Various, VT

VT Open Studio Weekend 2022

Vermont Craft Council’s Open Studio Weekend invites visitors to celebrate the visual arts and go behind the scenes of the creative process. During Memorial Day Weekend, artists from across the state of Vermont will open their studio doors to the public. Visitors will have the opportunity to go on a self-guided tour through Vermont’s picturesque villages and lush, springtime wilderness to view the work of glassblowers, jewelers, printmakers, potters, furniture makers, weavers, metal workers, painters, sculptors, and fiber artists working with silk and felt.

Tours

Naulakha Estate and Rhododendron Tour – Dummerston VT

Jun 5, 2022 - Jun 7, 2022 481 Kipling Road, Dummerston, VT

Go on a self-guided tour of the estate and gardens of Rudyard Kipling, author of The Jungle Book and walk through the magical, otherworldly rhododendron tunnel when it’s most likely to be in full bloom. First, step into Naulakha, where Kipling did most of his writing. Then, tour the Carriage House, Barn Museum, and grounds, where you can find the first tennis courts ever constructed in Vermont.