Vermont Summer Festivals
Nothing says summer like a community celebration, and the Green Mountain State has plenty of great summer festivals to choose from. Find a few of our favorite Vermont Summer Event and be sure to check our Vermont Events Calendar for the latest Top Vermont Events. Ask us about VT Summer Festivals or share Vermont Festival and Event reviews and comments. To feature your VT Event or Summer Festival, contact us.
Vermont Summer Events
Join the folks in Stowe for the annual Stoweflake Balloon Festival and view evening glows, twilight launches and morning launches. Events include arts & craft vendors, food vendors, a beer garden, a kids’ corner and live performances. A great time to visit Stowe!
Based in southern Vermont at Marlboro College and running every summer, the Marlboro Music Festival has been entertaining audiences for decades. Enjoy chamber music in the mountains of southern Vermont.
The premiere renewable energy festival in New England, SolarFest has been a Vermont summer standard for over 15 years. Loaded with educational workshops, eco-friendly vendors, keynote speakers and live musical performances, this family-friendly weekend event is a valuable resource for those seeking information on alternative energy and sustainable living. SolarFest offers a wide array of activities and workshops for children as well as adults. There’s a great selection of VT lodging accommodations available.
Enjoy jazz, blues, Latin, swing, zydeco, worldbeat, reggae, gospel, and more in downtown Burlington – in association with Burlington City Arts, produced by the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. This is a 10 day celebration of music. One of Vermont’s largest multicultural events, the Discover Jazz Festival kicks-off summer with many days of concerts, dances, jams, street parties, cruises, and workshops featuring world-renowned musicians, Vermont’s finest artists, and hundreds of students from around the state. Listen to world-class music amid sweeping vistas, on starlit cruises and in intimate venues. See the sunset over Lake Champlain and groove to jazz echoing off the Green Mountains onto every street corner of the Champlain Valley.
The annual Stowe Food & Wine Classic is not only a great opportunity to sample the very best of Vermont’s restaurants and wineries, its also a fundraiser for Copley Hospital and the Vermont Foodbank. Held at the Trapp Family Lodge, this 3-day food lovers festival features a five course meal prepared by five notable chefs, paired with higly rated wines from featured wineries. Wine pairings, beer tastings, James Beard award winning chefs, and live cooking demonstrations can all be found at the annual Stowe Food & Wine Classic. Luxury Stowe inns available, but reserve early!
The Vermont Summer Festival features six weeks of hunter and jumper series equestrian jumping competition. This annual Vermont equestrian event offers an opportunity to witness one of the world’s premier equestrian competitions and horse shows. For details about the festival follow the links below. Shows include the Manchester Classic Horse Show, Valley Classic Horse Show, Manchester and the Mountains, and Vermont Summer Celebration. Walking, trotting, cantering, or jumping. The Vermont Summer Festival is sponsored by the US Equestrian Federation, the US Equestrian Team and other horse-loving organizations. The Vermont Summer Festival is held at one of the largest Grand Prix fields in the United States – Harold Beebe Farm. Competitions are available for all ages and abilities. There is an excellent selection of Manchester area hotels and inns available.
The perfect Vermont summer event for folk music fans, the Champlain Valley Folk Festival has been going strong for over 30 years and features some of the best regional and national folk musicians. Many workshops and music sessions are offered in addition to a robust schedule of live performances.
Held on the edge of Burlington’s waterfront, the three-day Lake Champlain Mairitime Festival features live music, hands-on activities, train rides, vending, local fare, dragon boat demonstrations, a 5k run, and boat building demonstrations. Spend a weekend strolling along Burlington’s shore and enjoy the history of Lake Champlain’s maritime history.
With morning and evening balloon launches, evening glows, and the opportunity to go on a balloon ride, the Quechee Hot Air Balloon Festival has been drawing enthusiasts for over 30 years. This event offers over 60 vendors, a kids’ zone, volleyball tournaments and live performances, as well as some remarkable photo opportunities. Reserve your local hotel or inn in advance.