- Festival of Fools, Burlington
- Sam Mazza’s Strawberry Festival
Get a sweet start to summer, with fresh berries, strawberry milkshakes and shortcake topped with whipped cream. Pony rides, kids’ games and a petting zoo give visitors a break from all that chowing down.
Location Details Sam Mazza's Farm Market
- Quechee Hot Air Balloon Craft and Music Festival
This high-flying festival on Father’s Day weekend includes a tented Kid’s Zone.
- Summer Revels
Merry makers ring in the summer solstice, with choral and community singing, dancing, live music and giant puppets.
Location Details Norwich Town Green
Members of the Native American tribe sing, dance, drum, and demonstrate traditional skills including basket making and cooking.
Location Details Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
- Stowe Balloon Festival
Live entertainment, food tents and breathtaking views make this Stowe celebration soar.
Location Details Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa
The National Life Group hosts this day-long community-focused fest, featuring booths from local nonprofits, an eclectic bunch of food vendors, and live music from Dwight & Nicole and Kat Wright, among others.
- Steve Mease
- Lake Champlain Maritime Festival
Ticketed nightly concerts, an international food court, art activities, kids’ rides and an antique boat show enliven the Queen City’s waterfront.
Location Details Waterfront Park
Downtown Burlington becomes the stage for some of the world’s best buskers during this annual street theater celebration organized by Burlington City Arts. See live music, comedy and circus acts, all of which are family-friendly, and, best of all, free.
Location Details Downtown Burlington
Saturday, August 12, at Jay Peak Resort. Info, 327-2596.
Celebrate the season with a parade, King Arthur Flour baking contest, horseshoe tournament, food, flea market, kids’ games and live music in downtown Jay. Kids are also welcome at Jay Peak Resort’s musical festival, celebrating the tunes of the Grateful Dead with live bands, free Ben & Jerry’s and tie-dyeing on the town green in Jay.
Location Details Jay Peak Resort
- Matthew Thorsen
- Champlain Valley Fair
Cotton-candy fun and carny curiosities collide at the Vermont’s largest fair, featuring midway rides, daily parades and live entertainment. It always ends when the summer does — the day before Labor Day.