Community Events and Festivals

Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, Burlinton VT: May 31- Jun 9. This year the annual Burlington Discover Jazz Festival celebrates it’s 30th anniversary celebrating amazing live music in Burlington, Vermont. In 1983 the Festival gave Vermont’s flourishing jazz community the recognition it deserved – a celebration combining incredible local talent with jazz legends from every corner of the globe.
Click here for artist line up

34th Montreal Jazz Festival: June 28- July 7: A litle more than a hours drive from Burlinton, The Montreal Jazz Fest holds the 2004 Guinness World Record as the world’s largest jazz festival. Every year it features roughly 3,000 artists from 30-odd countries, more than 650 concerts (including 450 free outdoor performances), and welcomes close to 2.5 million visitors (34% of whom are tourists) as well as 400 accredited journalists
Artist line up

Stoweflake Resort and Spa Annual Hot Air Ballon Festival, Stowe VT July 12-14: Get Ready, Set, Launch!More than 25 hot-air balloons will soar through the sky during Stoweflake 27th Anniversary Hot Air Balloon Festival, July 12-14, 2013. One of Vermont’s most popular summer celebrations, Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa will once again host the spectacular three-day event

Vermont Festival of the Arts:
Aug 1- Labor day. A month long celebrationf the arts.

Burlington Festival of Fools, Burlington, VT Aug 2-4 The Festival of Fools is a curated festival of street theater devoted to community engagement through the celebration of circus arts, music and comedy for family audiences. In accord with Burlington City Arts’ mission to make the arts accessible in greater Burlington, the Festival of Fools offers free events, open to the public and appropriate for all age groups.

Stowe VT Classic Car Show, Stowe VT: Aug 9-11 A 2 celebration of the automobile. Come see all type of cars from vintage to classic to speedsters. They have em all!

Lake Champlain Maratime Festival, Burlinton VT: Aug 16-18 Boating, food, music and the Lake Champlain Sunets. A must do event when visiting Burlington in August.
Click here for event info

Champlain Valley Fair:  Aug 24- Sep 2 A two week long country stle fair with rides, games, music, food with a backdrop of camals hump and the Green Mountains.

Tourist spots in and around Burlington VT

Ben and Jerrys Ice Cream Factory: A must see and do for anyone visiting Northern Vermont. The factory is a quick stop off exit 10 in Waterbury, VT.They offer tours of the plant and free samples at the end of your tour! Also included in the tour is a video presentation about the history of Ben and Jerrys from the very beginging to the iconic brand they have evolved into.

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Factory events
Gift Shop
Cow to Cone

Burton Snowboards: Tour their state of the art prototype facility


Echo Science Center
: ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center is a 28,500 square foot, award-winning LEED facility. Founded in 2003, ECHO welcomes more than 150,000 visitors annually with interactive exhibits and science education programs that include over 70 species of fish, amphibians, invertebrates, and reptiles; and more than 100 interactive experiences. ECHO is part of the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain — a 2.2 acre environmental campus on the Burlington Waterfront — which is home to a consortium of organizations working for public and academic engagement in science, environmental education, research, and cultural history.

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Echo events calender
Echo exhibit calender

Fleming Museum: In association with the University of Vermont, the Robert Hull Fleming Museum of Art is a cultural treasure prized by Vermonters for than 80 years. The Museum is located on the campus of UVM and houses Vermont’s most comprehensive collection of art and anthropological artifacts.

Website links:
Click here for the Fleming events page

Sunset Drive in
The drive-in theater is such an iconic relic from the 1950s and 60s enjoy it today in the 21st century. Click here for reviews about this must go to spot.

Shelburne Farms:
Website links:Shelburne Farms in a nonprofit education organization whose mission is to cultivate a conservative ethic for a susatainable future. Our campus is a 1,400 acre working farm and National Historic Landmark on the shore of Lake Champlain in Shelburne, Vermont

Website Links:
Shelburne Farms info
Shelburne Farm events
Shelburne Farms press page

Shelburne Museum: A museum of art and Americana artifacts located in Shelburne, VT. Over 150,000 works are exhibited in 39 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the Museum grounds. Tne Museum is located on 45 acres near Lake Champlain.

Impressionist paintings, folk art, quilts and textiles, furniture, American paintings, and an array of 17th to 20th century artifacts are on view. Shelburne is also home to collections of 19th century American folk art, quilts and 19th and 20th-century carriages.

Website links:
About Shelburne Museum
Kid events
Adult events
Shelburne Museum blog


Vermont Teddy Bear: Offering factory tours


Vermont Official Vacation Page

Outdoor activities and sports in and around Burlington VT


  • Local Motion: A greater Burlington, Vermont non-profit promoting bicycling, walking, running, in-line skating and the facilities that make such travel safe and easy.
  • Find Bike Trails: Powered by Local Motion, trail finder will make sure you have a great day touring the city on your bike.
  • Burlington Bike Path


  • Northern Light Rock and Ice: Harness the human desire to climb and go to places just beyond your comfort zone, to explore, to take risks, to push the boundaries of what you thought was possible as a means of growth in confidence, achievement, teamwork, trust, leadership ability, communication, self-efficacy and self discovery.
  • Petra Cliffs: Indoor rock gym, perfect for groups.
  • CRAG VT: CRAG-VT a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving access and conservation of Vermonts climbing resources.


Because Burlington is located so close to the Green Mountains, many residents enjoy to go on hikes during both summer and winter. Here are a few resources you can check out to learn more about the trails and how you access them. Remember, never hike alone and always be prepared with the essentials, food, water and head lamp. Always tell somewhere where you plan to hike and when you plan to return. A safe hiker is a happy hiker. Happy trails!


Parks and Recreation:

Burlington Parks and Recreation


Ice rinks: 

South Burlington Parks and Recreation


Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center: Their mission is to encourage and celebrate the responsible use and long term stewardship of Lake Champlain by fostering educational and recreational opportunities for all members of our community.

Lake Champlain Yaht Club: The LCYC is a member run club in Shelburne, VT. They offer moorings, activities and community events for members, most whom own a sailboat or powerboat. The objective of the club is to promote and encourage boating and sailing on Lake Champlain, while emphasizing racing, cruising and education, with our financial gain

Sports: College and Semi Professional

For all you sports fans, Burlington, VT has no shortage of organized competitive sports. Ranging from the University of Vermont that offers NCAA Division 1 to a semi pro baseball team. The University of Vermont hockey teams are members of the Hockey East organization and the games are always thrilling to watch. Burlington, Vermont is also home

Ski Resorts: Burlington, VT is fortunate to have so many fun things to do all year round. During winter Chittenden County Residents have a wide selection of ski areas they can visit, all are about an hour drive from the Burlington area. 

The Famous Single Chair Weather Blog- If your the type of skier or rider that is constantly looking at NOAA or to stay in the loop on when it will snow, then you need to read the single chair blog. It is remarkably accurate and is a trusted source for many Vermonters.

Ski Resort Finder: A interactive list, where you can input size, cost and location to find the resort that best fits your needs.

SKI Vermont: A non profi organization that’s sole purpose is to promote skiing and rider in Vermont.

          Ski Resorts around Burlington

Vermont Ski and Snowboard MuseumStowe, Vermont-  The VTSSM’s entire collection is divided into seven areas: ski equipment, ski clothing, mechanical equipment, Vermont Ski Area/Ski Vermont items, 10th Mountain Division, fine art, and related Library and Archival materials. Most of the material dates from the late nineteenth century to the present.

Ski Shops

  • Ski Rack, Burlington VT- A great selection of winter apparel, skis and snowboards.
  • Alpine Shop, Burlington VT A Burlington favorite for a great ski or snowboard tune. The Alpine Shop offers excellent season lease equipment as well day rentalsOutdoor Gear Exchange, Burlington VT- Not your typically outdoor gear store. They buy in bulk from vendors and pass the savings along to you. A must visit shop when in Burlington.

Vermont Official Vacation Page: 

Arts Music Theater and Entertainment

Burlington City Arts: The mission of the Burlington City Art is to sustain and enhance the artistic life of the greater Burlington area. 

Frog Hollow: Is dedicated to the exposure and appreciation of Vermont fine craftsmanship. Frog Hollow’s gallery in Burlington exhibits a unique collection of fine traditional and contemporary Vermont art and craft. We work statewide with a variety of organizations in arts education programming and the promotion of art and craft.

Space Gallery: There once was a room in The Soda Plant, walls all around, a roof overhead, and a floor below. This space was classified as a warehouse. This warehouse was then cleared out in 2009 and transformed to become an art gallery surrounded by 12 working artist studios called The S.P.A.C.E. (Soda Plant Artist Collective Environment)

SEABA: The South End Arts and Business Association (SEABA) was founded in 1986 under the name of Greater Pine Street Business Association, by a group of artists and business owners who shared the entrepreneurial spirit that characterizes the South End of today. Though with a different name, the on-going goal of SEABA is promoting the community and economic vitality of the South End of Burlington.

The Darkroom Gallery:The Darkroom Gallery is dedicated to photographers and photography. We host juried photography exhibits, classes, seminars and workshops providing opportunities for photographers from around the world to have their work evaluated by a qualified juror for display in our Vermont gallery.

The Firehouse Gallery: Operated by the Burlington City Arts, the Gallery is formely the ground floor of a firehouse building, it was be converted in to a fine arts gallery. The Center has blossomed into Vermont’s premiere location for contemporary art. Securing and exhibiting national-level artists from Vermont and elsewhere


Music Venues:

   Higher Ground : Conveniently located off I-89, Exit 14E (So. Burlington). Higher Ground is located at 1214 Williston Road in South Burlington, Vermont. The venue offers a wide range of music styles and hosts many national acts. Click here for the current calender and ticket info.

   The Flynn TheatherThe Flynn has been at the center of Vermont’s cultural landscape for almost 80 years—from its earliest days as a vaudeville house through five decades as a premier movie theater to its present incarnation as the region’s leading performance center and arts education organization.

Nectars Bar and Grill: A long-standing landmark on Main Street in Burlington, Nectars has been the headquarters for thousands of local, regional and national music acts. From Phish to Grace Potter, from reggae to rock, Nectars is a great place to see live music when visiting Burlington.

Club Metronome: Another local favorite spot and directly upstairs from Nectars you catch multiple acts between the two rooms.

  Red Square Club: One of Burlington’s hottest nighclubs, Red Square offers live music and DJ’s, a great selcetion of tap beers in a amazing enviroment


Localvore and Savorvore




Vermot Cheese conucil list of all cheese makers.

Map of all Vermont cheese makers.

Chittenden County Cheese Makers



arm to table business’s

  • City Market: A community-owned food cooperative located in beautiful downtown Burlington, Vermont. City Market is Burlington’s only downtown grocery store. The Co-op is dedicated to supporting the local economy and strengthening the local food system. We work with thousands of Vermont vendors to feature a wide selection of local and Vermont-made products.


Farmers Markets: Click here for a list of all Vermont Farmers Markets

Chittenden County Farmers Markets

Local Farms: Click here for a list of all Farms and CSA’s in Northern Vermont.


Northern Vermont Real Estate Market Trends

Below are links to our real estate market trends section of our website. At these various pages divided by town, you can get up to minute information on the current real estate market trends such as a markert snap shot, average prices for homes, most popular homes that have been viewed, and the average price of a home based on bedrooms.

Burlington, VT
Charlotte, VT
Colchester, VT
Essex Junction, VT
Jericho, VT
Richmond, VT
Shelburne, VT
South Burlington, VT
Underhill, VT
Williston, VT

Chittenden County Public Schools K-12

Chittenden County, Public Schools, K – 12
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