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Vermont Events

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Vermont’s Statewide Events

Gather together to watch as live music lights up historic downtowns and waterfronts, treat the whole family to a Vermont fair or festival as foliage bursts forth, or get outside in the winter for carnival activities like ice carving and snow volleyball. An event in the Green Mountains is an experience worth planning your trip around.

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Events Calendar

Vermont’s events calendar is stacked with festivals and fun happening in every corner of the state. Browse the calendar by date, location, event type and topic, and more.

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Vermont Signature Events

Vermont Signature Events showcase the rich variety of experiences that define Green Mountain life. From town-wide festivals to 100-year-old traditions, these top-rated events bring visitors into the fabric of the community and offer a true taste of what’s local.

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Winter Showcase

Stowe Winter Carnival
January 2025

Watch professional ice carvers create stunning sculptures throughout the village, then experience the NICA-sanctioned Ice Carving Competition. Enjoy activities for all ages, including ski movies, kids’ carnival fun, and sports tournaments like Snowgolf and Snowvolleyball.

Harris Hill Ski Jump
February 14 – 16, 2025

Experience the 103-year-old tradition of international ski jumping at Harris Hill Ski Jump, New England’s only Olympic-size jump. Witness jumpers aiming to break the 341-foot hill record, soaring at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour.

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Vermont Maple Festival

Vermont sugar makers produce more pure maple syrup than any other state in the U.S. The Vermont Maple Festival celebrates the state’s signature crop, maple syrup. Enjoy a variety of activities, including sugarhouse tours, cooking and product contests, craft shows, antique displays, pancake breakfasts, numerous kids’ activities, and a vibrant parade, during this weekend-long festival in the city of St. Albans.

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A person skis down a mountain holding a rainbow flag in the sun.
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Vermont Celebrates Pride With Events All Year

With the highest rate of same-sex couples in the nation, it’s not surprising that Vermont is home to a myriad of events that celebrate Pride. Even after Pride Month passes, Vermont serves up thrilling year-round activities that will keep you coming back for more.