Weekly Storytimes and Playgroups
ONLINE Playgroup – Milton Family Community Center – 10:00am
Movement & Music – St. Albans Free Library – 10:30am
Baby Laptime – Richmond Free Library – 10:30am
Stories with Megan – Fletcher Free Library, Burlington – 11:00am
Outdoor Playgroup – Old Mill Park, Jericho – 9:30am
Essex Preschool Playgroup – Essex Junction – 9:30am
Crawlers, Waddlers & Toddlers – The Family Room, Burlington – 10:00am
Playgroup and Family Support – Winooski Library – 10:00am
Storytime on the Green – Williston Library – 10:30am
Outdoor Story Hour – Cabot Library – 10:30am
Sing-a-long with Linda Bassick – Fletcher Free Library, Burlington – 11:00am
Storytime and Playgroup – Richmond Free Library – 10:00am
Preschool Story Time – Fairfax Community Library – 10:30am
Story Time – Jericho Town Library – 10:30am
Story Time – Bixby Library, Vergennes – 10:30am
Story Time – Brownell Library, Essex – 10:30am
Storytime – Essex Free Library, Essex – 11:00am
LEGO Builders – South Burlington Public Library – 3:00pm
Crafternoon – Fletcher Free Library – 3:30pm
Essex Preschool Playgroup – Essex Junction – 9:30am
Storytime – Winooski Library – 10:00am
Story Hour – St. Albans Free Library – 10:30am
Science Storytime – Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich – 10:30am
Outdoor Storytime – Kellogg Hubbard Library, Montpelier – 10:30am
Storytime – Westford Public Library – 11:15am
Read to a Dog – Fairfax Community Library – 3:15pm
Milton Family Community Center Outdoor Playgroup – Milton, VT – 10:00am
Outside Story Hour – Craftsbury Public Library – 10:00am
Friday Movie – South Burlington Community Library – 3:00pm
Pajama Story Time – Brownell Library, Essex – 5:30pm
Story Time – Milton Public Library – 10:00am
Family Playshop – Fletcher Free Library, Burlington – 10:15am
River Arts – Oxbow Park, Morrisville, VT – 5:30pm – Join River Arts this summer at their art tent at Wednesday Night Live. Talented teen facilitators will help all ages complete engaging art projects while local musicians play the stage at Oxbow park.
They encourage parental supervision of younger children and welcome whole families to try their hand at a new art medium each week!
Kids Eat Free at Vermont Lake Monsters – Centennial Field, Burlington, VT – 6:35pm – Wednesday nights at the Vermont Lake Monsters games kids eat for Free – free hot dog, bag of chips and bottled beverage for each child 12 and under.
Jericho Farmers Market – Mills Riverside Park, Jericho, VT – 3:00-6:30pm – Agricultural-based Market. Serving the greater Jericho-Underhill community. They are a producers market, you buy directly from the farmer or producer of the product. It is a fun, festive, family friendly atmosphere where you can spend the afternoon browsing, chatting with your neighbors, eating and listening to the weekly fare of live, LOCAL music.
Vergennes Farmers Market – City Park, Vergennes, VT – 3:00-6:00pm – VFM exists for the purpose of providing a direct marketing outlet for farmers, food and craft artisans living in, or near, Addison County, Vermont. The market is primarily an agricultural market with an emphasis on consumers having an authentic experience of meeting the producers face to face.
Waterbury Farmers Market – South Main Street, Waterbury, VT – 4:00-7:00pm – The Waterbury Farmer’s Market brings local fresh products to the community while providing a local resource for farmers and local artisans to sell their products. This event is held Thursdays in Rusty Parker Memorial Park (Main St. and Park Row).
Snow Farm Vineyard Summer Concert Series – South Hero, VT – 5:00-8:30pm – Picnicking begins at 5:00 pm. Music from 6:30pm – 8:30pm The basics include; bring your own blankets and chairs for lawn seating. Snacks and foods are allowed in addition to onsite food vendors. Dogs are allowed but please bring your own poop bags to pick up after. Please only bring dogs who are well behaved in crowded situations. Weather dependent – Please call the vineyard, check their Facebook page or listen to WVMT 620 AM for last minute announcements.
Summervale – Intervale Center, Burlington, VT – 5:30pm – The Intervale Center is proud to present Summervale, a weekly festival that brings people together to celebrate and support our local food system in the Intervale, a unique community resource for agriculture, conservation and recreation located in the Old North End of Burlington, Vermont.
This year’s abbreviated Summervale series will take place every Thursday from July 7-August 25, 2022 from 5:30 – 8 p.m.at the Intervale Center’s historic farmstead. The event is family-friendly and will feature live music performances, local food and drink for purchase, “Make and Take” activities with City Market, tastings with Slow Food Vermont, bike valet parking with Local Motion, raffle prizes, and special guest organizations and sponsors. More info at www.intervale.org/summervale
No dogs please.
Summer Concerts at Rusty Memorial Park – Waterbury, VT – 6:00pm – This FREE and fun concert series is the place to be on a Thursday night in Waterbury! The Waterbury Rotary Club hosts a weekly Concerts in the Park series from 6-8:30 pm in Rusty Parker Memorial Park, with the 2022 season running from June 2 through August 25. Grab dinner across the park at the Waterbury Farmers Market and enjoy music from this year’s lineup:
7/7 – Men of Distinction
7/14 – 4 Play
7/21 – Shellhouse
7/28 – Beecharmer
8/4 – The Party Crashers
8/11 – Soulshine Revival
8/18 – Amerikana Blue
8/25 – Robin Gottfried Band
Richmond Farmer’s Market – Volunteer Green, Richmond, VT – 3:00-6:30pm – Find the Richmond Farmer’s Market every Friday at 3:00pm on Volunteer’s Green. You will find baked goods, crafts, maple syrup, meat, eggs, pizza and produce. Check the schedule for the musical line-up. Youth Booth – The second Friday of each month they invite area youth with an entrepreneurial flair to sell items that they have either made, baked or grown. Space is limited to two youth vendors per month.
Free Summer Concert Series – City Hall Park, Burlington, VT – 12:30-1:00pm – The BCA Summer Concert Series is an annual celebration of Vermont’s incredible roster of local talent. Every Wednesday and Friday throughout the summer, the Summer Concert Series provides a lunchtime concert in City Hall Park, energizing the downtown district with vibrancy while supporting local musicians. www.burlingtoncityarts.org
ArtsRiot Truck Stop – Pine Street, Burlington, VT – 4:30pm – The South End’s weekly summer food truck event is back in 2022 — and moving across the street from its original home at ArtsRiot. Stop by the lot at Coal Collective for food truck eats, local drinks and DJ beats, Friday evenings from May 27 through September 2. This event is family and dog-friendly. Get there in the early hours (4:30 to 6:30) for the best options for food and seating.
Splash Pad Dance Party – City Hall Park, Burlington, VT – 4:30-5:30pm – Soak up some summer fun with Splash Dance, BCA’s weekly DJ-fueled dance party in City Hall Park. Kids and parents are invited to suit up and boogie along in the interactive splash pad to some of Vermont’s best DJs. After a super successful summer in 20201, this program will run on Fridays AND Saturdays, doubling the good vibes and fountains of fun. The splash pad runs every day, from 10 am to sundown-ish however the DJ is only there on Fridays and Saturdays.
Family Fridays – Bandstand Park, Lyndonville, VT – 4:00-6:00pm – Live music from the Swing Peepers, free ice cream and more. www.allthingslyndon.com
Waterbury Arts Fest – Pilgrim Park Road, Waterbury, VT – 5:00-9:30pm – Friday Night Block Party – a fun night of moving and grooving, with tasty food trucks, a beer garden, and incredible live music to dance the night away! The evening is headlined by The Grift with the Reid Parsons Project opening. This classic street dance includes a large stage, a fabulous beer garden run by The Reservoir, and an awesome food truck court. Come hungry – our food vendors will be providing good eats all night long for dinner or dessert!
The Block Party is FREE but donations are welcome. Anyone who donates at the gate will receive a raffle ticket to win one of two fabulous prize boxes filled with over a dozen local items and gift certificates valued at over $100 each. The Waterbury Arts Fest is the primary fundraiser for Revitalizing Waterbury, whose mission is to preserve, promote and enhance the economic, social and historic vitality of Waterbury, Vermont. www.waterburyartsfest.com
Randolph Farmers Market – Gifford Medical Center Green, Randolph, VT – 9:00am-1:00pm – Live music, vegetables, fruit, plants, baked goods, maple syrup, honey, crafts from many local artists.
Burlington Farmers Market – 345 Pine Street, Burlington, VT – 9:00am-2:00pm The Summer Market will return to it’s alternate location at 345 Pine Street in the South End for the Summer 2020 season, starting in June. More than 90 stands overflow with seasonal produce, flowers, artisan wares, prepared foods, and more. People gather to wander around, chat with growers and friends, and fill their baskets with some of the best food money can buy. Like many places in Burlington, dogs are always welcome but must be kept on a leash. They have a wide range of products from farmers selling preserves and fresh vegetables, fruits, fresh meats, cheeses, maple syrup, honey and eggs. We have ethnic foods utilizing local ingredients and we have crafters selling everything from jewelry, handcrafted metal products, pottery and children’s clothing. Live music and dance create the perfect atmosphere for lunch and stocking up for the week. Open from early May to the end of October.
Capital City Farmer Market – 133 State Street, Montpelier, VT – 9:00am-1:00pm – Capital City Farmers Market is located at 133 State Street (the tax department parking lot), just west of the Capitol building. The summer market is open every Saturday, May-October. The market is outdoors, from 9am-1pm…rain, snow or shine. Pre-ordering is recommended, but not required. Check their weekly vendor list. Restrooms are available directly across the street in the Visitor’s Center.
Shelburne Farmer’s Market – 332 Shelburne Hinesburg Road, Shelburne, VT – 9:00am-1:00pm – The Shelburne Farmers’ Market makes available Vermont vegetables, fruit, herbs, honey, and maple syrup grown on local farms. Also available are prepared foods and Vermont crafts. The market opens at the end of May and runs through the second week in October on Saturdays from 9:00 to 1:00.
Waitsfield Farmer’s Market – Mad River Green, Waitsfield, VT – 9:00am-1:00pm – The Waitsfield Farmers Market is open every Saturday from mid-May to mid-October on the Mad River Green in Waitsfield The market is open 9:00-1:00. Their market has a wide range of Vermont grown herbs, vegetables, fruits, and flowers. They also feature locally made breads, handmade cheese, maple syrup, locally grown meats, amazing arts & crafts and they present free live music. Visit to their market to experience the bounty and beauty of VT.
Northwest Vermont Farmer’s Market – Taylor Park, St. Albans, VT – 9:00am-2:00pm – This farmer’s market promotes locally grown, crafted, baked or cooked products of the highest standards while providing the consumer with the assurance of quality that they have grown to expect of Vermont products. The market open from mid May through the last Saturday in October. Hours are 9:00 am to 2:00 pm rain or shine.
They gladly accept EBT and have a Debit machine for your convenience. There is no fee for EBT transactions. Our debit transaction fee is $1.50 per transaction which helps us to pay the costs associated with having this machine on site.
Old Stage Summer Series – Essex Experience, Essex Junction, VT – 5:30pm – Listen to live music at the Old Stage at Essex Experience. The Old Stage, an original VT hand hewn barn originally constructed in 1792 that was relocated here in summer of 2021.
LOCATION: These live music events are are placed entirely on The Green but may spill over into the parking occasionally, Feel free to bring picnic blankets or low-backed chairs. No Umbrellas or pop-up tents allowed.
Touch-A-Truck – Jericho Town Library, Jericho, VT – 12:00-2:00pm – The Underhill-Jericho Fire Department, Jericho Highway Crew, and Essex Rescue will be here with some of their biggest, most exciting trucks. Come get a firsthand look!
Stowe Farmers Market – Stowe, VT – 10:30am-3:00pm – The Stowe Farmers’ Market offers an incredible assortment of local fresh vegetables, meats, cheese, milk, berries, maple syrup, bread and baked goods, pickles, flowers, herbal products, mushrooms, fermented vegetables, thirst quenching beverages, mead and spirits. The prepared food vendors have got you covered for lunch at the market: from irresistible BBQ to pot-stickers, crepes or samosas, to farm pizza or fresh local salads and ice cream for dessert. Craft producers offer stunning handmade jewelry, bags, pottery, photography, slate works, glass work, collages, paintings and more.
Winooski Farmers’ Market – Winooski Falls Way, Winooski, VT – 10:00am-2:00pm – Managed by the Winooski Community Partnership, the Winooski Farmers Market brings you Vermont’s finest local produce, farm goods, artisan crafts, locally prepared foods, musical entertainment and a fun interactive kid’s program – the Power of Produce (POP) Club. Set directly in front of the Champlain Mill along the banks of the Winooski River, the Farmers Market is located in the heart of the downtown.
Westford Music Series – 1 Brookside Road, Westford, VT – 7:00-8:30pm – Jerry Thigpen brings the Westford Music Series out onto the Westford common for a concert Jerry hails from Northern Florida where his widely popular band is known for their outstanding musicianship of seasoned blues/rock style with a hint of British invasion. He will perform songs from his albums and serve up gutsy guitar playing and soulful vocals.
Bring a picnic, chair, blanket and enjoy the long summer evening with friends and family.
Middlebury Summer Festival – Middlebury Green, Middlebury, VT – 7:00-8:30pm – The 43rd Annual Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green ─ a free, family-friendly music series supported by community donations and volunteers ─ will be held during the week of July 10 through 16, 2022, under the big white tent on the Village Green, Middlebury, VT.
- “Brown Bag” family-friendly programs are presented from Noon until 1 p.m. weekdays
- Evening musical performances from 7 until 8:30 p.m. on Sunday and 7 until 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Featured: Kaleta & Super Yamba Band; Bruce Molsky; Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem; Vermont Folklife Center Traditional Arts Showcase; É.T.É.; Radio Free Honduras; Reggie Harris; Damn Tall Buildings; Oshima Brothers; CFI; and Vermont Jazz Ensemble Street Dance. Featured during the Noontime “Brown Bag” series, Monday-Friday: Magician Tom Verner; Mimealot; No Strings Marionette Company; Vermont Troubador Jon Gailmor; and Middlebury Community Music Center Steel Drum Camp Band.
Events held rain or shine. www.festivalonthegreen.org
Milton Farmers’ Market – Milton, VT – 4:00-8:00pm – The Milton Farmers’ Market Tuesdays from June through September. There will be live music every week, hot food by Matt Mullens food stands, and lots of organic and local produce!
Truckin’ Tuesdays – Adams Farm Market, Williston, VT – 5:00pm – Join them on Tuesday nights for dinner. There will be Food Trucks, live music, mini golf course, ice cream from Adams Farm Market scoop shop. They encourage our neighbors to walk or bike, get some fresh air and spend time with your family and friends. Less screen time…more real time fun!
Music In the Park – Bombardier Park West, Milton, VT – Skip making dinner and head to beautiful Bombardier Park West to enjoy great tunes, delicious food for sale from Matt Mullen, lawn games including corn hole, giant Jenga, and more! Schedule of Performers coming soon.
PLEASE NOTE: These are substance free events.
NEW THIS YEAR: Milton Farmers’ Market is BACK and will take place alongside Music in the Park Series weekly at Bombardier Park West! Stay tuned for more information.
Food Truck Pop-Up – Trailhead Pavilion, St. Johnsbury, VT – 4:00-7:00pm – The Food Truck Popup @ the Pavilion is a new event produced by Discover St. Johnsbury to bring delicious foods and fun to a rapidly developing area of the downtown during the summer. Come order dinner from a diverse array of the region’s favorite food vendors, listen to live music, and play a game of corn hole on the lawn at the new Trailhead Pavilion.
Free Summer Concert Series – City Hall Park, Burlington, VT – 12:30-1:00pm – The BCA Summer Concert Series is an annual celebration of Vermont’s incredible roster of local talent. Every Wednesday and Friday throughout the summer, the Summer Concert Series provides a lunchtime concert in City Hall Park, energizing the downtown district with vibrancy while supporting local musicians. http://www.burlingtoncityarts.org/
Trucks, Taps & Tunes – Essex Experience, Essex Junction, VT – 5:00-8:00pm – Every Wednesday, the Essex community comes to The Essex Experience Green to enjoy family-friendly event with a rotating menu of food trucks, local beer, and live music.
Music On Main – Morrisville Gazebo, Morriseville, VT – 5:30pm – Join them Friday evenings, rain or shine this July and August for a brand new downtown music series presented by River Arts and sponsored by their downtown organization, the Morristown Alliance for Culture and Commerce (MACC). Bring a chair, get a bite to eat from one of the local restaurants, and enjoy downtown while listening to local musicians.
Leddy Park Beach Bites – Leddy Park, Burlington, VT – 5:00-8:00pm – Spend an evening by the lake, in the picnic area at Leddy next to the arena. Enjoy the sunset and the beach with delicious dinner, drinks, live musical entertainment, and kids’ activities!
There is plenty of free parking available or ride your bike and park it with the free Local Motion bike valet! Various local food and beverage offerings available! Food and bands will be updated each week their Facebook page and website.