Area Events

Ongoing Events & Places of Interest

Movies in West Dover

Location:  4 Mountain Park Plaza, W. Dover, VT

www.memhall.org

Southern Vermont Natural History Museum

Due to unforeseen circumstances related to building conditions at the museum, Southern Vermont Natural History Museum (SVNHM) needs to move its animals to the organization’s Mountainside property. We have a great spot in mind and dedicated community partners ready to lend a hand, but this sudden pivot comes with a price tag. Your donation will help to defray the expense of building new homes for SVNHM animal friends. While this move from our current home does evoke some bittersweet feelings, we ultimately see this as an opportunity for positive change. This evolution as an organization will open doors and allow SVNHM to achieve new things—to act as a resource to the community in a way that is not possible at our current leased location. The plan is to finish building enclosures and to fully relocate all SVNHM animals by the end of October 2023. Thank you in advance for your contribution and for your support of Southern Vermont Natural History Museum! Fundraiser by Michael Clough : Help Build New Animal Enclosures at Mountainside! (gofundme.com)

 

Brattleboro Museum and Art Center

Location:  10 Vernon St., Brattleboro, VT

www.brattleboromuseum.org

Bennington Museum

Location:  75 Main St., Bennington, VT

www.benningtonmuseum.org

Mass Moca:  Museum of Contemporary Art

Location:  87 Marshall St., N. Adams, MA

www.massmoca.org

Sterling & Clark Art Institute

Location:  225 South St., Williamstown, MA

www.clarkart.edu

Brattleboro Farmers' Market, Saturdays, 9 AM - 2 PM

Location: Winston Prouty Center, 60 Austine Dr., Brattleboro, VT

Local farm produce, meats, syrup, fresh baked goods, fruits, cider, pickles, preserves, handmade soaps and more.  www.brattleboroareafarmersmarket.com

Specific Dates 

Artful Ice Shanties Outdoor Exhibit

February 17 - 25, 2024

10 AM - 4 PM

Presented by the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center and Retreat Farm, the Artful Ice Shanties outdoor exhibit is a place-based celebration of artistic talent, creative ingenuity, and the rich history of ice fishing in New England. The Artful Ice Shanties will be displayed at Retreat Meadows, the ice across the street from Retreat Farm (45 Farmhouse Square, Brattleboro, Vermont).

Visitors are welcome from dawn to dusk. Park at Retreat Farm, stop in at the welcome hut near the farmhouse, and then head out onto the ice to see the shanties. Free Admission.

On Saturday, February 24, join us for an Awards Ceremony, where a panel of local judges will give out an array of light-hearted awards, followed by an all-ages outdoor dance party from 3 pm to dusk. Retreat Farm’s Thirsty Goat Bar will be open for business on Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 17-18 and 24-25), 10 am to 4 pm.

68th Brattleboro Winter Carnival

February 17 - 25, 2024

The Brattleboro Winter Carnival Committee is excited to present another week of family fun in Brattleboro for citizens to enjoy. There is something for everyone! Click here for the schedule of events

Snow Moon Hike

February 23, 2024              6 - 7:30 PM

We'll meet in the lot next to Vermont Distillers on Route 9 in West Marlboro, VT for a pleasant night walk under the light of a micromoon! The tiny cold light of February's snow moon will light our way as we explore owl calls, constellations and the night life of southern Vermont. Dress for conditions and check the Museum's facebook page for trail conditions. Donations are appreciated; contact the Museum with questions programs@vermontmuseum.org

Carinthia Classic Powered by Rockstar

March 2, 2024

9:45 AM

Location: Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

The Carinthia Classic is back! Watch top freestyle athletes throw down on Junkyard and compete for a piece of the $20K prize purse, plus enjoy a live DJ, giveaways, and more. www.mountsnow.com

1st Annual "Make Tracks for Health"

March 2, 2024

1 - 3 PM

Location: Nordic Center, Stratton Mountain, VT

The beauty and joy of wintertime in Vermont will be celebrated with the introduction of this fun, new event, to be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024, from 1-3 p.m.!  Grace Cottage will host the first annual Snowshoe/Cross-Country Ski event at the Nordic Center at Stratton Resort.  Participants can choose to snowshoe or cross-country ski on the Nordic Center’s beautifully groomed trails. Afterward, reward yourself with treats by the fire!  Rental equipment will be available by advance registration.   It’s sure to be a fun day for the whole family!  Please mark your calendars and plan to join us!  Register here. Liability waiver form hereMake Tracks for Health is sponsored in part by Rawsonville Market, River Road Pizzeria, Solstice at Stratton, Stratton Mountain Market, Stratton Resort, and Von Bargen’s Jewelry.  www.gracecottage.org

Mount Snow Demo Day

March 3, 2024

10 AM - 4 PM

Location: Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

Demo some of the most popular skis on the market, free of charge! Find vendors like Stockli and Volkl on snow between the Cape House and the Clocktower from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. www.mountsnow.com

2024 Jack Jump World Championships

March 3, 2024

10 AM

Location: Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

A combination of homemade Jack Jump design and ingenuity and user skill will factor into determining who can make it down our dual paneled slalom Charlie's Chase course with the best combined time. www.mountsnow.com

Circus Spectacular

March 9 - 10, 2024 Sat. 7:30 PM, Sun. 1 PM

Location: Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro, VT

The Circus Spectacular is a dazzling fundraising event from the top circus school in the United States starring guest artists from around the world. Join us for a high flying show that will brighten the season for children of all ages! www.necenterforcircusarts.com

Ski Vermont Specialty Food Day

March 16, 2024 11 AM

Location: Sundance Lodge, Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

Enjoy the unique tastes of Vermont at this pop-up style farmers market event. The Ski Vermont Specialty Food Day Tour visits member ski areas with local Vermont food and beverage vendors. This event showcases all the unique things that Vermont has to offer, right at the base of the mountains we love. Sample various sweets and treats and go home with some too! www.mountsnow.com

From the Vaults: Pollinators

March 16, 2024

11 AM - 1 PM

Location: Pool Nature Center, 117 Adams Crossroad, Marlboro, VT

Join Museum educators in an exploration of our native pollinators. Get up close with some of our bees and butterflies and learn about the vital role of pollinators in the world. Educator, Julia Menges will be set up under the Pavilion at the Pool Nature Center (117 Adams Cross Road in Marlboro, VT) for two hours of personal engagement and information. While you are there, learn about the Museum's pollinator garden plan and how you can get involved! Contact us for more information programs@vermontmuseum.org

Mount Snow Reggaefest

March 23 - 24, 2024

Location: Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

Mark your calendar for Reggaefest! Jam out to live Reggae music in the Main Base Area throughout the weekend, plus try your pond skim skills at Sink or Skim on Saturday and show off your duct tape masterpieces at the Duct Tape Derby on Sunday. www.mountsnow.com

Maple Festival Craft Fair

March 23, 2024

10 AM - 4 PM

Location: Memorial Hall, 14 W. Main St., Wilmington, VT

Join us for the return of this show and help us brighten up the town for the holiday season. There will be a bake sale, popcorn machine for snacking and there will be a raffle. Presented by www.iloveartspace.org

Sink or Skim Pond Skim Competition

March 23, 2024

11 AM

Location: Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

Do you have what it takes to make it across the 100' pond? Don your wildest costume, come up with a competitor name, and get ready to sink or skim.  Stay tuned for registration information.  www.mountsnow.com

Duct Tape Derby

March 24, 2024              11 AM

Location: Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

Get creative and have fun at this Mount Snow signature event! Build a craft of only Cardboard, Duct Tape, Zip Ties, and Paint. That's it! Awards will be given out for: 1) Best Slider 2) Most Creative 3) Best Kids Only Sled 4) Judges Choice Registration will begin at 10:00 AM at the top of the tubing hill.  www.mountsnow.com

Tube A Thon

March 24, 2024              1 - 3 PM

Location:  Tubing Hill, Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

The Valley is coming together once again to raise money for local schools and the Rotary of Deerfield Valley Scholarship Fund.  We know that people in our area won’t want to miss the fun tubing at Mount Snow while raising money for school projects and activities.
 

The event is called: Put Fun in Fundraising”!  This is the sixteenth year of this event and is a great chance for sthe community to get on the Mount Snow Tubing hill to enjoy the day, while raising money for our community local school.  

 

The event will take place on March 24, 2024 at Mount Snow from 1 PM to 3 PM.  The parking is free after 1 PM!  

 

A $20 donation, as well as sponsorships will be used for the Scholarship Fund.

 

You can contact Mike Purcell, our Event Chair, at buyvt@together.net or at rotarydfv@gmail.com if you have questions! 

 

Vermont Craft Beer & Chili Stroll

April 5, 2024               4 - 7 PM

Location:  downtown Wilmington, VT

Stroll Stations:

  • Ratu’s Liquor & Market with live music!
  • Pickwell’s Barn
  • Jim McGrath Gallery
  • The Village Roost & Market
  • Bartleby’s Books
  • The Vermont House
  • Alpenglow Bistro
  • Memorial Hall (multiple tasting sites) with live music!

Over 20 beers to taste and 15 chilis.  Full list of beers and chilis will be published soon.  Chili Contest winners to be announced at 7:15 p.m.  Registration will open at 3:45 at the Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley Chamber of Commerce (21 West Main Street, Wilmington, VT).  Limited day of ticket sales available until 6:15 p.m.  Tasting stations will close at 7 p.m.

Pricing Information:  Early Bird Pricing ends 3/22 — $32,  Advance Online Pricing (closes at 3 pm on April 5th) — $35, At the door — $38.  www.visitvermont.com

Sip of Spring Festival

April 6, 2024             Noon - 5 PM

Location: Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

Join us on Saturday, April 6 for Mount Snow's Sip of Spring Festival! This free event will feature a number of local and regional brands offering a variety of beers, ciders, and ready-to-drink beverages as well as giveaways, food trucks, and live music.

Admission is free, and beverage tickets can be purchased day of in Marketfresh, Canned, and High Timber Cafeteria. See you on April 6!  www.mountsnow.com

 

More events can be found at vermontvacation.com/stay-and-play/events/southern