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

Location:  7599 VT. Rte. 9, W. Marlboro, VT

The Southern Vermont Natural History Museum fosters an interest in nature, the environment and the natural sciences through exhibition and educational activities. The museum displays one of New England's largest collections of native species along with live animal exhibits, ecology, geology and natural history exhibits. With nearby access to over 600 protected acres of hiking trails, the family fun and adventure can continue outside year-round.  www.vermontmuseum.org

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, 10 AM - 2 PM

Location: Rte. 9, West Brattleboro, VT

Weekly outdoor farmers' market. Local farm produce, meats, syrup, fresh baked goods, fruits, cider, pickles, preserves, handmade soaps and more.  www.brattleborowinterfarmersmarket.org

Antique and Flea Market

Location:  225 Rte. 9 East, Wilmington, VT

The opening weekend for our 40th season is Sat + Sun, May 21 and 22.  Memorial Day Weekend is three days: Sat + Sun + Mon - May 28, 29 and 30!!

We have been a family-owned and operated market since 1983, and we hope you will explore beautiful Wilmington Vermont, and stop by our classic Antique and Flea Market; you never know what treasures await!  www.vtflea.com

Specific Dates

Kids Exploration - Spring Forest Flowers

May 14, 2022            11 AM

Location:  Mountainside Center, 117 Adams Cross Rd., Marlboro, VT

We’ll take a leisurely explore in the woods of the Pool Conservation Area looking for signs of spring.  Early blooming flowers, young leaves and little critters will likely catch our eye. This activity is kid-directed and we never really know where we’ll end up!  Be sure to dress for the weather and off-trail walking. Kid’s Explorations are free to attend but donations towards the Museum’s Educational programming are accepted and appreciated.  Park at the Mountainside Center at 117 Adams Cross Rd. in Marlboro.  www.vermontmuseum.org

Nicki Steele Photo Expedition - in honor of Bill Pool

May 14, 2022           3 PM

Location:  Mountainside Center, 117 Adams Cross Rd., Marlboro, VT

Bill Pool grew up on the land that now abuts the museum’s Mountainside Center. At 50 he bought his first camera and began to document his love of nature. In his shows he would often say, “Don’t forget to look down at your feet. There is often great beauty right there.” Local Photographer Nicki Steele will lead a walk on the land that he loved. We will explore the beauty of spring and the little things under our feet and take the time to stretch our photographic limits. This walk is open to all ability levels and camera types and is not intended to be a “how to work your camera’s program” but a time to focus on the elements and artistry of a good photo, share points of view and perhaps find new ways of looking at nature.
Space is limited so please contact the Museum to pre-register. Donations will cover Ms. Steele's time and contribute to the Museum's Mountainside programming.  www.vermontmuseum.org

Windham Philharmonic Concert

May 15, 2022            7 - 8 PM

Location:  St. Mary's in the Mountains, 13 E. Main St., Wilmington, VT

Windham Philharmonic under the direction of Hugh Keelan performs "The Winds and Strings of Spring" in the Red Door Concert series. On the program are Brahms Serenade No. 2 and Bach Contrapunctus Nos. 1 and 7 arranged for chamber orchestra by Hugh Keelan.  Entry is by donation to benefit the non-profit Philharmonic!

Lunar Eclipse Viewing Party

May 15, 2022            9 PM - Midnight

Location:  VT Distillers, West Marlboro, VT

We've partnered with Vermont Distillers at the Hogback Mountain Scenic Overlook to host a Lunar Eclipse Viewing Party!  Watch the full moon disappear in the company of owls!  We'll bring some live animals out, lead short night hikes and keep a fire going in the Distillery's back yard.  Vermont Distillers will stay open late to keep us company and we'll provide some light snacks.

Bring along a comfy chair or blanket and dress for the weather!  Contact the Museum with questions.  www.vermontmuseum.org

Memorial Day Weekend 2022

For the first time since 2019, the Great Duck Race will return to Wilmington on May 29th, the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend! Duck ticket sales start on the bridge from 10 am,   with ducks being released at noon and winners announced after the ducks cross the finish line. All proceeds benefit the Make A Wish Foundation and there are many local prizes to be won. Join us for this cherished local tradition on Sunday, May 29.

Also on Memorial Day Weekend Sunday, the Rotary Club of the Deerfield Valley will be hosting their bbq in front of Memorial Hall. Come have some lunch and support all the good work they do for our community.

Monday May 30 (Memorial Day), Rotary will also host the traditional Memorial Day Ceremony in Memorial Hall Ceremony from 10-11 am. Colonel Renee Bloomer will be the keynote speaker. The Womens' Auxiliary will be selling poppies as always. The quilts of valor group will make a presentation of one of their beautiful quilts.

Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks Display

July 2, 2022          6 - 9 PM

A celebration for all, held at Hayford Field in Wilmington, Vermont.

Family friendly activities, live music, great local food with a fireworks finale that illuminates the whole town.  Fireworks display to begin at dusk.  www.visitvermont.com

Fireworks at Mount Snow

July 3, 2022

Location:  Mt. Snow, W. Dover, VT

Join us for live music, games, food, drinks, and fireworks in the Main Base Area.  www.mountsnow.com

Blueberry Festival

July 29 - August 7, 2022

Location:  throughout the Deerfield Valley

We love our blueberries, so we give them a whole week of celebration!  A parade kicks off the Fest, followed by blueberry themed events and of course picking all week at Boyd Family Farm.  Full schedule coming soon.  www.visitvermont.com

Soup & Wine Stroll

September 23, 2022

Location:  downtown Wilmington, VT

Local chefs show off their culinary talents with a sampling of their finest soups, paired with wine from vineyards in the region.  More details coming soon. www.visitvermont.com

 

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