Summertime in the Stowe, Vermont region is the perfect setting for endless summer events. From longstanding summer staples to once in a lifetime occasions, there is something for everyone this summer in Stowe. Experience live music, arts and culture, and artisan food and beverage all while surrounded by the exquisite Vermont scenery. Visit our events calendar to plan your trip around these unforgettable events and check back throughout the summer as more and more events become available.
Sip and Support at Roots Fundraiser 2023
June 17, 2023
Roots is a community-based, outdoor tent party you won’t want to miss. Presented by Cork and Strawberry Hill Farm, the event features a walk around wine tasting and food sampling where 100 percent of the proceeds from ticket sales go to the Vermont Foodbank. A zero-waste event, Roots showcases over 80 natural wines curated by Cork, local beer and cider producers as well as local bites from restaurants and artisans from around the community. Roots donated over $108,000 in 2022 and will look to match if not exceed that this year.
A Place of Memory Exhibition at The Current
June 24-October 21, 2023
Come get inspired with The Current this summer. ‘A Place of Memory‘ questions public representation and how cultures and countries choose to define their past through monuments, memorials and sculptural objects. Through their work, artists in this exhibition reclaim their own ancestral stories, asking the viewer to rethink how we present history, and therefore, our values. Participating artists include Woody De Othello, Nicholas Galanin, vanessa german, Deborah Kass and Nyugen E. Smith.
Get Into Character at the Vermont Renaissance Faire
June 24-25, 2023
Take a trip back in time! The 7th annual Vermont Renaissance Faire is a weekend of fun and merriment for the whole family. Held amidst the lush greenery of Stowe’s picturesque landscape, the faire is buzzing with activity and entertainment and features Medieval-inspired artisans and craft vendors. Whether indulging in delicious turkey legs, exploring the craftsman’s wares or engaging in lively conversations with characters from the past, the Vermont Renaissance Faire is a delightful celebration of history, culture and camaraderie.
Blossom with Gardens of Stowe
June 24, 2023
Stowe Vibrancy is pleased to present the 7th Annual Gardens of Stowe, a self-guided garden tour of some of Stowe’s most interesting gardens and landscapes, hosted by the Stowe Garden Club. Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of carefully curated private gardens featured on the tour. Delight in the breathtaking displays of both annual and perennial plantings, as well as the inviting patios and outdoor spaces offering stunning vistas. The event will be held rain or shine and the proceeds will be generously donated to the Stowe Community Fund and Lamoille County Meals-on-Wheels.
Catch a Show at the Spruce Peak Summer Concert Series
Join Spruce Peak this summer on the Spruce Peak Village Green for amazing music by celebrated artists in a magical Green Mountain setting. Enjoy a perfect blend of outstanding live music, great food, craft beverages and breathtaking outdoor scenery. This year’s Spruce Peak Summer Concert Series will kick off on June 29 with Natasha Bedingfield. View the 2023 summer lineup. The Village Green opens at 5 p.m. with music beginning at 6 p.m. and the headliner show at 7 p.m. All shows are rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, the alternative location will be at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center.
Take in the Views and the Tunes at Music in the Meadow
A long-standing tradition in Stowe, Music in the Meadow is an annual summer concert series held at the Trapp Family Lodge, which serves as the perfect summer backdrop. Attendees can enjoy picnic-style seating while taking in breathtaking views at sunset.
Get into Gear at the Vermont Antique and Classic Car Meet
August 11-13, 2023
Drivers, start your engines! Buckle up for an exciting ride through time at the 66th annual Vermont Antique and Classic Car Meet. The event features a car corral, a huge automotive flea market, the Show car parade through downtown Waterbury and the judged show. Car classes include military, street rods and motorcycles. Added special events feature Vintage Fashion Judging, Hot Wheels and valve cover racing. Unique and popular is the Crafter’s Tent featuring Vermont Artisans and their creations for sale. Admission is $15 per day for spectators; children under 12 are free. Get revved up by the timeless elegance of these vintage beauties.
Get Cheesy at the Vermont Cheesemakers Festival
August 13, 2023
The Vermont Cheese Council invites you to the 12th annual Vermont Cheese Festival to enjoy artisanal cheeses, taste local specialty foods and beverages, and meet the makers responsible for it all. The Vermont Cheese Festival is a captivating culinary event that will enchant your taste buds and ignite your love for artisanal cheeses. The festival presents a tantalizing array of flavors and textures that will transport cheese enthusiasts and food connoisseurs alike to cheese heaven.
Spice Up our Summer at the Stowe Tango Music Festival
August 18-20, 2023
Prepare to be swept off your feet at the Stowe Tango Music Festival, the premier tango music festival in the United States. The event has been recognized for both its unique series of performances and its high level of musical training. Attendees will enjoy live performances from world-class artists during this festival. From intimate milongas to captivating concerts, the festival offers a diverse program that caters to both seasoned tango aficionados and curious newcomers alike. Single tickets for the Festival Concert at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center on August 19, 2023 are also available.
Race to the Top of Vermont
August 27, 2023
Walk, run or bike! The Northeast Delta Dental Race To The Top of Vermont draws hikers, bikers, and runners from across the U.S. and Canada to climb Mt. Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak. The course ascends the historic Mansfield Toll Road, is 4.3 miles in length, and has 2,564 feet of up. For some, it’s all about trying to achieve a fast time on this challenging course. While for others, they come to support the Catamount Trail Association, to test themselves, and to enjoy the spectacular views.
Feel the Rhythm at the Stowe Jazz Festival
August 25-27, 2023
The only thing better than jazz is more jazz! Indulge in world-class jazz by instrumental and vocal artists alike at this three-day, multi-venue festival. Jazz has many sub-genres, from Brazilian and swing, to gypsy, progressive/electronic, Afro-Cuban and standards. The music, the atmosphere, the overall vibe of this festival is uniquely Stowe and free of charge. Jazz crosses all barriers, embraces all and refuses none. Jazz up your summer at the Stowe Jazz Festival!
STOWE FARMERS’ MARKET
Stop by the Stowe Farmers’ Market, which takes place every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at 2043 Mountain Road. Bring home some of the best of Vermont with locally grown and crafted goods.
Sip, sip, hooray! Nothing says summer like wine tastings. Delight your palate with exquisite weekly tastings offered at Dedalus Wine and Trapp Family Lodge. Dates available on our events calendar.