It’s summer, time for outdoor music, barbecues, and more. We’ve pulled together a list of a few family-friendly summer events to help you kick off summer.
June 21 at Smugglers’ Notch
June 21st marks the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. Celebrate at Smuggs with fire and drum performances, s’mores, magic, and fireworks!
Wed & Fri, 6/28-8/25 at Bolton Valley
Put out a blanket and enjoy music on the lawn at Bolton Valley Wednesday and Friday nights starting June 28. Bring a picnic or pick up food from one of the on-mountain restaurants to enjoy while the kids dance around in the grass.
Friday Nights- June 30-September 1 at Okemo
Celebrate summer on the lawn at Okemo’s Jackson Gore base area with live music every Friday. Bring a picnic or pick up a plate of barbecue. Listen to music and enjoy mountain coaster rides, mini golf, and more at the Adventure Zone until dusk.
July 1 at Burke
Kick off 4th of July weekend in style. The Vermont Symphony Orchestra makes its way back to the mountains during its summer festival tour. Introduce your family to the joy of orchestral music with a concert of swing, jazz, spirituals, and marches. End the night with fireworks!
July 1 at Magic
Head to Magic and kick off 4th of July weekend with live music and a fireworks show. Bring a lawn chair and pack a picnic or pick up something from the food truck or make a reservation at the Black Line Tavern.
July 1-4 at Sugarbush
Spend four days celebrating July 4th with pick your own sunflowers, a rubber ducky drop, t-shirt tie-dyeing, and mini golf, then take the shuttle from Lincoln Peak to Warren Village for the renowned Warren Parade before heading back to the mountain for live music and fireworks.
July 1-4 at Stratton
Celebrate Independence Day at Stratton with a long weekend full of activities including mountain top yoga, a farmers market, tie-dye shirt-making, a 5k, fireworks, cars and coffee, and The Dave Matthews Tribute Band playing the Mountain Friends and Freedom Festival.
July 2 at Mount Snow
Live music, yard games, and fireworks make up the 4th of July celebration at Mount Snow’s Main Base Area. Grab a snack and enjoy the show with the whole family!
July 3 at Stowe
Head to Spruce Peak Village to celebrate Independence Day with fireworks and more at Stowe. Enjoy the scenery with the entire family and partake in scenic chairlift rides and more.
July 4 at Killington
Celebrate July 4th with a parade, raffle, and more including kids field games and a belly flop contest. End the day with live music and a fireworks show at Johnson Recreation Fields.
July 4 at Smugglers’ Notch
Celebrate Independence Day with a parade and Main Street Celebration in the town of Jeffersonville before heading up the mountain for live music and a fireworks display accompanied by Iron Sights, one of the music performance teams from the 40th Army Band.
July 7-8 at Jay Peak
The Jeezum Crow Festival returns to Jay Peak for two days of live music. Taking place at the resort’s outdoor Stateside Amphitheater, enjoy the sunshine and dance to artists such as Yonder Mountain String Band, Charlie Parr, and The Devil Makes Three. Want to stay overnight? Lodging packages are available.
Sarah Borodaeff is a freelance writer, project manager, and tiny person wrangler. A snowsports enthusiast, Sarah has worked in the snowsports industry for over fifteen years as a ski coach, in marketing, and most recently as an associate editor for Ski Area Management. She is currently endeavoring to keep up with a toddler whose favorite phrase is “go outside!”