What to do this weekend in BTV…6/23-6/26

My picks for what to do this weekend in the Burlington, VT area…

Thursday, June 23
VYP Connect 6pm
Mix & mingle with the Vermont Young Professionals!  A great way to network & meet other young professionals!
Location: Miguel’s on Main, Burlington

Sunsets at Shelburne Museum 5-7:30pm
Some of the buildings stay open at the Shelburne Museum during the summer for lectures, performances & other fun activities.  Picnics encouraged.  Kick-off event of annual Thursday evening series.
Location: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne $10-$20

Friday, June 24
Vermont Quilt Festival June 24-26
Not just bedspreads- many of these quilts are real works of art! Look at beautifully crafted quilts (on display and for sale) or get your old family quilt appraised!  Classes & demonstrations, too!
Location: Expo Center, Essex Junction $10/$12

Stowe Wine & Food Classc: Opening Night Wine Tasting 5pm-7pm
Opening night of  weekend festivities (June 24-26)
Location: West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Stowe $75 

Saturday, June 25
Burlington Wine & Food Festival  11:30am-3:30pm/4:30pm-8:30pm
Sipping sessions, seminars & gourmet food.
Location: Burlington Waterfront Park, $50 advance/$60 day of

Sam’s 16th Annual Strawberry Festival 11am-4pm
Strawberry picking, pony rides, kids’ games, petting zoo, face painting & other yummy foods.
Location: Sam Mazza’s Farm Market, Colchester

Craft Hour 10am-11am

Seniors knit crafts for the home…how adorable!
Location: Champlain Senior Center, Burlington

Colchester Clean-Up 8am-8pm
Help those who were hit by the flooding on the shoreline…Organized by the Colchester-Milton Rotary Club.
Location: Colchester

Sunday, June 26
Cedar Circle Farmstead & Education Ctr Strawberry Festival 10am-4pm
Kids’ crafts, live music, wagon rides & organic strawberry picking!
Location: East Thetford

Also happening this weekend if you’re willing to travel…
Montreal International Jazz Festival!

Ongoing in June
Festival of Fine Arts Juried Show June 1-June 30th
Location: Art’s Alive Gallery in Burlington

Winooski Pop-Up Gallery District June 23-June 31st
Location: various locations around Winooski

In Fashion: High Syle 1690-2011 June 18-October 30
Numerous costumes & borrowed works from designers all over the world.  Also includes works by students from the Fashion Institute of Technology of NYC.
Location: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne $10-$20 


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