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Lake Champlain Weekend Roundup: June 1-3, 2018

Summer has arrived. It did not abandon us. It has faithfully returned to us, gracing us with another sweet season on Lake Champlain. It has been a long, arduous winter, and we are ecstatic to start rounding up the weekends again. So, without further ado, your first Lake Champlain Weekend Roundup of 2018:


Wildcrafting Gathering

  • Friday, June 1: 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • Shelburne Farms: 1611 Harbor Road, Shelburne
  • $15

Ever wondered how to forage for freshly-grown food in the wild? Head down to Shelburne Farms this Friday evening and join Chef Richard Witting of Firefly Catering as he teaches the group how to identify and harvest nutrient-dense, wild food in the field and forests on and near Shelburne Farms. Learn about how your ancestors meal-prepped from the best – Witting has been cooking and selling wild edibles since 2001!

Truck Stop

  • Friday, June 1: 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • ArtsRiot: 400 Pine Street, Burlington
  • Free

Street-food lovers unite! Mingle with the locals over luscious libations and grab some grub at one — or three — of the many food trucks and get an authentic Vermont experience. The food is delectable, the art is captivating, and the drinks are cold! Bring the family — and your appetite. ArtsRiot Truck Stop is kid- and dog-friendly, and a foodie favorite!


Burlington Farmers’ Market

  • Saturday, June 2: 8:00am-2:00pm
  • City Hall Park, Burlington
  • Free

Cut out the middleman and shop directly from Vermont farmers and artisans in historic downtown Burlington at the Burlington Farmer’s Market! Treat yourself to a bounty of fresh, locally grown produce, handmade crafts, sweet and savory treats, and meats and cheeses from Vermont’s lush pastures. It doesn’t get more farm-to-table than this!

Grand Opening of the Community Waterfront Campus & Raymond P. Sullivan Sailing Education Center

  • Saturday, June 2: 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Pomerleau Community Waterfront Campus & Raymond P. Sullivan Sailing Education Center: 505 Lake Street, Burlington
  • Free

Start summer with a splash and join the Community Sailing Center for the grand opening of their new campus on the waterfront. There will be yoga on the lake, free sails on the Friendship Sloop and CSC keelboats, snacks courtesy of Skinny Pancake, free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, and a special guest appearance by Champ from the Vermont Lake Monsters! It’s a fabulous way to spend your Saturday and launch into lake season.


Switchback Patio Kickoff Party

  • Sunday, June 3: 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Switchback Brewing Company: 160 Flynn Avenue, Burlington
  • Free

Kickoff patio season at Burlington’s beloved Switchback Brewery! Enjoy $3 pints of Switchback Ale and Dampf Punk, get down to some live music, indulge in some authentic Chinese cuisine courtesy of A Single Pebble’s food truck, and get a team together for Cornhole, Kan Jam, and giant Jenga. Fight off the Sunday Scaries with some fun times, good people and great beer.


Discover Jazz Festival

  • June 1-10
  • Mutiple locations throughout Burlington
  • Price varies per show

One of the largest annual events in Vermont, the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival is truly a can’t-miss event. The event is a vital city-wide community festival that contributes to the national jazz dialogue. Over ten days, jazz musicians of a regional and national scope showcase their talents all throughout the area. There are countless performances happening at virtually every possible venue throughout Burlington – so get downtown and enjoy the music!


For more ideas on what to do this weekend, check out our events calendar.