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A Guide to Vermont’s Art and Culture

Take it all in one ethnic plate and stunning performance at a time

Artists and writers were among the earliest settlers to Vermont. Today you’ll find a vibrant Vermont culture that keeps this diverse artistic upbringing alive.  From live performances to the food on your plate, you are constantly reminded of Vermont’s early ethnic groups and craft flair. Follow this guide to get a day full of culture.

Ballet Vermont Farm to Ballet performance featuring dancers dressed as vegetables and cows

Catch a Show

Ballet Vermont brings high-quality ballet to all corners of Vermont. Its performances highlight, educate and raise money to address important Vermont social issues. The Farm to Ballet Project connects agricultural and dance communities and creates memorable family-friendly performances that remind its audience of the working farms’ contributions to the local food system. Ballet Vermont performs throughout the state.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra is a statewide orchestra that travels to any concert hall, gymnasium, amphitheater, armory or hillside where people gather to share their music. Lead by renown and award-winning artists, Vermont Symphony Orchestra adapts to Vermont’s changing musical landscape with its variety of events. Watch Vermont Symphony Orchestra perform with big artists like Guster or Gregory Alan Isakow, or spend the evening indulging in a classical concerto. Vermont Symphony Orchestra performs throughout the state.

Lyric Theatre is more than local theatre; it brings huge mainstage shows to Vermont and supports its aspiring local artists. Its array of musicals and dramatic theatre are professional quality and satisfy your urge for Broadway thrills without leaving the Green Mountain state. Catch a Lyric Theatre show at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

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Movie Time

Main Street Landing’s weekly movie series brings classic movies to Burlington. Take a trip through Hollywood’s star-studded history with these free movie showings. Main Street Landing is located at the Burlington waterfront.

skillet pan full of a shrimp and vegetable rice dish

A Mouthful of Vermont Culture

Esperanza Restaurante serves up a menu that fuses Mexico, El Savador and the Phillipines culinary delights. A true international experience,  Esperanza presents colorful hispanic plates within quick walking distance to Burlington’s picturesque waterfront.

Colchester Mead Hall is a scandinavian restaurant and tasting room in Colchester. Offering every patron an opportunity to eat like a viking, Colchester Mead Hall’s menu includes nordic-inspired snacks, sandwiches and soups and plenty of mead. They serve up Groennfell and Havoc Mead, two exclusive Vermont-made craft meads.

Bistro de Margot serves classic French cuisine with a modern twist in the heart of downtown Burlington. Its seasonally inspired french menu brings parisian panache to Vermont and celebrates Vermont’s deep French roots.

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