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A Very Vermont Memorial Day

The Unofficial Start to Summer

The season of sunburns, ice cream cones and late-night campfire chats unofficially starts with Memorial Day. A time to remember and a three-day weekend to celebrate, Vermont’s Memorial Day Weekend pairs patriotic parades and cookouts with a marathon for an unforgettable, star-spangled celebration.

This Vermont Memorial Day, take a moment to remember our lost veterans by celebrating the freedom they sacrificed their lives to provide.

We Thank You

Where can you thank veterans, active military personnel and first responders with a fist full of candy in one hand and a mini American flag in the other? Your friendly neighborhood Memorial Day parade of course.

Fortunately in the Lake Champlain region alone, there is not just one but several holiday parades.

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Pass the Ketchup

Looking to host a little cookout? One of the many benefits to being 80% forested and host to the “6th Great Lake” is picturesque cookout scenery. In Vermont there are plenty of public beaches and parks where you can grill up some hot dogs and burgers with your friends and family.

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Run, Forest, Run

While most people go on vacation over the summer, Vermonters tend to stay home. Why? Well summer is arguably one of Vermont’s best seasons--it is loaded with fun activities, festivals and special events.

Since Memorial Day is the unofficial summer kick off, you bet there are plenty of events and activities you’ll want to check out over your three-day weekend.

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Red, White and Green...Mountains

Still got some more time available in that Memorial Day weekend itinerary of yours? Make sure you have every minute booked. Check out our events calendar.