14 of the Best Summer Events in Stowe You Don’t Want to Miss

May 27, 2022


Bucket list-worthy recreation, scenic views, and small-town charm make Stowe, Vermont a destination in its own right. But when you layer in all the signature events that take place in the summer, Stowe is the perfect place to visit with your family, friends, and partner. From artisan and food festivals, to races, fireworks and parades, experience the best of Vermont at a small-town summer event you’ll find only in Stowe. Get ready to make memories at these 12 annual summer events in Stowe you don’t want to miss!

Best of Stowe

May 28, 2022
This event lives up to its name as the best of Stowe shops, area artisans and craftspeople, and food vendors stretch along Main Street in the Village. This family-friendly event also features live music and specialty food and beverages.

Exploring vendors on Main Street.
Photo by Sharon Harper.

Stowe Farmers’ Market

May 15 – October 16, 2022
All the things you would expect from a Vermont farmers’ market. Browse handmade products from craft producers, local foods including fresh vegetables, meats, cheeses, fruits, maple products, baked goods, beverages, and prepared foods.

Savor the flavors at Stowe Farmers’ Market.
Photo by Sharon Harper.

Summer Kick-Off Celebration

May 28, 2022
Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend and kick-off the summer at Tälta Lodge with live music, brews, and bites, live music, local vendors, games for young and old. Furry friends welcome!

Enjoy music, food vendors and more!
Photo by Sharon Harper.

Inaugural Vermont Film & Music Festival

June 3 – 5, 2022
The inaugural Vermont Film & Music Festival will bring bring short films, narrative features and documentaries to local audiences. The music festival will present two top-Americana acts, including opener Dwight & Nicole and Buffalo Nichols.

Film festival goers are in for a real treat.
Photo courtesy of Stowe Story Labs.


June 4, 2022
Roots showcases natural wine curated by Cork Restaurant & Natural Wine Shop, as well as local beer and cider, cuisine from local restaurants and artisans. This community-based, zero-waste fundraising event benefits the Vermont Foodbank.

Sample natural wines at Roots, to benefit Vermont Foodbank.
Photo by Jesse Schloff, courtesy of Cork.

Vermont Renaissance Faire

June 25 – 26, 2022
This sixth annual event features musicians, dancers, medieval encampments, fight demos, a joust, New England artisans and craft vendors; Vermont beer, wine, mead and cider makers; tasty local food vendors, and a dedicated kids’ area.

Catch a live medieval performance at the Vermont Renaissance Faire.
Photo courtesy of Vermont Renaissance Faire.

Spruce Peak’s Independence Celebration

July 1 & 3, 2022
Summer starts with a bang with Spruce Peak’s Independence Celebration starting July 1 with elevated BBQ, live music, lawn games, and more, culminating in live music and a fireworks over the mountain on July 3.

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A spectacular fireworks display at Spruce Peak.
Photo courtesy of The Lodge at Spruce Peak.

An Old-Fashioned Fourth of July

July 4, 2022
Named one of “America’s 15 Best Small-Town Fourth of July Celebrations” by Fodor’s Travel, and a 10 best Vermont, this day-long celebration features parades, food, music, fireworks and more. A not-to-miss summer tradition in Stowe!

The village parade in the historic downtown.
Photo by Sharon Harper.

Gardens of Stowe

July 10, 2022
Take a self-guided garden tour through Stowe’s most unique and interesting private and commercial gardens followed by a tea party reception and entertainment.

Bring your camera at this spectacular event!
Photo by Sharon Harper.

Stowe Jewish Film Festival

July 13, 21, 27 and 30, 2022
Patterns of immigration have taken Jews all over the world, melding and merging, creating hybrid cultures and complex identities. This year’s theme is “The Jewish Experience: a multiplicity of cultures, languages, countries, traditions and colors.”

Don’t miss the 7th annual event.
Photo courtesy of Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center.

Vermont Antique & Classic Car Meet

August 12 – 14, 2022
In its 65th year, this classic Vermont event features car corral, a large automotive flea market, a car parade through downtown Waterbury, and the judged show, as well as a crafters’ tent with Vermont artisans and their creations for sale.

Stowe Tango Music Festival

August 19 – 21, 2022
The premier tango music festival in the U.S. features a unique series of live performances from world-class artists and musicians. Sponsored by The Argentine Tango Society.

Be captivated by world-class music & dance.
Photo courtesy of Stowe Tango Music Festival.

Race To The Top of Vermont

August 28, 2022
Bikers, runners and hikers climb 2,564 vertical feet up Mt. Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak. Racers travel 4.3 miles up the historic Mansfield Toll Road, with spectacular views to boot.

Racers climb 2,564 vertical up Mt. Mansfield.
Photo courtesy of RTTOV.

Stowe Arts Summer

Summer 2022
Get ready for an exciting lineup of arts and culture events this summer—from live musical performance and artisan markets, to conversations with artists and unique art exhibits including Exposed, a collection of outdoor sculptures throughout town.

“Exposed” outdoor art exhibit in front of The Current.
Photo by Sharon Harper.

Summer always flies by, especially in Vermont! Start planning your trip to Stowe and experience the best small-town events in our iconic mountain town this summer. Check the Go Stowe events calendar for the full line-up of events that are added regularly throughout the year! View our summer video for inspiration.

Featured image by Sharon Harper.

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