January 15, 2016
An extra day in February this year gives you that much more time to enjoy Vermont events. From evenings at cultural presentations to snow sport competitions and festivals, here's a sampler of fun things to do on VermontVacation.com this month:
Feb. 1-7, Waterbury
This annual celebration of winter includes beer tastings, wassailing, a moonlit snowshoe, outdoor volleyball, snow football, open skate and more.
Winter as Prism or Prison
Through March 26, Brandon
People have conflicting emotions about winter. This juried exhibit presents different takes on the notion of winter as a beautiful prism of light, or a prison one can't wait to escape.
Harry Potter Book Night
Feb. 4, Essex
Young wizards, witches and Muggles will be treated to an evening of games, activities, readings and quizzes. Scrumptious wizard food will be served.
Late Night at Bolton Valley
Fridays through April 1, Bolton
Back by popular demand: Late Night at Bolton Valley keeps the lifts running until 10 pm.
Feb. 5-7, Burlington
New installations will light up Church Street, while families enjoy discounts, a health and wellness expo, ice sculpture gardens and demos, ice games, and a penguin plunge.
Feb. 6, Norwich
A full day of family workshops at the Montshire Museum of Science, exploring the science and art of snow and ice.
Northern Snowshoe Race and Family Festival
Feb. 7, Jeffersonville
Treks, walks and races on snowshoes. Rentals available.
The Vermont Flurry: Snow Sculpture Festival
Feb. 12-14, Woodstock
The Woodstock village green is transformed into a celebration of winter and the visual arts. Professional snow sculpting teams compete to create large, stunning sculptures. Event is weather-dependent.
Brattleboro Winter Carnival
Feb. 12-21, Brattleboro
Snowmobile rides, skating, skiing, sugar-on-snow, sleigh rides, pancake breakfast, chili cook off and more will be featured at this 60th annual event.
Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra Winter Concert
Feb. 13, Colchester
An evening of classical music to warm your heart. Enjoy works by Brahms, Beethoven, Chausson, Williams, and Mussorgsky.
Steve Davis Sextet
Feb. 13, Brattleboro
The Steve Davis Sextet celebrates the music of J.J. Johnson and features legendary pianist Harold Mabern. The concert also features special guest and regional saxophone star, Scott Mullett.
Empty Bowl Benefit
Feb. 13, Middlesex
Select a handcrafted ceramic bowl and enjoy a hearty meal of homemade soup, bread, cheese and more. 100 of the proceeds benefits the Vermont Foodbank.
Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Display
Feb. 13, Ludlow
Enjoy pyrotechnics at Okemo's Clock Tower base area, following a torchlight parade of skiers and riders.
Sleigh Ride Week
Feb. 13-21, Woodstock
Climb aboard the Billings Farm sleigh for a ride through the frost farm fields. Activities include Presidential cookie sampling and presidential trivia.
Ben & Jerry's Winter Festival
Feb. 27, Waterbury
A family-friendly event celebrating ice cream. Flavor samples, factory tours, outdoor games, gift shop discounts.
Essex Winter Carnival and Chili Cook Off
Feb. 27, Essex
Enjoy music, performances, winter activities (inside and out), great food, refreshments, and a chili cook off.
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Source: Department of Tourism and Marketing
Last Updated at: January 15, 2016 13:09:22