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17 Awesome Events to Celebrate June in Vermont

Is there anything as enchanting as early summer in Vermont? I think not.

In June, the world is full of promise. Gardens are planted, lawns are neatly tended, and locals and visitors are ready to spend every minute outside enjoying the sunshine.

June in Vermont is also the start of the outdoor festival season.

There are block parties, evening concerts on town greens, and music festivals of every persuasion. Celebrate summer in Vermont by checking out some of these spectacular June events.

Vermont Events: May 31 – June 2, 2024

Roots at Strawberry Hill Farm in Stowe, June 1, 2024: Roots is an outdoor tent party featuring a walk-around wine tasting and food sampling showcasing more than 80 natural wines, local beer, and cider producers. 100% of ticket sales go to the Vermont Foodbank to help support the 2 in 5 Vermonters who have experienced food insecurity in the past year.

Vermont Events: June 3 – 9, 2024

A kayaker fishing in a Vermont state park.

Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, Jun 5-9, 2024: This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Discover Jazz Festival in Burlington, which features free shows all across town, from Church Street to the Waterfront, and a nightly jam session at Big Joe’s at the Vermont Comedy Club. Lakecia Benjamin, this year’s curator, has invited some of the most exciting artists to perform, honoring the festival’s amazing legacy while looking forward to the next 40 years of jazz.

Vermont Days, statewide, June 8 & 9, 2024: Vermont Days celebrates some of the most special places in Vermont with a whole weekend of free entry into Vermont State Parks and Vermont State Historic Sites. Free fishing is also being offered on Saturday when residents and non-residents can fish in Vermont’s rivers and streams without a license. There’s no better way to celebrate June in Vermont than with a day spent outside.

Vermont Events: June 10 – 16, 2024

Hot air balloons in Quechee, Vermont.
The Quechee Balloon Festival. Photo credit

Rattling Brook Bluegrass Festival, Belvidere, VT, 2024 Dates TBA: This family-friendly show is sponsored by the Belvidere Community Club. Spend the day grooving to six bluegrass bands at the 38th Rattling Brook Bluegrass Festival. Just $20 for the day.

Elevate Mountain Bike Festival in East Burke, June 14-16, 2024: Elevate Mountain Bike Festival, in its second year, offers three days of clinics, group rides, socials, bike demos, and much more for women and gender-expansive cyclists.

Quechee Balloon Festival, June 14-16, 2024: The annual Quechee Hot Air Balloon, Craft & Music Festival is New England’s longest-running hot air balloon festival. Listen to live music and browse dozens of arts and crafts vendors as colorful balloons float over the valley. This is one of the most anticipated June events in Vermont!

Vermont Events: June 17 – 23, 2024

The Dog Mountain Chapel in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.
The Dog Mountain Chapel in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.

Vermont Renaissance Faire, Stowe, VT, June 22-23, 2024: This family-friendly festival is a weekend of memorable merriment that includes Medieval-inspired artisans and craft vendors, mead and cider makers from around Vermont, and tasty food from local chefs. You’ll see musicians, dancers, acrobats, historical demos, encampments, a joust, Vikings, fairies, knights, jesters, pirates, and even a unicorn! Wear your best Medieval garb and spend the weekend in another century.

Burlington Wine & Food Festival, June 22, 2024: This much-anticipated event showcases fine wines from around the globe and a carefully curated selection of Vermont-made spirits, all served side-by-side with samples from local food producers, including artisan cheeses, meats, chocolate, and more. All of this is offered with a backdrop of beautiful scenery on the Burlington waterfront and live jazz to accompany your culinary experience.

Dog Mountain Founders Celebration Dog Party, St. Johnsbury, June 22, 2024: Bring your dog to Dog Mountain in St. Johnsbury to celebrate the founders of this special place, Stephen and Gwen Huneck. There will be live music, food trucks, a doggie scavenger hunt, contests, and, most importantly, a whole e lot of dogs!

Vermont Events: June 24 – 30, 2024

strawberry shortcake.
Celebrate the strawberry season in West Burke, Vermont.

Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival, Tunbridge, VT, June 27-30, 2024: Five jam-packed days of bluegrass with two stages, a barn dance, workshops, yoga, and 18 fantastic performances from some of the most talented musicians out there. Musicians are encouraged to bring an instrument for 24 hours of field picking. Camping and swimming are also available.

Strawberry Festival in West Burke, VT, June 28, 2024: Get your annual shortcake fix, along with mouth-watering BBQ, pizza, live music, and dancing. This hometown festival is a great way to beat the summer heat and connect with your local friends and neighbors.

Not Quite Independence Day Parade in Waterbury, June 29, 2024: Not Quite Independence Day (NQID) is a beloved annual celebration hosted by the Waterbury Rotary Club. This year’s festivities will be on Saturday, June 29, 2024

June is Pride Month in Vermont and Across the USA

Pride flags on the edge of a parade in Vermont.
June in Vermont means Pride Month!

Support and celebrate inclusion with the LGBTQ+ community across Vermont. Here are some Pride parades and events you won’t want to miss:

 These fantastic Vermont events in June are perfect for lovers of community, music, and the outdoors.

Join Vermonters as we celebrate the too-short summer and the beauty of Vermont! Here are even more Vermont events you won’t want to miss throughout the year!

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Events and festivals in June in Vermont.

Tara Schatz is a freelance writer and the founder and editor-in-chief of Vermont Explored and Back Road Ramblers, an American road trip blog. She is also the co-author of the 3rd edition of AMC’s Best Day Hikes in Vermont, released in May 2023, and the author of 100+ Wonderful Ways to Experience Vermont.