Signature Events in Stowe
Throughout the year, Stowe hosts many time-honored events that are not to be missed. Below are just a few of the popular annual events in Stowe. Soar above the mountains during the Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival, enjoy live music at the outdoor summer concerts at Trapp Family Lodge, plan your foliage season trip while experiencing the local cuisine during Dine Stowe week, and take a trip down memory lane at the Traditional Christmas in Stowe celebration. View Stowe’s full calendar of events.
Stowe Weekend of Hope
May 4 – 6, 2018
This three-day retreat offers inspiration and education for cancer survivors and their families. Attend lectures from leading oncologists and researchers from Vermont and New England, take advantage of some of the many health and wellness classes available.
Craft Brew Race
May 19, 2018
If you love craft brews, running or both this 5k is sure to challenge and entertain. This 5k will have participants race against a beautiful scenic Stowe backdrop, followed by a beer festival with live music and food.
Chowderpalooza & Spring Art on Park
May 26, 2018
Chowder, live jazz and local artisan vendors – this classic spring event is not to be missed. Sample chowder from 12 participating restaurants and vote for your favorite.
Stowe Farmers’ Market
May 20 – October 14, 2018
Every Sunday, from May through October, shop local produce, assortments of meats, cheese, maple syrup, baked goods and craft beverages.
Art on Park
May 26 – September 6
Every Thursday, vendors will display their products on Park Street in Stowe. Enjoy shopping from jewelers, artists, specialty food and beverage producers and more.
Vermont Renaissance Faire
June 23 – 24, 2018
The Vermont Renaissance Faire is back for its third year and will offer a weekend of fun for all ages. Musicians and dancers will entertain, while medieval encampments, fight demos and a joust will offer a window into the past.
Gardens of Stowe
June 24, 2018
Stroll through beautiful gardens, view stunning flowers and enjoy a garden talk during this outdoor celebration of spring.
B3 Fest – Bikes, Brews & Beats
June 29 – July 1, 2018
The annual B3 Fest – Bikes, Brews & Beats is a three-day festival celebrating Vermont mountain biking, craft beverages and live music.
Old Fashioned Fourth of July
July 4, 2018
Enjoy a day-long celebration with parades, food, music, entertainers, fireworks and more.
Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival
July 6 – 8, 2018
The Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival is a 3-day event that takes place every July. Featuring sunrise and twilight balloon rides.
Music in the Meadow
July – August, 2018
Celebrate summer at one of the various concerts in the meadow at Trapp Family Lodge. Bring a picnic to share and listen to live music as the sun sets behind rolling hills.
Helen Day Art Center: ‘Exposed’ Exhibition
July – October, 2018
‘Exposed’ is a walking exhibition, with outdoor sculptures sited throughout the village and on the Stowe Recreation Path.
July 8, 2018
The 37th Annual Stowe 8-Miler and 5k is returning to Stowe, Vermont in July 2018 for another day of scenic New England running.
Stowe Lacrosse Tournament
July 13 – 15 & 20 – 22, 2018
Bitter Lacrosse is excited to bring the 2018 Stowe LAX Festival to Stowe once again for a family-friendly weekend of competitive lacrosse.
Stowe Brewers Festival
August 3 – 4, 2018
Sample beers and ciders from more than 40 brewers and cider-makers during this outdoor festival. Each day features a four-hour tasting session.
Stowe Tango Music Festival
August 16 – 19, 2018
The Stowe Tango Music Festival is the premier tango music festival in the United States and is known for its unique series of performances.
Stowe Mountain Lodge Classic
August 18 – 22, 2018
The Stowe Mountain Lodge Classic is a showcase of some of the world’s top tennis talent as they peak to be in top form for the final major of the season, the US Open.
The Race to the Top of Vermont
August 26, 2018
Every August the Northeast Delta Dental Race To The Top Of Vermont draws as many as 800 hikers, bikers, and runners from across the U.S. and Canada to climb Mt. Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak.
Stowe Jazz Festival
September 7 – 9, 2018
The Stowe Jazz Festival features three days of jazz at various locations around Stowe.
September 14 – 16, 2018
Experience British cultural activities, shops and car corral, during this three-day event. This event is a “celebration of Great British Motorcars and all things British.”
von Trapp Brewing Oktoberfest
Celebrate Oktoberfest at the von Trapp Brewing Bierhall.
Stowe Foliage Arts Festival
October 5 – 7, 2018
Fall is festival time in Vermont and Stowe celebrates foliage color with the Stowe Foliage Arts Festival. 200 juried artisans exhibit and sell a wide range of contemporary and traditional craft work as well as original art, photography, sculpture and specialty food products.
Enjoy restaurant specials all week for a fixed price of $20.18. Dine Stowe features restaurants for every taste, including American, Asian, breakfast cafes, brew pubs, fine dining and Italian.
Vermont 10 Miler
November 4, 2018
Race this circular course through ten miles of Stowe’s most beautiful roads. This course offers some great late autumn vistas.
Small Business Saturday
Support small businesses during Small Business Saturday in Stowe. Kick off your holiday shopping at the welcome center, featuring giveaways, raffles and discounts.
November – December, 2018
Holiday shopping is an adventure in Stowe! Explore shops, restaurants and activities on your Reindeer Quest for a chance to win gift certificates to favorite stores in Stowe.
Traditional Christmas in Stowe
Celebrate Christmas in Stowe during this two-day event. This event features visits from Mr. & Mrs. Claus and their reindeer, gingerbread house decorating, a parade, tree lighting and more.
Stowe Winter Carnival
Every year during the month of January, Stowe comes alive with great winter fun featuring exciting, family friendly events, ice carving demonstrations and a competition.
Join hundreds of LGBTQ winter enthusiasts for five days of world-class skiing and snowboarding. This event offers outdoor activities, parties and entertainment.
The Stowe Derby
The Stowe Derby is one of the oldest and most unique ski races in North America. Participants will ski down Mount Mansfield’s Toll Road and along the Stowe Recreation Path. The course has a total vertical drop of almost 2,700 feet.