2018 Festivals, Parades and Fun!
The Greater Brattleboro Area is host to annual events that celebrate the arts, agriculture, literature, music, film and bacon – yes, bacon! See below for all of the great reasons to plan a trip to Brattleboro. Make sure to visit each event’s website for dates and times – and check out our calendar of events – planagogo – for more activities for the entire family!
First Friday of Every Month
This festival of the arts features exhibit openings at galleries, eateries, and other businesses, most within a few blocks of Main Street. Activities, street performances, and more – a festive block party.
VABEC 40 University Way, Brattleboro VT
This one day beer tasting event features some of the best craft brewers in Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York. Brewers are on hand to share samples and meet their fans.
Brattleboro and surrounding venues
Strolling of the Heifers
Named one of the top 10 summers events in the country by Livability, this festival is built around a parade of heifer calves led by future farmers, followed by other animals, tractors, bands and floats. The weekend includes a Friday evening street fair and a Sunday farm-to-farm “Tour de Heifer” cycling and farm tours.
Downtown Brattleboro, VT
Tiny House Fest Vermont
This street fest features a Pop-up Tiny House Village, Housing + Placemaking Academy, Building Arts Marketplace, Building Demos, Speed Design Reviews, Parklets, Performances, MakerSpace for kids & adults, and more!
10:00 a.m. – Parade marches through downtown Brattleboro
9:30 p.m. – Fireworks light up the sky at Living Memorial Park
For more information on the day’s family-friendly activities visit:
Brattleboro Goes Fourth on Facebook
The Festival is a four-day celebration of those who read books, those who write books, and of the books themselves. The Festival includes readings, panel discussions, and special events, featuring emerging and established authors.
The 5K run and walk road race kicks off the Brooks House on Main Street and runs along the Whetstone Brook. Prizes are awarded to the first three men and women finishers. Holiday-themed attire is encouraged, but not required! Jingle bells will be provided. This is a family-friendly event, so whether you are a serious runner or just want to have fun this is the race for you! Stayed tuned for more information!
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