As summer begins to taper down and the future of the leaves on the trees become uncertain, Burlington, VT, patiently awaits a profusion of exciting fall events. Starting on August 25th - September 3rd with the Champlain Valley Fair, where laughter, comedy, and entertainment are here for the week! Next, we're on to the libatious celebration of Oktoberfest, with an array of locally brewed beers and other barvarian-style snacks., the city is gearing up for another unforgettable autumn season. The annual Pride Week festivities are set to bring communities together, foster love, acceptance, and unity. All while music enthusiasts will be looking forward to the soul-stirring performances of the local legend, singer-songwriter, Grace Potter. Get ready for an electric Fall in Burlington!
31ST ANNUAL SOUTH END ART HOP (9/8 - 9/10)Back to Top of List
Come check out the creative pulse of Burlington, Vermont, at the 31st Annual South End Art Hop, hosted by the South End Arts + Business Association (SEABA). This event takes place from Friday, September 8th, (5 pm to 10 pm) through Saturday, September 9th, (10 am to 10 pm) and Sunday, September 10th, (11 am to 4 pm.) Celebrating the interdependence between art and business, the South End Art Hop showcases the dynamic community of the South End Arts District and the entire region. Explore through the art-filled streets, where artists, locals, and visitors come together to appreciate the artistic expression and entrepreneurial flair that define the South End. With a collection of art exhibits, live performances, and interactive activities, the South End Art Hop is an epic celebration of the area's creative tapestry. Experience the energy and artistic ingenuity that emanate from every corner, making this event a true highlight on Burlington's fall calendar. Read more about the South End Art Hop Here!
2023 PRIDE VERMONT PARADE & FESTIVAL (9/10)Back to Top of List
Celebrate love, diversity, and inclusivity at the historic 40th anniversary of Pride Week in Burlington, VT. Join in on the fun at Waterfront Park on Sunday, September 10th, for a fabulous celebration of LGBTQIA+ joy, love, and solidarity. This event promises a vibrant gathering of individuals and allies, coming together to honor the progress and resilience of the LGBTQIA+ community. With a colorful array of festivities, performances, and community booths, Pride Week in Burlington offers a safe and welcoming space for everyone to express their authentic selves. But that's just the start! - be sure to check out the pride parade in Winooski on September 9, 2023, from 3:30 to 7:30. Embrace the spirit of unity and acceptance as we commemorate the history and ongoing journey towards equality for all. Let's make this year's Pride Week a momentous occasion filled with love, empowerment, and the celebration of our shared humanity. Read more about Burlington Pride Week & Pride Parade
GRACE POTTER AND SPECIAL GUEST DEVON GILFILLIAN (9/15)Back to Top of List
On September 15th, music lovers have a golden opportunity to witness an amazing performance at the Shelburne Museum: Grace Potter with special guest Devon Gilfillian. Grace Potter, the local legend and renowned singer-songwriter, possesses an extraordinary stage presence that captivates her audiences with her soulful voice and energy. As she takes the stage alongside the talented Devon Gilfillian, the evening promises to be one for the record books. The setting of Shelburne Museum's Concerts on The Green provides a beautiful backdrop. Whether you're a long-time fan or a newcomer to their music, this show is a must-attend event, offering an experience that will resonate long after the final note has faded. Embrace the joy of live music and immerse yourself in the melodic wonder created by Grace Potter and Devon Gilfillian on this extraordinary night
OKTOBERFEST VERMONT (9/22-9/23)Back to Top of List
Get ready to raise your steins and celebrate because Oktoberfest Vermont is back, and it's gearing up to be the biggest party of the year in Burlington! After a three-year hiatus due to the challenges of COVID, this beloved event is returning to its rightful place in the heart of Vermont's fall festivities. Since its inception in 2015, Oktoberfest Vermont has consistently sold out, and this year promises to be no different. It's the perfect time to mark your calendars and secure your tickets!
Join us for two unforgettable sessions:
- Friday, September 22: 6-10 pm
- Saturday, September 23: 5-9 pm
With a whopping 40 breweries on tap, carnival games, mouthwatering food vendors, and an outstanding lineup of local musicians, this year's Oktoberfest Vermont is poised to be nothing short of legendary. From delicious craft beers to thrilling games and great local music, it's all here to make your fall unforgettable. Don't miss out on the party of the year! Tickets are available now for $55, but act fast because they won't last long. Whether you're a local or a tourist seeking an authentic Vermont experience, this is your invitation to the ultimate celebration.
UPCOMING CONCERTS!Back to Top of List
Get ready for an excellent lineup of fall concerts! On August 12th, catch the folk-infused brilliance of Shakey Graves at the Ben & Jerry's Concerts at Shelburne Museum, an ideal blend of art and live music. Then, on August 18th, Higher Ground Ballroom welcomes Morgan Wade for a night of melodies, while the Shelburne Museum resonates with Dispatch and Old Crow Medicine Show on the 24th. Don't miss the opportunity to see Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line on August 25th at the Champlain Valley Fair! As September rolls in, the fair will grooving to Ludacris's beats on September 1st, followed by Soulja Boy's energetic performance at Higher Ground Ballroom on September 2nd. For those seeking indie vibes, catch Kurt Vile & The Violators on September 22nd, or sway to the tunes of Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors on October 1st, both at Higher Ground Ballroom. Another show worth checking out is Twiddle at The Flynn on October 7th to the soulful melodies of Paul Cauthen on October 31st at Higher Ground Ballroom, the fall promises an unforgettable musical experience. Whether you're a fan of country, hip-hop, folk, or indie, Vermont's concert venues are ready to welcome you to an exceptional live music extravaganza.