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Welcome to the Capital City Community Calendar. This is a comprehensive events calendar connecting our community with the wide array of events offered at in our vibrant city. If you are hosting an event in Montpelier, you are invited to list your event details here on our community calendar. Before submitting a community event, please refer to the calendar policy.
August 6, 2019, 12:00 PM - August 30, 2019, 4:00 PM @ T. W. Wood Gallery
Reception: Saturday August 10th, 10:30am – 12pm
Coffee and morning snacks will be served. Join us for art and coffee after the Farmer’s Market!
All shows are free and open to the public.
Leslie Bell founded the Paletteers in Barre, Vermont in 1957. Initially, the Paletteers held extremely popular annual summer art shows and hundreds attended. Like current “pop-up” events; artwork was displayed outside in Barre City Park on a snow fence. Exhibitors had to break down the show each evening and reassemble it in the morning. Artists scrambled to protect their art whenever it started to rain.
Since the 1981, the Paletteers have exhibited at select Barre and Montpelier indoor exhibition venues. Many outstanding local artists have been Paletteers members through the years and the T.W. Wood Gallery is pleased to be a part of the Paletteers tradition.
August 15, 2019, 1:00 PM - August 17, 2019, 3:00 PM @ Montpelier High School
Ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys….The Circus Is Coming To Town!
Don’t miss Circus Smirkus, Vermont’s award-winning, traveling youth circus, where kids – ages 11 to 18 – are the stars, featured in aerial acts, high-wire, clowning, juggling and so much more!
This year, Circus Smirkus proudly presents a celebration of the grand American tradition of the “Carnival!” Inspired by the elegance of the carousel ride, the thrill of the roller coaster, and games of chance and skill, our amazing circus performers will bring you laughs, thrills, and nonstop fun! Watch our jugglers, acrobats, and wirewalkers run for their lives through the haunted mansion, try their luck at the ring toss, balance their way through the house of fun, and discover romance in the tunnel of love! Join us for a spectacular lineup of unforgettable acts and dazzling circus skills on full display under the big top! Circus Smirkus’ 2019 show Carnival is coming to town; step right up and join in the fun!
August 16, 2019, 1:00 PM - August 18, 2019, 3:00 PM @ Montpelier High School
August 17, 2019, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ State Street
Over 50 vendors gather each Saturday, from May through October, to sell locally grown and made products, unique to Vermont and astounding in quality. Live music every week and special events throughout the season make the market a gathering place for Central Vermont residents. Fresh vegetables and fruits, quality meats, specialty cheeses, artisan bread, baked goods, ethnic foods, herbs, plants, flowers, arts and crafts, honey and maple syrup…the list goes on and on. Join us and see how much Vermont has to offer!
August 17, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ T. W. Wood Gallery
Reception: July 11th , from 5-7pm.
The exhibit features work by Natalie Boze, Janet Brighenti, Patty Corcoran, Anne Fugaro, Katie O'Rourke, Frederick Rudi, Joshua Saxe and many others. The exhibit primarily features oil paintings, along with acrylic, pastel, photography, mixed media.
Overall, the work the jury chose is quiet and contemplative. The exhibit has a very peaceful tenor and offers a welcome refuge from a busy summer.
August 17, 2019, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Hubbard Park
Everyone is invited to join the Montpelier Parks Department for their annual summer concert series, Parkapalooza! Every third Saturday of the month, from June through September, join Parks staff at Hubbard Park for an afternoon of music and fun. Each concert will feature great local music, delicious food from a community vendor, and various activities.
Parkapalooza is suitable for guests of all ages and is an affordable, fun summer option for residents and guests of Montpelier to get outdoors and enjoy fun activities in a beautiful place!
If you have any questions, please contact the Parks Department at (802) 223- 7335.