Summertime concerts in the park, NEMBAFest Mountain Bike Festival, The Annual Burke Fall Festival, WinterBike.... events of all sorts happen in and around Burke. Moonlit snowshoe treks, live music performances, seasonal parades, craft fairs, Open Studios weekend, snowmobile drag races...it's all here! To keep up to date on local happenings and special deals, sign up for the monthly Burke enewsletter.
From October - March, enjoy ice skating at Chester Arena - check their website for Public Skate times and other events.
The Catamount Arts Center in St. Johnsbury also features a range of events every week including independent film showings, classic films, theater, opera performances, live music as well as classes and workshops for all ages. Check out their Events Calendar to see what's going on.
For events in neighboring towns of Lyndonville and St. Johnsbury, please visit www.lyndonvermont.com and www.discoverstjvt.com. For event listings in other Northeast Kingdom towns, visit www.nekchamber.com.
The fourth annual Lyndon-Burke Bike Swap is May 7th, at the Wildflower Inn on Darling Hill Road. The 4-hour sale, sponsored by Burke Mountain Academy sophomores for the benefit of Lyndon- based Vermont Children’s Theater, begins at 9 a.m. The bike swap operates on a consignment basis. Consignment drop-off is May 6th, from 5-7 p.m. at the Wildflower Inn.
Popular sale items include children’s bikes that fit toddlers to tweens, and entry level mountain bikes under $500. Village Sport Shop in Lyndonville and East Burke Sports will also attend with bikes, gear and advice. Event sellers collect 80 percent of the sale price, and the Vermont Children’s Theater gets 20 percent. The bike swap typically raises $1,000 yearly for charity.
Location: Wildflower Inn (behind Village Sport Shop Trailside), Darling Hill rd. Lyndonville VT