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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'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 and   For event listings in other Northeast Kingdom towns, visit




US Winter Swimming Championships

February 21, 2015 - February 22, 2015

The US Winter Swimming Association is a recently formed non-profit organization with the mission to promote the sport of winter swimming in the United States. Winter swimming is extremely popular in countries with colder climates and competitions in Russia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Sweden, Finland, Latvia, Estonia and China. Even Great Britain and South Africa events typically draw hundreds of swimmers. Over 1,000 swimmers competed in the 2014 Winter Swimming World Championships which were held in Lapland, Finland this past February. In the US, interest in winter swimming has been growing over the past five years. The USWSA was formed to make these competitions available in the United States.

We are excited to announce that on February 21, 2015, the first sanctioned Winter Swimming Championship in North America will be held in Newport, Vermont on beautiful Lake Memphremagog in accordance with rules of the International Winter Swimming Association and in collaboration with Kingdom Games.   25, 50, and 100 meter races – On Lake Memphremagog in downtown Newport.

Location: Lake Memphremagog, Newport, VT Map it


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