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.
A Weekend Celebration of Student Filmmaking
Catamount Arts and The School of Creative and Performing Arts (SOCAPA) are excited to invite your participation in the upcoming TAP INTO FILM, 48 Hour Film Slam. Middle School, High School and College aged students are invited to join us for this exciting and educational film-focused weekend. Student participants can join with no filmmaking experience or as seasoned filmmakers to compete for up to $1000 in cash prizes.
The weekend's main event is a team competition where groups of 3-5 young filmmakers write, direct, edit and premiere a short film in just two days. In the end, a winner will be selected from each category by industry professionals for a cash prize. All scripting, shooting and editing must take place within the 48 hours, so teams must have spontaneity, time management and lots of ingenuity! Although the event is competitive, the environment is welcoming, supportive, and most importantly, fun!
Film slams provide an excellent opportunity for students to work creatively as a team. The time constraints of the event result in a hands-on experience that requires resourcefulness, flexibility, and quick thinking. Students come away with a complete short film, a network of other young filmmakers, and the confidence of having finished a seemingly impossible task in a short period of time.
Location: Catamount Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, VT