We will kick off our summer line-up of Special Events with the 20th Annual July 4th Celebration. This year, I am really looking forward to the Contois School of Music Band, which is made up of local teen musicians. They will be playing everything from the Beatles to Katy Perry. Of course, everyone looks forward to the fireworks show, but remember that there are many great family-oriented activities going on throughout the night.
Did you know that throughout the summer, we offer free events on Friday nights? This year, our performances include musicians, theater groups, and Yo-Yo artists. We are fortunate again to have Woods Tea Company performing. Be sure to mark your calendar, as this is their only show in Vermont this summer. A new addition to our performers this year is the Global Animal Encounter. The audience will have the opportunity to meet animals from around the world.
The Friday Night Family Fun Series is not the only thing we offer during the summer. We also hold road races, welcoming all levels of runners, from beginner to the seasoned veteran. If you are looking for a 5K, check out the Block Party Fun Run. For those looking for a longer challenge, sign up for the Essex Half Marathon.
Summers in Vermont never seem long enough and our days slip past quickly. We encourage you to utilize the variety of community events we offer as opportunities to slow down and spend time enjoying the company of family and friends. We look forward to seeing you!