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Things to Do

Whether you’re looking for entertainment or career-building opportunities, there is always something to do in and around Burlington. Thousands of visitors flock to our area for signature events like the annual Discover Jazz Festival in June, the Vermont Brew Fest in July, the South End Art Hop in September, and the Champlain Valley Fair in August, located right here in Essex. These events draw world-class artists such as Leslie Odom Jr., Pentatonix, Keith Urban, Elton John, the Goo-Goo Dolls/Daughtry and Willie Nelson, to name just a few. And local artists such as Phish, Grace Potter and Noah Kahan.

Whatever your passion, you’ll discover plenty of outdoor recreation, theater and the arts, burgeoning localvore and foodie culture. This area has also become a thriving hub for technology, medicine, innovation, and startup opportunities. The annual free Tech Jam drew more than 2,000 attendees, presenters, vendors and job seekers for networking and workshops.

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Outdoor activities for every ability are available within minutes of the Village at Autumn Pond. Sailing, skiing, biking, hiking hunting and fishing can all be enjoyed within a 1/2 hour travel time.

Shelburne Museum is a museum of art, design, and Americana located in Shelburne, Vermont, United States. Over 150,000 works are exhibited in 38 exhibition buildings.

Burlington is home to the Vermont Lake Monsters, a Single-A minor league baseball team.