There are lots of things to do as a family this summer weekend…
Thursday July 31, 2014 – Sunday August 3, 2014
Franklin County Field Days in Swanton, VT:
Midway rides, Tractor Pulls, 4H Dairy Show, Draft Horse Show, Pony Pulls, Bands, Youth Peddle Grand Prix and More. Check the full schedule of events.
Cost: $10.00 Per Day | Children under 3 are admitted free to the grounds only. Children under three who wish to go on rides must pay general admission price. Price Includes all midway rides, exhibits, and entertainment.
Parking: Yes – $1.00 parking inside and outside of the gate. Handicap accessible area for parking designated in the front by the gate.
For More Information: www.franklincountyfielddays.org
Friday August 1, 2014 – Sunday August 3, 2014
Festival of Fools in Burlington, VT:
The Festival of Fools is a curated festival of street theater devoted to community engagement through the celebration of circus arts, music and comedy for family audiences. The Festival of Fools features the best international street performers from around the globe. Four main stage locations surrounding the Church Street Marketplace and City Hall Park will feature continuous street theater, performing to over 10,000 visitors to Church Street each day. Festival of Fools brings the age-old tradition of busking to Burlington. Busking is the practice of performing in public places for tips and gratuities. Performers will be conducting their acts on various locations called pitches throughout the day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. While the entertainment is free, festival goers should feel free to donate to the performer if they like what they see.
On Saturday from 10-4pm, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont’s Kids Zone in City Hall Park featuring festival performers: Fred Garbo’s Inflatable Theater Co., Modern Times Theater and characters from Big Nazo! Join us in the park for fantastic kid friendly performances, a traveling ‘crankie show’ (rolling picture story), minstrel music, face painting and hands on creative arts for children ages 6-14.
Note that Bank Street will be closed to traffic and features the Feast of Fools, showcasing foolery, great music and an outdoor food court.
Cost: All events are free to the public. Performers in all areas accept tips and gratuities through the tradition of “passing the hat”.
For More Information: http://vermontfestivaloffools.com/
Saturday August 2, 2014
Kid’s Cruise 2014 on the Spirit of Ethan Allen III:
Join the Spirit of Ethan Allen III and GymKids Academy, Inc. for a cruise on the lake designed for kids and their caregivers! Vendors including Cookiedoodlez, The Big Blue Trunk, Future Einsteins, Evolution Yoga, and more will be offering FREE fun kids activities. Contois School of Music will have band members playing music to groove to on the dance floor. Footworks Studio of Dance will have a dance performance and hold a fun workshop. GymKids Academy, Inc. will offer a circus workshop and open-ended activities!
There will be a 50/50 raffle and wonderful items being raffled off onboard to raise money for KidSafe Collaborative, a non-profit organization that works to end child abuse and neglect. The $10 ticket price includes all activities. There will be food available for purchase as well as raffle tickets. Each ticket holder receives a $10 gift card to Kids City!
Cost: $10 per person – each person gets $10 gift card to Kids City!