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Al Fresco Fun: 6 Options for Outdoor Dining and Entertainment

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Published May 30, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.


Summervale - SARA GOLDSTEIN
  • Sara Goldstein
  • Summervale

1. Intervale Center’s Summervale

Live music, kids’ crafts and food-focused activities provide locavore fun at this agricultural oasis in the state’s largest city. No pets. Thursdays from July 6 to August 31; 5:30-8 p.m.; free admission; donations accepted. [location-2]

2. Snow Farm Vineyard Summer Concert Series

Snow Farm Vineyard Summer Concert Series
  • Snow Farm Vineyard Summer Concert Series
Located on Grand Isle, half an hour north of Burlington, Snow Farm opens its grounds for live local music and picnicking weekly in the warmer months. Flatbread pizza, lobster rolls, Island Homemade ice cream and Rookie’s root beer satisfy hungry guests. Wine and beer are also available. Thursdays from early June-late August; picnicking begins at 5 p.m.; music from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  [location-1]

3. Battery Park Concert Series

Battery Park Concert Series
  • Battery Park Concert Series
Enjoy the postcard-worthy view of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks while swaying to tunes from nationally touring rock bands in this series sponsored by The Point FM 104.7 radio station. No alcohol. Thursdays in July; 6:30 p.m.; free admission. [location-3]

4. Music in the Meadow

Music in the Meadow at Trapp Family Lodge
  • Music in the Meadow at Trapp Family Lodge
The sun setting over the mountains provides a dramatic backdrop for these outdoor concerts. Gates open two hours before each performance, to give concert-goers plenty of time to find a spot and enjoy a picnic. June 25, July 9, 16, 23, August 20; shows start at 7 or 7:30 p.m. and require tickets. [location-4]

5. Owl’s Head Blueberry Farm Live Music Nights

Owl’s Head Blueberry Farm Live Music Nights
  • Owl’s Head Blueberry Farm Live Music Nights
Berry pickers groove to local bands while gathering nature’s little treasures. Adults must pick two quarts of blueberries to attend. Tuesdays from July 18 to August 15; picnicking starts at 5 p.m.; music at 6. [location-5]

6. Catamount Arts Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series

Catamount Arts Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series
  • Catamount Arts Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series
Nationally known headliners are preceded by local opening bands at this series of 10 free outdoor concerts. Dogs are welcome on the 150-acre grounds. Bring a picnic or buy dinner from food vendors. Sundays starting July 9, 4-7 p.m.  [location-6]

This article was originally published in Seven Days' monthly parenting magazine, Kids VT.