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January 15, 2016

Vermont Tourism's February Calendar of Events: Winterfests to Philharmonic

An extra day in February this year gives you that much more time to enjoy Vermont events. From evenings at cultural presentations to snow sport competitions and festivals, here's a sampler of fun things to do on VermontVacation.com this month:

Waterbury Winterfest

Feb. 1-7, Waterbury

This annual celebration of winter includes beer tastings, wassailing, a moonlit snowshoe, outdoor volleyball, snow football, open skate and more.

Winter as Prism or Prison

Through March 26, Brandon

People have conflicting emotions about winter. This juried exhibit presents different takes on the notion of winter as a beautiful prism of light, or a prison one can't wait to escape.

Harry Potter Book Night

Feb. 4, Essex

Young wizards, witches and Muggles will be treated to an evening of games, activities, readings and quizzes. Scrumptious wizard food will be served.

Late Night at Bolton Valley

Fridays through April 1, Bolton

Back by popular demand: Late Night at Bolton Valley keeps the lifts running until 10 pm.

Winter Lights

Feb. 5-7, Burlington

New installations will light up Church Street, while families enjoy discounts, a health and wellness expo, ice sculpture gardens and demos, ice games, and a penguin plunge.

Investigate Ice!

Feb. 6, Norwich

A full day of family workshops at the Montshire Museum of Science, exploring the science and art of snow and ice.

Northern Snowshoe Race and Family Festival

Feb. 7, Jeffersonville

Treks, walks and races on snowshoes. Rentals available.

The Vermont Flurry: Snow Sculpture Festival

Feb. 12-14, Woodstock

The Woodstock village green is transformed into a celebration of winter and the visual arts. Professional snow sculpting teams compete to create large, stunning sculptures. Event is weather-dependent.

Brattleboro Winter Carnival

Feb. 12-21, Brattleboro

Snowmobile rides, skating, skiing, sugar-on-snow, sleigh rides, pancake breakfast, chili cook off and more will be featured at this 60th annual event.

Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra Winter Concert

Feb. 13, Colchester

An evening of classical music to warm your heart. Enjoy works by Brahms, Beethoven, Chausson, Williams, and Mussorgsky.

Steve Davis Sextet

Feb. 13, Brattleboro

The Steve Davis Sextet celebrates the music of J.J. Johnson and features legendary pianist Harold Mabern. The concert also features special guest and regional saxophone star, Scott Mullett.

Empty Bowl Benefit

Feb. 13, Middlesex

Select a handcrafted ceramic bowl and enjoy a hearty meal of homemade soup, bread, cheese and more. 100 of the proceeds benefits the Vermont Foodbank.

Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Display

Feb. 13, Ludlow

Enjoy pyrotechnics at Okemo's Clock Tower base area, following a torchlight parade of skiers and riders.

Sleigh Ride Week

Feb. 13-21, Woodstock

Climb aboard the Billings Farm sleigh for a ride through the frost farm fields. Activities include Presidential cookie sampling and presidential trivia.

Ben & Jerry's Winter Festival

Feb. 27, Waterbury

A family-friendly event celebrating ice cream. Flavor samples, factory tours, outdoor games, gift shop discounts.

Essex Winter Carnival and Chili Cook Off

Feb. 27, Essex

Enjoy music, performances, winter activities (inside and out), great food, refreshments, and a chili cook off.

Media Contact: Laura Peterson, Vermont Dept. of Tourism & Marketing; www.vermontvacation.com; laura.peterson@vermont.gov; Twitter: Vermont Tourism; Facebook: Vermont Tourism; 802.522.7323

Source: Department of Tourism and Marketing
Last Updated at: January 15, 2016 13:09:22