Happy weekend to you! So far it seems the sun will be shining on both Saturday and Sunday, making it a great weekend for outdoor dining, live music and nature walks.
Here's what going on nearby:
Spanked Puppy Summer Music Series
When: 6-9 p.m. Friday, 4-7 p.m. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday
Where: The Spanked Puppy, Colchester
Details: The Spanked Puppy’s live music summer series is kicking off this Friday with the Jeff Salisbury Band. Enjoy the restaurant’s outdoor seating area, which boasts a gazebo, fire pit, upgraded bar and music stage. Don’t forget food and drinks! Masks and social-distancing required. Reservations needed for parties of six or more only. The summer music series will continue every weekend all summer-long.
Spring Exhibitions at Burlington City Arts
When: 12-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Where: Burlington City Arts Gallery, Burlington
Details: It’s the final weekend to see the two Spring 2021 exhibitions at the BCA on Church Street. “Pivotal Moments” a selection of works by Vermont artist Diane Gabriel, explorestransformative periods from over three decades of her creative practice. “Megan Lipke: In the Making” features soft, large-scale paintings by Lipke, also a Vermont artist. Admission to the BCA is free.
Northwest Farmer’s Market Opening Day
When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday
Where: Taylor Park, St. Albans
Details: The Northwest Farmer’s Market opens this weekend in St. Albans. Founded in 1978, the market boasts over 20 venders selling fresh produce, cheese, meats, art, crafts and more. The market runs every Saturday until Oct. 31.
Beginner’s Bird Watch
When: 8 a.m. or 10 a.m. Sunday
Where: Mississquoi National Wildlife Refuge, Swanton
Details: Join the Friends of the Mississquoi on at Louie’s landing on Mac's Bend Road on Sunday to participate in a guided beginner’s bird walk. Binoculars will be provided and all COVID-19 distancing guidelines will be followed. Masks are required. Each walk is limited to 10 participants on a first-registered basis.