Vermonters and visitors to the state are hungry for safe ways to gather and experience art—and musicians and other performing artists are eager to connect with audiences again.

The Stages in the Sun initiative combines two of the very best things Vermont has to offer: a vibrant arts scene and our incomparable landscape.

To encourage the safe celebration of the arts and the outdoors, we are teaming up to spread the word about the incredible array of great outdoor arts experiences being coordinated by parks, arts, and community organizations. From free concerts in a park to poetry readings in the woods, from jugglers at a farmers market to world class theater in an outdoor amphitheater, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

We invite event organizers in all corners of the state to jointly promote the array of great safe outdoor performances that are available this year through the new and improved Vermont Vacation Events Calendar.

We are looking for events that:

  • feature performing arts or humanities of any kind—music, dance, theater, readings, circus arts, comedy, storytelling
  • are held outdoors (covered shelters are fine)
  • are paying the performers (unless it is a volunteer community band or community theater troupe)
  • are being held in 2021—July 4 or beyond
  • are compliant with ADA requirements for physical and programmatic access
  • are led by organizers who will pledge to follow the “Universal Guidance” outlined in the State's Vermont Forward plan
  • are willing to use the “Stages in the Sun” branding in promoting your event(s)
  • are either free or ticketed events

 Register your event here! 
PLEASE NOTE: This is a two step process—tell us a bit about your events to get them in our queue, and we will follow up to provide you with a link to submit the events in detail into the Vermont Vacation calendar. 

This initiative brought to you by: VRPA, VAC, VDTM


In partnership with VT Department of Libraries, Vermont Humanities, and the Vermont Arts and Culture Disaster and Resilience Network (VACDaRN).

Event Organizer - Registration Form

Event Organizer Pledge

VT Vacation Calendar of Events

Reminder: When you submit an Event Organizer Registration Form for an event to be included on the events calendar of the website, you will receive a confirmation email of your submission. After the VRPA & VT Arts Council review each event, you will receive either an approved or denied email. If you any questions or need clarification on the submission form, please email us at

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