Saturday, November 25th

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Visits and photo-ops with Santa 12-2
Free Gift Wrapping T Free "Shop Local" Tote Bags T In-store Specials and Promos T Strolling Carolers and More

T Town-wide 2017 Holiday Events Calendar T



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Bennington, Vermont 
ranked #3
in the United States as

"Most Arts Vibrant Small Community"

SMU’s National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) today released its third annual Arts Vibrancy Index, which ranks more than 900 communities across the country.

We are pleased to share with you that Bennington, VT Micro Area has ranked #3 on the list of top 10 most arts vibrant small communities (areas with an urban core of 10,000-50,000 people). The overall index is composed of three dimensions: supply, demand and government support. Supply is assessed by the total number of arts providers in the community, including the number of arts and culture organizations and employees, independent artists, and entertainment firms. Demand is gauged by the total nonprofit arts dollars in the community, including program revenue, contributed revenue, total expenses and total compensation. Lastly, the level of government support is based on state arts dollars and grants and federal arts dollars and grants.



2017 Downtown Events
click on underlined dates for more info

Veterans Day Parade
November 11, 11AM 

Hometown Holiday
Small Business Saturday
November 25

Oldcastle Theatre Company
2017 Season Schedule

Farmers' Market
Market Dates

VAE Music Series
Entertainment Series

Bennington Bookshop
Event Schedule

Meetinghouse Café 
Concert Series

South Street Café
Entertainment Schedule  


2018 Downtown Events

St. Patrick's Parade
It's on St. Pats Day this year!
March 17, 2018

Vermont Green-Up Day
First Saturday in May
May 5, 2018

Library Book Sale
First Baptist Church

Mayfest Craft Festival
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26, 2018

Midnight Madness
Third Thursday in July
July 19, 2018 

Bennington Arts Weekend
First Weekend in August
Aug 2-4, 2018

Battle Day Parade
Aug 12:30pm

Hemming's Cruise-Ins
May - August

Funtastic Fridays
July - October 

First Fridays
July - October 

Saturday before Halloween
October 27th

Bennington Downtown Alliance
215 South Street
Beautiful Bennington, Vermont 05201

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