FIRST FRIDAY

Every First Friday beginning July 3rd in Downtown Bennington

Stop downtown after work between 5pm and 8pm to enjoy all the shops open late, live entertainment, "Funtastic Fridays" at the Village Chocolate Shoppe, "Fun Fridays" at the Masonic Temple, Art Walk and Gallery Tours, and More.  Programs available at the Downtown Welcome Center.   

September 4th 5-8pm


Bennington's newest corporate address...and it can be yours! Visit The Lightning Jar website to learn more about how you can have an affordable and professional office space, network with other entrepreneurs, share a boardroom, and have a professional meeting space.  Stop in and check out the Lightning Jar location located at the Vermont State Employees Credit Union facility on North Street.




Downtown Lost and Found
Discover the Hidden Treasure at 435 Main Street

Visit this exciting new business and you'll be hooked! You'll want to stop in every week to see what's new.  They search high and low for unique and antique furniture and curios and display them all in one spot to save you from doing all the work.

Next to Armstrong Jewelers

2015 Downtown Events
click on underlined
ates for more info


Farmers' Market
Market Dates

Fun Fridays
First  Friday of Each Month

Funtastic Fridays
July - October

First Fridays
July - October

Saturday before Halloween
October 24th

Veterans Day Parade
November 11, 11AM

Hometown Holiday
Small Business Saturday
November 28


2016 Events

St. Patrick's Parade
Sun. after St. Pats Day
March 20

Library Book Sale
First Baptist Church

Vermont Green-Up Day
First Saturday in May
May 7

Mayfest Craft Festival
Memorial Day Weekend
May 28

Summer SOULstice Celebration 

Bennington Bike Nite

Midnight Madness
Third Thursday in July
July 21st 

Hemmings Cruise-Ins
May - August

Benn. Arts Weekend
First Weekend in August
Aug 5-7 

Rock, Rattle, and Drum
10th Annual Pow Wow

Battle Day Parade
Aug 14th 12:00pm


The Better Bennington Corporation
215 South Street
Beautiful Bennington, Vermont 05201

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