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.   

This Friday ~ August 7th

Village Chocolate Shoppe  Despicable Me  - Make a Minion out of Chocolate (6-8pm)
Summit Church Outdoor Movie "Despicable Me" at Merchants Park (8pm)
Masonic Temple     The Memory Brothers Band - 50's and 60's cover songs (7pm)
Evans' News   Anna Butcher on Violin - Fundraiser for Second Chance (5-8pm)
305 South Street First Friday Drawing for a $25.00 Gas Card (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
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ates for more info


Farmers' Market
Market Dates

Hemmings Cruise-Ins
May - August

Fun Fridays
First  Friday of Each Month

Funtastic Fridays
July - October

First Fridays
July - October

Benn. Arts Weekend
First Weekend in August
Jul 31 - Aug 2 

Rock, Rattle, and Drum
10th Annual Pow Wow
Aug 8 - Aug 9 

Battle Day Parade
Aug 16th 12:30pm

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 


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

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