You are invited to our Summer Party! This rain or shine event is open to everyone and is free to attend. Check out the list of day-long activities below. There will be raffles and member-owners will save 5% off their purchases all day long. RSVP on our Facebook event page and invite your friends to attend!


Outside Events

All outside events will run from 10am-2pm, except music with Jon Gailmor and Nineteen Strings.


Jon Gailmor: 10 - 11:45 am

Jon performs music for everyone, spanning the entire emotional spectrum, with humor and audience involvement. Jon has been honored as an “Extraordinary Vermonter” by the governor, received the Mayor’s Peace Prize in Burlington and was awarded a Silver Citation by the Vermont Arts Council.


Jon will be on hand for two 45 minute shows, starting at 10 am and again at 11 am. Learn more about Jon and his music here.




Face painting 

We are excited to be bringing back the popular face painter Shirley Pine from Face Mania. At past Co-op events, there has been a high demand for Shirley's talents. If your little ones have their hearts set on getting their face painted, we recommend taking that into account when planning your arrival time. 



Solar-Powered Bouncy House

Kids can have fun playing in the solar powered bouncy house provided by SunCommon!



Green Mountain Twisters

Meet Patrick and enjoy soft pretzels samples.



Good Beginnings of Central Vermont

Learn about their services for families with new born babies. 



Kellogg-Hubbard Library

Listen to great stories and enjoy other hands-on activities.



Nineteen Strings and Friends: 12 - 6pm

Enjoy music by member-owners Jacob and Gretta Stone and friends!



Inside The Co-op

Free chair massages in the cafe from 10am - 6:45pm



Wine tasting from 12 - 3pm

Sample some of our celebration wines and more!



Lots of fantastic raffle prizes for you to enter all day long. Special thanks to our Co-op Community Links partners for donating raffle prizes and for offering our member-owners discounts at their businesses!


● One hour somatic therapeutic session from Emerge with Amy LePage-Hansen

● $30 gift certificate to AroMed Aromatherapy

● Nova Natural Toys and Crafts BB Wrap from Good Beginnings of Central Vermont

● "Transcend the Way You Think, Transform the Way You Live" book from Jill Davies

● One hour massage with Joann Dwyer

● Three adult individual counseling or dreamwork sessions or 3 communication sessions for couples with Maggie Fox from Vibrance LLC

● One hour relaxation massage from Massage Vermont

● Goodies from Tera's Whey

● Pure Fix bike from Runa

● $100 gift card to the Co-op




Special BBQ Deli menu and 5% off storewide* for member-owners - ALL DAY! Not a member-owner? Join for $15 between 8/14 and 8/20, and you'll be entered to win a $25 Co-op gift card (one new member-owner will be drawn daily).


*5% storewide discount does not include beer, wine, Co-op merchandise, newspapers, magazines, gift cards, and equity payments. Work optional, Co-op Cares, senior and working member-owner discounts will remain in effect.