Things to Do around Burlington

Of course, the one and only Magic Hat Artifactory, our most unusual brewery, is located just a short jaunt down Shelburne Road. It's the perfect place to stop by for a sample of one of our fine elixirs and take a tour!

Explore downtown Burlington’s award-winning open air mall, Church Street Marketplace, with over 100 places to shop and dine.

Also not to be overlooked is Lake Champlain Chocolates, located on Pine Street in Burlington. Factory tours, free samples and tons (literally) of artisan chocolates and candies await to satisfy your sweet tooth. As always, some of the best skiing in Vermont is for the taking at Smugglers' Notch! And be sure to take a scenic ride out to Cabot, VT to check out Cabot Creamery's Visitor's Center and sample their award-winning cheeses!

Just down the road you can find the ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center. With over 70 live species, this highly interactive and educational institution will give you and your kids a fun, hands-on experience.

Need a hug? The Vermont Teddy Bear Company is just a stone's throw away, in Shelburne, VT. Offering factory tours and adorable bears enjoyed the world over, The Vermont Teddy Bear Company is truly a place where families can have some furry fun.

Not too far from The Vermont Teddy Bear Company is the Shelburne Farms Welcome Center and Farm Store, a prime place to view the history of the land and pick up some of their award-winning cheddar cheese, along with many other fine local Vermont goods.

Magic Hat's Mardi Gras weekend is an event that you'll never forget. Filled with music, floats, food, family and friends, we hope you'll be able to join us and support Vermont Foodbank. Consider coming early to experience all Burlington and the rest of Vermont has to offer.

From skiing to sightseeing, Vermont is a vacation utopia that will keep you entertained and coming back for more in the years to come. Stay in tune with the Mardi Gras Website for updates along the way and laissez les bons temps rouler!

Splendor and glory are yours if you can answer one riddle: when were you born?