Keynote SpeakerSolarFest revels in its reputation as New England’s most entertaining solar-powered energy and music festival.  The 2017 Sunrise Celebration is a continuation of the fun and relaxing blend of music, food, art, education, camping, theater, exhibits, dancing, and exciting and interesting conversations.

Music
Exploring and enjoying new and different music and art has been at the core of SolarFest for over two decades. Our new home at SVAC in Manchester demonstrates our commitment to high quality, and accessible, music and art.

Group DiscussionThis year our stage will be graced by an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz and reggae, as well as the very popular Singer Songwriter Showcase.

Workshops
SolarFest has been engaging and educating folks in New England about renewable energy for over 20 years and its gatherings have been a catalyst for the remarkable growth of solar energy in Vermont and the region.

Now as we launch the next generation of SolarFest, our continued focus is showcasing the latest and highest quality breakthroughs of all types. This year will include the latest Kids Activitytechnologies, the best techniques, and the most attractive financing options to help people fully embrace the benefits of renewable power.

Activities
There is so much for everyone to enjoy this year: superb family entertainment and activities, great mix of food, craft, renewable energy and sustainable living vendors, Theater-in-the-Woods, dozens of how-to and hands-on workshops, children’s activities in the Kids Corner, plus: plenty of space throughout the weekend for serendipitous encounters, hiking, and an overall celebration of our planet’s beauty and bounty.

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