Let’s face it, winter’s are long in Vermont’s northeast kingdom. We tend to get more snowfall and lower temperatures than the rest of the state, so let’s just say we’re very, very good at “keeping our cool” up here in God’s country.

One of the things that has become an annual event is the Memphremagog Winter Swimming Festival

Organized and run by Kingdom Games, it’s one of the more unusual though extremely popular events in the Newport area. Although there are a number of informal, “penguin plunges” that take place during the winter month’s in Vermont, this swimming event is for the more hardy and competitive thrill seekers.

To get a preview of the event, check out the 2017 Memphremagog Winter Swim Festival, 50m Freestyle video below:

The swimming event takes place on February 23, 24, and 25, 2018 in Newport, VT on Lake Memphremagog. The schedule of events for 2018 and much more are posted here.

After attending the Swimming Festival, warm up and enjoy a performance of Lotus Land at the Jay Peak Resort

Are you a Rush fan or just looking to enjoy a good night with some great music?

When: Saturday, February 24, 2018 9:00 PM – 11:59 PM
Where: Foelger Ballroom, Jay Peak Resort, Jay, VT

With an unparalleled performance, The American RUSH Tribute Lotus Land brings the force of live Rush to life on stage. Enjoyed by die-hard Rush fans, musicians, and casual music listeners alike, the Lotus Land experience has been heralded as the ultimate celebration of RUSH’s musical craftsmanship and spirited performances.

With the true set up and sound of the Canadian power trio, Lotus Land delivers the thrill that people expect when they see RUSH in concert. Their performances have wowed sold-out houses in premiere concert venues and their fan base continues to grow nationally and internationally.

Order tickets and get more information here.

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