Reluctant PantherSpecial Events


At Reluctant Panther Patio, On May 28 to Sept 6

Join us Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons starting at 4pm for craft cocktails, fresh seafood and small plates. Relax on our covered patio overlooking the Panther's impeccable gardens with views of Mt. Equinox, or join us later in the evenings when we light the fire pit.

Summer Wine Dinner

At Reluctant Panther Restaurant , On Friday, June 12

Join us for a 5-Course Dinner in the Gardens starting at 7pm. Chef's Menu will be complimented by Summer Wine Pairings from France, Italy & Spain. The menu is available on our Dining Page. Reservations Required: 802-362-2568.

ManchesterSpecial Events

Independence Day Celebration

At Dana L Thompson Memorial Park, On July 3, all day

Live Music! Free Swimming! Fireworks at 9:30pm! Rain Date July 5.


At Main Street, On June 19 & July 17th

Enjoy live music, performances, street fare vendors, beer & wine garden, and local & regional artists from 6 to 9pm.

Manchester Antique & Classic Car Show

At Dorr Farm Field, On June 6 & 7

29th Annual Antique & Classic Car Show. More information and registration information available at

Maple Leaf Half Marathon

At Manchester, On September 12

Half Marathon through the beautiful Vermont countryside. More information at

Dorset Farmers Market

At HN Williams Store, Dorset, On Sundays

Farmer's Market every Sunday from 10am to 2pm adjacent to the HN Williams Store in Dorset.

Concerts on the Green

At Manchester Town Green, On Tuesdays, July 14 to August 18

Bring a blanket & picnic basket to enjoy the sounds of great local bands from 6 to 8pm on Tuesdays from July 14 through August 18.