Reluctant PantherSpecial Events

Memorial Weekend Barbeque

At Reluctant Panther Restaurant , On Sunday, May 24

To celebrate the unofficial start of Summer we will be forgoing our usual dinner menu for a special Barbeque on Sunday, May 24! Join us on the Patio while Chef & his team grill your meal to order. The full menu will be available in late April. Seatings from 5:30 to 8:00pm, reservations suggested.

Mother's Day Luncheon

At Reluctant Panther Restaurant , On Sunday, May 10

Join us for Mother's Day Luncheon! Treat Mom to a wonderful afternoon at the Reluctant Panther. 3-Course Prix Fixe Menu $45/person. Reservations are available from Noon to 3pm on Sunday, May 10.

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 JK Adams Store, Dorset, On Sundays

Indoor Winter Farmer's Market every Sunday from 10am to 2pm.

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.