LOCAL MAVERICK EVENTS

From markets and festivals to demos and dinners, we strive to provide a diverse range of experiences that foster learning, creativity, and community engagement. Whether you're looking for a fun night out with friends or an opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills, our events have something for everyone. Stay up-to-date on our upcoming events by checking back frequently and signing up for our newsletter. We can't wait to see you there!

Featured Events

  • Galentine's Cupcake Decorating Class 2/10

    Join Below Deck star and former chef, Anastasia Surmava for a Galantines Day Cupcake Decorating Afternoon! Celebrate the spirit of friendship and creativity at our exclusive Galentine's Cupcake Decorating Class! Grab your bestie and join us for an evening of sweet indulgence and delightful company.

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  • Making Mavericks: Francesca D'Elia 2/13

    Local Maverick is hosting a monthly speaker series to showcase the stories of some of Vermont's favorite and emerging people. This episode features Francesca D'Elia! The Founder of Homegrown Jewelry! We will hear the story of Homegrown Jewelry, what inspired Francesca, and what we can expect from HG in the future!

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Upcoming Events

  • Galentine's Cupcake Decorating Class 2/10

    Join Below Deck star and former chef, Anastasia Surmava for a Galantines Day Cupcake Decorating Afternoon! Celebrate the spirit of friendship and creativity at our exclusive Galentine's Cupcake Decorating Class! Grab your bestie and join us for an evening of sweet indulgence and delightful company.

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  • Making Maverick's featuring Homegrown Jewelry! 2/13

    Making Maverick's featuring Francesca D'Elia! A speaker series highlighting the stories of Vermont entrepreneurs, artists, & creators!

    Hear about Homegrown Jewelry's story! Learn what inspired Francesca and what the future holds!

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  • Total Eclipse of the Heart 4/8

    Join us for the Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain’s totally tubular 2024 “Total Eclipse of the Heart” event. Once the moon passes and we’re walking on sunshine again, head to our Mezzanine level and get ready to party hardy. Start by ordering a complimentary cocktail that will like, totally rock your world, dude. Next, grab an amuse-bouche or two before hitting the dance floor with 80’s-themed music, just in case you wanna dance with somebody. It’ll be a night to remember, one you’ll never forget… as if.

    Ticket Includes:

    • 80’s Music & Dance Floor
    • Passed Hors D’oeuvres
    • 1 Drink Ticket Per Person (Cash Bar After)
    • 80’s Themed Gift Bag
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  • Making Mavericks: Kevin Chu

    Local Maverick is hosting a monthly speaker series to showcase the stories of some of Vermont's favorite and emerging people. This episode features Kevin Chu, Executive Director of Vermont Futures Project! Date & Time TBA

  • Maple Demo with Bridge Road Sugarworks!

    Details TBA! We are teaming up with Molly from Bridge Road Sugarworks for a night of maple sugar & Syrup! Learn how it's made, get a new recipie, and taste delicious maple creations!

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Past Events

Switchback's 21st Birthday Bash!

Get ready to party! Switchback's turning 21 and can finally drink with the rest of us! To celebrate, Switchback is teaming up with Local Maverick to throw an epic Birthday Bash you won't want to miss.

We will pay homage to the history & Innovation of Switchback, showcase the dynamic elements of what Switchback is today, and give a sneak peek at the future evolution of Switchback.

Enjoy 25+ local vendors, exciting family-friendly activities, live music, and a raffle & silent auction to benefit Vermont Works for Women and Age Well

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  • Making Maverick's! 12/11

    Making Maverick's featuring Kelsy Raap! A speaker series highlighting the stories of Vermont entrepreneurs, artists, & creators!

    Hear about Upstate Elevator Co & Green State Dispensary! Learn what inspired Kelsy and what the future holds!

  • Switchback Holiday Party! Friday 12-8

    A comfy cozy holiday party at the Tap Room complete with... Cocktails from App Gap, Mini Maverick Holiday Market, Music from DJ CRWD CTRL (5-8PM), and Beer & Cookie Pairing!

  • Making Maverick's! 11/28

    Featuring Alexx, Founder of The Vermont Marshmallow Company!

    Local Maverick hosting a monthly video podcast series to showcase the stories of some of Vermont's favorite and emerging people.

  • Culinary Maverick's Harvest Dinner! 11/14

    Harvest Dinner! A 4-Course Dining Experience featuring chef Matt Stewart of Hen of The Wood!

    Immersive yourselves as we showcase innovative takes on classic Thanksgiving dishes, highlighting Vermont producers.

  • Satsivi Demo! 11/10

    Anastasia Surmava and her mom Tsiala are hosting a Georgian Satsivi cooking demonstration & tasting!

    Learn how to make authentic Georgian Chicken Satsivi! Chicken Satsivi is a traditional Georgian dish.

  • Flavors of Fall! With Chef Brian!

    A delicious popup dinner featuring Chef Brian from Southern Smoke. We indulged in delicious seasonal flavors from Vermont farms, hilighting chef Brians skills.

  • Local Maverick's 3rd Birthday Bash & Benefit for Only Cannoli! 10/5

    A night to Celebrate 3 years of Local Maverick! We are teaming up with Switchback for an evening of Music, Dancing, Beer, and Food! In addition, we are raising funds for our friends at Only Cannoli! 6pm-9pm at Nectars.

  • "How They Built It" | Featuring Foam & Taunik 9/20

    A night to highlight some of our favorite Burlington businesses and the founders behind them! More info to come!

  • How They Built it! Featuring South End Get Down 8/24

    A night to highlight some of our favorite Burlington businesses and the founders behind them! Featuring the brothers behind South End Get Down & The Pinery.

  • Bikes & Brew Crawl 8/20

    Bikes & Brews Crawl! Take a tour around Burlington to experience a day of local coffee, food, and drink! Tastings, scavenger hunts, and more! Participating cafes and locations are Brio, Scout, Nomad, Vivid, & Maverick Market!

  • BTV Creative Mornings! 8/18

    Join us Friday morning at Maverick Market for CreativeMornings BTV! Featuring artist Charlotte Dworshak! The theme for August is PRIDE 🫀Pride is when you stand tall and say, “This is who I am.” Pride is when you reclaim the parts of your identity that others might have scorned.

  • Switchback's 21st Birthday Bash! 8/12

    Switchback's turning 21 and they are teaming up with us to throw an epic Birthday Bash you won't want to miss! An incredible evening of Vermont music, beer, food, art, and community!

  • Dog Days of Summer

    A festival converted into a Flood relief Fundraiser for Vermont Farm Fund. 3 Tuesdays in July, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25. A dog friendly festival series at Switchback empowering people with disabilities. Local vendors and live performances by Jamie Lee Thurston, Kat Wright & Brett Hughes

  • How They Built It! With Brio & Venetian

    A night to highlight some of our favorite Burlington businesses and the founders behind them! Featuring Magda co-founder of Brio and Justin, founder of Venetian Beverages & Venetian Soda Lounge

  • Lawn Market at The Essex Resort

    Outdoor Artisan Market at The Essex Resort! Featuring portable mini golf, lawn games, brunch, and Vermont vendors!

  • Khinkali Demo Night with Anastasia Surmava

    Chef Anastasia Surmava and her Mother, Chef Tsiala spent the night sharing Georgian music, wine, and khinkali (dumplings)!

  • Only Cannoli's First Birthday Party

    A celebration of one our favorite local businesses, Only Cannoli! We had a party at 110 Main with cannolis & cocktails from Venetian Soda lounge!

  • How They Built It! Season 1

    A speaker series highlighting Burlington Entrepreneurs

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    Watch Week 3

    Watch Week 4

  • Suga & Soul with Harmony's Kitchen

    Chef Harmony created a night of maple infused soul food, poetry, music, and good vibes!

  • Frog Hollow Farm 4-Course Dinner

    Local Maverick teamed up with Frog Hollow Farm, Jasper HIll Farm, and Switchback to create the ultimate 4-course farm dinner & beer paring menu

  • Baking with Maple Sugar!

    We teamed up with Molly from Bridge Road Sugarworks to show you how Maple Sugar is made & what to bake with it!