On behalf of the City of Burlington, welcome one and all to the Festival of Fools: three days of continuous laughter in the heart of our city featuring music, circus arts, and comedy by performers from around the world.
Thanks to our generous sponsors, the Festival is going strong in its 10th year and is bigger and more exciting than ever before. Burlington City Arts does a fantastic job coordinating and producing the Festival, along with a host of other events and programs, including the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival and the free Summer Concert Series.
In addition to Festival of Fools, BCA also supports a wide variety of exhibitions and programming connecting Burlington to the world. BCA manages popular camps, after-school programs, adult classes, and workshops to help provide educational opportunities in the fine arts to many of our city’s residents.
I am proud of the work that BCA does and am excited to kick off this year’s Festival of Fools on Friday, August 4. We owe a big thank-you to our presenting sponsor, Community Bank N.A., and to all the wonderful contributors who have embarked on this mission with us.
We are also grateful for the support from the National Endowment of the Arts, whose support has expanded opportunities for youth participation this year. I encourage you all to support BCA by becoming a member and hope to see you during the Foolish parade on Church Street, Friday night at 5:30 p.m.
Miro Weinberger, Mayor of Burlington