Mayor’s Welcome

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Mayor’s Welcome

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 12th year and continues to grow every year. Burlington City Arts does an outstanding job coordinating and producing the Festival, and so many other exciting summer events in Burlington’s downtown, including the free Summer Concert Series on lower Church St and the Discover Jazz Festival.

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.

 We owe a big thank-you to our presenting sponsor, Community Bank N.A., to our featured sponsors Magic Hat Brewing, Dealer.com, Leunig’s Cafe & Bistro, Ben & Jerry’s and Hendricks Gin, and to all the wonderful contributors who have embarked on this mission with us.

Don’t be a fool! Support our city’s vibrant art scene and become a member of Burlington City Arts today!

Warmly,

Miro Weinberger, Mayor of Burlington