Music & Fireworks at Hunter Park
On Wednesday July 2, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra will be returning to Riley Rink at Hunter Park with a concert titled ‘Let’s Dance,’ the only local performance of VSO’s Summer Festival Tour, and fireworks. “We are thrilled to be playing again at Hunter Park,” said Alan Jordan, VSO executive director. “There’s nothing else like this venue in Vermont. Riley Rink’s pavilion provides a covered stage for the orchestra, with good acoustics and great lawn seating. A spectacular fireworks display will occur following the concert. Hunter Park will quickly become one of our favorite stops on this tour. A new summer tradition in Manchester will be born July 2nd!” The gates open at 5 p.m. for picnicking and the concert begins at 7:30. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs. The concert will be held rain or shine, with covered seating available inside Riley Rink. Tickets will be sold at the door or can also be purchased in advance at Northshire Bookstore, the Dorset Union Store or the Winhall Market in Bondville, and are also available at vso.org. Food picnic baskets are available for the concert; they need to be ordered in advance by calling Riley Rink at 802-362-0150. Proceeds will fund Riley Rink’s school skate programs for the upcoming ice season. Hunter Park is a non-profit athletic and events center located off of Rt. 7A, just north of Manchester Center. For more information, visit hunterpark.org and rileyrink.com.