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DIRECTIONS:

Burlington’s Waterfront Park is located at
1 Lake Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401

SHOWTIME:

Doors : Saturday at 3 PM // Sunday at 2 PM. Box office will open at noon both days. Festival is rain or shine.

MEDIA INQUIRIES:

Please contact us at press@grandpointnorth.com if you would like to set up an interview or are inquiring about attending the festival as a member of the media.

GENERAL RULES:

Children 12 & under free. No glass, alcohol, outside food or beverage, coolers, blankets or pets. Folding chairs are permitted only in the area behind the sound board. All bags are subject to search. All times, dates, acts, and ticket prices subject to change without notice. Grand Point North has a no re-entry policy. Audience taping, or otherwise recording the artist performances, is not permitted at Grand Point North festival.

PHOTO POLICY:

No professional cameras or anything with a detachable lens will be allowed on the festival grounds. No professional video cameras are allowed.

FOOD & BEVERAGE:

Food and Beverages will be available for sale on the festival grounds. Beer & wine will be for sale; be sure to bring a valid ID. Outside food and beverage will not be allowed onto the festival grounds, except for factory-sealed bottles of water. Grand Point Local returns again providing a tasty assortment of local food options. There will be an ATM on site for your convenience.

GRAND POINT LOCAL:

For the seventh year in a row, Grand Point North is proud to offer Grand Point Local, a collection of local restaurants and local food products for sale. Grand Point Local was created to celebrate local food by highlighting some of Vermont’s best purveyors. This year’s participants include: Ben & Jerry’s, Skinny Pancake, Pingala Café, Farmers & Foragers, Caja Madera, Bluebird Barbecue, Shaker Maple Farm, Carte Blanche (Burlington’s new international street food/yakitori cart), Artsriot, Bobber’s Seafood and Miso Hungry.

GRAND POINT WEIRD:

Grand Point Weird, the art installation on the festival grounds founded by Grace’s sister Charlotte. Both of the Potter Sisters have recently become new mothers, which has changed their perception of the world. This year’s Grand Point Weird theme is “seeing through new eyes”. Much like how a kid might look at a patch of moss and imagine it to be a microscopic forest, the innocence and wonder that come with discovery is ever present on the Grand Point North grounds. Featuring interactive inflatable play-scapes developed by the artists collective Pneuhaus, giant sculptures expand and grow – swelling like a mother’s womb to become toy like. Scale changes and you are immersed in the soft architecture, suddenly small again like a child.

GRAND POINT YOGA:

Enjoy free outdoor yoga on the Great Lawn at Waterfront Park, Saturday September 15 from noon until 1pm. Presented by Sangha Studio. Click here for more information.

HOTELS:

Courtyard by Marriott On the waterfront across from the festival site. 802-864-4700.
*Official Hotel Partner of Grand Point North*

Hotel Vermont Short walk from the festival site. 855-650-0080.

Hilton Hotel On the Waterfront across from the festival site. 802-658-6500.

Hilton Garden Inn Walking distance to festival site. 802-951-0099.

Best Western Windjammer 802-863-1125. Williston Road.

Sheraton Burlington Hotel 802-865-6600. Williston Road.

Comfort Suites 802-860-1112. Shelburne Road.

Holiday Inn Express 802-860-6000. Shelburne Road.

DoubleTree by Hilton 802-658-0250. Williston Road.

CAMPGROUNDS:

While Grand Point North is not a camping festival, Burlington’s North Beach Campground is only 1.5 miles north of Waterfront Park and accessible via the Burlington Bike Path or by vehicle. The campground has restrooms, showers, 29 full hook-ups, 39 electric and water hook-ups, and 69 tent sites. Tent and RV sites are available May through mid-October. Please call (802) 862-0942 for details and reservations;

Visa, MasterCard and American Express accepted.

Vermont Camping Association

 

TRANSPORTATION AROUND TOWN:

Benways. 800-696-7433

Green Cab: 802-864-2424

Quik Cab: 802-658-2299

Public Transportation

RESTAURANTS:

The Church Street Marketplace is just a ten minute walk from the festival site. It is a National Register Historic District and has been named one of the Great Public Spaces in America for its historic buildings, thriving retail trade, carefully maintained streets and walkways, and strong community support. – See more at: http://www.churchstmarketplace.com.

Some great local spots include:

Skinny Pancake Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

American Flatbread Lunch & Dinner

Duino Duende Lunch & Dinner

Farmhouse Tap & Grill Lunch & Dinner

Hen of the Wood Dinner

Henry’s Diner Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Leunings Bistro Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Penny Cluse Cafe Breakfast & Brunch

Other great spots nearby:

Boves Italian

Windjammer Steakhouse

Asiana House

OTHER THINGS TO DO!

Above The Radar International Graffiti Festival

Ben & Jerry’s Tour

Cabot Creamery

Lake Champlain Chocolates

Magic Hat Brewery & Artifactory

Switchback Brewing Company

Fiddlehead Brewery

Shelburne Vineyard

Shelburne Museum

Don’t forget to pick up
Seven Days while visiting our area for a full list of cultural happenings!

411 ON VERMONT

 

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