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The summer tourist season kicks off on a high note with the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival.

The sounds of jazz music once again fill the streets of Burlington as the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival kicks off on June 3rd. Companies like Lake Champlain Chocolates couldn’t be more excited.” (Festival) gathers so many people in the city center. . Many restaurants outside have live music. So we’re definitely seeing an increase in attendance, which is great,” said Megan Fitzpatrick, spokesperson for Lake Champlain Chocolates. The local chocolate maker has supported the jazz festival for decades. and is delighted to welcome visitors to my Church Street store to refresh themselves between performances. “We also see this as the start of our ice cream season. We have been making ice cream for almost 20 years. various outdoor activities during the festival,” said Fitzpatrick. Dozens of performances are scheduled at the jazz festival over the course of 10 days. Click here to view the full schedule of events. weekend dedicated to the opening of the festival. “This year we have everything booked for this weekend. Next week we do still have room, and during the week we also have room. But this is a very busy week for us,” said Hans Van Wiese, general manager of the Vermont Hotel. Van Wies said that after two years of pandemic-related restrictions, he is very happy that the hotel is fully open again in time for the summer season. “We are completely open. We are looking for summer activities,” Van Wies said. The Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce said the Gton Discover Jazz Festival is truly the start of the summer tourist season. The event is expected to draw thousands of tourists and in turn, millions of dollars to help stimulate the regional economy.” spending hundreds of dollars a day while they’re here. That’s per person, so multiply that,” said Kathy Davis, president of the Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce. Burlington companies are looking to capitalize on all the extra foot traffic of chocolate,” Fitzpatrick said They are grateful that the beloved Burlington tradition is starting on a high note.

The sounds of jazz music once again fill the streets of Burlington as the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival kicks off on June 3rd.

Companies like Lake Champlain Chocolates were thrilled.

“(The festival) brings so many people to the city center. Many restaurants outside play live music. So we are definitely seeing an increase in traffic, which is great,” said Megan Fitzpatrick, spokesperson for Lake Champlain Chocolates.

The local chocolate maker has been supporting the Jazz Festival for decades and is happy to welcome visitors to their Church Street store to refresh themselves in…

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