Nor’easter Festival: Sports, Music and Parties

Posted on September 27, 2011

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It’s safe to say that Burlington’s iconic Waterfront Park and North Beach Park are recovering this week, courtesy of Eastern Mountain Sports’ (EMS) annual Nor’easter Festival.

2011 Nor'easter Festival, Waterfront Park, Burlington, Vermont.

2011 Nor'easter Festival, Waterfront Park, Burlington, Vermont.

After the weekend’s festivities subsided, which included climbing, running, cycling, music and parties, I have a feeling the folks at EMS were left thinking the same thing as everyone else –“It’s about time the Nor’easter went down in Burlington.”

The event was first conceived in 2009 as a wilderness-based event, to invite friends and fans into the White Mountains for a weekend getaway to celebrate the northeast’s buzzing outdoor culture. Now beyond its infancy, and likely unable to accommodate the 2011 crowds at the original event locale in Loon, NH, downtown Burlington was a well-rounded and welcoming venue for the festivities.

Included, below, are a few images from the events. Visit JAG::PHOTO for more images from the 2011 Nor’easter Festival.

Flickr Set: Nor’easter Festival, by Eastern Mountain Sports

Flickr Set: UBC Finals, The North Face Open

Flickr Set: Nor’easter Cyclocross Race

// 2011 Nor’easter Events & Features

» UBC Finals, The North Face Bouldering Open

» Nor’easter Cyclocross Race, Verge New England Cyclo-Cross Series

» SmartWool Ridiculissima Fun-Run Presented by Merrell

» Music: G. Love, rjd2, Okkervil River, Barika, Kat Wright, Project Organ Trio, Japhy Ryder, Vorcza, Dave Keller, etc., etc.

» Demos: Bouldering, Kayak and Stand-up Paddling (SUP)

» Sponsor Village: Keen, Smartwool, Merrell, Osprey, Mammut, Petzl, Black Diamond, 5.10, Clif Bar, etc.

» Parties: Mammut + American Alpine Club After Parties at Nectar’s

UBC Finals, The North Face Bouldering Open, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, Burlington, Vermont.

UBC Finals, The North Face Bouldering Open, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, Burlington, Vermont.

UBC Finals, The North Face Bouldering Open, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, Burlington, Vermont.

UBC Finals, The North Face Bouldering Open, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, Burlington, Vermont.

UBC Finals, The North Face Bouldering Open, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, Burlington, Vermont.

UBC Finals, The North Face Bouldering Open, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, Burlington, Vermont.

UBC Finals, The North Face Bouldering Open, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, Burlington, Vermont.

UBC Finals, The North Face Bouldering Open, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, Burlington, Vermont.

UBC Finals, The North Face Bouldering Open, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, Burlington, Vermont.

UBC Finals, The North Face Bouldering Open, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, Burlington, Vermont.

UBC Finals, The North Face Bouldering Open, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, Burlington, Vermont.

UBC Finals, The North Face Bouldering Open, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, Burlington, Vermont.

UBC Finals, The North Face Bouldering Open, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, Burlington, Vermont.

UBC Finals, The North Face Bouldering Open, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, Burlington, Vermont.

UBC Finals, The North Face Bouldering Open, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, Burlington, Vermont.

UBC Finals, The North Face Bouldering Open, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, Burlington, Vermont.

UBC Finals, The North Face Bouldering Open, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, Burlington, Vermont.

UBC Finals, The North Face Bouldering Open, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, Burlington, Vermont.

Japhy Ryder, Waterfront Stage, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, Burlington, Vermont.

Japhy Ryder, Waterfront Stage, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, Burlington, Vermont.

SmartWool Ridiculissima Run presented by MERRELL, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, Burlington, Vermont.

SmartWool Ridiculissima Run presented by MERRELL, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, Burlington, Vermont.

SmartWool Ridiculissima Run presented by MERRELL, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, Burlington, Vermont.

SmartWool Ridiculissima Run presented by MERRELL, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, Burlington, Vermont.

SmartWool Ridiculissima Run presented by MERRELL, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, Burlington, Vermont.

SmartWool Ridiculissima Run presented by MERRELL, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, Burlington, Vermont.

SmartWool Ridiculissima Run presented by MERRELL, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, Burlington, Vermont.

SmartWool Ridiculissima Run presented by MERRELL, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, Burlington, Vermont.

SUP & Kayak Demo, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, Burlington Harbor, Vermont.

SUP & Kayak Demo, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, Burlington Harbor, Vermont.

Sponsor Village, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, Burlington, Vermont.

Sponsor Village, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, Burlington, Vermont.

Nor'easter Cyclocross, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, North Beach, Burlington, Vermont.

Nor'easter Cyclocross, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, North Beach, Burlington, Vermont.

Nor'easter Cyclocross, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, North Beach, Burlington, Vermont.

Nor'easter Cyclocross, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, North Beach, Burlington, Vermont.

Nor'easter Cyclocross, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, North Beach, Burlington, Vermont.

Nor'easter Cyclocross, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, North Beach, Burlington, Vermont.

Nor'easter Cyclocross, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, North Beach, Burlington, Vermont.

Nor'easter Cyclocross, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, North Beach, Burlington, Vermont.

Nor'easter Cyclocross, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, North Beach, Burlington, Vermont.

Nor'easter Cyclocross, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, North Beach, Burlington, Vermont.

Nor'easter Cyclocross, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, North Beach, Burlington, Vermont.

Nor'easter Cyclocross, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, North Beach, Burlington, Vermont.

Nor'easter Cyclocross, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, North Beach, Burlington, Vermont.

Nor'easter Cyclocross, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, North Beach, Burlington, Vermont.

Nor'easter Cyclocross, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, North Beach, Burlington, Vermont.

Nor'easter Cyclocross, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, North Beach, Burlington, Vermont.

Nor'easter Cyclocross, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, North Beach, Burlington, Vermont.

Nor'easter Cyclocross, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, North Beach, Burlington, Vermont.

Nor'easter Cyclocross, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, North Beach, Burlington, Vermont.

Nor'easter Cyclocross, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, North Beach, Burlington, Vermont.

Nor'easter Cyclocross, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, North Beach, Burlington, Vermont.

Nor'easter Cyclocross, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, North Beach, Burlington, Vermont.

Nor'easter Cyclocross, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, North Beach, Burlington, Vermont.

Nor'easter Cyclocross, 2011 Nor'easter Festival, North Beach, Burlington, Vermont.

More photos at JAG::PHOTO

Flickr Set: Nor’easter Festival, by Eastern Mountain Sports

Flickr Set: UBC Finals, The North Face Open

Flickr Set: Nor’easter Cyclocross Race

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