insta-contest-2It’s summer in the Champlain Valley! That means dips in the lake or your favorite pool, boats, fishing, bbqs and fireworks. While we at ETS are always keeping up with opportunities and the talent pool, we thought we’d lighten it up a bit this week and talk about all the great things happening here and in surrounding communities all summer long. On top of that, we thought we’d have some fun and have an Instagram Contest for the month of July.

#ETSsunfun – How to Enter

– Simply start by following ETS’ Instagram account: @ets_jobs
– Then, tag all your cool, summer fun pics with #ETSsunfun !
– That’s it, you’re entered!

At the end of July we’ll give the pic with the most “likes” a $50 gift certificate to the Naked Turtle.

With so many events to enjoy throughout the Champlain Valley, we want to see how you live, work, and PLAY! So rub in the sunblock, throw on some shades, and don’t forget to snap a pic!

Here is a list of just some of the events taking place around our region to get you started:


July 4th Festivities: Celebrate the 4th of July in Plattsburgh! Featuring The Red White and Blue Relay, Woods and Wild Things mural unveiling, concerts and of course, FIREWORKS!!

The 39th Annual Mayor’s Cup Regatta and Festival: This is the jewel of the Plattsburgh summer scene! So many fun events: Concerts, The Parade of Lights, Food vendors, Artists, Crafts, a sailboat race and again FIREWORKS! You can get all the details here: Mayor’s Cup 2016

Downtown Rising: Every Friday experience the best of local food, music, and art in historic downtown Plattsburgh.

Clinton County Fair: The 68th Annual Clinton County Fair brings fun, games and entertainment to the region with events and competitions throughout each day.

EVP Beach Volleyball Tournament: Experience the thrill of competition as professional volleyball players return to the shores of Lake Champlain.


Vermont Brewers Festival: An Artisan Craft Beer Festival celebrating craft beer and the brewers who brew them.

Festival of Fools: A festival of street theater devoted to community engagement through the celebration of circus arts, music and comedy for family audiences. Featuring the best international street performers from around the globe.

Lake Champlain Maritime Festival: Stroll along the shore to view the classic boats, long boats, canoe, kayak and dragon boat demonstrations to commemorate the past, present and future of Lake Champlain.


Jazz Fest: The Montreal Jazz Festival is going on from June 29 – July 9, 2016. There is a ton of great music to choose from and best part is that a lot of it is FREE and outside! Take a trip North of the border and see some world-class music! Montreal Jazz Fest

La Ronde and the International Fireworks Competition: Who doesn’t like Fireworks? This year marks the 32nd year that Montreal has hosted the International Fireworks Competition.

Just for Laughs Festival: The largest comedy festival in the world invites you to Montréal. Every summer, the festival tickles the city into a laughing frenzy with galas, street art, theatre productions, and stand-up performances.

Lake Placid

Ironman: Athletes from around the world will descend on the alpine village of Lake Placid to test their limits in the 18th Annual Ironman.

Lake Placid/ I Love NY Horse Show: Featuring one of the nation’s premier hunter-jumper horse shows, The Lake Placid Horse Show features the nation’s best horses and riders competing in four show rings.