Moonlight Madness


photo by Richardson Photography

Montpelier comes alive by moonlight. Join us downtown on Friday, October 18, 5-9pm for street performances, extended shopping hours, restaurant specials and some of the best sales of the year. 


The Main Event @ City Hall Plaza

5-5:30pm: Darren Yong - mind-blowing close-up magic

6-6:15pm: Austin Smith - juggling as an art form

7-7:30pm: Mike Wood - "When you put together his jovial sense of humor, a motorcycle helmet covered in spikes, and a head of cabbage, you've got yourself a show."

8-8:15pm: Austin Smith - juggling as an art form

Throughout Downtown

  • Naosha LeStat - poi spinning (5-9pm)

  • Albert Joy- traditional dance music on button accordions

  • Ariana Seymourian- living statue (5-9pm)

  • Darren Yong - close-up magic (6-9pm) 

  • John Smyth - singer/songwriter (5-7pm)  

  • Rebeccah Brinton - hoop dancing (6-8pm)

Shopping Sales and Specials

Montpelier Alive Members
Our members are civic minded and believe in supporting our local community. Montpelier Alive would not exist without the generous support of these members.  

  • Alla Vita: Sales all day Friday and Saturday! 

  • The Alley: Basement blowout with 50% off already marked down clearance items from 10am-9pm

  • Alpenglow Fitness: 10% off six-month memberships; free Alpenglow water bottle with purchase of a ten-class card

  • AroMed:  15% off store-wide

  • Artisan's Hand: 20% off store-wide

  • Bailey Road: 20% off store-wide

  • Barr Hill by Caledonia Spirits: 10% discount on non-spirits in the retail store between 5-9pm, and a free 1/2 lb jar of honey with every purchase! 7pm complimentary behind-the-scenes distillery tour! 

  • Bear Pond Books: 20% off all new books and gifts, plus Wish List Night! 

  • Capital Kitchen: 20% off store-wide 

  • Capitol Stationers: 20% off store-wide 

  • Delish: 20% off all truffles and Asher's Sea Salt Caramels in the chocolate case 

  • Drawing Board: 30% off all art supplies 

  • Global Gifts: 20% off store-wide 

  • Guitar Sam: 10% off storewide and up to 20% off select items.

  • Guy's Farm and Yard: 25% off indoor growing supplies and 25% off pet supplies

  • J. Langdon: 20% off all furniture. Live music by Fern Maddie from 6-7pm.

  • Katie's Jewels: 20% off gold and diamonds, 40% off selected silver, and 30-50% off selected watches. All day Friday and Saturday. Excludes consignment. 

  • No. 9 Boutique: 20% off store-wide all day.  

  • Notion Fabric and Craft: Grand opening event from 5-9pm with refreshments, cake, and giveaways! 

  • North Branch Cafe: Mary Taylor Wines tasting event from 5-8pm with tea options and special food pairings available!

  • Onion River Outdoors: 20% off store-wide. Does not apply to bicycles and certain brands.

  • Rebel Heart: 30% off store-wide from 5-9pm, with live music! 20% off the rest of the weekend. 1 year birthday party on Saturday with cake and gifts! 

  • Roam: 20% off store-wide 

  • Salaam: 20% off full price items. For every $50 you spend on clearance items, receive an additional $5 off. 

  • Splash: 20% off store-wide 

  • Woodbury Mountain Toys: 20% off store-wide, Thursday 10am-9pm, Friday 10am-9pm, Saturday 10am-6pm. 

  • Zutano: 20% off store-wide all day

Additional Sales

  • The Book Garden: 20% off store-wide

  • Buch Spieler: 20% off all used merchandise. 

  • Pinky's on State: 20% off gifts. Wine tasting in store. 

  • The Quirky Pet: 20% off most items in store! 

Dining Specials

  • Free small nachos at Julio's Cantina when you show $50 in receipts from downtown retailers

  • $5 off a chocolate tasting flight at Rabble-Rouser Chocolate and Craft Co. when you show three receipts (any amount) from downtown retailers

  • Free Pumpkin mousse with caramel whipped cream at Sarducci's with purchase of an entree and a receipt from the same day from any downtown business.  

Other Events in Town

Satta Sound at Rabble-Rouser
7pm | Rabble Rouser, 60-64 Main | No Cover

Satta is a Live Dub Soundsystem ... a true Rebelutionary Sound filled with Conscious, Positive & Uplifting Messages.... Embedded in Riddims that will Move One & All! Their Soundsystem style delivery blends 'Ital Music' coming from the Virgin Islands, Trinidad, Jamaica, Africa, Europe, NYC, Cali, VT and Conscious Artists Worldwide! Each tune is selected, mixed and Dubbed by Selecta Machu with an aim to Cultivate and Manifest a Global Unity through Word, Sound & Empowerment to the Dancehall, the Listener, and the artist themselves... ultimately bringing each member of our audience to new heights. Alongside Machu are his family of SATTA SOUND singers and players, (aka Satta SoundSystem) who alongside Machu, will mix, sample, sing, chant and freestyle over the tracks, providing the audience with live, exclusive, never been heard before sounds!  

Barr Hill by Caledonia Spirits Moonlight Distillery Tour
7-7:15pm | Barr Hill Distillery, Gin Lane | Free

Enjoy a complimentary tour of the new Barr Hill Distillery, including a brief peak behind the scenes of how the magic happens! Then stop into the retail store for 10% off non-spririts and a free 1/2 lb jar of honey with every purchase!  

Free Thriller Dance Class at Zenith
7:15pm | Zenith, 50 Main Street | Free 

Join co-hosts Emma Manion, Shannon Kelly and Marisa Hall to learn the choreography to Michael Jackson's iconic song (and music video), Thriller!

Lost Nation Theater's Pride and Prejudice
7:30pm | City Hall Arts Center | $10-$36

The outspoken Elizabeth Bennet faces mounting pressure from her status-conscious mother to secure a suitable marriage. But is marriage suitable for a woman of Elizabeth’s intelligence and independence? Literature’s greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, or so full of life, as it does in this effervescent adaptation. More info ->

The Aardvark Live at Charlie O'S
9:30pm-12:30am | Charlie O'S World Famous | No Cover

Fronted by singer-songwriter Mitch Watson and explosive lead guitarist, Donovan Delabruere, with funk maestros Eric Hoh and Micah Carbonneau  at the helm laying down a grooving rhythm section, The Aardvark are an exciting combination of  psychedelic mountain funk meets jam-infused rock. The gang is back on the Vermont music scene and ready to entertain with a steady dose of contemporary hits, class rock tracks, and hook-filled originals.