updated for 2023

Family Fest

Join us on the State House lawn for great family entertainment from 3-5pm! Get some delicious food from the nearby vendors on State Street, enjoy the Bouncy Houses on the Statehouse Lawn, watch and enjoy our performers on the Family Fest stage.

Family Fest Stage Schedule (Statehouse Lawn):

3 - 5pm - Bouncy Houses , sponsored by Capital Community Church

3 - 4:30 pm - Community Mural Project with T. W. Wood Art Gallery - Community Mural Project (paint by numbers on the Statehouse Lawn). Join artist Sabrina Fadial, director of @T.W. Wood Gallery: A Museum of American Art as we create a mural for the Montpelier Transit Center. It will be made up of panels totaling 24’ wide x 8’ high. The mural design (done earlier at TW Wood Camp) will draw inspiration from WPA muralists such as Willem de Kooning, Ilya Bolotowsky, Ben Shahn, and Arshile Gorky.

3 - 5pm - Kids' Games with Let's Grow Kids

3  - 3:45 pm - Dance, Sing, and Jump Around with Liz Benjamin, music by Joanne Garton and Company

 Everyone gets to enjoy easy and silly dances, all taught and called with live music, for children of all ages and their grown-ups.  Celebrate the 3rd by dancing on the Statehouse lawn!

4pm - Big Nazo and the Providence Drum Troupe

Big Nazo with the Providence Drum Troupe: BIG NAZO LAB is an international , larger-than-life-sized performance group  and Creature-making studio based in Providence, RI that employs  a variety of mask and  puppet performance techniques  to  create innovative, unusual characters & situations. Their shows & audience interactive strolls feature giant go-go dancing monsters, mischievous mountain trolls, bizarre extra-terrestrials, and hilarious human-animal hybrids who take turns invading stages and street corners  while Intergalactic Zoo-Keepers and Mad Scientists weave cosmic tales of ridiculous wonder. Their work has appeared on stages, streets & schools throughout New England  as well as in independent films, TV projects, and festive extravaganzas throughout Asia, Europe and North America.

Providence Drum Troupe is comprised of musicians, acrobats, flow arts life-size alien puppets, hoopers, lasers and dancers from near and far who create funky beats with positive interactive energy demonstrating that living in harmony with one another is not an antiquated notion.