July 3rd Independence Day Celebration

July 3rd is the Capital City’s largest festival of the year with many activities happening downtown throughout the day.  The fun begins at 2 pm with the July 3rd Food Truck Festival and the FamilyFest on the State House Lawn. After the FamilyFest, the Montpelier Mile Road Race begins at 6 pm and kicks-off the Parade! After enjoying the parade, join us on the State House Lawn for a performance by Raised on Radio. The night is capped off by an epic fireworks show, presented by NorthCountry Federal Credit Union! 

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July 3rd Parade

July 3rd Parade

Information on Montpelier's one-of-a-kind July 3rd Parade, a true celebration of community!

Parade Registration

Parade Registration

Apply to participate in Montpelier's July 3rd Parade.

Montpelier Mile

Montpelier Mile Registration

Kick off Montpelier’s Independence Day parade with Vermont’s fastest mile! This classic one-mile race runs through historic downtown Montpelier in front of thousands of spectators – then stick around after the race for the parade and fireworks! All ages welcome – kids encouraged to run!

July 3rd Marketplace

The Marketplace

40 amazing vendors offer food and fun to complement your July 3rd celebrations!


Volunteer for July 3rd

We need your help! Our July 3rd Festivities would not be possible without the support of countless volunteers. Can you chip in? We have a role for you!


This event is made possible due to the generosity of our community underwriters and sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors

Union Mutual logo   National Life Group   Community National Bank logo
    North Country logo  

Gold Sponsors

City of Montpelier 

Silver Sponsors

Hickok & Boardman logo       Greenlight logo

Bronze Sponsors

Casella logo Washington Electric Co-op logo