July 3rd Parade

Whether you’re marching or watching, the July 3rd Parade is Montpelier’s must-see event of the year! 

Parade Competition

Union Mutual logo Parade Participants are invited to compete in the Union Mutual July 3rd Parade Competition. Competitors are challenged to create patriotic floats, costumes, decorations that wow the crowd. Show off your artistic and performance talents through music, dancing, puppeteers, clowns, cyclist, gymnasts -- whatever your talent, we want to see it!  $1,000 in prizes will be awarded: $500 for the grand prize, $300 for the runner up, and $200 for third place.

Parade Route

The July 3rd Parade starts at the Spring Street roundabout, travels down Main Street and State Street in front of the State House, ending near 133 State Sreet. Parade viewing is best on Main Street and State Street. This year vendors will be located on the DMV side of State Street only. Parade viewing will be great from the State House side of the street.

Can’t make it downtown? ORCA Media will be livecasting and streaming the parade! Tune in to channel 15 at 6 p.m. or visit the ORCA Media website.

Montpelier Alive does not endorse the position of any of the parade’s participants

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