July 3rd Schedule of Events

The Main Event: 

  • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Family Fest on the State House Lawn - Bouncy Houses, (Dance, Sing, and Jump with Liz Benjamin, music by Joanne Garten and friends, followed by Big Nazo and the Providence Drum Troupe.)
  • 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm: Food Truck Festival on State Street in front of the State House 
  • 5:00 pm -6:00 pm - Capital City Band on the Vermont Supreme Court Lawn
  • 6:00 pm: The Montpelier Mile, presented by Onion River Outdoors
  • 6:15 pm: Community Parade
  • 7:00 pm - 9:20 pm - Chad Hollister performs on the Main Stage
  • 9:20 pm - Julia Fortin sings the National Anthem on the Main Stage
  • 9:30 pm - Fireworks

Around Town:

Check out all the varied happenings throughout downtown Montpelier on the 3rd.

  • 10:00 am to 6:00 pm: The Vermont Historical Society is pleased to announce that it will open two new exhibits on July 3rd to coincide with Montpelier’s July 3rd celebration: an exhibit about textiles and fashion, A Stitch in Time, and an exhibit about Calvin Coolidge, Calvin Coolidge: Vermont’s President. Admission to the museum will be free for the day.
  • 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Family Fun Day at the Pool  Enjoy an afternoon of free swimming at the pool!
  • 3:00 Langdon Street Tavern Street Party with The Grift
  • 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Visit the Montpelier Fire Department and take pictures on a fire truck.
  • 6:00 pm-9:00 pm : Wild Leek River plays on the Charlie-O’s Veranda! Watch the fireworks with live music and drinks. (21+)
  • Opens at 5:00 pm:  Live Music with The Nailers at Bent Nails Bistro! Fun, dance and delicious bistro food.