Montpelier's Independence Day Parade, 2024

Whether you’re marching or watching, the July 3rd Parade is Montpelier’s must-see event of the year! 49 parade entries to cheer on.

Parade Route

The July 3rd Parade starts at about 6:15 pm (after the 6:00 pm Montpelier Mile, finishes) 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. 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 1075 at 6 p.m. or visit the ORCA Media website.

Parade Lineup 

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

 

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1

Montpelier Support Committee (SSN 765)

The sailors coming to town has been an annual tradition for many years. They enjoy meeting and greeting all of the people who come into town to participate in Montpelier's Fourth of July activities.

2

Senator Peter Welch

United States Senator Peter Welch has been a champion for working Vermonters throughout his career. Since his election to the House of Representatives in 2006, he has been widely recognized as a thoughtful and effective legislator who chooses governing over gridlock.

3

Miss Vermont Scholarship Organization

Miss Vermont 2024 is Meara Seery of Brattleboro Meara is a graduate of The George Washington University with a degree in Photojournalism. Meara's Community Service Initiative is "Green for Good" - she advocates for sustainability and environmental education across the state. Meara will compete for the title of Miss America 2025 early next year. With Meara is Miss Vermont's Teen 2024 Charlee Royer. Charlee is a native of Newport who just finished her sophomore year of high school. Her Community Service Initiative is "Beyond the Ribbon - Providing Mental Health Support to Children Affected by Cancer" and Charlee will compete to become Miss America's Teen in early 2025.

4

Senator Bernie Sanders

United States Senator Bernie Sanders has fought tirelessly for working families, focusing on the shrinking middle class and growing gap between the rich and everyone else.

5

Catamount Pipe Band

Catamount Pipe Band is the reigning Grade V New England champion band.This summer they are headed to defend this title in regional competitions as well as appearing across Vermont in community events.

6

Montpelier City Council

The Montpelier City Council. We have Mayor Jack McCullough, and City Council members Lauren Hierl, Adrienne Gil, Pelin Kohn, Sal Alfano, Cary Brown, and Tim Heney. The members of the Council work hard year-round, and they want to remind you that they are always eager to hear from members of the public, so the doors are always open for their meetings on the first and third Wednesdays of every month.

7

Let's Grow Kids

Let’s Grow Kids, Vermont's Child Care Campaign is on a mission to ensure affordable access to quality child care for all Vermont families by 2025! With nearly 40,000 supporters in VT we are empowering Vermonters to create change - Find us at Letsgrowkids.org to join the movement!

8

Anne Watson for Vermont Senate

Anne Watson just finished serving one term as a State Senator representing the Washington District, and she's now running for reelection! You may be familiar with her from her time serving as Mayor of Montpelier. She's dedicated to working hard for her constituents and being their voice in the Senate.

9

State Senator Andrew Perchilik

Marshfield resident, State Senator Andrew Perchlik, is running for reelection to represent the Washington District for a 4th term.

10

State Senator Ann Cummings

Care Bears show their patriotism.

11

Middlesex Fire Department

Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department serving the rural communities to keep them safe. We honor all veterans and give thanks for the sacrifices made for our freedom.

12

All Things LGBTQ

All Things LGBTQ is an Orca Production sharing news and interviews for the local community and more.

13

Lt. Governor David Zuckerman

Lt. Governor David Zuckerman is running for re-election this year because he isn't done fighting for Vermonters. With over 25 years in public service, Lt. Governor Zuckerman is ready to keep working for you in Montpelier and around our state. His team is connecting with folks across Vermont, and they need your support to keep making change for working people. Head to Zuckerman for VT dot com to learn more and sign up to volunteer!

14

Vermont Asian-American Club Branch of the Barre Lion's Club

Lions: It's About Giving

We Lion's give our time and energy, and we ask others to give so that we can aid and assist those in need. We Serve!!

15

League of Women Voters of Vermont

The League of Women Voters of Vermont is re-enacting the long journey of protesting for Women's voter rights! They encourage everyone to register to vote before the November election. Please remember... "Democracy is NOT a spectator sport!"

16

Shidaa Projects Inc.

Shidaa Projects, Inc. is a Vermont based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on cultural education and diversity through sharing West African dances, drumming and other activities. We do this in two ways; first by conducting workshops and residencies in schools, and second by dance drumming performances in community spaces. Our mission is to promote cultural diversity and inclusivity through the use of these West African cultural educational activities focusing on students and local communities. Through our drum and dance performances and fostering cultural values, we aspire to help students and community members become better citizens with more empathy and understanding of others.

17

Vermont Mutual Insurance Group

Vermont Mutual Insurance Group helping our insured's enjoy the sunny side of life since 1828. We are proud parade participants and love to see the smiles a beautiful float can bring.

18

Black Bear Hockey

The Central Vermont Youth Hockey Black Bears provide fun and competitive hockey for athletes ages 3 and above from central Vermont and the surrounding areas. Programs cater to various skill levels, ranging from introductory learn-to-skate sessions to highly competitive travel teams.  The Black Bears host several "Try Hockey for Free" events throughout the year and play games and practice at all Central Vermont rinks. As a volunteer-based organization, the Black Bears operate on a non-profit basis, prioritizing the love of the game and the development of young athletes.

19

Poa Mutino for Vermont Co.

Poa Mutino is the change Vermonters are talking about. Poa is running for governor as an independent, bringing forth a strong youth and older adult promoting platform about freedom from poverty, housing and mental health care for all Vermonters. Check out more information at poamutinoforvermont.com

20

Indivisible Calais

Political activism can be fun and colorful! The Indivisible Calais entry will encourage spectators to get involved in the political process in a way that is fun and strategic. The artistic postcards will be visually engaging and the message to help get out the vote in key electoral college states will be very patriotic.

21

Montpelier Senior Activity Center

The Montpelier Senior Activity Center is a lively and supportive organization for adults ages 50 and up in Central Vermont. Our entry demonstrates the wide range of activities and services that the Center provides, like exercise, the arts and humanities, social opportunities, weekly congregate meals, and trips. Parade viewers are invited to check the Senior Center Activity out!

22

Tiny’s Trash and Hauling

Tiny’s Trash and Hauling Services can be used for any of folks' clean out needs whether it be renting out a trailer or we have people who will do clean outs for you! We also have bag drop locations on the weekends, both Saturday and Sunday in East Barre and Williamstown Vermont. Jeremy Jacobs uncle started the business years ago and it was kept in the family upon his sudden passing.

23

Central Vermont Little League

Central Vermont Little League brings kids from 9 neighboring towns together to learn and have fun playing America’s pastime. Baseball and softball are complex sports that require focus, strategy, and cooperation. Our parade entry features the “All Star” players that have demonstrated their skills and commitment and will be competing against other little leagues this summer in tournament play.

24

Big Nazo

BIG NAZO LAB is a creature shop and international touring group based in Providence RI that began as a street theatre experiment In 1986 and evolved into an interactive stage spectacle and performance art phenomenon. BIG NAZO creations have appeared in festivals, theaters and public spaces throughout Asia, Europe and North America More on Instagram /FB / Twitter: @bignazo

25

Providence Drum Troupe

Good people of Montpelier! The Providence Drum Troupe! Connecting creative forces for the greater good, the Providence Drum Troupe is a dynamic, diverse band of musicians and street performers who, simply by power of example, demonstrate that living in harmony is not an antiquated notion!

26

Sarah Copeland Hanzas for Secretary of State

Sarah Copeland Hanzas (rhymes with Kansas) is Vermont's 39th Secretary of State. During her first term she has invested in Education and Civic Engagement so that every Vermonter knows how to DO Democracy. Find us tabling at an event near you and learn how you can vote AND how you can exercise your five freedoms. Freedom of speech, press and religion, power of protest and petition.

27

Jonathan For Barre

Jonathan Williams is one of Barre City's two state representatives. He is running for re-election and is counting on your support in Barre! He cares about flood recovery and affordability for all Vermonters.

28

Central Vermont Pioneers

The Central Vermont Pioneers are a family centered group of hockey enthusiasts that believe that sports is for everyone. We encourage anyone to come check us out in Montpelier and to see what we are about. We work hard about making the impossible more possible!

29

Westview Meadows and The Gary Residence

Westview Meadows and The Gary Residence - Montpelier's senior living communities. Recognized for their strong tradition of caring right here in the heart of Vermont for more than 100 years. Today, their residents and staff are happy to share they are... Living on the Sunny Side."

30

Jack Sweeney

Jack Sweeney, who has been living in Montpelier since 1971, found this rusted truck in the back field at his house on Elm Street. Over the course of 20 years, he has lovingly restored the Ford Model A to its original luster. Only he switched the original black with red!

31

Thomas Renner

Thomas Renner is the Deputy Mayor of Winooski and is running to be Vermont's next Lieutenant Governor. Happy Fourth of July everyone!

32

Hanaford's Fife & Drum Corps

Hanaford's Fife & Drum Corps is based in St. Albans, VT. Named after Capt. Nathanial Hanaford, a drum major in the War of 1812. They exist to keep the history of America alive through music. They are not related to the Hannaford's grocery store!

33

Vermonters for Justice in Palestine with Central VT Jews for Palestine Liberation

We will celebrate the resilience of the Palestinian People over 75 years of expulsion, occupation, oppression, dispossession, etc. Vermonters for Justice in Palestine (VTJP) works to support the Palestinian people in their struggle for human rights and to end the illegal, immoral, and brutal Israeli occupation through education, advocacy, and action. We are committed to the principles of self-determination for the Palestinian people, the right of return for Palestinian refugees, and full civil and political rights for all Palestinians in order to promote the equality and safety of both Palestinians and Israelis.

34

Valley Players Theater

The Valley Players Spamalot! coconut brigade. The Valley Players Theater in Waitsfield will be putting on Monty Pythons Spamalot July 5 - 14. Evening shows Thursday - Saturday and a Sunday Matinee. Visit www.valleyplayers.com to get tickets!

35

Kate McCann and Conor Casey, State Representatives

Kate McCann and Conor Casey are Montpelier’s state representatives. Elected in November, they recently completed their first legislative session. In their day jobs, Kate is a math teacher at U32 and Conor is director of GunSense Vermont, an organization committed to reducing gun violence.

36

VT Treasurer Mike Pieciak

Vermont State Treasurer Mike Pieciak is marching with friends and supporters. Mike is running for reelection to continue investing in housing, climate resilience, and rebuilding the middle class because every Vermonter matters.

37

Kellogg-Hubbard Library

The Kellogg-Hubbard Library is a public library servicing the central Vermont Region. More than just books, the Kellogg-Hubbard is a dynamic home-away-from-home for people of all ages. Stop in and see us-- experience the magic of libraries for yourself.

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First Student

 

39

Washington County Republicans

Washington County Republicans are committed to supporting candidates who will GET REAL. G.E.T. R.E.A.L. is a solemn promise and a positive path forward for our state by Vermont Republicans focused on improving the quality of life of our people. It is a prescription of policy proposals.  

 

"These are common sense, realistic solutions to the challenges, that don’t break the bank, either for the state treasury or our own household budgets. This is the kind of thinking and policy making, based on listening and to and learning from the working Vermonters who ultimately pay these bills, we need in Montpelier to get our state back on the right track both financially and environmentally. 

Bill Huff-Orange County GOP Chair on behalf of all GOP County Chairs

40

Gregory Thayer for Vermont Lieutenant Governor

Let's give a Capitol City welcome to Gregory Thayer and TeamThayer walkers...

41

Capitol Advocates Together

We are Capitol Advocates Together, a local group of Green Mountain Self-Advocates. We are a disability rights group. We get sunshine from being with friends, belonging in the community.

42

Honeybee Steelband

Honeybee Steelband and "the Swarm" is an activist group focusing on protecting pollinators through creative and soulful events. Their work highlights the problem of toxic pesticides and other poisons that threaten the survival of bees and other pollinators worldwide - without bees, we will perish as well! Honeybee Steelband celebrates 2023 with "One Hive Under a Groove", their "bee-centric" tribute to Parliament Funkadelic's "One Nation Under a Groove".

43

All Together Now!

AllTogetherNow! Celebrating the interdependence and diversity of Life on Earth!

44

Japan America Society of Vermont

The Japan America Society of Vermont will sincerely celebrate America's Birthday. We are going to have Matsuri (Japanese festival) at South Burlington. Please join us!!! It is a free entry event!!!

45

Onion River Outdoors

No one rocks environmentally friendly like Onion River Outdoors, cheer on these cyclists of all ages and abilities. Only cyclists understand why dogs love sticking their heads out the car window!

46

Charity Clark

Vermont Attorney General Charity Clark was elected in 2022, and has made protecting Vermonters, especially children, a focus of her administration. She is running again this year to continue the work she started standing up to big businesses, protecting children online, and holding fossil fuel companies accountable.

47

Green Mountain Community Baseball

The Vermont Mountaineer Baseball team is a member of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. Over the past twenty two seasons, hundreds of collegiate players from all over the U.S. have come to Montpelier to improve their skills playing summer baseball and furthering their dreams of playing in the major leagues. We have three championships and look forward to another successful year providing the Central Vermont area top notch baseball and entertainment at Montpelier’s Recreational Field.

48

Montpelier Scout Troops 777, 709 and 1709

Montpelier Scout troops and their float based on two important themes: a scout is helpful and friendly.

49

The Mitzvah Fund

The Mitzvah Fund is our mobile veterinary unit that provides veterinary surgery, dentistry and routine care to low income seniors, veterans, unhoused neighbors and disabled first responders. We service Washington and Chittendon county.

50

Capitol Community Church

Capital Community Church is a group of unique individuals of all ages and backgrounds who fellowship, serve, worship, and discuss scripture together. We focus on loving God and loving our neighbors.  We invite you to encounter what it means to be part of a Body of believers in Christ. Join us on Thursdays at 5:30 for dinner and service at 115 Northfield St. in Montpelier!

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