Montpelier Mayfest

Celebrate Spring during Montpelier Mayfest! 

All Species Day, Green Up Day, and opening day of the Capital City Farmers Market launch the start of the season, celebrating outdoors in Montpelier. In addition, outdoor seating and parklets start to pop up downtown, for outdoor dining too.



Mayfest Events 
  • Green Up Day Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser, Saturday May 4th, 7 - 11 am at Cafe NOA, 8 Putnam Street (park on Stonecutters Way), a fundraiser for the Kiwanas Club and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

  • Opening day of the outdoor location of the  Capital City Farmers Market - Saturday, May 4th, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. The market returns to 133 State Street (after a season on the VCFA Green)!  Keep up on the latest updates and vendor locations by signing up for the Friday newsletter.

  • Green Up Day:  Saturday, May 4th, 9:00 - 12:00 pm (Stop by the farmers market or Montpelier City Hall to pick up supplies.)

  • Cinca de Mayo at Julios Cantina, Sunday, May 5th, 11:30 am - 8:00 pm

  • All Species Day: Sunday, May 5th, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm.  Opening ceremonies begin in Hubbard Park at noon, then at 1:15 pm, a parade of people dressed as animals leads to the Statehouse lawn and from 2:30 - 4:00 pm a celebration and the Birth Of Spring Pageant. Come dressed as your favorite species and join in celebrating our interdependence with all of life.

            Can't make it in-person? Catch the livestream HERE.

  • No Mow May - for the entire month of May: Consider "No-Mow-May" this month for a real-life pollinator paradise! By simply eliminating or sharply reducing the mowing of your lawn and allowing more flowers to bloom offers bees and other pollinators a wonderful playground of floral resources at a critical time in their lifecycle. Studies have shown this simple act can increase abundance and diversity of wildlife in your yard, especially pollinators.

    Note: this year's Onion River Outdoors Bike Swap is a week later: Saturday,  May  12th , 9:00 - 12:00 pm

    Photo credit - John Lazenby