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60 State Street Asphalt Mural A mural by local artist Rob Hitzig brings colorful public art to Montpelier.
A Place to Stay Montpelier is a quaint gem of a town.  Montpelier is the smallest Capital in the Nation, with the vibrancy of a bustling city. Montpelier radiates activity.
About Montpelier Alive Montpelier Alive celebrates the City of Montpelier. We work with partners to sustain and build upon Montpelier’s vibrant downtown community
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Alla Vita Learn more about Alla Vita
Althea's Attic Boutique Learn more about Althea's Attic Boutique
American Dining
American food Directory of businesses serving American food.
Area Services A directory of Services businesses in Montpelier
AroMed Essentials Learn more about AroMed Essentials
Art & Crafts Arts and crafts businesses in Montpelier, VT
Artisans Hand Learn more about Artisans Hand
Arts and Culture Arts and culture thrive in Montpelier. Come explore what Montpelier has to offer!
Auto care Auto care services in Montpelier, Vermont.
Bailey Road Learn more about Bailey Road
Bakery Café Desserts Bakeries! Cafes! Desserts! Oh My!
Barr Hill Distillery Learn more about Barr Hill Distillery
Bars and Pubs Montpelier is home to outstanding bars and pubs. Find them all here.
Bear Pond Books Learn more about Bear Pond Books
Beautiful Montpelier: A Conversation with Linn Syz about Downtown Flowers

We recently sat down with Linn Syz, former board member at Montpelier Alive, to discuss her efforts to keep Montpelier’s downtown streets beautiful and full of colorful flowers. Linn has volunteered for years to maintain and expand the plantings across Montpelier. Her efforts are key part of Montpelier Alive’s broader commitment to downtown beautification, including holiday dec

Birchgrove Baking Learn more about Birchgrove Baking
Books/Music/Games Directory of businesses in Montpelier that provide books, games, music, etc.
Botanica Florals Learn more about Botanica Florals
Bragg Farm Sugarhouse and Gift Shop Learn more about Bragg Farm Sugarhouse and Gift Shop
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Capital City Farmers Market Learn more about Capital City Farmers Market
Capital Kitchen Learn more about Capital Kitchen
Capitol Copy Learn more about Capitol Copy
Capitol Grounds Cafe Learn more about Capitol Grounds Cafe
Capitol Stationers Learn more about Capitol Stationers
Celebrate Spring during Montpelier's Month-Long Mayfest! The month of May is host to a full calendar of fun, family friendly events in the Capital City. While you’re Downtown, stop in to some of our amazing restaurants and independent shops & boutiques.
Chill Vermont Gelato Learn more about Chill Vermont Gelato
Chinese Restaurants Chinese Restaurants in Montpelier, Vermont
Community Projector Project Our new Community Projector project, in partnership with the Montpelier Public Arts Commission, provides a world of possibilities to showcase artwork in our downtown.
Community Quilt Montpelier Alive's Tumbling Blocks Quilt, installed in March 2021 at the Montpelier Transit Center, serves to stitch together our community.
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Creative Aging Takes the Stage at June's Art Walk

“Creative aging is an important component of healthy aging, empowering older adults to reflect on life experiences through artistic skills and share their imaginations and ideas with friends, family, and the community" Central Vermont Council on Aging is hosting a celebration of creative aging on Friday, June 3rd from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

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creative services Directory of businesses providing creative services in Montpelier
Delis and Sandwiches Looking for that just-right sandwich or deli for lunch? Look no further.
Delish Learn more about Delish
Dining in Montpelier Montpelier is not just a feast for the eyes. No matter what your taste is, Montpelier has it all.
Discover Montpelier Discover Montpelier - Local resources, doing business, in-the-news, and more.
Doing Business in Montpelier There has never been a better time to bring your business, its employees and their families to the capital of Vermont.
Downtown Architecture According to nps.com, the 450 buildings that comprise the Montpelier Historic District reflect the town's prosperous past, during which time many high style and vernacular examples of various 19th century architectural styles were constructed.
Downtown Beautification Your support helps us create those moments where people can’t help but wonder at what a beautiful city we live in.
Downtown Event Grants Montpelier Alive works to create a vibrant and livable Montpelier by celebrating its heart and soul: its downtown. A great way to celebrate is to bring community together through events!
Downtown Spotlight: Hugo's Bar and Grill We are excited to welcome Hugo’s Bar and Grill to our Capital City!  The new restaurant plans on opening on February 12, and we wish them a successful start.  
Downtown Spotlight: Oakes & Evelyn

Montpelier continues to draw exciting new businesses, in spite of the pandemic. Montpelier Alive had the chance to connect with Justin Dain, Chef and Owner at Oakes & Evelyn, which recently opened at 52 State Street in the former Kismet location in downtown Montpelier.

Downtown Spotlight: The Social Montpelier Alive had the chance to connect with Michael Drake, owner of the new restaurant  The Social, now open at The Inn at Montpelier, 147 Main Street. We can't wait to check it out! 
Economic Development Montpelier Alive works closely with the City of Montpelier to encourage economic development in Montpelier.
Educational and Cultural Institutions Despite its small size, Montpelier boasts of having three powerhouse educational institutions.
Electronics and Technology Businesses in Montpelier Directory of electronics and technology businesses in Montpelier
Enjoying Spring in Montpelier

This is spring here, tumultuous and dramatic, and full of wonder. It’s as if we forget every year, and are taken by surprise as the sun sets and the evening wood frogs chime in. 

Environmental services businesses in Montpelier Environmental services businesses in Montpelier
Fall in Montpelier Discover what Montpelier offers in the fall!
Fashion businesses in Montpelier Directory of fashion businesses in Montpelier
Festivals and Events Montpelier is a vibrant community with a very full festival and event calendar.
Financial services in Montpelier Financial services businesses in Montpelier
Flannel Friday Flannel Friday offers a cozier way to shop. Shop locally and get great deals at Montpelier stores. Don't forget to wear your flannel!
Food & Drink Directory of food and drink businesses in Montpelier
For Animal Lovers Montpelier is for animal lovers
For Art Lovers Montpelier is for art lovers
For Beer and Cocktail Lovers Montpelier is for beer and cocktail lovers
For Families What Montpelier offers for families
For History Lovers Montpelier is for history buffs
For Nature Lovers Montpelier is for nature lovers
For Outdoor Enthusiasts Montpelier is for outdoor enthusiasts
For Sweet Tooths Montpelier is for sweet tooths!
For Wellness Lovers Montpelier is for wellness
Getting Here and Parking A quick 40-minute drive from Burlington International Airport and an easy, scenic drive from many major cities
Gift shopping in Montpelier Shopping for gifts? Check these Montpelier businesses for a great find!
Green Mountain Community Fitness Learn more about Green Mountain Community Fitness
Green Up Day Green Up Day is a special day in Vermont when volunteers come for a massive, spring clean up of litter. It's an opportunity to make Montpelier sparkle!
Green Up Day: Making Montpelier Sparkle!
GuitarSam Learn more about GuitarSam
Guy's Farm and Yard Learn more about Guy's Farm and Yard
Health & Beauty businesses in Montpelier Health and Beauty businesses in Montpelier
Health services in Montpelier Health services businesses in Montpelier
Home & real estate businesses in Montpelier Directory of home and real estate professionals in Montpelier
Home and Accessories businesses in Montpelier Directory of Home and Accessory businesses in Montpelier
Hunger Mountain Co-op Learn more about Hunger Mountain Co-op
Ice on Fire Winter Festival Join us for Ice on Fire, our Central Vermont Winter Festival! Come one, come all to this wonderful festival, celebrating the warmth of community in the depths of winter.
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Italian and Pizza Restaurants Looking for pizza or Italian for dinner? Look no further.
J. Langdon Learn more about J. Langdon
July 3rd Independence Day Celebration
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.
July 3rd Parade Whether you’re marching or watching, the July 3rd Parade is Montpelier’s must-see event of the year!
July 3rd Parade Registration
Land Acknowledgement We live and work on Abenaki land. We recognize the indigenous culture and people that existed in N’dakinna (Homeland) long before Europeans arrived in North America. 
Legal professionals in Montpelier Legal firms in Montpelier, VT
Living in montpelier Montpelier is the smallest Capital in the Nation, with the vibrancy of a bustling city. Discover what life in Montpelier is like.
Local Services Information Capitol Region Visitor Center and Information Booth
Lodging in Montpelier Directory of lodging businesses in Montpelier
Lotus Day Spa Learn more about Lotus Day Spa
Lucid Path Wellness Learn more about Lucid Path Wellness at Montpelier Alive.
Maple Sugarhouses Maple sugaring is one of Vermont's sweetest traditions, and two of Vermont's oldest sugarhouses are near downtown Montpelier.
March for Meals: The 50th anniversary and celebration of the Meals on Wheels program, A lifeline for many Vermonters

According to the Vermont Foodbank, one in seven Vermonters are struggling with food insecurity. The rugged rural beauty that defines Vermont can make it a challenging place to live for older adults, who often struggle with transportation. The isolating nature of rural living can make it hard to even determine who is in need. Meals on Wheels is a lifeline for these home-bound seniors. 

Marketing and Promotion We share Montpelier’s awesomeness with visitors from near and far to encourage people to visit, dine, and shop downtown.
Media businesses in Montpelier Directory of media businesses in Montpelier
Mediterranean Restaurants in Montpelier Directory of restaurants serving Mediterranean fare in Montpelier
Membership Montpelier Alive exists due to the great support and strong partnerships of our members. Our members are local and state businesses and community organizations. We hope you will join us.
Mexican Restaurants Directory of restaurants serving Mexican food in Montpelier
Minikin Learn more about Minikin
Montpelier Alive Events
Montpelier Alive's Art Walk, supported by Northfield Savings Bank Art Walk provides a fun and casual way to experience art, meet local artists, and explore downtown shops, restaurants, and galleries.
Montpelier Beyond the Guidebooks There's a lot to see and do in Montpelier. Local residents share their favorites.
Montpelier Business Association The Montpelier Business Association (MBA) is a committee of Montpelier Alive that acts as a support network and united voice for small downtown businesses.
Montpelier By The Season Discover what Montpelier offers in every season!
Montpelier Community Calendar Montpelier Alive community calendar of events
Montpelier in the News Montpelier in the news
Montpelier Mayfest The month of May is host to a full calendar of fun, family friendly events in the Capital City. Many events take place outdoors in beautiful (and walkable!) Downtown Montpelier, Vermont.
Montpelier, Vermont attractions Directory of attractions in Montpelier, Vermont.
Montpelier, Vermont directory of businesses by category Directory of businesses in Montpelier, Vermont by category
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Myles Court Barbershop Learn more about Myles Court Barbershop
New Horizons for Bailey Road Montpelier Alive loves watching businesses build from the ground up. We remember when Bailey Road first opened, and it has been wonderful to see the business grow. We recently supported Bailey Road with a grant through our Welcome to Montpelier Program to support new and expanding Montpelier businesses. Here, Sarah DeFelice tells us a little more about Bailey Road’s journey, and the new vision she
Non-profit organizations in Montpeler Directory of non-profits in Montpelier, Vermont
North Branch Nature Center Learn more about North Branch Nature Center
North Branch River Installation
Onion River Outdoors Learn more about Onion River Outdoors
Outdoor and Recreation
Plan Your Visit
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privacy
Public Art Master Plan
Rabble-Rouser Chocolate and Craft Company Learn more about Rabble-Rouser Chocolate and Craft Company
Rebel Heart Learn more about Rebel Heart
Roam Vermont Learn more about Roam Vermont
Sample Itineraries by local experts Sample itineraries by local experts
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Shippee Family Eye Care Learn more about Shippee Family Eye Care
Shop for Kids Shop for kids in Montpelier at these local businesses.
Shop for Pets Make sure Fido and Fluffy have everything they need by shopping for your pets in Montpelier
Shopping in Montpelier Shop downtown Montpelier named the #1 Best Small Town for Shopping in America by USA Today
Sitemap Sitemap of pages on the Montpelier Alive website
Splash Naturals Learn more about Splash Naturals
Spring Discover what Montpelier offers in the spring!
Staff and Board The staff and board of Montpelier Alive
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StoryWorkz Learn more about StoryWorkz at Montpelier Alive.
Summer Events in Central Vermont

Some would say that summer is the best season in Vermont. Even though we can make the case for every season, it's hard to argue with gorgeous weather (escape the humidity and visit our magical land where the average high in July is just 83!), long summer evenings, front porch living, and dips in the swimming hole. But summer in Vermont also means fun, festive, and unique events throughout centr

Summer in Montpelier Discover what Montpelier offers in the summer!
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Taste of Montpelier Food Festival The Taste of Montpelier will bring the best of Vermont’s culinary scene to the heart of its capital city.
Taste of Montpelier Food Festival, presented by Hunger Mountain Co-op
Tessera Therapeutic Massage Learn more about Tessera Therapeutic Massage at Montpelier Alive.
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Thai restaurants in Montpelier, Vermont Thai restaurants in Montpelier, Vermont
The Drawing Board Learn more about The Drawing Board
The Frozen Onion: A Fat Bike Revolution From my house, situated on the river near the Mountain Bike trails, I see Fat Bikers pass by every day. As they move slowly down the frozen river, and cut up through the woods, I often wonder what the appeal is. As a Mountain Biker myself, I am tempted to give it a try, but I'm not sure I could give up a good ski day to get on my bike. I thought maybe Jen and Kip Roberts, co-owners of Onion River
The Hunger Mountain Co-op Brown Bag Summer Concert Series The Hunger Mountain Co-op Brown Bag Summer Concert Series is Montpelier Alive's series of FREE and fun lunch-time concerts! Join us for a diverse lineup of local and regional acts that are sure to delight!
The Marketplace Welcome to The Marketplace, where 40 amazing vendors offer a mouth-watering variety of food and beverage, plus all your celebration essentials like glow sticks and face paint!
The North Branch Cafe Learn more about The North Branch Cafe
Things to See & Do in Montpelier Whether your passion is the great outdoors or a great night on the town, we invite you to come play in Montpelier and central Vermont.
Today in Montpelier Today in Montpelier - the latest news from Montpelier Alive
Together Again: Supporting Community through Downtown Event Grants  Montpelier Alive recognizes the importance of festivals and events, and how embedded they are in community life here. One way that we support these events is through our Downtown Event Grant Program.
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Union Mutual Learn more about Union Mutual at Montpelier Alive.
Vermont History Museum Learn more about the Vermont History Museum
Vermont Mountaineers Learn more about Vermont Mountaineers
Vermont State House Learn more about the Vermont State House
Vermont Tourism and Recreation Tourism and Recreation businesses and resources in Montpelier
Vietnamese Restaurants Vietnamese restaurants in Montpelier
Volunteer for July 3rd We need your help! Our July 3rd Festivities would not be possible without the support of countless volunteers.
Welcome to Montpelier Alive Discover all there is to see and do in Montpelier, Vermont. Business directory, attractions, events and more.
Wellness & beauty services businesses Directory of wellness and beauty service businesses in Montpelier
Wineries Vermont is a leader in cold-hardy wine grapes. Discover our area's local gems.
Winter in Montpelier Discover what Montpelier offers in the winter!
Woodbury Mountain Toys Learn more about Woodbury Mountain Toys
Your favorites A page showing all your favorite Montpelier events, businesses, and stories.
Zutano Outlet Store Learn more about Zutano Outlet Store