Festivals and Events
The Capital City loves a celebration!
Montpelier is a vibrant community with a very full festival and event calendar. Below is a general list of events hosted in Montpelier annually so you can get an idea of what we are like. For more event listings, visit the community calendar and individual event pages on this site.
Farmers Night Concerts at the State House
January-April 7:30 PM Wednesdays
Last weekend in January
Late January/Early February
Montpelier Alive’s Art Walk, supported by Northfield Savings Bank
First Fridays in February, April, June, August, October, and December
Parent Child Dance
Cabin Fever Sale
Green Mountain Film Festival
Saturday near Easter
Lost Nation Theater season
Muddy Onion Spring Classic Gravel Grinder
First weekend in May
Outdoor Farmers Market
May through October, Saturdays 9am - 1pm
June and July
Montpelier Alive’s July 3rd
Do Good Fest
Second weekend in July
Hunger Mountain Brown Bag Concert Series
Thursdays at noon, August and September
Montpelier Aive’s Moonlight Madness, powered by VSECU
Third Friday in October
Downtown Trick or Treating
Thursday, October 31
Friday, November 29
Montpelier Alive’s Cider Monday
Monday, December 2
Montpelier Alive’s Home for the Holidays
Saturday, December 7
Skating on the State House Lawn
New Years Eve in Downtown Montpelier
Montpelier Alive is fortunate to be generously underwritten by our Downtown Champions National Life and VSECU. Due to the support of local companies like these, and others, almost all Montpelier Alive events are free of charge, and we are always adding events to the calendar.
We have many volunteer opportunities assisting our staff with event planning and production. If you are interested in volunteering, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you downtown!
Planning an Event Downtown?
Great choice! Downtown Montpelier is a wonderful place to hold your event, and we can help make your event a success. We offer technical support, funding opportunities, and other resources. Please consult our Downtown Events Guide for more information.
Enjoy the local art! Upwards of 20 art openings on one night in Montpelier! Start at any venue and stop by as many participating venues as you like. Many will have the artist in attendance and refreshments for art viewers. Guidebooks will be available at participating business.
Learn about all the great upcoming events in Montpelier, Vermont.
It's long been tradition to celebrate Independence Day on July 3rd in the Capital City each year. With the State House Lawn as a backdrop, festival-goers enjoy a day packed with family activities, the best parade in Vermont, more than 35 food and craft vendors, live music, dance performances, and don't forget the fireworks! Some say it's the best day of the year in Montpelier, Vermont.