Moonlight Madness

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Montpelier comes alive by moonlight. Join us downtown on Friday, October 19, 5-9pm for street performances, extended shopping hours, restaurant specials and some of the best sales of the year. 


The Main Event @ City Hall Plaza

5-5:40pm: Maiz Vargas and Meghan McClure - acrobatics, juggling, fire, and music combine for an unforgettable performance. 

6-6:40pm: The Real McCoy Show - world-class performer Brent McCoy brings his rocking circus and comedy experience to City Hall Plaza.

Throughout Downtown

  • Naosha LeStat - poi spinning (5-9pm)

  • Felice Ling - close-up magic (5-9pm) 

  • Blue Fox - Blues musician (7-9pm)

  • Bishop LaVey - acoustic folk pop (7-9pm)

  • Hunger Mountain Clay - singer/songwriter (5-7pm)  

  • Lilly Smith - singer/songwriter (7-9pm)

  • Alexander Allison and Sebastian West - trad musicians (5-7pm)

  • Rebeccah Brinton - hoop dancing (6-8pm)

Shopping Sales and Specials

Montpelier Alive Members
Our members are civic minded and believe in supporting our local community. Montpelier Alive would not exist without the generous support of these members.  

  • Alla Vita- Save 20% on oils & Vinegars all day Friday & Saturday!

  • The Alley - discounts throughout the store, and the ever popular grab bags are back!

  • Alpenglow Fitness - 20% off unlimited memberships or buy 10 classes get 2 free!

  • Artisan's Hand - 20% off storewide!

  • AroMed - 15% off storewide except CBD products!

  • Bailey Road - 20% off storewide!

  • Bear Pond Books - 20% off storewide and wish list sign-up!

  • Capital Kitchen - 20% off storewide!

  • Capitol Stationers - 20% off storewide and free chocolate samples! 

  • Capitol Plaza Gift Shop - 20% off storewide!

  • Delish - 20% off truffles, pretzels and sea salt caramels from the case, plus 20 kinds of candies priced at just $5.95/lb in the bulk section!

  • The Drawing Board - 30% off all art supplies! 

  • Global Gifts -20% off storewide! 

  • Guitar Sam - 10-20% off storewide!

  • J. Langdon - 20% off storewide!

  • No. 9 Boutique - 20% off storewide, with an extra 5% off if you bring two friends with you, and door prizes! 

  • Onion River Outdoors- 20% off storewide except bikes!

  • Roam Vermont - 20% off storewide plus free gift with purchase! 

  • Rebel Heart - Soft opening Popup!

  • Salaam - Store-wide sales all day Friday-Sunday including a super sale on Salaam clearance items! 

  • Splash Naturals - 20% off storewide! 

  • Studio Zenith - $25 off 10 Class Cards (All Classes); $15 off Zumba Only Cards ; Buy 10 Classes get 2 free for Gift Certificates!

  • Woodbury Mountain Toys - 20% off storewide on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday!

  • Yarn - 20% off in-stock merchandise storewide!

  • Zutano - 20% off storewide!

Additional Sales

  • The Book Garden - 20% off storewide 

  • The Getup Vintage - When you make a purchase, you will get to pick a candy, and in the wrapper your % off will be revealed from anywhere between 15%-50%!

  • Pinky's on State - Wine tasting and many sales throughout the store

Restaurant Specials

  • Julio's Cantina - Enjoy $6.95 Cadillac Margarita specials all night long and free “house” nachos to all shoppers if you bring in $100 worth of receipts from local businesses.

  • Kismet - 10% off all bottles of wine. 

  • NECI on Main - to be announced.

  • The North Branch Cafe - 20% off selected cups of tea and food plates.

  • Sarducci's - Free special dessert - Pumpkin trifle, dark chocolate brownie, almonds, with caramel whipped cream - with a receipt showing a purchase from a downtown store during Moonlight Madness.

  • Three Penny Taproom -  Complimentary dip of the customer's choice (house made hummus, onion dip or babaganoush) if they bring in a receipt (or receipts) of $50 or more from downtown shops during Moonlight Madness!

Other Events in Town

Honky Tonk Happy Hour at Sweet Melissa's
5:30pm-8pm | Sweet Melissa's 

Mark LeGrand and Sarah Munro hold court every Friday night at Sweet Melissa's in Montpelier, VT, for their "Honky-Tonk Happy Hour." Working off a list of classic covers by the likes of Townes Van Zandt, Rodney Crowell, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Jim Lauderdale, Toni Price, Willie Nelson, and many more, the couple brings an eclectic buffet of the very best of Americana music. Peppering in a collection of forty or so original songs, the show is a constantly evolving and inspired live experience. An early performance (5:30-8:00 pm) offers a perfect opportunity for an all ages show with no cover charge (donations accepted).

Lost Nation Theater's Disappearances
7:30pm | City Hall Arts Center | $10-$36

A teen (“Wild Bill”) & his larger-than-life father (“Quebec Bill”) set out to save the family farm by running Canadian whiskey in Prohibition Era Vermont. On an epic journey through the wilderness, Bill and his father encounter a cast of wild characters—and live out magical escapades as they carve their way into legend. More info ->