Independence Day - July 3rd
Image by Daryl Burtnett
July 3rd is the Capital City's largest festival of the year with many activities happening downtown throughout the day and more than 40 food and craft vendors lining State Street. The fun begins at 3 pm with the Family Olympics on the State House Lawn. After the Olympics, the Montpelier Mile Road Race begins at 6 pm and kicks-off the Parade! After enjoying the parade, join us on the State House Lawn for a music concert and fireworks show!
Full event schedule and valuable information about parking, shuttle service, road closures, services, security, and other event details.
One talented winner will get $100 and the chance to perform the National Anthem at this year's Independence Day festivities! Vote now!
Kick off Montpelier’s Independence Day parade with Vermont’s fastest mile! This classic one-mile race runs through historic downtown Montpelier in front of thousands of spectators! All ages welcome – kids encouraged to run!
We need your help! Our July 3rd Festivities would not be possible without the support of countless volunteers. Can you chip in? We have a role for you!