July 3rd Parade, powered by VSECU

March in the Parade

Whether you’re marching or watching, the July 3rd Parade, powered by VSECU, is Montpelier’s must-see event of the year! We are always looking for fun and exciting entrants to our one-of-a-kind Parade, so if you have a musical act, a group of friends or colleagues, or a special talent, we hope you'll join us! Plus, all participants are invited to compete in the Union Mutual July 3rd Parade Competition (details below). Get your creative juices flowing, “march green,” come visit the VSECU team before or after the parade at their tent on the State House lawn, and most importantly, have fun! We look forward to seeing you there!

Click here to register to participate in the parade! 

Union Mutual Parade Competition

Union Mutual of Vermont LogoParade Participants are invited to compete in the Union Mutual July 3rd Parade Competition. Competitors are challenged to create patriotic floats, costumes, decorations that wow the crowd. Show off your artistic and performance talents through music, dancing, puppeteers, clowns, cyclist, gymnasts -- whatever your talent, we want to see it! The Grand Prize winner will receive $1000, Second Place winner receives $500, and Third Place winner receives $250. Winners will be determined by spectator voting.

Parade Route

The July 3rd Parade, powered by VSECU, starts at the Spring Street roundabout, travels down Main Street and State Street in front of the State House, ending just before Bailey Avenue. Parade viewing is best on Main Street and State Street. This year vendors will be located on the DMV side of State Street only. Parade viewing will be great from the State House side of the street.

Can't make it downtown? ORCA Media will be livecasting and streaming the parade! Tune in to channel 15 at 6 p.m. or visit the ORCA Media website.

Montpelier Alive does not endorse the position of any of the parade's participants