Event Details and Schedule

2019 July 3rd State House MAP

Event Schedule

The Main Event

  • 2 - 5 pm Food Truck Festival, enjoy short lines, great food and LIVE music
  • 2 - 6:30 pm Family Olympics on the State House Lawn, presented by Capital Community Church 
  • 5:30 pm Capital City Band performs on the State House Lawn
  • 6 pm Onion River Outdoor’s Montpelier Mile
  • 6:15 pm Independence Day Parade, powered by VSECU
  • 7 pm Headline concert by RaiZed on Radio on the Myles Court Barbershop Stage
  • 9:15 pm Union Mutual July 3rd Parade Competition winners announced 
  • 9:25 pm National Anthem performed by Tawnya Kristen
  • 9:30 pm Fireworks, accompanied by music by the 40th Army Band from Colchester, Vermont

Festival Information & Emergency Tents

Festival Information Tent is along State Street, near the center of the State Lawn. The Emergency Tents is located near the Supreme Court. Let your children know that if they get lost, they should go to the Emergency Tent.

Parking for People with Disabilities

In addition to the spaces indicated on the City’s Interactive Downtown Parking Map, we will make seven additional temporary spaces available for individuals with disabilities. Please review the Street Closures and Parking Restrictions at right to plan your access to any spaces. 

  • 2-10pm: 3 spaces on Taylor Street next to Capital Deli
  • 5pm-10pm: 4 spaces on School Street 

Zero Waste, Trash, and Recycling 

We will offer a Zero Waste Station with trash, recycling, and composting options at the corner of State Street and Governor Aiken Avenue. Please make every effort to use the Zero Waste Station and trash and recycling bins downtown throughout the festival. We are also working with our food vendors to encourage composting and reduce food waste. Celebrate Red, White, Blue and Green this July 3rd! Thank you to Grow Compost and Casella Waste for their generous contributions to the July 3rd Celebration! 

Road Closures and Parking Restrictions


Road Closed 
11:30am to 11pm: Closed Governor Davis Avenue to Bailey Avenue
5pm-end of parade: Closed from Main Street to Bailey Avenue

No Parking: 
Beginning at 8am: Parking from Governor Davis to Bailey


Road Closed:
5:30pm to end of parade - Closed Spring Street to State Street

No Parking: 
Beginning at 5:00pm: Parking closed Spring Street to State Street 


Road Closed: 
5pm-11pm: traffic only allowed from parking lots to exit to Memorial Drive. No incoming traffic toward State Street. 


5:45 pm to end of parade: Alternating one-way traffic. Expect delays. Left-turn only onto Main Street from Spring Street Bridge. 

No Parking: 
4pm to 7pm: Parking closed


Road Closed:
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Closed from Main Street to St. Paul Street

(Spring, Summer, Winter, Vine and Pearl Streets)

Road Closed: 
4pm to 7pm: Parade staging area

No Parking: 
3pm to 7pm: Parking Closed


Road Closed:
Beginning at 11:30 am: closed to thru traffic

No Parking:
Beginning at 5 pm on July 2nd parking closed


All traffic exiting from Bailey Avenue or Taylor Street onto Memorial Drive will have to turn right towards I-89. No vehicles will be allowed to turn onto Bailey or Taylor Street from Memorial Drive. 


Will remain open throughout the event