Penguin Community Calendar

Weekly Storytimes and Playgroups

Mondays
ONLINE Playgroup – Milton Family Community Center – 10:00am
Movement & Music – St. Albans Free Library – 10:30am
Baby Laptime – Richmond Free Library – 10:30am
Stories with Megan – Fletcher Free Library, Burlington – 11:00am

Tuesdays
Outdoor Playgroup – Old Mill Park, Jericho – 9:30am
Essex Preschool Playgroup – Essex Junction – 9:30am
Crawlers, Waddlers & Toddlers – The Family Room, Burlington – 10:00am
Playgroup and Family Support – Winooski Library – 10:00am
Storytime on the Green – Williston Library – 10:30am
Outdoor Story Hour – Cabot Library – 10:30am
Sing-a-long with Linda Bassick – Fletcher Free Library, Burlington – 11:00am

Wednesdays
Storytime and Playgroup – Richmond Free Library – 10:00am
Preschool Story Time – Fairfax Community Library – 10:30am
Story Time – Jericho Town Library – 10:30am
Story Time – Bixby Library, Vergennes – 10:30am
Story Time – Brownell Library, Essex – 10:30am
Storytime – Essex Free Library, Essex – 11:00am
LEGO Builders – South Burlington Public Library – 3:00pm
Crafternoon – Fletcher Free Library – 3:30pm

Thursdays
Essex Preschool Playgroup – Essex Junction – 9:30am
Storytime – Winooski Library – 10:00am
Story Hour – St. Albans Free Library – 10:30am
Science Storytime – Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich – 10:30am
Outdoor Storytime – Kellogg Hubbard Library, Montpelier – 10:30am
Storytime – Westford Public Library – 11:15am
Read to a Dog – Fairfax Community Library – 3:15pm

Fridays
Milton Family Community Center Outdoor Playgroup – Milton, VT – 10:00am
Outside Story Hour – Craftsbury Public Library – 10:00am
Friday Movie – South Burlington Community Library – 3:00pm
Pajama Story Time – Brownell Library, Essex – 5:30pm

Saturdays
Story Time – Milton Public Library – 10:00am
Family Playshop – Fletcher Free Library, Burlington – 10:15am

Friday, 6/24

Richmond Farmer’s Market – Volunteer Green, Richmond, VT – 3:00-6:30pm – Find the Richmond Farmer’s Market every Friday at 3:00pm on Volunteer’s Green. You will find baked goods, crafts, maple syrup, meat, eggs, pizza and produce. Check the schedule for the musical line-up. Youth Booth – The second Friday of each month they invite area youth with an entrepreneurial flair to sell items that they have either made, baked or grown. Space is limited to two youth vendors per month.

Free Summer Concert Series – City Hall Park, Burlington, VT – 12:30-1:00pm – The BCA Summer Concert Series is an annual celebration of Vermont’s incredible roster of local talent. Every Wednesday and Friday throughout the summer, the Summer Concert Series provides a lunchtime concert in City Hall Park, energizing the downtown district with vibrancy while supporting local musicians. www.burlingtoncityarts.org

ArtsRiot Truck Stop – Pine Street, Burlington, VT – 4:30pm – The South End’s weekly summer food truck event is back in 2022 — and moving across the street from its original home at ArtsRiot. Stop by the lot at Coal Collective for food truck eats, local drinks and DJ beats, Friday evenings from May 27 through September 2. This event is family and dog-friendly. Get there in the early hours (4:30 to 6:30) for the best options for food and seating.

Food Truck Festival – Essex Alliance Church, Essex Juction, VT – 4:00-7:00pm – Get dinner out on in the field next to Essex Alliance Church. They will have food trucks, a live DJ, free bounce houses, balloon animals, and face painting for the kids. Bring your chairs and spend a fun and relaxing evening out. essexalliance.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1296335

Burke Strawberry Festival – West Burke Park, Burke, VT – 4:00-7:00pm – Dinner, dessert, music and dancing! Stop on by the park for pizza, BBQ and your annual shortcake fix! There will also be live music from local favorites, Tritium Well. The Runaway Tomato food truck will be at the park with slices, whole pies and calzones.   Smokin’ Something BBQ will also be there.

The Burke Chamber will be selling homemade Strawberry Shortcake .Shortcake proceeds to benefit the Burke Area Chamber of Commerce.

Splash Pad Dance Party – City Hall Park, Burlington, VT – 4:30-5:30pm – Soak up some summer fun with Splash Dance, BCA’s weekly DJ-fueled dance party in City Hall Park. Kids and parents are invited to suit up and boogie along in the interactive splash pad to some of Vermont’s best DJs. After a super successful summer in 20201, this program will run on Fridays AND Saturdays, doubling the good vibes and fountains of fun. The splash pad runs every day, from 10 am to sundown-ish however the DJ is only there on Fridays and Saturdays.

Twilight Concert Series: High Summer – City Hall Park, Burlington, VT – 7:30-9:00pm – Catch a concert on the lawn as the sun sets on City Hall Park with BCA’s beloved series that presents 16 free evening concerts on alternating Fridays and Saturdays featuring a lineup of regional luminaries spanning the full spectrum of genres.

High Summer’s sound is a visceral groove – original compositions punctuated by well-curated covers that highlight the group’s dynamic musical exploration over a deep-pocket rhythmic foundation, born from years of collaboration in some of Vermont’s finest bands. Strong horns layer under sultry vocals, with rich melodies of keys and strings built over a rock solid rhythm section. This deep groove outfit is composed of long-time members of the Burlington musical community, who are current or former members of groups such as Steady Betty, Afinque, Michelle Sarah Band, Mal Maiz, Japhy Ryder, Myra Flynn’s FLYNN, Barika, and many others.

Saturday, 6/25

Randolph Farmers Market – Gifford Medical Center Green, Randolph, VT – 9:00am-1:00pm – Live music, vegetables, fruit, plants, baked goods, maple syrup, honey, crafts from many local artists.

Burlington Farmers Market – 345 Pine Street, Burlington, VT – 9:00am-2:00pm The Summer Market will return to it’s alternate location at  345 Pine Street in the South End for the Summer 2020 season, starting in June. More than 90 stands overflow with seasonal produce, flowers, artisan wares, prepared foods, and more. People gather to wander around, chat with growers and friends, and fill their baskets with some of the best food money can buy. Like many places in Burlington, dogs are always welcome but must be kept on a leash. They have a wide range of products from farmers selling preserves and fresh vegetables, fruits, fresh meats, cheeses, maple syrup, honey and eggs. We have ethnic foods utilizing local ingredients and we have crafters selling everything from jewelry, handcrafted metal products, pottery and children’s clothing. Live music and dance create the perfect atmosphere for lunch and stocking up for the week. Open from early May to the end of October.

Capital City Farmer Market – 133 State Street, Montpelier, VT – 9:00am-1:00pm – Capital City Farmers Market is located at 133 State Street (the tax department parking lot), just west of the Capitol building. The summer market is open every Saturday, May-October. The market is outdoors, from 9am-1pm…rain, snow or shine. Pre-ordering is recommended, but not required. Check their weekly vendor list.  Restrooms are available directly across the street in the Visitor’s Center.

Shelburne Farmer’s Market – 332 Shelburne Hinesburg Road, Shelburne, VT – 9:00am-1:00pm – The Shelburne Farmers’ Market makes available Vermont vegetables, fruit, herbs, honey, and maple syrup grown on local farms. Also available are prepared foods and Vermont crafts. The market opens at the end of May and runs through the second week in October on Saturdays from 9:00 to 1:00.

Waitsfield Farmer’s Market – Mad River Green, Waitsfield, VT – 9:00am-1:00pm – The Waitsfield Farmers Market is open every Saturday from mid-May to mid-October on the Mad River Green in Waitsfield The market is open 9:00-1:00. Their market has a wide range of Vermont grown herbs, vegetables, fruits, and flowers. They also feature locally made breads, handmade cheese, maple syrup, locally grown meats, amazing arts & crafts and they present free live music. Visit to their market to experience the bounty and beauty of VT.

Northwest Vermont Farmer’s Market – Taylor Park, St. Albans, VT – 9:00am-2:00pm – This farmer’s market promotes locally grown, crafted, baked or cooked products of the highest standards while providing the consumer with the assurance of quality that they have grown to expect of Vermont products. The market open from mid May through the last Saturday in October. Hours are 9:00 am to 2:00 pm rain or shine.

They gladly accept EBT and have a Debit machine for your convenience. There is no fee for EBT transactions. Our debit transaction fee is $1.50 per transaction which helps us to pay the costs associated with having this machine on site.

Mom Party – Maple Street Park, Essex, VT – 10:00am-12:00pm – Join fellow moms at Maple Street Park for a workout with your little in a stroller and stay for a social playdate. Swag bags for the First 40 Moms to register PLUS Free tea samples from Glow Nutrition, Raffle items from Jenny Boquet with Tupperware, Senita Athletics, Rodan & Fields, and MonkeyDo! Register now to ensure your spot! http://www.boundingbuggies.com/june-25-event

Strawberry Festival – Wellwood Orchards, Springfield, VT – 10:00am-3:00pm – It’s a day of FREE live music!  Visit our petting zoo, shop our country store, eat at the food booths and visit the vendors galore. Make it a day filled with the fun of Pick Your Own (PYO) Strawberries and free wagon rides during the festival! Full Schedule of events, vendors and entertainment http://www.wellwoodorchards.net/

Not Quite Independence Day Celebration – Main Street, Waterbury, VT – 4:00-10:00pm – Waterbury’s annual Independence Day Celebration takes place on the last Saturday in June and is affectionately known as Not Quite Independence Day, or NQID. The fun kicks off with a Freedom & Unity themed parade on Main Street at 4 pm and the Green Mountain Mile fun run just before. Following the parade, there will be a concert at Rusty Parker Memorial Park from Barbie N Bones, along with food and beverage vendors, and kids activities. At dusk, a spectacular fireworks show will illuminate downtown Waterbury.

Old Stage Summer Series – Essex Experience, Essex Junction, VT – 5:30pm – Listen to live music at the Old Stage at Essex Experience. The Old Stage, an original VT hand hewn barn originally constructed in 1792 that was relocated here in summer of 2021.

LOCATION: These live music events are are placed entirely on The Green but may spill over into the parking occasionally, Feel free to bring picnic blankets or low-backed chairs. No Umbrellas or pop-up tents allowed.

Outdoor Movie Night – Deborah Rawson Memorial Library – 9:00-11:00pm – They are kicking off the Summer reading program this month with Finding Nemo! Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and bug spray for an outdoor movie night. Weather dependent.

Sunday, 6/26

Stowe Farmers Market – Stowe, VT – 10:30am-3:00pm – The Stowe Farmers’ Market offers an incredible assortment of local fresh vegetables, meats, cheese, milk, berries, maple syrup, bread and baked goods, pickles, flowers, herbal products, mushrooms, fermented vegetables, thirst quenching beverages, mead and spirits. The prepared food vendors have got you covered for lunch at the market: from irresistible BBQ to pot-stickers, crepes or samosas, to farm pizza or fresh local salads and ice cream for dessert. Craft producers offer stunning handmade jewelry, bags, pottery, photography, slate works, glass work, collages, paintings and more.

Winooski Farmers’ Market – Winooski Falls Way, Winooski, VT – 10:00am-2:00pm – Managed by the Winooski Community Partnership, the Winooski Farmers Market brings you Vermont’s finest local produce, farm goods, artisan crafts, locally prepared foods, musical entertainment and a fun interactive kid’s program –  the Power of Produce (POP) Club.  Set directly in front of the Champlain Mill along the banks of the Winooski River, the Farmers Market is located in the heart of the downtown.

Westford Music Series – 1 Brookside Road, Westford, VT – 7:00-8:30pm – Jerry Thigpen brings the Westford Music Series out onto the Westford common for a concert  Jerry hails from Northern Florida where his widely popular band is known for their outstanding musicianship of seasoned blues/rock style with a hint of British invasion. He will perform songs from his albums and serve up gutsy guitar playing and soulful vocals.

Bring a picnic, chair, blanket and enjoy the long summer evening with friends and family.

Monday, 6/27

StoryWalk at Lake Champlain Chocolates – Burlington, VT – 10:00am – Learn all about chocolate by watching a factory tour video, entertain the kids with a free chocolate adventure kit, and then head outside and explore the interactive StoryWalk®. Make sure to take your passport with you to earn a special treat upon completing the story! While you are there check out the  new ice cream takeout window!

Tuesday, 6/28

Milton Farmers’ Market – Milton, VT – 4:00-8:00pm – The Milton Farmers’ Market Tuesdays from June through September. There will be live music every week, hot food by Matt Mullens food stands, and lots of organic and local produce!

Truckin’ Tuesdays – Adams Farm Market, Williston, VT – 5:00pm – Join them on Tuesday nights for dinner. There will be Food Trucks, live music, mini golf course, ice cream from Adams Farm Market scoop shop. They encourage our neighbors to walk or bike, get some fresh air and spend time with your family and friends.  Less screen time…more real time fun!

Music In the Park – Bombardier Park West, Milton, VT – Skip making dinner and head to beautiful Bombardier Park West to enjoy great tunes, delicious food for sale from Matt Mullen, lawn games including corn hole, giant Jenga, and more! Schedule of Performers coming soon.

PLEASE NOTE: These are substance free events.

NEW THIS YEAR: Milton Farmers’ Market is BACK and will take place alongside Music in the Park Series weekly at Bombardier Park West! Stay tuned for more information.

Wednesday, 6/29

Free Summer Concert Series – City Hall Park, Burlington, VT – 12:30-1:00pm – The BCA Summer Concert Series is an annual celebration of Vermont’s incredible roster of local talent. Every Wednesday and Friday throughout the summer, the Summer Concert Series provides a lunchtime concert in City Hall Park, energizing the downtown district with vibrancy while supporting local musicians. http://www.burlingtoncityarts.org/

Trucks, Taps & Tunes – Essex Experience, Essex Junction, VT – 5:00-8:00pm – Every Wednesday, the Essex community comes to The Essex Experience Green to enjoy family-friendly event with a rotating menu of food trucks, local beer, and live music.

Music On Main – Morrisville Gazebo, Morriseville, VT – 5:30pm – Join them Friday evenings, rain or shine this July and August for a brand new downtown music series presented by River Arts and sponsored by their downtown organization, the Morristown Alliance for Culture and Commerce (MACC). Bring a chair, get a bite to eat from one of the local restaurants, and enjoy downtown while listening to local musicians.

Thursday, 6/30

Jericho Farmers Market – Mills Riverside Park, Jericho, VT – 3:00-6:30pm – Agricultural-based Market. Serving the greater Jericho-Underhill community. They are a producers market, you buy directly from the farmer or producer of the product. It is a fun, festive, family friendly atmosphere where you can spend the afternoon browsing, chatting with your neighbors, eating and listening to the weekly fare of live, LOCAL music.

Vergennes Farmers Market – City Park, Vergennes, VT – 3:00-6:00pm – VFM exists for the purpose of providing a direct marketing outlet for farmers, food and craft artisans living in, or near, Addison County, Vermont. The market is primarily an agricultural market with an emphasis on consumers having an authentic experience of meeting the producers face to face.

Waterbury Farmers Market – South Main Street, Waterbury, VT – 4:00-7:00pm – The Waterbury Farmer’s Market brings local fresh products to the community while providing a local resource for farmers and local artsians to sell their products. This event is held Thursdays in Rusty Parker Memorial Park (Main St. and Park Row).

Snow Farm Vineyard Summer Concert Series – South Hero, VT – 5:00-8:30pm – Picnicking begins at 5:00 pm. Music from 6:30pm – 8:30pm The basics include; bring your own blankets and chairs for lawn seating.  nacks and foods are allowed in addition to onsite food vendors. Dogs are allowed but please bring your own poop bags to pick up after. Please only bring dogs who are well behaved in crowded situations.

Weather dependent – Please call the vineyard, check their facebook page or listen to WVMT 620 AM for last minute announcements.

Friday, 7/1

Richmond Farmer’s Market – Volunteer Green, Richmond, VT – 3:00-6:30pm – Find the Richmond Farmer’s Market every Friday at 3:00pm on Volunteer’s Green. You will find baked goods, crafts, maple syrup, meat, eggs, pizza and produce. Check the schedule for the musical line-up. Youth Booth – The second Friday of each month they invite area youth with an entrepreneurial flair to sell items that they have either made, baked or grown. Space is limited to two youth vendors per month.

Free Summer Concert Series – City Hall Park, Burlington, VT – 12:30-1:00pm – The BCA Summer Concert Series is an annual celebration of Vermont’s incredible roster of local talent. Every Wednesday and Friday throughout the summer, the Summer Concert Series provides a lunchtime concert in City Hall Park, energizing the downtown district with vibrancy while supporting local musicians. www.burlingtoncityarts.org

ArtsRiot Truck Stop – Pine Street, Burlington, VT – 4:30pm – The South End’s weekly summer food truck event is back in 2022 — and moving across the street from its original home at ArtsRiot. Stop by the lot at Coal Collective for food truck eats, local drinks and DJ beats, Friday evenings from May 27 through September 2. This event is family and dog-friendly. Get there in the early hours (4:30 to 6:30) for the best options for food and seating.

July 4th Party in the Park and Parade76 Hunt Street, Fairfax, VT – 7:00-10:00pm – It’s time for the 4th annual Party In The Park! Fireworks, Music, Food, Community, and Fun for the whole family! There will be live music from Aaron and Alaria, Carol Ann Jones and others! Plus food from vendors such as KC’s Red Hots, YUM Food truck, Palmers Maple, Greene Mountain Smoothies and more!

Saturday, 7/2

Randolph Farmers Market – Gifford Medical Center Green, Randolph, VT – 9:00am-1:00pm – Live music, vegetables, fruit, plants, baked goods, maple syrup, honey, crafts from many local artists.

Burlington Farmers Market – 345 Pine Street, Burlington, VT – 9:00am-2:00pm The Summer Market will return to it’s alternate location at  345 Pine Street in the South End for the Summer 2020 season, starting in June. More than 90 stands overflow with seasonal produce, flowers, artisan wares, prepared foods, and more. People gather to wander around, chat with growers and friends, and fill their baskets with some of the best food money can buy. Like many places in Burlington, dogs are always welcome but must be kept on a leash. They have a wide range of products from farmers selling preserves and fresh vegetables, fruits, fresh meats, cheeses, maple syrup, honey and eggs. We have ethnic foods utilizing local ingredients and we have crafters selling everything from jewelry, handcrafted metal products, pottery and children’s clothing. Live music and dance create the perfect atmosphere for lunch and stocking up for the week. Open from early May to the end of October.

Capital City Farmer Market – 133 State Street, Montpelier, VT – 9:00am-1:00pm – Capital City Farmers Market is located at 133 State Street (the tax department parking lot), just west of the Capitol building. The summer market is open every Saturday, May-October. The market is outdoors, from 9am-1pm…rain, snow or shine. Pre-ordering is recommended, but not required. Check their weekly vendor list.  Restrooms are available directly across the street in the Visitor’s Center.

Shelburne Farmer’s Market – 332 Shelburne Hinesburg Road, Shelburne, VT – 9:00am-1:00pm – The Shelburne Farmers’ Market makes available Vermont vegetables, fruit, herbs, honey, and maple syrup grown on local farms. Also available are prepared foods and Vermont crafts. The market opens at the end of May and runs through the second week in October on Saturdays from 9:00 to 1:00.

Waitsfield Farmer’s Market – Mad River Green, Waitsfield, VT – 9:00am-1:00pm – The Waitsfield Farmers Market is open every Saturday from mid-May to mid-October on the Mad River Green in Waitsfield The market is open 9:00-1:00. Their market has a wide range of Vermont grown herbs, vegetables, fruits, and flowers. They also feature locally made breads, handmade cheese, maple syrup, locally grown meats, amazing arts & crafts and they present free live music. Visit to their market to experience the bounty and beauty of VT.

Northwest Vermont Farmer’s Market – Taylor Park, St. Albans, VT – 9:00am-2:00pm – This farmer’s market promotes locally grown, crafted, baked or cooked products of the highest standards while providing the consumer with the assurance of quality that they have grown to expect of Vermont products. The market open from mid May through the last Saturday in October. Hours are 9:00 am to 2:00 pm rain or shine.

They gladly accept EBT and have a Debit machine for your convenience. There is no fee for EBT transactions. Our debit transaction fee is $1.50 per transaction which helps us to pay the costs associated with having this machine on site.

Bay Day FireworksSt. Albans, VT – 7:00am – The Great Race, a triathlon recently taken over by the Town, has been a part of our community since 1979 and has brought in athletes from near and far. Grab a couple of friends and join in on the fun! Bay Day is the Town’s greatly anticipated Independence Day celebration. Join them for a volleyball tournament, paddle boat race, and duct tape regatta. Stay for live music, food and fireworks!

Volleyball Tournament begins at 7 a.m.

Paddle Boat Race begins at 12 noon.

Duct Tape Regatta begins at 1:00 p.m

Fourth of July CelebrationBrandon, VT – 10:00am – At long last, Brandon’s biggest summer event will return to our beautiful, newly rejuvenated downtown. We’ve planned a full day’s worth of family fun, beginning with our famous parade and ending with our spectacular fireworks. The parade will return to the Park Street-Route 7 route, starting at 10:00 am Vendors, music, games and activities will continue throughout the day at multiple locations, with a concentration around Central Park and behind the Brandon Inn. The annual Street Dance, with Jam Man Entertainment, will begin at 5:00 pm in the new parking lot between Central Park and Park Street businesses. Fireworks, fired at dusk from the new Mill Lane location, will be viewable from nearly everywhere within a mile of downtown! There will be something for everyone, so come early and stay late!

Fourth of July CelebrationIsland Pond, VT – 11:00am-10:00pm – The parade lines up at 10:00am and beginis at 11. Fireworks begin at 9:30pm.

Poultney’s Fourth of July CelebrationPoultney, VT – 1:00pm – The fun starts on Saturday with the 10th Annual Lake St. Catherine Boat Parade on Saturday, July 2nd at 1 PM.  The Lake St. Catherine Association will hold a lake-wide vote to determine the winners in four categories. The big town parade will be held Monday, July 4th, 2022, starting in East Poultney, VT.  This year’s theme is “Poultney:  Four Seasons of Fun”.

Independence Day CelebrationBurke Mountain – 5:00-10:00pm – Live music featuring John Lackard Blues Band from 6:30pm – 9:30pm . FREE bounce house for the kids! Scenic chairlift rides until 7pm ($5/person). Rocky’s New York Style Hot Dogs; serving up the best hotdogs, chilidogs, and soft pretzels in the Northeast Kingdom. FIREWORKS SHOOT AT DUSK! Please leave your pets at home (indoors) and leave coolers outside. No outside food or beverage permitted. We encourage you to bring your own chair or blanket for sitting.

Sunday, 7/3

Stowe Farmers Market – Stowe, VT – 10:30am-3:00pm – The Stowe Farmers’ Market offers an incredible assortment of local fresh vegetables, meats, cheese, milk, berries, maple syrup, bread and baked goods, pickles, flowers, herbal products, mushrooms, fermented vegetables, thirst quenching beverages, mead and spirits. The prepared food vendors have got you covered for lunch at the market: from irresistible BBQ to pot-stickers, crepes or samosas, to farm pizza or fresh local salads and ice cream for dessert. Craft producers offer stunning handmade jewelry, bags, pottery, photography, slate works, glass work, collages, paintings and more.

Winooski Farmers’ Market – Winooski Falls Way, Winooski, VT – 10:00am-2:00pm – Managed by the Winooski Community Partnership, the Winooski Farmers Market brings you Vermont’s finest local produce, farm goods, artisan crafts, locally prepared foods, musical entertainment and a fun interactive kid’s program –  the Power of Produce (POP) Club.  Set directly in front of the Champlain Mill along the banks of the Winooski River, the Farmers Market is located in the heart of the downtown.

Westford Music Series – 1 Brookside Road, Westford, VT – 7:00-8:30pm – Jerry Thigpen brings the Westford Music Series out onto the Westford common for a concert  Jerry hails from Northern Florida where his widely popular band is known for their outstanding musicianship of seasoned blues/rock style with a hint of British invasion. He will perform songs from his albums and serve up gutsy guitar playing and soulful vocals.

Bring a picnic, chair, blanket and enjoy the long summer evening with friends and family.

Fourth of July EventsMontpelier, VT – 2:00-10:00pm – July 3rd Independence Day Celebration is the Capital City’s largest festival of the year. The fun begins at 2 pm with the July 3rd Food Truck Festival and the FamilyFest on the State House Lawn. After the FamilyFest, the Montpelier Mile Road Race begins at 6 pm and kicks-off the Community Parade! After enjoying the parade, join them on the State House Lawn for a performance by Raised on Radio and more fun. The night is capped off by an epic fireworks show, presented by NorthCountry Federal Credit Union!

Fourth of July Celebration – Williston, VT – Williston puts on a two day Independence Day Celebration.

Sunday, July 3    

  • 4:00-6:00 – Library Book Sale
  • 7:00 – Ice Cream Social
  • 7:00 -Town Band Concert

Monday, July 4

  • 9:00-2:00 – Library Book Sale
  • 10:00 – Parade  West on Williston Rd, (Johnson Farm to Old Stage Rd)
  • 11:00-1:00 – Activities & Vendors On Green
  • 11:30-1:30 – Fire Dept Open House
  • 6:00-9:00  Evening Celebration  Activities & Food at Village Community Park
  • 6:00p-10:00 – Shuttle
  • 9:20 – Fireworks Display at Village Community Park

 

Independence Day Celebration & FireworksBurlington Waterfront – 5:30-10:00pm – Join the City of Burlington and Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront at their annual July 3rd Independence Day Celebration on the Burlington Waterfront and other parks!

Fourth of July Festivities & FireworksHinesburg, VT

July 3

  • 5-8 pm – Carpenter Carse Book Sale at United Church of Hinesburg’s Osborne Parish Hall.
  • 6 pm – Hilly Hobble Foot Race registration begins in front of HCS.
  • 6:30 pm – 10k begins at bottom of Buck Hill Rd. West.
  • 7 pm – 5k begins at bottom of Buck Hill Rd. West.
  • 7:10 pm – Kid’s 2k race begins at Veteran’s Park – Good Times Cafe.
  • Race finishes in Veteran’s Park.

July 4

  • 9 am – 2 pm – Book Sale at UCH’s Osborne Parish Hall.
  • 11 am – Parade assembly begins at bottom of Buck Hill Rd. West & Rte. 116.
  • Register your float or organization at www.hinesburgrec.com
  • Please note that Route 116 is closed 11:45 am – 1 pm.
  • 12 pm Parade starts at bottom of Buck Hill Rd. West & Rte. 116, follows through village, turning onto onto Mechanicsville Rd., ending at Post Office.
  • Community Alliance Church will serve ice cream in front of the Hinesburg Nursery School.
  • 12- 3pm – Hinesburgh Public House’s Lawn Party.
  • 12:45-4:45 pm – Mini Golf on the Green behind the Police Dept. by Mini Golf On the Go.
  • Dusk – Fireworks behind HCS

Vendors are Mac’s Sugar Shack, Fried Dough and Sisters of Anarchy Ice Cream.

Fourth of July FireworksBristol Recreation Fields, Bristol, VT – 6:00-10:00pm – Bristol 4th is a two day celebration with entertainment, food, crafts, a parade and fireworks.

Fourth of July FireworksVergennes, VT – 8:00pm – Get a head start on Independence Day with fireworks at the high school sports fields! Park at the elementary or high school – wherever you park, look up to the sky; there is no bad seat in the area! The fireworks are set up in the ballfields of VUHS and can be viewed from most anywhere around! Sponsored by the Eagles and the American Legion Post #14, together they are pleased to light up the skies in celebration of Independence Day.

Monday, 7/4

Fourth of July Celebration Cabot, VT – 8:00am-2:00pm – Join them on July 4th for Cabot’s Annual Independence Day Celebration!  This years’ activities will be held on the Common, and will include:

  • Rummage sale
  • book sale
  • Games
  • Inflatables
  • food vendors
  • Parade at 11:00am

Old Home DayHartland, VT – 8:00am – Celebrate July 4th in Hartland.

  • Tractor pull starts @8am
  • Book sale at the Library from 9am to 3pm
  • Parade at 10am
  • Vendors and live music behind the Rec Center after the parade
  • The Moonlighters Big Band @7pm
  • Fireworks @9pm

 

Independence CelebrationNewport, VT – 8:30am-10:00pm – Pack the lawn chairs, sunscreen, cooler, and gather friends and family for the best 4th of July celebration this side of Memphremagog.

  • Harry Corrow Freedom Run
  • Derby Independence Day Parade
  • Paddle Palooza
  • Fair Food
  • North Star Cruises
  • Fireworks at 9:30pm

 

Fourth of July Festivities & FireworksMilton, VT – 10:00am-10:00pm – Join the celebration!

GRAND PARADE 11AM Running from Herrick Ave. to Bombardier Park West. To enter a float, display, or group, call Steve Burke at 891-8083.
FIREWORKS and FUN 6PM – 9:30PM at Bombardier Park West. Live Music, Food Trucks, Mini Golf, Fireworks show at dusk (approximately 9:15PM)

4th of July Celebration – Smugglers’ Notch – 10:00am-9:00pm – Main Street Celebration 11:00 am – 4:00 pm featuring artists & art galleries, live music by the Sky Blue Boys and Cookie, library book sale, food vendors, games, and more! And back at Smugglers’ … Goodtime Charlie  is your host on the Village Green with music for all ages from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The Vermont National Guard 40th Army Band plays their mix of classic favorites and patriotic tunes beginning at 8:00 pm. At dusk, enjoy the spectacular fireworks against the backdrop of the Green Mountains. It’s a full day of celebration! Happy Independence Day! Available food trucks at Smuggs will be Green Mountain Grill Billies, Mediterranean Mix, and KC’s Red Hots.

Town of Westford 4th of July CelebrationWestford, VT – Celebrate Independence Day in Westford on the town common.

  • Parade at 11am
  • Music
  • Kids Games
  • Lawn Games
  • Duck Races
  • Face Painting
  • Food Shelf Donations: 1 Raffle Ticket for Every Item Donated
  • Farmer’s Market

 

Fourth of July Celebration & FireworksColchester, VT – 10:00am-11:30pm – 4th of July Parade

  • The parade starts at 10:00 a.m. at Colchester High School
  • Parade Route: The parade will process from Colchester High School, down Blakely Road, and end at Lavigne Road.  Road closure is expected to be approx. one hour.
  • Bayside Beach | Bayside Beach Holiday Hours: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Lifeguards will be on duty at Bayside Beach for those who want to swim.
  • Bayside Paddle Sports will be open for paddleboard, kayak, and pedal boat rentals.

Bayside Park | 6:45pm to Close:

  • 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.: Music Entertainment: THE HITMEN
  • The Hitmen are: Jim Cheney (Bass and Vocals), Bob Young (Guitar and Vocals), Brian Donnelly (Drums and Vocals), and Bob Boedecker (Keys and Vocals).
  • Musical Style: 1970s and 1980s party rock & roll, featuring hot guitar, organ, and impressive vocal harmonies! The Hitmen play anything from John Mellencamp to Santana, The Atlanta Rhythm Section to Steely Dan – don’t miss this fantastic group!

Fireworks

  • Fireworks will take place at dusk from the Bayside Softball Field. Please stay behind the safety fence.
  • Parking available at: Colchester High School, Colchester Middle School, and the Malletts Bay School.

4th of July CelebrationEssex Junction, VT – 6:00-9:30pm – The Essex Junction Fourth of July Celebration is coming back and will be bigger and better than ever! Join them on Sunday, July 4th for this FREE Independence Day celebration including food, live music, fun, and games beginning at 6pm on the Midway Lawn at the Champlain Valley Exposition. They will be launching their biggest fireworks display ever beginning at 9:30pm.

 

Fourth of July Festivities – Richmond, VT – 10:30am – In Richmond, they always celebrate Independence Day on July 4th no matter what day the holiday falls on.

  • 10:15 AM Fun Run
  • 10:30 AM Parade
  • 11:00 AM fun & food at the Green throughout the day
  • Multiple food trucks and Chicken BBQ
  • Games for children, Misting Tent & Car Show
  • 1:00 PM Community Band Concert
  • 6:30 PM Northern Comfort Band
  • 9:30 PM FIREWORKS