Festivals and Events
The Capital City loves a celebration!
Montpelier is a vibrant community with a very full festival and event calendar. Below is a general list of events hosted in Montpelier annually so you can get an idea of what we are like. For more event listings, visit the community calendar and individual event pages on this site.
Farmers Night Concerts at the State House
January-April 7:30 PM Wednesdays
Spice on Snow
Last weekend in January
Ice on Fire
Late January/Early February
Montpelier Alive's Art Walk, presented by Magic Hat
First Friday in February, May, September, December; also Thursday, June 6, 2019
Parent Child Dance
Cabin Fever Sale
Green Mountain Film Festival
Saturday near Easter
Lost Nation Theater season
Muddy Onion Spring Classic Gravel Grinder
MayFest in Downtown Montpelier
First weekend in May
Outdoor Farmers Market
May through October, Saturdays 9am - 1pm
June and July
Montpelier Alive's July 3rd
Do Good Fest
Second weekend in July
Hunger Mountain Brown Bag Concert Series
Thursdays at noon, August and September
Montpelier Aive's Moonlight Madness, powered by VSECU
Third Friday in October
Downtown Trick or Treating
Montpelier Alive's Flannel Friday
Friday after Thanksgiving
Montpelier Alive's Cider Monday
Monday after Thanksgiving
Montpelier Alive's Home for the Holidays
Skating on the State House Lawn
New Years Eve in Downtown Montpelier
Montpelier Alive is fortunate to be generously underwritten by our Downtown Champions National Life and VSECU. Due to the support of local companies like these, and others, almost all Montpelier Alive events are free of charge, and we are always adding events to the calendar.
We have many volunteer opportunities assisting our staff with event planning and production. If you are interested in volunteering, email us at email@example.com.
See you downtown!
Planning an Event Downtown?
Great choice! Downtown Montpelier is a wonderful place to hold your event, and we can help make your event a success. We offer technical support, funding opportunities, and other resources. Please consult our Downtown Events Guide for more information.
Learn about all the great upcoming events in Montpelier, Vermont.
Our FREE summer concert series, every Thursday at noon in August and September in City Hall Plaza.
Saturday, September 21, 2:45-4:30pm | If you seek to hear music in unexpected places, click on this link to discover clues that will have you off to the races.
September 29, 10am-2pm | Montpelier High School | Support Montpelier's public schools while enjoying autumnal fun! Enjoy a Mascot Race, One-Mile Run, Kickball Tournament, Dunk Tank, Craft Sale, Field Games, and more!
Saturday, September 28, 5-9pm | Downtown Montpelier comes alive on Saturday, September 28th for an evening of street performers, food trucks, live music, local beer and cocktails at the Feast of Fools Mini Festival and Launch Party.
Saturday, October 12, 3-8pm | A magical, performance-filled theatrical evening walk through Hubbard Park. Family-friendly and not scary, this is a chance to experience the park in a whole new light. A Montpelier family favorite event!
A festival environmental, with street performances across town and stores open late with great sales.
Celebrate Halloween in downtown Montpelier.