Montpelier Mayfest

Montpelier is ALIVE with lots events taking place on Friday and Saturday so we named the weekend Montpelier Mayfest! Downtown is the place to be on May 6th & 7th.

Ride your bike downtown on Saturday, May 7th and park your bike at the first ever Montpelier Bike Valet! Cyclists can drop off their bicycle, or stroller, at the first ever Bike Valet on State Street by the farmers’ market.Volunteers from the Montpelier Bike Advisory Committee will take care of your bicycle while you enjoy events, shopping, the market or lunch.When you are done, return to the Bike Valet with your claim ticket and pick up your bicycle, it’s that simple! Leave your car at home. (Open 9 am-noon)

**Please be aware that both State Street, between Elm and Main, as well as Langdon Street will be closed the morning of Saturday, May 7th to host events. Have no fear; there will be plenty of parking behind City Hall and Bear Pond Books, in the parking lot behind Positive Pie, along Main, East State Streets and the lower part of State Street and behind Christ Church. There is also parking in the Department of Labor parking lot on weekends. All downtown parking will reopen at 1 pm.

Events on Friday, May 6th
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Spring Art Walk with a Maple Theme
May 6th, 4:00 pm-8:00 pm
Downtown Montpelier

Stroll the streets of downtown Montpelier and enjoy more than 20 art openings in stores and galleries. Spring means maple, so many of the art venues will feature maple treats from local producers. Guidebooks will be available downtown the week of May 2nd. Check back here for a list of venues soon.

Make sure to stop into alla vita for a free wine tasting during Art Walk!

To see some of the upcoming art, visit:
Montpelier Rotary Mud Season Charity Raffle
Central Vermont Civic Center
7 pm

Tickets are available with any rotary member, or by emailing and are $100. Each ticket admits two people including free cocktails and hor d'oeuvres but offers one chance to win. The grand prize is worth $10,000, and the money raised will help support the Montpelier Rotary Backpack Program that sends food home with Montpelier elementary school children over the weekend & school vacations. 
Events on Saturday, May 7th

All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast
7:00 am-11:30 am

The ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST features French toast, pancakes, sausage, eggs, toast, coffee, milk.   Kiwanis “Serving the Community” enables the organization to continue its programs and funding for community services and programs for children. Tickets are available at the door or with any Kiwanian.  

Adult - $7.00 and Child Under 12 - $4.00

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Orchard Valley Waldorf School's 10th Annual Sweet 'N Savory Pie Breakfast
8:30 am (or earlier if we run out of pie!)
Trinity United Methodist Church, 137 Main St., Montpelier (next to Kellogg-Hubbard Library)

Mouth-watering sweet and savory pies, nearly every kind under the sun! Gluten-free options as well!
More information can be found:; 802-456-7400


Opening Day of The Capital City Farmers’ Market
9 am-1 pm
60 State Street

Get all your local foods from the market's 50+ farmers, food producers, and craftspeople. You'll find a full marketplace of artisanal goat and cow cheeses, grass-fed beef, free-range chicken, maple syrup, flowers, vegetable and flower starts, and crafts, plus much more.  Find foods from all over the world, to eat at market or bring home to enjoy. EBT and Debit cards welcome. or find us on Facebook 

Green Up Day!
9 am-1 pm
State Street 

Help keep our city beautiful! Come down to the Capital City Farmers' Market and visit the Green Up Day table hosted by Montpelier Alive. Volunteers will get trash and recycling bags, assigned a city location for clean up and a whole page of coupons good for discounts and free gifts all around town. Coupons pages are only for our green up volunteers!

Volunteers are welcome to clean up trash any time over the weekend and leave bags curbside in city limits. Our wonderful DPW will remove all bags on Monda

Yoga on State St
Yoga 10:00 am-11:30 am, Live Raffle at Noon
State Street

A family friendly and FREE event celebrating health + wellness in the community and raising money for Prevent Child Abuse Vermont.

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Capital City Classic Ultimate Tournament
Saturday, May 7th & Sunday May 8th
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Montpelier High School  

High School ultimate teams from around New England gather to compete for the tournament title. Open teams will play on Saturday and girls teams on Sunday.

Come watch Montpelier's team's play the fastest growing sport in Vermont! Concession stand and bouncy house will be open on site.   

More information can be found at:
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The Onion River Sports 2016 Bike Swap
Drop off: Friday April 30th-Friday May 6th
Event: Saturday May 7th 9:00 am-12:00 pm 
Langdon Street 

Dig those old bikes you never ride out of the garage, clean ’em up, and bring them down to Onion River Sports for our annual Bike Swap on Saturday, May 7 from 9am till noon!Find great bikes for the whole family at bargain prices! Our friendly staff will be on hand to help you choose the perfect new-to-you bike from the HUNDREDS of bicycles in the ORS parking lot (plus bike trailers, baby joggers, tag-a-longs, and more, too!).
Plan to show up early – the best bikes go first, and the line usually starts sometime between 6:30 and 7:30 am.
More information can be found at:

3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Landgon Street 

Three Penny Taproom's 7th Annual anniversary celebration featuring live music, beer garden, and rare and special cask beer.
More information can be found at: