Festivals and Events

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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

Returning in 2022

Spice on Snow

Last weekend in January

Returning in 2022

Ice on Fire

Late January/Early February

Montpelier Alive’s Art Walk, supported by Northfield Savings Bank

First Fridays in February, April, June, August, October, and December

Love Your Neighbor Sale

Early March

Green Mountain Film Festival

Late March

Returning in 2022

Egg Hunt

Saturday near Easter

Returning in 2022



Lost Nation Theater season


Great virtual events in 2021

Muddy Onion Spring Classic Gravel Grinder


Returning in 2022

Tree CityMay

MayFest in Downtown Montpelier

First weekend in May

Returning in 2022

Corporate Cup


Returning in 2022

Outdoor Farmers Market

May through October, Saturdays 9am - 1pm

Mountaineers Baseball

June and July

Montpelier Alive’s July 3rd
Independence Day Celebration

July 3rd

Returning in 2022

Do Good Fest

Second weekend in July

Returning in 2022

Hunger Mountain Brown Bag Concert Series

Thursdays at noon, August and September

Montpelier Aive’s Moonlight Madness, powered by VSECU

Third Friday in October

Enchanted Forest


Montpelier Fall Festival and

Downtown Trick or Treating

Thursday, October 31

Montpelier Alive’s Flannel Friday

Friday, November 26

Montpelier Alive’s Cider Monday

Monday, November 29

Montpelier Alive’s Home for the Holidays


Skating on the State House Lawn


Returning in 2022

New Years Eve in Downtown Montpelier

December 31st

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 director@montpelieralive.org.

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.