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 by Montpelier Alive 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.
Montpelier Alive is fortunate to be generously underwritten by National Life Group, VSECU and Community National Bank. 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.
In addition to the festivals below, we host business networking events we call "mix and mingles" four times a year. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for event announcements.
We have many volunteer opportunities assisting our staff with event planning and production. If you are interested in volunteering, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you will visit our event calendar and event pages often to see what's new; be sure to print out our event flyer so you never miss out on what's going on downtown.
See you downtown!
Enjoy the local art! Upwards of 20 art openings on one night in Montpelier! Start at any venue and stop by as many participating venues as you like. Many will have the artist in attendance and refreshments for art viewers. Guidebooks will be available at participating business.
Get details about the concert series being put on on Thursdays during the summer.
It's long been tradition to celebrate Independence Day on July 3rd in the Capital City each year. With the State House Lawn as a backdrop, festival-goers enjoy a day packed with family activities, the best parade in Vermont, more than 35 food and craft vendors, live music, dance performances, and don't forget the fireworks! Some say it's the best day of the year in Montpelier, Vermont.
Learn about all the great upcoming events around town.
So much happens the first weekend in May that we dubbed it Mayfest! Montpelier is alive with more than eighteen annual events taking place, including, on Saturday, the opening day of the Capital City Farmers' Market, the Onion River Bike Swap, Three Penny Taproom's anniversary party called Montbeelier, and lots more. The All Species Day parade, a favorite for locals of all ages, is not to be missed on Sunday.
Join us again in March 2019 for great discounts at Downtown Montpelier retailers, plus a chance to win a HUGE downtown shopping spree!
Ring in the New Year in downtown Montpelier. Enjoy a mix of family and adult events in town, in addition to great restaurant specials, and music.
A festival environmental, with street performances across town and stores open late with great sales.