Vermont June 25, 2016
These Fireworks Displays In Vermont Will Drop Your Jaw
Vermonters are proud people, and boy do we love to celebrate our independence when it comes to the 4th of July! We go all out with live music, games, parades, vendors, and naturally we end them with amazing firework shows. There is no place like Vermont when it comes to the 4th celebrations – here are 10 shows that are worth seeing this year. Who’s ready for some BBQ and fun with friends this 4th? See below for a complete list of 4th of July fireworks shows in VT.
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1. Fourth of July 2016 at Warren and Sugarbush - Warren
Start your day on the 4th with everyone in the Mad River Valley gathering for one of the most awesome Independence Day celebrations in Vermont. The 10am parade kicks off the festivities followed by live music including the Grippo Funk Band & special guests at the Warren Store porch for the big street dance and Mad Mountain Scramblers at Brooks Field (elementary school), a short walk from the village on the Mad River Path. You just know the fireworks show which starts at dusk from the Sugarbush Resort will be amazing!
2. An Old Fashioned Fourth of July, Stowe
From the Moscow parade, a days worth of activities including food, music entertainers and more, and ending with Stowe's incredible annual fireworks display, July 4th is a great day to spend in Stowe. See for yourself!
3. July 3 & 4th Celebration - Bristol
Kick off the festivities on July 3rd at the ballpark with food and craft vendors, games, raffle tickets and great live music followed by fireworks. The 4th has a road race, an outhouse race (seriously!) and the oldest continuously run parade in the State of Vermont! Interesting fact: The July 4 parade in Bristol is the the oldest annual parade in the United States.. But that one is in Bristol, RI.
4. Montpelier Independence Day Celebration 2016 - Montpelier
With the State House Lawn as a backdrop, the July 4th festival-goers will enjoy a day packed with family activities, a great parade, more than 35 food and craft vendors, live music, dance performances, and, of course, fireworks!
5. Bakersfield Independence Day Celebration 2016 - Bakersfield
This fun filled day will be held on July 2 rain or shine and will start at noon with a parade and chicken barbecue and ends with an air show at 7 p.m and fireworks at dusk. Other activities include a book sale, fun run, local music, cow plop contest, silent auctions, horseshoe tournament, and a full afternoon of family activities.
6. Fireworks and More at Q Burke Mountain - East Burke
Head to Burke Mountain on July 3 for music, food, and fun for the kids including a bounce house, coloring contest, and a children’s bike park. Be sure to stay for the spectacular fireworks display!
7. Burlington’s July 3rd Independence Day Celebration 2016 - Burlington
There is fun for the whole family at the Burlington Waterfront on July 3. You'll love celebrating Independence Day with fun activities before the bombs start bursting in air! Waterfront Park, 10 College Street Burlington, VT.
Come join Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront at our annual July 3rd Independence Day Celebration on the Burlington Waterfront and other parks!
Perkins Pier: Root 7, 5-7 p.m.; Mango Jam, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Waterfront Park: Sambatucada!, 7-8 p.m. Also: bounce house and face painting.
Boathouse: Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band, 8-9:30 and 10-11 p.m.; Dan Marcotte Biplane Airshow, 8:30-8:45, over the harbor
Battery Park: Burlington Concert Band, 6-9 p.m.
North Beach: Eagle Country 97.5, broadcasting 5-9 p.m.
Fireworks Spectacular, 9-10 p.m.
Recommended parking: UVM’s Gutterson parking garage and adjacent lots provide the fastest way in and out Burlington after the fireworks. Buses will run from 3:45 pm to 11:30 p.m., with pick up at Patrick Gym.
8. 40th Army Band Vermont National Guard Concert Band performance - Jeffersonville
See Vermont’s 40th Army Band perform at Smugglers’ Notch on July 4th as part of the Jeffersonville celebration. The finale will feature Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture,” followed by a fireworks display.
Here is a list of more fireworks shows in Vermont courtesy of
7/5 – Burke Mountain, 9:30pm,
7/3 – Burlington Waterfront, 9:30pm,
7/4 – Mayo Farms Events Field, Dusk,
7/3 – State House Lawn, 9:30pm,
7/6 – Park Village, Dusk,
7/4 – Johnson’s Recreation Center, 9:30pm,
7/4 – Sugarbush Resort, 9:45pm,
7/4 – Dana Thompson Memorial Park, 9:30pm,
7/4 – Vermont State Fairgrounds, 9:45pm,
7/4 – Northwood Park, Dusk,
7/4 – Willow Park, 9:00pm,
7/4 – Living Memorial Park, 9:30pm,
7/4 – Smugglers Notch Resort, Dusk,
7/5 – Magic Mountain, 9:00pm,
7/4 – Woodstock High School, Dusk,
7/2 – Stratton Resort Base Area, 9:15pm,
7/4 – Hinesburg Village, 9:30pm,
7/3 – Basin Harbor Club, Dusk,
7/4 – Lake Bomoseen, Dusk,
7/3 – Bristol Recreation Field, Dusk,
7/4 – Worcester Village, 9:30pm,
7/4 – Bayside Softball Field, Dusk,
7/5 – Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Following Race,
7/7 – St. Albans Town Bay Park, Dusk,
7/4 – Maple Street Park, 9:30pm,
7/4 – Landon Road,
7/3 – Knight Point State Park, Dusk,
7/6 – Island Pond, Dusk,
7/5 – West Hill Recreation Area, 9:00pm,
7/4 – Recreation Center, Dusk,
7/4 – Bombardier Park, 9:30,
7/3 – Mount Ascutney, Dusk,
7/4 – Baker’s Field, Dusk,
7/4 – Main Street,
7/4 – Historic Cornith Village,
7/4 – Weaver Street, Dusk,
7/4 – Orleans County Fairgrounds, Dusk,
7/4 – Alburgh School, Dusk,
7/6 – Caspian Lake, 9:00pm,
7/4 – Main Street,