Vermont July 4th Celebrations in 2022
July 01, 2016
Vermont July 4th celebrations range from funky parades and outdoor concerts to festivities on Main Streets and local town greens. If you’re planning on being in Vermont on Independence Day in 2022, here are some of the best places to celebrate.
Vermont July 4th Festivities & Fireworks (updated for 2022)
The 40-something-year-old Moscow Parade returns to this tiny corner of Stowe at 10 a.m. for its annual stroll on Moscow Road on July 4, 2022. Afterward, the community kicks off its Old Fashioned Fourth of July celebration in Stowe Village, featuring a parade at noon and followed by live music, food, and vendors. At 6 p.m. take part in the festivities and fireworks at the Mayo Fields. For more information, visit gostowe.com.
Soak up the beauty of Lake Paran in North Bennington at an annual Independence Day celebration on July 3, 2022. The event features food trucks, live music by HorseyCow, games, and more. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. For details, visit lakeparanvt.org.
Catch the town’s July 4th parade along Main Street at 11 a.m. and take part in games and activities at the local recreation center at 2 p.m. The Cabot Art Barn is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3296 Main Street. Visit facebook.com for more information.
The Brattleboro Goes Fourth celebration returns for the first time since 2019. The town’s 49th annual event, scheduled for July 4, 2022 at 10 a.m., starts at Flat Street and moves north on Main Street to the Common. Activities and fireworks will be at Living Memorial Park. For details, visit facebook.com.
Catch the Island Pond Independence Day Parade on July 2, 2022 at 11 a.m. On Saturday night at 6 p.m, the 80s cover band Decadia performs on Catamount Stage. Be sure to stick around for fireworks at dusk. Visit facebook.com for a full event schedule.
The Vermont Symphony Orchestra presents its statewide summer concert tour with “Celebrate!” and showcases an Independence Day concert on July 4, 2022 at Shelburne Museum. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Visit vso.org.
Celebrate Independence Day in the town of Killington on July 4, 2022. Festivities include a 10 a.m. parade on River Road, followed by a barbecue, field games, raffle, swimming, a belly flop contest, music, fireworks, and more at Johnson Recreation Fields. Visit killington.com.
Celebrate “Vershire Day” on July 2, 2022 with a parade at 2 p.m. starting at the Vershire Post Office. A chicken barbecue and live music by Samantha Moffatt and Kerry DeWolfe will be from 3-6 p.m., followed by activities, whiffle ball games, pizza, and music by fiddler Emerson Gale and keyboardist Sue Hunt. Don’t miss the fireworks at dusk. Visit vershirevt.org for more information.
Independence Day in Jeffersonville starts with a festive parade on July 4, 2022 at 10 a.m. Enjoy the village’s Main Street celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with artists, food, games, a library book sale, and live music by Sky Blue Boys and Cookie. At 6 p.m., head up to Smugglers’ Notch Resort for a barbecue, music, and fireworks at dusk. For more information, visit smuggs.com.
Warren in the Mad River Valley draws a big crowd on July 4. The annual Warren Fourth of July Parade is one of the most legendary Vermont July 4th celebrations in the state. The parade starts at 10 a.m. on July 4, 2022. Bruce Sklar and his Slarkestra warm up on the porch of The Warren Store for the street dance at 11:15 a.m. Head up to Sugarbush’s Lincoln Peak for fireworks at dusk. For more information, visit madrivervalley.com/4th.
If you’re anywhere near Vermont’s Capitol City on July 3, 2022, downtown Montpelier is the place to be. The festivities kick off at 2 p.m. with the Food Truck Festival and FamilyFest. The Montpelier Mile Road Race begins at 6 p.m. followed by the Community Parade at 6:15 p.m. Afterward, listen to live music by Raized on Radio until the fireworks start at dusk. For details, visit montpelieralive.com.
The 73rd Annual 4th of July Parade and Street Fair returns to Wardsboro on July 4, 2022 on Main Street. The event, which is Southern Vermont’s oldest Independence Day celebration, includes a street fair starting at 9 a.m., featuring live music, strawberry shortcake, pies, and a chicken barbecue. The parade starts at 10 a.m. with floats, vintage cars, fire trucks, and more. The event is scaled back a bit this year and organizers say a larger celebration is planned for 2023. For more information, visit wardsborovermont.com.
The town’s parade starts at 11 a.m. starting at Herrick Avenue. Between 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Bombardier Park West, enjoy live music, food trucks, mini golf, and fireworks at dusk. For more information, visit facebook.com.
Brandon’s biggest summer event returns on July 2, 2022 with a full-day of celebrations. The town’s festivities include a 10 a.m. parade, vendors, games, music, the Annual Street Dance from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., and fireworks. For more information, visit brandon.org.
Bristol is home to one of the most festive July 4th celebrations around. Celebrate with live music, food, games, and fireworks at dusk on July 3, 2022. On the Fourth, take part in Bristol’s legendary Outhouse Race, watch the local parade, and enjoy music, food, and vendors in the heart of town. For more information, visit bristol4th.com.
The town’s parade starts at 11:30 a.m. on July 2, 2022 at Justin Morrill Homestead, followed by a day of fun with frog jumping, the library book sale, music in the Townhouse by the South Royalton Band, and the Strafford Volunteer Fire Department’s Annual Chicken Dinner at 5 p.m. If you want to start the day early, join the John Lineman Memorial Village to Village Road Race at 9:30 a.m. starting at Murray Field. Visit straffordvt.org.
The town’s Funky Fourth Festival on July 2, 2022 kicks off with a parade at 10 a.m. Head over to the town green afterward for children’s games, booths, and musical entertainment. The Greensboro Free Library will host its annual book sale, and the Greensboro United Church of Christ will serve up tasty fare at its annual chicken barbecue from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit greensborovt.org for details.
Hartland’s Old Home Day returns on July 4, 2022 with a tractor pull at 8 a.m., followed by a parade at 10 a.m. Enjoy food and listen to live music in the gazebo area behind the town recreation center, and watch the fireworks at dusk. For more information, visit facebook.com.
Burlington’s July 3, 2022 Independence Day celebration features a spectacular fireworks show over Lake Champlain at dusk. For more information, visit btvjuly3.com.