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Vermont July 4th Celebrations in 2024

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 2024, here are some of the best places to celebrate.

(You can find additional Vermont July 4th celebrations in our events section.)

Vermont July 4th Festivities & Fireworks

Warren Vermont July 4th parade


Warren in the Mad River Valley draws a big crowd on July 4. The 2024 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. with the theme,”State of the Union.” Jewel House warms up the crowd for the street dance at 11:15 a.m. The fun continues at Brooks Field at Warren Elementary School afterward. Head up to Sugarbush’s Lincoln Peak for fireworks at dusk. For more information, visit


Celebrate Independence Day on July 6, 2024 in Brandon with free events throughout the day from 9 a.m. to dusk. Enjoy a parade at 10 a.m., music in the parks, contests, a beer garden, a street dance from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., and and fireworks at dusk. Visit the event’s page on Facebook for details.


Peacham’s Independence Day celebration on July 4, 2024 includes a kids’ mini-bicycle parade, a tractor parade, a horseshoe and cornhole contest, a church bell concert, food, music, farmers’ market and more. Kids’ bike parade starts at 9 a.m. and the tractor parade follows at 11 a.m. The fun lasts all day until 4 p.m. For details, visit


Brattleboro Goes Fourth celebrates its 51st Independence Day event on July 4, 2024, starting with a parade at 10 a.m. on Main Street followed by a day of family activities and fireworks at Living Memorial Park. For details, visit the event’s page on

Island Pond

Catch the Island Pond Independence Day Parade on July 6, 2024 at 11 a.m., followed by the American Legion Chicken Barbecue at noon.  At 6 p.m., enjoy live music on Catamount Stage in Lakeside Park. Be sure to stick around for fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Visit the event’s page on for a full event schedule.

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Celebrate the great outdoors and VSO’s 90th birthday on July 4, 2024 with fireworks and the 2024 Summer Festival Tour: Symphony of Stars! Join the orchestra for a memorable Vermont July 4th evening of music at Shelburne Museum. Show starts at 7:30 p.m., followed by fireworks after the show. Visit for details.


Enjoy fireworks, a parade, music, food and more at the Brownsville Independence Day celebration. The theme of this year’s two-day event is, “Country Road, Take Me Home.” Music, food and fireworks will be July 3, 2024 from 6 p.m. to dusk at Ascutney Mountain. In Brownsville on July 4, the celebration continues with a community breakfast, music, food, crafts and more starting at 8:30 a.m. The parade starts at 1:30 p.m. Visit the event’s page on Facebook for details.

St. Albans

St. Albans hosts its annual Bay Day celebration on July 6, 2024. Participate in the Great Race Triathlon, a tradition since 1979.  Stay for other Vermont July 4th events, including the volleyball tournament, paddle boat race, live music and fireworks. Learn more about the Great Race on the event’s Facebook page.


Don’t miss the Poultney Independence Day Parade at 10 a.m. on July 4, 2024, which starts at the East Poultney Green.  On July 5, enjoy a day of family fun and an evening fireworks show at the Poultney Elementary School (rain date is July 7). The Lake St. Catherine Boat Parade will be July 6. Visit

Moscow parade in Stowe, Vermont


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, 2024. Afterward, the community kicks off its Old Fashioned Fourth of July celebration in Stowe Village, featuring a parade at noon a.m., and a day filled with food, music, activities and vendors on the Village Green between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. At 6 p.m. take part in the festivities and fireworks at the Mayo Fields. For more information, visit


Celebrate Independence Day in the town of Killington on July 4, 2024. Festivities include a parade on River Road, followed by a barbecue, swimming, music, fireworks and more. Visit for a full schedule.

Saxtons River

Saxtons River’s Independence Day celebration on July 4, 2024 starts with a road race at 8:30 a.m., a parade at 11 a.m., followed by a street fair, live music, food, a hula hoop contest, an egg toss, firefighters’ water polo and more. Visit for more details.


Don’t miss Independence Day on July 4, 2024 in Richmond, starting with a parade at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy a day of Vermont July 4th activities, a fun run, live music and food, plus fireworks at dusk. For details, visit the event’s page on


Independence Day in Jeffersonville starts with a festive parade on July 4, 2024 at 10 a.m. Enjoy the village’s Main Street celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with food, a book sale, games and live music. At 6 p.m., head up to Smugglers’ Notch Resort for music and fireworks at dusk. For more information, visit


If you’re anywhere near Vermont’s Capitol City on July 3, 2024, downtown Montpelier is the place to be. The fun begins at 3 p.m. with the July 3rd Food Truck Festival and Family Fest on the State House Lawn. The Montpelier Mile Road Race begins at 6 p.m. and kicks-off the community parade. This year’s parade theme is, “Keep it on the Sunny Side.” Afterward, listen to live music until the fireworks start at dusk. For details, visit


Come to the Wardsboro 75th Annual Street Fair and Parade on July 4, 2024. The Street Fair kicks off at 9 a.m., with a parade of floats, vintage cars, fire trucks and more starting at 10 a.m. You’ll find homemade strawberry shortcake and pies for sale, a chicken BBQ, old-fashioned children’s games and live original music performed by locals. Questions? Email

Bristol July 4th


Bristol is home to one of the most festive two-day Vermont July 4th celebrations around. Enjoy live music, food, games, and fireworks at dusk on July 3, 2024. On July 4, 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

Lake Willoughby

Come to the 23rd annual Lake Willoughby Boat Parade on July 4, 2024. The theme is “Under the Sea.” This Vermont July 4th event is free to participate, and no registration is required. Prizes will be awarded for best decorated and most creative.  Lineup will be at Crescent Beach, on the west side of the lake at 2:45 p.m. For more information, visit the event’s page on Facebook.

East Corinth

The 77th annual East Corinth Independence Day celebration on July 4, 2024 includes a parade with the theme: “Best of America – Small Town Pride” at 10 a.m. The parade is followed by a chicken barbecue at 11 a.m., available for take-out, sit down or tail gate. The event also includes kids activities. Visit the East Corinth Congregational Church’s Facebook page for more details.


Hartland’s Old Home Day returns on July 4, 2024 with a tractor pull at 8 a.m., followed by a parade at 10 a.m. and a book sale at the library from 9 a.m. to 3 p.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 the event’s page on


Burlington’s July 3, 2024 Independence Day celebration is from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on the scenic Waterfront. Enjoy food, music and a spectacular fireworks show over Lake Champlain. You can also join Rock the Dock from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Community Sailing Center, located just past the Moran Frame on the Burlington Waterfront. For more information, visit

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July 4th parade in Stowe Vermont

 -Main photo: July 4th in Burlington. Photo by Graham Byers/iStock

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  • Amy Howlett
    Posted at 07:05h, 26 June Reply

    You missed Saxtons River! A small town turns out with a road race at 8, Parade at 11, and traditional games to follow. Hula hoop contest, egg toss and firefighters’ water polo on the street.

  • David
    Posted at 07:29h, 02 July Reply

    Thank you for posting a comprehensive list. Happy 4th!

    • Erica
      Posted at 09:55h, 02 July Reply

      Happy to put this list together! Thank you, David!

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