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Great Eats. Brews. Music, Shopping, History, Nature and More!


This little town located on the Winooski Falls, was once almost encapsulated by a Buckminster Fuller-inspired dome! Today, the walkable historic mill town welcomes guests year round at 15 great restaurants, bars, and breweries in a uniquely Vermont urban experience.

Visit Four Quarters Brewing Company to taste their latest creation or the Beverage Warehouse for your Heady Topper! Sample classic Italian food at Papa Franks, sit by the river at Waterworks, enjoy local cuisine at Misery Loves Company, or let the talented baristas at Scout and Company make you coffee you won’t soon forget. If it’s night life you are after, check out OAK45, Mulebar, and Monkeyhouse. Or simply sit on the patio at Mckees and pop next store to Sloane Mercantile for your vintage gear or to Birdfolk Collective for local artisan crafts.

Winooski is home to one of the most exciting music festivals Waking Windows, regular Sundayfarmers market, and Wolfsgart Airout,the Northeast’s “premium quality” automotive show, airout and cruise! We also honor our history in a day long celebration, The French Heritage Festival.

The Mill Museum and Winooski Historical Society bring the rich history of Winooski to life. And while there, exit onto the riverwalk leading to the nature preserve where egrets, herons, and bald eagles entertain the fisherman.

Bring your dog to play in one of the great parks. Put your kayak in the river. Shop at for vintage clothes, crafts, and books. Or come and sit by the river and enjoy a meal. It’s all here in Winooski!

Experience urban Vermont hospitality, and learn more at Downtown Winooski.

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