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Vermont Independence Day Celebrations

From longstanding fireworks displays that attract thousands of spectators, to traditional Fourth of July parades and celebrations, nothing feels more like summer than commemorating Independence Day in Vermont.

Whether you seek a visit to one of our bustling cities, small towns or beautiful ski mountains, you’ll surely find an Independence Day celebration in Vermont that offers fireworks, food and fun – at just the pace you’re looking for.

Below is a list of festivities for 2022:

Northern Region:

4th of July Celebration
July 2, Barton
Join the Orleans County Fair Association every July 4th in Roaring Brook Park to celebrate Independence Day. Festivities typically get underway with Tractor pulls at 9 a.m. and include a variety of events to keep the whole family entertained.

Burlington's Independence Celebration 2022
July 3, Burlington
Join the City of Burlington and Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront at the 2022 BTV July 3 Independence Day Celebration!

Independence Day Celebration Fireworks
July 4, Williston
The 4th of July celebrations in the Town of Williston have always been a joy for all attendees. Its itinerary includes a parade, a running competition, live music performances and more. Just like every year, the icing on the cake is the city's Independence Day Celebration Fireworks. It is a majestic display that illuminates the sky and gives everyone a sight worth remembering.

Milton July 4th Celebration
July 4, Milton
Festivities start at 11 a.m. with the annual parade which runs until a little after noon. Then, at 5:30 p.m. there will be live music performances with a DJ and a chicken barbecue at the Milton Fire Station. And what is a celebration without an extravagant fireworks show? Watch them at dusk at Bombardier Park West.

Independence Day Fireworks Show
July 4, Island Pond
The NEK's best fireworks show is back! Join us on Saturday, July 2nd for our annual fireworks show over the lake. Time is approximate.

July 4th Celebration
July 4, Newport
A parade, fair food, freedom run, paddle palooza, star cruises and fireworks.

4th of July Celebration
July 4, Colchester
A parade, fun run, beach access and fireworks.

Cabot 4th of July Celebration
July 4, Cabot
The Annual 4th of July Celebration in Cabot, Vt returns this year on Monday, July 4, 2022.  While the exact date of its origin in unknown, Cabot’s proud tradition of celebrating Independence Day started more than 50 years ago, and features the Cabot 4th of July Parade stepping off at 11 am.

Central Region:

Not Quite Independence Day (NQID)
June 25, Waterbury
Not Quite Independence Day, or NQID, is back to its usual date on the last Saturday in June! Join us on Saturday, June 25 for a fun celebration of the Fourth of July! This year's theme is Freedom & Unity.

Independence Day Celebration – Parade, Fireworks & More
July 2, Brandon
Brandon’s biggest summer event has returned to our beautiful, newly rejuvenated downtown. We’ve planned a full day’s worth of family fun, beginning with our famous parade and ending with our spectacular fireworks.

Fourth of July Celebration
July 3, Montpelier
Spread your blanket on the State House lawn, or bring your chairs, and enjoy a ringside seat for the Independence Day parade, live music and dance, and spectacular fireworks!

An Old Fashioned Fourth of July
July 4, Stowe
A classic 4th of July celebration featuring a parade down Main Street in the historic Village of Stowe, food and beverages, and live music. Watch a stellar firework show at dusk.

Warren 4th of July Parade and Festivities
July 4, Warren
Join us for the Full complement of parade, kids’ activities, street dance, Buddy Badges and more on Monday, July 4, 2022!

Town of Killington 4th of July Celebration
July 4, Killington
Calling all Killington residents, visitors, and businesses. Our Independence Day celebration is back! There will be a parade, fireman's BBQ, games, fireworks and more.

4th of July Celebration and Parade
July 4, Poultney
The big parade starts at 10 AM from East Poultney.

4th on the Farm
July 4, Woodstock
Games, wagon rides, crafts and ice cream at Billings Farm.

President Calvin Coolidge Birthday Celebration
July 4, Plymouth
Join us to celebrate Calvin Coolidge’s 150th birthday! At 12:00 Noon, the Vermont National Guard leads a march to lay a wreath from the White House at the president’s gravesite. The event and activities are free; admission is charged to tour the historic buildings.

Lake Morey July 4th Celebrations
July 4, Lake Morey
Celebrate the 4th of July with Lake Morey Resort. Town Parade, BBQ, Lawn games, Live Music, Lakeside Firework Display.

Southern Region:

Independence Day Fireworks
July 3, Rutland
Please join us for fireworks! This is a free event for everyone to enjoy! Fireworks are planned to start at dusk.

Lake Bomoseen Fireworks Display
July 3 - 4, Lake Bomoseen
4th of July fireworks, happening at dusk at Crystal Beach.

4th of July Parade and Street Fair
July 4, Wardsboro
Along scenic VT Route 100 sits the tiny town of Wardsboro, which hosts Southern Vermont’s self-proclaimed oldest Independence Day celebration. The day’s festivities begin with a street fair featuring over 50 vendors at 9 a.m., and the parade follows at 10 a.m. Other activities include a duck race, face painting, quilt show, fishing derby, and more.

4th of July Fireworks at Stratton Mountain
July 3, Stratton
Fireworks are back at Stratton for our annual Fourth of July weekend celebration. Gates open at 8:30pm and fireworks are set to hit the sky at 9pm on Sunday, July 3. Join us for a special night of fireworks in southern Vermont.

Reading and Celebration of the Declaration of Independence
July 4, Bennington
Outdoor seating for a relaxing read of the infamous document. Citizen Mike Chapman will interpret the Declaration of Independence the way it was meant to be brought to the people. The commemoration will continue to the downtown with the ringing of the ‘Bennington Bell’ at the town offices.