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2024 Vermont July 4th Fireworks and Events Guide

2024 Vermont July 4th Fireworks and Events Guide

Vermont has many exciting events to celebrate Independence Day, from horse shows to family Olympics. Some of these events even let you celebrate all week long! What's better than that? Check out the best Fourth of July festivals and events in Vermont!

Vermont Summer Festival, East Dorset, VT

Horse racing in the country dates back to 1665, so what is more American on Independence Day than to watch these magnificent creatures compete in New England’s largest hunter/jumper competition? The Vermont Summer Festival is celebrating more than two decades, this six-week circuit runs from July 3-August 11. If you like, walk the stalls and talk to the competitors (and horses).

Independence Day, Montpelier, VT 

The fun kicks off at 3 p.m. on July 3 when the Family Olympics—featuring a game involving an eight-foot-tall beach ball—take place on the State House Lawn. Then the Montpelier Mile Road Race takes off at 6 p.m. and triggers the parade. Parade participants can choose to compete by creating patriotic floats, costumes, decorations, and banners.

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Jul 03 - Montpelier's Independence Day Celebration

July 3rd Independence Day Celebration, Burlington, VT 

By far the largest fireworks display in Vermont, the Independence Day Celebration on July 3 at Waterfront Park is sure to make everybody happy. Activities and food vendor gathering starts at 5 p.m. and the magnificent fireworks begin at around 9:30 p.m. The view and experience is something you wouldn’t want to miss.

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Jul 03 - Burlington's Annual Independence Day Celebration

Independence Day Celebration, Milton, VT

By all accounts, Milton’s Independence Day celebrations are epic. The festivities start at 11 a.m. with the annual parade, which runs until a little after noon. Then, at 5:00 p.m. there will be live music performances with a DJ and fireworks show at 9:30 p.m.

Jul 04 - Milton July 4th Celebration

Warren 4th of July Parade and Festivities, Warren, VT 

On July 4, the streets of Warren will close at 8:30 a.m., sharp. The town and surrounding area will quiver with anticipation and people will scurry around doing this and that, while the free shuttles zip about hurriedly. Food vendors will line the streets, including local organic food providers.

Jul 04 - Warren 4th Of July Parade And Festivities

Independence Day, Jeffersonville, VT

A traditional July 4 celebration starts with a parade at 10 a.m. and is followed by a carnival with games and vendors. Then, at 5 p.m., the Smuggler’s Notch Resort hosts a Firemen's Barbecue on the Green. The Vermont National Guard 40th Army Band will play patriotic tunes starting at 8 p.m., and at dusk, you can observe an explosion of fireworks against the backdrop of the Green Mountains.

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Jul 04 - Jeffersonville July 4th Celebration

President Calvin Coolidge Birthday Celebration, Plymouth, VT

The Coolidge Celebration was selected as a “Top 10 Summer Event” of last year by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. The nation’s birth and Coolidge’s birth happened to be on the same day, so come help celebrate both with festivities such as ceremonial playing of “Taps,” horse drawn wagon rides, historic tour of Plymouth, and more. This event tries to reach out to people about the importance of preserving historic landmarks instead of bulldozing over them.

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Jul 04 - President Calvin Coolidge Birthday Celebration

Old Vermont 4th, Woodstock, VT

Celebrate the Billings Farm & Museum's Independence Day Event from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., featuring traditional patriotic music, flag-making (the one with 43 stars), hand-cranked ice cream, horse-drawn wagon rides, historic baseball, and a good old-fashioned historical debate.

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Jul 04 - 4th on the Farm

Independence Day Celebration, Barton, VT 

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The Orleans County Fair Association celebrates over 150 years “of bringing agriculture and family entertainment together” this year with a full slate of Fourth of July events. Experience a small-town New England celebration, featuring an antique and farm stock tractor pull. Concurrently, there will be an ATV/garden tractor pull, and the horse & pony pull follows. Fireworks at dusk follow a Professional Lumberjack Competition.

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Jul 06 - 4th of July Celebration At The Orleans County Fairgrounds

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