An Old-Fashioned Fourth of July

July 4, 2018

Celebrate the Fourth of July in Stowe, during An Old-Fashioned Fourth of July. This family-friendly, day-long celebration features parades, food, music, fireworks and more. Start the day with the Moscow Parade at 10 a.m. and end the day with an impressive firework display at the Mayo Events Field for the best view in town. Organized by Stowe Vibrancy and Stowe Parks & Recreation. Presented by Shaw’s General Store.

Schedule of Events

10 a.m.: The Moscow Parade
The Moscow Parade is known for its casual and small-town charm. All floats are assembled the morning of the parade and participants are required to spend no more than $10 on their decorations.

10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Free shuttle from Mayo Events Field to Stowe Village
Park in the overflow parking at the Mayo Events Fields and take the free shuttle to the Village for the parade and other festivities. Shuttle service is provided by Sushi Yoshi.

11 a.m. – 3: p.m.: An Old-Fashioned Village festival
Celebrate with street performers, local artisans, face painting, live music, festive foods and more. Featuring music from The Groovy Trio and Frank Springer Band.
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11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Pie eating contest
Challenge yourself, family and friends to this fun event! Fill up on pie and get a commemorative t-shirt for competing in this contest. Multiple rounds in two age categories, with the winners competing in the final round at 2:30 p.m.

Noon: The Stowe “World’s Shortest Marathon”
Fill up on festival food and then run it off on the World’s Shortest Marathon! Join the 1.7 mile Fun Run. Starting at the intersection of Routes 100 and 108. Open to all participants.

1 p.m.: 5th Annual Village parade
The traditional Independence Day parade will begin at 1 p.m. at the Stowe Events Field (off Weeks Hill Road) and travel down the Mountain Road towards the Village, onto Main Street and ends at the Memorial Park. The parade will feature floats, animals, music and more. Don’t miss the highlight of the day. Get to the Village early to secure your spot.
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6 p.m. – Dark: Festival and fireworks
Starting at 6 p.m., enjoy carnival games, live music, laser tag and food. Admission and most activities are free. The fireworks will begin after dark, so bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Hosted by Town of Stowe Parks & Recreation.

All day: Seven Miles of Sales
Discover Fourth of July sales in Stowe Village and along the Mountain Road from July 1 – 4.

PC: Stowe Vibrancy