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Independence Day in Burlington: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Independence Day? More Like Fundependence Day

A 242-year old tradition commemorated by fireworks, barbecues and hometown parades: Independence Day is the patriotic birthday and favorite summer festivity we look forward to all year round.

Whether you are looking to explore a vibrant downtown, stunning ski resort or charming small town, Independence Day in Burlington offers a little something for everyone. Check out one celebration, or attempt to see them all: however you choose to spend America’s birthday in Burlington, you will never be bored.

Here is a list of all the Independence Day festivities:

Fireworks Display over the water

Burlington’s July 3rd Independence Day Celebration

Burlington Waterfront | July 3

Live music from performers like Red Hot Juba and High Summer, an airshow, food vendors, and a stunning fireworks display over Lake Champlain–what more can you ask for?


Smugglers’ Notch July 4th Celebration

Smugglers’ Notch | July 4

Explore downtown Jeffersonville with a small town parade, and then spend the rest of your day at Smugglers’ Notch for a good old-fashioned barbecue and the spectacular fireworks display over the Green Moutains.


Sugarbush Resort’s Fourth of July Celebration

Sugarbush Resort | July 4

Head to the base of Lincoln Peak for a colorful fireworks display.


Colchester’s Fourth of July Celebration

Town of Colchester | July 4

Spend the whole day in Colchester with a morning 5k, swimming at Bayside Beach, live music by The Hitmen, food, drinks, and inflatables at Bayside Park. End the day with a big bang with fireworks at the Bayside Softball field. 

Little girl holding American flag

Essex Junction’s Independence Day Celebration

Essex Junction’s Maple Street Park | July 4

Enjoy live music from Trevor Contois & Friends, games, fireworks and more at the Essex Junction’s Independence Day bash.


Williston’s Independence Day Celebration

Town of Williston | July 3 & 4

The Town of Williston had so much it wanted to cram into its Independence Day celebration that instead of making it one day, it made it two! From book sales and 5Ks to an open house and fireworks, Williston is the place to be this Independence Day.

chicken, corn on the cobb, and salad

Looking for even more to do during Independence Day in Burlington? See what’s happening in the area by heading to our events calendar.

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