For a classic 4th of July experience, you won’t want to miss the Independence Day celebrations in charming Stowe, Vermont. Nestled in the green rolling hills of Northern Vermont, this small town goes all out to celebrate America’s birthday with a day chock full of delicious local food, live music, family activities, parades, and one of the greatest firework shows in New England.

Plenty of Parades

If you love parades – and face it, who doesn’t – you have plenty to choose from this 4th of July. For a unique take on holiday parade traditions, check out the small hamlet of Moscow in Stowe. Here all parade floats must be made on the 4th of July (no advance prep!), and all with a budget of no more than $10! The results are as entertaining as they are creative, and sure to delight the entire family.

Back in Stowe, the Old Fashioned Village Parade begins at 1pm and features traditional floats, animals, clowns, and more. It winds through the heart of Stowe and finishes at Main Street, right next to the Old Fashioned Village Festival, a celebration of small town Americana with street performers, musicians, caricaturists and face painting, arts and crafts, and much more. You can pig out on local delicacies and American classics like hot dogs and apple pie (along with much, much more). Even if you insist on eating everything (and we won’t blame you) you can probably still compete in the “World’s Shortest Marathon,” a 1.7-mile fun run (though we don’t endorse that idea).

Festival Fun and Fireworks

At 6pm, the festivities move to the park with food and games for the entire family. As the sun sets you can enjoy a host of free activities, with the night capping off with a thunderous display of technicolor fireworks over the peaceful forested hills. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy!

While the best views of the fireworks are from the Events Field, the best accommodations in town are right here at Stowe Country Homes. Featuring an incredible selection of cabins and multi-room vacation homes, these fully furnished lodgings offer the very best in value, luxury, and convenience of anywhere in the Stowe area. You’ll enjoy comfortable living rooms, relaxing outdoor entertaining areas, and fully stocked kitchens that make meal prep an ease. Book your family’s perfect holiday retreat today and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.