FEATURED WATERBURY EVENTS
Waterbury is home to a number of fun, festive, and quirky events and promotions! Here's a sampling of events to plan your visit around; check with event organizers or visit our Events Calendar for exact dates and details.
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LEAF PEEPERS HALF MARATHON & 5K
October 2, 2022
For over 30 years, the Leaf Peepers Half Marathon and 5k races have taken place in Waterbury. This autumn event highlights the athletic and outdoorsy nature of our town!
Very Merry Waterbury
THANKSGIVING THROUGH DECEMBER
We roll out the red carpet every holiday season, with a variety of events and promotions under the Very Merry Waterbury umbrella, including the Wrap It Up & Win shopping and dining promotion, Holiday Stroll, River of Light Lantern Parade, and Artisans Boutique.
River of Light Lantern Parade
FIRST SATURDAY IN DECEMBER
Since 2010, a group of local artists, students, and community members have made beautiful and elaborate lanterns, which are then paraded through downtown.
LATE JANUARY THROUGH EARLY FEBRUARY
This ten-day festival in the heart of winter includes great activities for all ages, such as broomball, human bowling, moonlight snowshoeing and skiing, ice sculpting, Wassailing, and much more!
Join mountain biking enthusiasts for this spring bike ride on Waterbury's dirt roads, which supports the work of the Waterbury Area Trail Alliance to build and maintain Waterbury's trails.
WATERBURY FLEA MARKET
SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS, MAY 7 - OCTOBER 9, 2022
This is Vermont's largest and longest-running outdoor flea market, and each weekend packs Farr's Field with vendors selling antiques, sporting equipment, collectibles, arts & crafts, ephemera, oddities, and so much more!
Waterbury Adventure Challenge
ongoing, may 27 - october 11, 2022
This is a fun, self-guided series of challenges and puzzles that encourages participants to explore Waterbury. It can be completed any time from Memorial Day Weekend through Indigenous Peoples' Day, including over multiple visits to Waterbury.
WATERBURY FARMERS MARKET
thursdays, MAY 26 - SEPTEMBER 8, 2022
The Farmers Market takes place every Thursday in the summer from 4-7 pm. Come buy local and stick around for the Concerts in the Park!
CONCERTS IN THE PARK
THURSDAYS, JUNE 2 - AUGUST 25, 2022
Put on by the Waterbury Rotary Club, this free annual concert series coincides with the time and location of the Waterbury Farmers Market, making it the place to be on Thursday nights in the summer!
NOT QUITE INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE
JUNE 25, 2022
Waterbury typically kicks off the Independence Day celebrations a little early on the Saturday before the Fourth of July. The streets of Waterbury are shut down for the lively NQID parade and then spill over to a concert, fun family activities, and fireworks! This event is organized by the Waterbury Rotary Club.
WATERBURY ARTS FEST
JULY 8 - 9, 2022
This arts festival delivers fun for everyone and is a showcase for local art, food, and entertainment, making it a signature summer event in Waterbury. The festivities include the Friday Night Block Party, with great food, a beer garden, and music for dancing under the stars and Saturday's Arts Fest, an open-air arts and crafts market with over 100 vendors selling their locally crafted wares. Join us in our new location at 5 Pilgrim Park, on the lawn behind the Train Station!
VERMONT ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC CAR SHOW
AUGUST 12 - 14, 2022
The Car Show is one of the largest and oldest in New England and is a cherished summer tradition in Vermont. Some of the events that take place include automobile judging, a flea market & car corral, and antique car parade and street dance and awards ceremony.