Independence Day Celebrations


Tradition in the Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley area runs strong. And every year the area transforms into an extended celebration filled with grilled food, American flags and of course, fireworks. 

Festivities start June 24th, at 11:00 am in Readsboro. The day kicks off with a parade down Main Street immediately followed by family friendly activities and happenings at the Lions park. Once the sun starts to set, attendees will start to lay out their blankets and settle in for the fireworks display in the ball field


 Can't make it to Readsboro this weekend or perhaps, you want to do it again? No problem!

The Hayford field in Wilmington hosts the Chamber of Commerce's annual Fourth of July celebration on July 2nd (rain date will be July 3rd).  This event provides options for utilizing the MOOver busses and park and ride locations. Please check the Chamber website for details!

The field at dark is a perfect setting for sitting under the canopy of bursting color while children wave flaurescent glow sticks and watch the skay in awe!

Fourth of July Fireworks

The very next day, July 3rd, the fun continues as Mount Snow fires up their grills for a HUGE BBQ and beautiful fireworks display with their Fireworks for Freedom! Be sure to come hungry and in time for the food at 6:00 pm sharp! Check Mount Snow's events calendar for more info and details! 

 Now make sure you're taking some time to rest up, because the valley isn't done yet!

 Wardsboro holds the medal for Southern Vermont's oldest Independence Day celebration - talk about tradition!!! Locals can recall attending this parade and event as children and now are grown and bringing their own little ones! The parade starts at 9:00am, and spectators can expect to  enjoy classic cars, small floats, alumni, and neighboring local fire departments strolling through. And no rush to leave afterwards, just stay to enjoy the street fair! 

With so many options perfectly spaced out, you can enjoy one, some or ALL of the wonderful events put together this upcoming holiday in honor of our country's freedom! Grab some sunscreen, buckle the kids in the car, and double check you've brought along those appetites! 

Have a happy and safe Fourth of July!

 Guest Blogger, Amy Powling


  The MOOver will provide additional transit service for the upcoming Independence Day celebrations:


                The Chamber of Commerce Fireworks start at dusk on Sunday, July 2nd with a rain date of

 Monday, July 3rd .  Park and ride lots will be open from 5:00-9:00 pm at the Howe Farm, WW Building Supply Satellite on Route 9, and the Town of Wilmington Highway Garage.  Buses

 will depart from those locations and arrive at Hayford Field.

                The Route 100 MOOver will depart from the Health Center at the top of the hour from 7:00 am

to 8:00 pm that day, and will make its last southbound run from Mount Snow at 8:30 pm directly to the

 field.  There is no service past the old High School after the 8:30 pm bus that departs Mount Snow.

Extra MOOvers will be provided on this route that evening.



                The Wardsboro Street Fair & Parade begins at 10 am on Tuesday, July 4th.  A free shuttle from

 the field next to the Wardsboro School to downtown will run from 8:00-10:00 am and then after the

parade until 12:30 pm.


                For more information contact the MOOver at 464-8487. 


Scheduled Events: 


June 24th, 2017 Starting @ 11AM - Readsboro Independence Day Celebration


Main Street/Lions Park/Ballfield - Readsboro, VT


Parade @ 11AM followed by a full day of fun, family activities and capped off with fireworks at dark!


July 2nd, 2017 @ 6PM - Independence Day July 4th Fireworks Display 


Hayford Field - Wilmington, VT


Food, Fun, Family, and Fireworks!


(Rain Date: July 3rd)


July 3rd, 2017 @ 6PM - Fireworks for Freedom 


Mount Snow Resort - Dover, VT


Celebrate our nation's independence with a huge fireworks display and BBQ


July 4th, 2017 @ 9AM - Wardsboro 4th of July Parade & Street Fair


Main Street - Wardsboro, VT


Southern Vermont's Oldest Independence Day Celebration