Travel Info

Recommended parking: UVM

UVM’s Gutterson parking garage and adjacent lots provide the fastest way in and out Burlington after the fireworks. Busses will run from 3:45 pm to 11:30 pm, and pick up in front of Patrick Gym. The round trip fare is $1.00. CCTA busses will be waiting at One Main St. at 10:00 pm for the return trip. Busses will make continuous trips until 11:30pm. 

Note: If you park at the Waterfront, be prepared to wait an hour from the end of the fireworks, due to priority pedestrian and CCTA bus traffic. 

There will be two lanes leaving the city on Main Street. Traffic flow on College, Cherry or Pearl will be directed to Colchester Avenue or Route 127. Motorists are encouraged to use these designated streets, avoid neighborhoods or cross town routes. All parking lots off Lake Street will exit up Depot Street at the end of the night

Additional Parking

• Perkins Pier Parking is $10 for cars and $20 for trailers. 

• Waterfront Parking Lot is for handicap and seasonal boaters on a first come first serve basis until lot is full. 

• City Parking Garages and on-street parking are free on Sundays. 

The Vermont Railway is a great option for non-residents! The Fireworks Express will provide extended service into the night with an additional South Burlington stop. Tickets are $15 round trip per person, under 3 is free. Reservations are strongly suggested. Tickets are available onsite; must be purchased with cash. Tickets are available to purchase online here. Trains will leave Burlington at 10:30 pm, 30 minutes after the conclusion of the fireworks display.

BEST OPTION: skip the traffic and park your bike at Local Motion’s free Valet parking! Bike parking is located north of the Waterfront parking lot on Lake Street.

Train 1:

Leaves Charlotte

5:15 p.m.

Leaves Shelburne

5:30 p.m.

Leaves South Burlington

5:45 p.m.

Arrives in Burlington

6:00 p.m.

Train 2:

Leaves Charlotte

6:45 p.m.

Leaves Shelburne

7:00 p.m.

Leaves South Burlington

7:15 p.m.

Arrives in Burlington

7:30 p.m.

Train 3:

Leaves Charlotte

8:15 p.m.

Leaves Shelburne

8:30 p.m.

Leaves South Burlington

8:45 p.m.

Arrives in Burlington

9:00 p.m.

Boat Traffic in the harbor must end at 8:30 pm, when the harbor closes. Boat traffic from King Street Dock or Perkins Pier should exit to the south only. A No Boat Traffic Zone has been extended to include the entire inner harbor. This safety zone is strictly enforced. The Perkins Pier and Waterfront boat ramps will be closed during this time. 

Note: All watercraft, including canoes and kayaks, must have working lights if they are on the water after dusk.


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Map Key: A: Boathouse, B: Battery Park, C: Waterfront Park, D: Perkins Pier


Battery Park

7 - 8 pm: Burlington Concert Band
This long-running Burlington institution is in its 163rd year. Join them at Battery Park every Sunday all summer for free concerts in the park. 

8 - 9 pm: 40th Army Band

9 - 9:30 pm: Burlington Concert Band and 40th Army Band
The two groups join to play patriotic music to welcome the fireworks!

5 - 10 pm: Souvenirs available for sale

Waterfront Park

Entertainment Stage

6 - 7:30 pm: Brightbird
Brightbird is Greg Pauza and Ethan Tischler, two old time friends who have joined up to craft fresh folk music from the heart of Champlain Valley. Joining Americana, bluegrass and jazz influences, Brightbird is music to bring us together in times of great uncertainty. 

8 - 9:30 pm, 10 - 11 pm: The Welterweights

Park Activities

8:30 - 8:45 pm: Dan Marcotte Biplane Airshow sponsored by Queen City Steel
Keep a look out for the daring acrobatics performed in a stunt plane by Dan Marcotte over the harbor! 

5 - 6 pm: Sambatucada!
Sambatucada plays Brazilian and Afro-Brazilian rhythms and music with percussion instruments that causes people to break out in spontaneous dance!

6 - 9 pm: Face painting from Hyperfocus Face Art

5 - 9 pm: Rock Climbing Wall from Northern Lights Rock and Ice

5 - 9:30 pm: Broadcasting with Star 92.9, 101.3 ESPN and Planet 96.7 from the Inflatable Family Fun Park!

5 - 10 pm: Food Vendors

5 - 10 pm: Souvenirs available for sale

Perkins Pier

Entertainment Stage

5 - 7 pm: Root 7
Root 7 is a small, mixed ensemble a capella group whose passion for music brings us together from across the Champlain Valley.

7:30 - 9:30 pm: Mango Jam
For 25 years, celebrating the Zydeco and Cajun sounds of Louisiana! A six piece dance band playing straight-ahead Zydeco and much more.  

Park Activities

5:30 - 9 pm: Broadcasting with 98.9 WOKO, 99.9 The Buzz, KOOL 105, WJOY and WIZN

6 - 9 pm: Face Painting

5 - 10 pm: Food Vendors

5 - 10 pm: Souvenirs available for sale

DO NOT BRING: pets or sparklers. 

Souvenirs sold at Waterfront Park, Battery Park, Perkins Pier. 

Food vendors at Waterfront Park, Perkins Pier, Battery Park, and North Beach.