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Saturday July 30 02:15PM - 03:15PM
Barre Tones (choral / vocal) City Hall Park Stage The Barre-Tones purpose is to empower all women through music education, friendship and a cappella singing in the barbershop style. Music Check It Out
Saturday July 29 08:00AM - 09:00AM
Community Yoga City Hall Park Granite City Group Fitness is offering a FREE hour of yoga in the park the morning of the festival from 8-9. Join April Farnham for a relaxing gentle flow where beginners as well as seasoned yogis can practice with intention, breath and grace and leave… Community Check It Out
Saturday July 29 09:00AM - 10:00AM
Barre Lions Club Downtown Tow-Down Elm Street Teams of five will pull a Bellavance truck 50ft up Elm St. Community Check It Out
Saturday July 29 10:00AM - 01:00PM
Face Painting Booth Kids Zone on North Main Street, Sponsored by Barre Youth Sports and Price Chopper Community Check It Out
Saturday July 29 10:00AM - 01:00PM
Inflatable Fun - Round One Kids Zone on North Main Street This event is located on N. Main St. next to Barre City Place. Enjoy free inflatable fun from Real Bounce and face painting from Vermont Face and Body at the Barre Heritage Festival Kids Zone. We offer two sessions, before and after the parade. Bring… Community Check It Out
Saturday July 29 10:00AM - 10:45AM
Open Mic City Hall Park Open Mic Music Check It Out
Saturday July 29 11:00AM - 12:15PM
The Zeichner Trio Heritage Stage at the Opera House Yasi, Oliver, and Louli Zeichner are three siblings who have grown up in the hills of central Vermont. They play traditional Irish music, and Old-Time/Appalachian music – with Louli on 4 and 5 string banjos and Celtic harp, Oliver on the penny whistle… Music Check It Out
Saturday July 29 11:15AM - 12:30PM
Green Mountain Swing Band (swing / big band) City Hall Park Main Stage Green Mountain Swing is an all-volunteer, 17-piece “big band”. In addition to playing music from the swing era when swing was king, as in the immortal bands of Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman and others, we also include music… Music Check It Out
Saturday July 29 01:00PM - 02:00PM
Parade Barre Auditorium to North Main Street to South Main Street Featuring floats from community businesses and organizations. Community Check It Out
Saturday July 29 03:00PM - 07:00PM
Inflatable Fun - Round Two Kids Zone on North Main Street Enjoy free inflatable fun and face painting at the Barre Heritage Festival Kids Zone. We offer two sessions, before and after the parade. Bring the kids down for a day full of free fun! Community Check It Out
Saturday July 29 03:00PM - 04:00PM
Heritage Festival Bath Tub Race North Main Street Teams of 4 race through an obstacle course down Main Street while dodging water balloons. Community Check It Out
Saturday July 29 03:00PM - 04:00PM
Jeremiah McLane Trio Heritage Stage at the Opera House Jeremiah McLane (accordion) of Nightingale, is joined by Owen Marshall (guitar and bouzouki) of The Press Gang, and Corey DiMario (bass and tenor guitar) of Crooked Still. All three musicians are masters of their respective instruments, and together they… Music Check It Out
Saturday July 29 03:30PM - 04:30PM
Scott Campbell City Hall Park Stage Composer and recording artist, Scott knows his way around the studio as a multi-Instrumentalist musician and recording engineer and producer. Music Check It Out
Saturday July 29 04:15PM - 05:30PM
Kick ‘Em Jenny Heritage Stage at the Opera House Kick 'Em Jenny kicks up a storm of fabulous and funky old-time Appalachia tunes, plus songs about boll weevils, gumbo, lonesomeness, the diversity of religious experience, and the problems with money. Music Check It Out
Saturday July 29 05:00PM - 06:15PM
Tim Brick - A Special Acoustic Set City Hall Park Stage Singer, songwriter, guitarist, band leader and all around working man are just some of the words used to describe Tim Brick. Born the son of a hard-living long distance trucker, Tim’s music reflects a soulful edge that isn’t afraid to get rowdy, while… Music Check It Out
Saturday July 29 05:45PM - 07:00PM
Peter Hedlund Heritage Stage at the Opera House Peter is a composer as well as one of the main forces in the revival of the nyckelharpa and its music. He recently received The Zorn Award, which acknowledges his stature as one of Sweden’s most respected master musicians and his contributions to the… Music Check It Out
Saturday July 29 06:45PM - 08:00PM
Pitz Quattrone & The Freelancers Currier Park Stage Vermont based Pitz Quattrone & The Freelancers perform a uniquely original musical vision combining Didgeridoo flavored Rock, Funk, Jam, Groov-a-rama with slide guitar, baritone saxophone, bass and drums featuring Pitz on Didgeridoo and carnie barker… Music Check It Out
Saturday July 29 07:15PM - 08:30PM
Rowan Heritage Stage at the Opera House Rowan performs Celtic and Traditional Folk songs and tunes as well as original compositions, using Guitar, Mandolin, Bouzouki, Quatro-Octave Mandolin, Celtic Harp, Harmonica, Claw-Hammer banjo, and more. Music Check It Out
Saturday July 29 08:45PM - 11:30PM
Native Tongue City Hall Park Stage Native Tongue is a five piece band playing original music and classic rock covers. Four part harmonies, screaming guitars and a great rhythm section! Music Check It Out
Saturday July 29 09:15PM - 09:35PM
Fireworks City Hall Park The Barre Heritage Festival & Homecoming Days fireworks is a unique close-proximity show. Community Check It Out

Strength Through Heritage

Barre is the fourth largest city in Vermont. While the community first developed around the milling available along the adjacent Winooski River, granite soon emerged as the key industry of Barre. In fact, granite from Barre, Vermont was used in some of the nation (and world’s) finest buildings, monuments, and memorials. Consequently, granite carvers from across the world settled in Barre making the city a rich mixture of cultures from all over the world.

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