Parking Info

Downtown Barre has ample free parking. There are a few parking changes during the festival, as well as additional parking areas to accomodate festival attendees.

Wednesday July 25 - through Friday July 27:

Parking as usual. Traffic will be altered around City Hall Park on Friday July 29, including closure of Church Street and the portion of Washington Street in front of the Auldrich Library up to Park Street. 

Saturday July 28: 

Please consult our festival map to see road closures for Saturday July 28th. All public parking areas in Merchants Row are available for parking throughout the day.  

Vendors & Performers should load and unload in designated areas only, and then move their vehicles from these zones promptly to appropriate parking areas. 

Barre Auditorium and Civic Center parking is reserved for parade float decorating and parade lineup until 2pm.

Sunday July 29:

Parking is as usual.

Important Info

Check Out These Other Events

Friday July 27 05:30PM - 07:00PM
Shrek-The Musical, Jr. - Barre Opera House Youth Theater Camp Production Barre Opera House BOH Youth Theater Camp Performance of Shrek - The Musical, Jr. It’s a “big, bright, beautiful world” as everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Direction by Sorsha… Culture Check It Out
Saturday July 29 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Story Time at Next Chapter Bookstore Next Chapter Bookstore Children will enjoy this free story time at Barre’s independent bookstore. 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.