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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
Saturday July 29 11:00AM - 01:00PM
Matthewson Playground Elm Street Chalk drawing in the playground. Come add your art to the community chalk mural. Open to children and families. Sponsored by Matthewson Playground Committee. Community Check It Out
Saturday July 29 11:00AM - 11:00PM
American Legion Lawn Party American Legion Post 10 The American Legion Barre Post 10 will host their annual BBQ on their front lawn, featuring DJ Chuck Lyford from 11AM to 3PM followed by the ADAMS BAND at 7PM. Community Check It Out
Saturday July 29 02:00PM - 03:00PM
Author Signing at Next Chapter Bookstore Next Chapter Bookstore Author, Jan Gangsei, will be at Next Chapter Bookstore to tantalize you with her new book, Wild Bunch. Community Check It Out
Saturday July 29 07:00PM - 11:00AM
The Adams Band American Legion Post 10 Live music at the American Legion. Open to the Public 21 and over. Music Check It Out
Saturday July 28 07:30AM - 03:00PM
Aldrich Public Library Annual Book Sale Aldrich Public Library Lawn Thousands of gently used books, audio visual materials, and more for all ages. Community Check It Out
Saturday July 28 07:30AM - 10:00AM
45th Annual Barre Rotary Breakfast Aldrich Public Library Lawn Juice, fruit, eggs, ham, sausage, pancakes, french toast, coffee, Vermont maple syrup. Food Check It Out
Saturday July 28 08:00AM - 08:00PM
Hope and Elmwood Cemeteries Hope Cemetery and Elmwood Cemetery The Granite Capital of the World has some remarkable granite monuments and some very unique headstones carved by some of the world's greatest stone carvers. History Check It Out
Saturday July 28 09:00AM - 10:00PM
Vendors & Sidewalk Sales City Hall Park, Washington Street, Church Street, North Main Street Food vendors, gifts, novelties, non-profits and other services. Downtown Sidewalk Sales on North Main Street. Community Check It Out
Saturday July 28 09:00AM - 04:00PM
Historic Children's Games at the Vermont History Center Vermont History Center Lawn The young (and young at heart) will enjoy playing games that have been enjoyed by generations of Vermonters. History Check It Out
Saturday July 28 09:00AM - 01:00PM
Book Sale at the Vermont History Center Vermont History Center Lawn Used and like-new books for sale at the Vermont History Center. History Check It Out
Saturday July 28 09:00AM - 04:00PM
Free Day at the Vermont History Center Vermont History Center The Vermont History Center exhibits will be open and free to the public for the day on Saturday. Visit the old Spaulding School building to see how it has been transformed into a research center. History Check It Out
Saturday July 28 09:00AM - 02:00PM
61st Annual Summer Paletteers Art Show Milne Community Room, Aldrich Library The Paletteers was formed in Barre, Vermont in 1957, by Leslie Bell and 16 others, all students of the late Stan Marc Wright of Stowe. Joe Fowler was the first President. Arts Check It Out
Saturday July 28 09:00AM - 06:00PM
Lenny's Outlet Store Annual Tent Sale Lenny's Shoe & Apparel Outlet Store, 54 N Main St, Barre Brand-name overstocks from Lenny's 4 stores! Sneakers, Sandals, Hikers, Jeans, Tees, Shorts, Kids' shoes. Community Check It Out
Saturday July 28 09:00AM - 05:00PM
The Heritage Car Show Next to The Elks and Aldrich Public Library The Heritage Car Show, a car show featuring antique, suped-up and 'just plain cool' vehicles. Community Check It Out
Saturday July 28 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 28 10:00AM - 04:00PM
Vermont Granite Museum Vermont Granite Museum The Vermont Granite Museum welcomes camp, school, community, and bus tour groups to the museum to discover the science of granite and the heritage of Vermont’s granite industry. The Museum is committed to providing engaging learning experiences for children,… History Check It Out
Saturday July 28 10:00AM - 04:00PM
Rock of Ages Visitors Center Rock Of Ages Visitors Center Rock of Ages Visitors Center features video, exhibits, outdoor granite bowling lane, open M-Sat., 10:00-4:00 History Check It Out
Saturday July 28 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Wildlife Encounters Depot Square Tent Wildlife Encounters delivers the extremely popular Wildlife Encounters® environmental education and community outreach programs. Don't miss this fun family event! Community Check It Out
Saturday July 28 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Wildlife Encounters Depot Square Tent Wildlife Encounters delivers the extremely popular Wildlife Encounters® environmental education and community outreach programs. Don't miss this fun family event! Community Check It Out
Saturday July 28 10:00AM - 01:00PM
Face Painting Booth Kids Zone on North Main Street, Sponsored by Barre Youth Sports Joy Danila is a master face painter who combines temporary body art with the healing arts. She works in body painting, face paint, festival glitter, natural henna, hair feathers, glitter tattoos & healing therapeutic massage. Vermont Face & Body offers… Community Check It Out
Saturday July 28 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 28 10:15AM - 11:15AM
Green Mountain Swing Band (swing / big band) City Hall Park 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 28 10:30AM - 02:50PM
Rock of Ages Guided Quarry Tours Rock Of Ages Visitors Center 40-minute guided tours of active granite quarry, operating Monday-Saturday, 10:30-2:50 History Check It Out
Saturday July 28 11:30AM - 12:30PM
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 28 12:00PM - 04:00PM
Art Exhibit at SPA Galleries & Artist Studios Studio Place Arts Experience Studio Place Arts (SPA), a vibrant, three-floor non-profit community visual arts center in historic downtown Barre, Vermont. Arts Check It Out
Saturday July 28 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 28 02:00PM - 08:00PM
Barre Elks Parking Lot Party Barre Elks Parking Lot The Barre Elks is having a Parking Lot Party. Chicken BBQ at 2pm $12 pp, Corn hole tourney (registration at 1pm, tourney starts at 2pm $10 pp, beer tent. Free drug awareness trailer, children's finger printing by Washington County Sheriff's Dept, DJ Bill… Food Check It Out
Saturday July 28 02:30PM - 10:00PM
The Quarry in Depot Square Quarry Kitchen & Spirits Come to the Quarry Kitchen & Spirits for food, refreshments, music and games! Music Check It Out
Saturday July 28 02:30PM - 03:30PM
The Zeichner Trio Heritage Stage at the Barre 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 28 02:30PM - 04:00PM
Community Jam Hosted by Donna Thunder & Chris Martin City Hall Park Community Jam Hosted by Donna Thunder & Chris Martin Music Check It Out
Saturday July 28 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 28 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 28 03:45PM - 04:45PM
Vermont Fiddle Orchestra Heritage Stage at the Barre Opera House Vermont Fiddle Orchestra is a community orchestra open to all levels and ages of players. No audition is required. 35 to 40 orchestra members meet regularly to rehearse and prepare programs. Our members span several generations and range in experience… Music Check It Out
Saturday July 28 04:15PM - 05:30PM
Patti Casey & The Wicked Fine Players City Hall Park Stage Gorgeous vocal harmonies and rock solid acoustic instrumental work, internationally recognized award-winning songwriters, pickers, and singers, together their ease and humor onstage may give you a chance to catch your breath from the last song, which… Music Check It Out
Saturday July 28 05:00PM - 06:00PM
Dominique Dodge Heritage Stage at the Barre Opera House Dominique Dodge is a harper and singer based in Charlotte, VT. She is deeply grounded in the music and song traditions of Ireland and Scotland. Dominique has a passion for melody-driven dance music and creative, rhythmic accompaniment as well as for songs,… Music Check It Out
Saturday July 28 05:45PM - 07:15PM
Green Mountain Playboys City Hall Park Stage The Green Mountain Playboys play hot Cajun music made for dancing. They've been playing festivals and bar rooms across the Northeast for the last 4 years. When they swing through town don't miss your chance to hit the dance floor. Music Check It Out
Saturday July 28 06:15PM - 07:15PM
Wheezer & Squeezer Heritage Stage at the Barre Opera House Jeremiah McLane and Timothy Cummings are a high-powered, one-of-a-kind, Vermont-based duo who share music rooted in the traditional dance repertoire of Northwestern Europe. Masters of the piano accordion and quieter, bellows-blown bagpipes, they create… Music Check It Out
Saturday July 28 06:30PM - 07:30PM
Poetry Slam Aldrich Public Library This "Anything Goes!" slam features a 5-minute time limit for poets and performers, with music allowed and "covers" okay if identified as such. Community Check It Out
Saturday July 28 07:30PM - 08:30PM
Inseldudler Heritage Stage at the Barre Opera House Inseldudler, German Band of Vermont, have been delighting audiences with Bavarian style music in Vermont and around New England for over 16 years. Music Check It Out
Saturday July 28 07:30PM - 09:00PM
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 28 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
Saturday July 28 09:45PM - 11:30PM
Heartless City Hall Park Stage HEARTLESS is the Ultimate New England Heart and Led Zeppelin Experience which plays tribute to Ann Wilson of Heart! A touring act for the upper East Coast, and based out of Vermont with a goal of playing each song as true to live version of Heart's performances.… Music 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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