What is a reverse parade? According to organizers in several Vermont towns, a reserve parade is when properties are decorated for the holiday and people drive past them to enjoy the views, i.e., the properties are the stationery floats and the passing people create the parade. Pretty fun, huh? Find more Independence Day celebrations and fireworks in Vermont here:
July 4 at 9:30 p.m. – Fireworks at Sugarbush
Lincoln Peak at Sugarbush Resort in Warren
Reserve a parking space to watch the fireworks. The resort asks guests for a donation of $20 per car. Guests will need to furnish a printed copy of their receipt or be able to display it on their mobile phone to gain access to the event.
July 3-5 — Quin-Town Fourth of July Reverse Parade on Routes 100 and 125
Route 100 in Stockbridge, Pittsfield, Rochester, Granville, Hancock; Route 125 in Hancock
In this “reverse parade,” residents of Stockbridge, Pittsfield, Rochester, Granville, and Hancock will decorate their houses and yards, and these will be stationary “floats.” All people are invited to be the “parade,” by driving along Route 100 and enjoying the displays. See Hancock Recreation Committee Facebook page.
July 4 at 9:30 p.m. — Fireworks in Newport
at Gardner Memorial Park
Park and watch fireworks from Gardner Park or the waterfront plaza. Watch the fireworks from outside your car as long as you maintain a six-foot distance from others.
July 4 at 9:30 p.m. — Fireworks at Killington Resort
Fireworks will be displayed from Snowshed Slope at Killington Resort
Cars will travel along Killington Road and be parked by attendants to keep 10 feet between each car. Guests may stay in their cars and trucks to watch the show, or they may bring a chair to place within arm’s length of their vehicle. Parking will open at 8 p.m. Information: Visit www.killington.com.
July 3 at dusk — Fireworks at Burke Mountain
Sherburne Base Lodge at Burke Mountain in East Burke
Cars will be parked with distance between them (see Be Smart, Stay Safe Vermont). Lawn chairs and blankets will be allowed next to vehicles. The parking lot opens at 7 p.m.Information: Visit www.skiburke.com.
July 3-5 — Brownsville Independence Day Celebration and Contest
Brownsville volunteers will decorate the center of town. Maps will be available, and five $25 gift card prizes will be awarded to individuals who find the greatest number of decorated locations and mark them on their maps.
July 4 at noon – Fairlee Fire Brigade Drive-Through Chicken BBQ
Fairlee Town Common
Come pick up your chicken barbecue. More info at 802-333-4363. Orford-Fairlee Parade Facebook page.