Memorial Day Parade
Vermont’s largest Memorial Day parade is hosted by Legion Post 14. The 2013 parade starts from Vergennes Union High School at 11 am and winds its way through the streets of Vergennes until around 12:30 pm. Floats, tractors, classic cars, firetrucks, and much, much more!
Otter Creek Basin Bash
Due to flooding conditions this event did not take place in June 2011.
French Heritage Day
French Heritage Day
Vergennes City Park
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Don’t miss this free, educational fun-filled family day! Here’s just a partial list of what you can do:
- Listen to Franco-American music including Va et Vient and Gitane in concert!
- French Canadian fiddling and Indian storytelling
- Learn French response songs
- Enjoy step-dancing
- French food
- Antique vehicles and engines
- Traditional craft demonstrations
- Fencing demonstrations
- Hands-on fun such as churning ice cream, pumping water, old time games, horse and carriage rides
- French Canadian Genealogical Society will help you trace your roots
- Children’s educational activities including Les Chapeaux Puppet Theater and book reading
- Waiter’s Race for professionals and non-professionals of all ages. Application will be available soon.
- Narrated English and French historical walking tour with “le Comte de Vergennes”
Sponsored by the Addison County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Vergennes.
For more information, contact 802-388-7951 or 800-733-8376
Vergennes Day Kick-off Street Dance- 6th Annual
Friday, August 23, 2013
City Park-Main St. (Rt. 22A)
Main St. (Rt. 22A)
Street dance 7-10pm. Music by “The Hitmen”. Snacks will be available. Admission-Donations
accepted. Sponsored by the City of Vergennes and organized by the Addison County Chamber of
Commerce. Info: 802-388-7951 x1. www.VergennesDay.com
Vergennes Day – 32nd annual
Saturday, August 24, 2013
City Park-Main St. (Rt. 22A)
Main St. (Rt 22A.)
Vergennes City Park plus 4 other venues. Family fun from 10am-4pm: Pancake breakfast (7am-10:30am, Little City 5K Walk & 10K Race, 80 plus crafters/vendors, horse drawn wagon rides, bandstand music, chicken BBQ, children’s venues, face painting, games, car show, Rubber Duckie Race, radio controlled airplanes, engines, more! Free Bet-Cha Transit shuttle to 5 venues! Sponsored by the City of Vergennes and organized by the Addison County Chamber of Commerce. Info: 802-388-7951 x1. Schedule: www.vergennesday.com
Note: Looking for car enthusiasts to participate in the car show on Vergennes Day, Aug. 24 at Vergennes Union High School – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: 802-388-7951 x1 or firstname.lastname@example.org ; www.addisoncounty.com
Little City 5K & 10K Race
Come visit Vermont’s oldest city, Vergennes, on Saturday Aug. 28th for our 29th annual Little City Race. We have a 5K run and walk that takes you through our city streets and finishes at our City Green. A great opportunity for friends and family to get out and participate in a fun filled and healthy event. We also have a 10K run for those more serious runners, which has a challenging hill climb at the 3 mile mark. The view on the return to Vergennes is beyond spectacular and well worth the hill climb. We have color race course maps at our registration site so that you can see the layout of our courses. Both courses have been wheel measured, so you can feel confident our distances are accurate. Our race registration and timing are handled by RunVermont, so you can count on a smooth registration and accurate timing of your run or walk.
Also, new for this year we are raising funds for the American Cancer Society. This is a great opportunity to make your miles more meaningful by dedicating your efforts in the race to the fight against cancer, and in honor or memory of a loved one, or you may simply donate to the cause! We have created a direct link for donating to the American Cancer Society, http://www.active.com/donate/ACSLittleCity2010. With every step you take and every mile you conquer, you’ll be helping create a world with less cancer. Help us fight this dreaded disease and enjoy a run or walk through Vergennes and after the race check out our other activities taking place on Vergennes Day. You can see a listing of events at www.vergennesday.com
We’re hoping for a large turnout of runners and walkers this year, so we highly recommend pre-registering on line at www.runvermont.org/littlecity. There is a $ 5 savings if you pre-register on-line. Registration starts at 8am. On Sat. the 28th at the Steven’s house adjacent to the green in Vergennes. The races all start at 9am. Hope to see you there. Please invite a friend or bring your entire family. Vergennes Day has numerous fun filled events, so come check us out….
Scott Gaines – Vergennes Day Race Coordinator
802-877-2878 (work) 802-877-2873 (residence) E-mail: email@example.com
The Ladies’ Rally is the biggest annual fund raiser for the Vergennes Opera House. Find out all about this year’s event at the official page.
Junior Fishing Derby
The VERGENNES JUNIOR FISHING DERBY sponsored by the City of Vergennes, will be held June 21, 22, 23 at the Vergennes Falls Basin. This event is FREE for all kids ages 3-15. Fishing will be FRI 5am-8pm, SAT 5am-9pm, and SUN 5am-10am.
FRIDAY will be a day full of fishing from 5am-8pm!
We’ll end the night with a Karaoke Dance Party from 6:30-8pm.
SATURDAY will be a day full of events featuring Lure Taping, Annual Bobber Race – just like the Rubber Ducky Race, but with Bobbers, Let’s Go Fishing booth, and Obe White with Cloud Nine Charters will be giving kids a chance to ride on his fishing boat. The Vergennes Lions Club will be cooking a BBQ for all registered participants.
SUNDAY we’ll wrap things up with fishing from 5am-10am then cleanup until 11am. After the scores are all tallied we’ll meet at the Vergennes American Legion for an Ice Cream Party and Awards Ceremony at 1:30PM
ONGOING- Special Prizes and giveaways along the banks throughout the Derby. George from Big River Bait and Tackle will be there for all your angling needs. Check out his great supply of bait and tackle. He even sells ice for your coolers!
**Due to the cost of keeping the Derby FREE and SAFE for all participants, CAMPING WILL NO LONGER BE ALLOWED during the Derby. There is a City Ordinance that closes both sides of the basin at sunset and that ordinance will be strictly enforced. Anyone caught on the premises after hours will be disqualified from the Derby. Please consider Button Bay State Park 802-475-2377, River’s Edge Campground and Cottages 802-475-2700, or Hillcrest Campground 802-475-2343 as an alternative.
For more info or to DONATE prizes or cash to purchase prizes, please contact Martha DeGraaf @ 877-9986, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pumpkins in the Park
Pumpkins in the Park
October 27, 2012
9am: Costume Race Registration– VUES
10am: 1 Mile Costume Run-VUES
10:30am 5K Costume Run/Walk— VUES
Noon-1:30pm: Spooky Stories-Bixby Library
3pm-5pm: Pumpkin Cook Off- City Park
4:30pm-5:30: Trick-or-Treat on Main Street &Vergennes Residential Care
6:30pm: Pumpkin Drop off with candle-City Park
6:45pm: Pumpkin lighting, Costume Parade, Halloween
Safety Presentation, Cider, Donuts & Awards-City Park/Fire Station
Sponsored by the City of Vergennes and Vergennes Partnership
Kennedy Brothers Marketplace
11 North Main St.
Matinee Noon – 3:00pm
Evening Tours – 6:00-9:00pm
Enter if you dare! Great fun for the whole family! Guided tours through the warehouse.
Matinee from Noon – 3:00 pm for children 10 and under who are accompanied by an adult. Matinee admission: Adults – $5.00 Children 10 and under $1.00
Evening tours for adults and children 11 and up from 6:00-9:00 pm. Admission: Adults – $5.00, Children under 16 – $2.00, Children under 10 at parent’s discretion. Refreshments will be available. There will be free parking at event.
Holiday Stroll Saturday, December 7, 2013
Eat breakfast with Santa at VUHS, Winter holiday Craft Fair, Bixby Library Silent Auction, stroll, sing, visit & have a picture taken with Santa, read with Mrs. Claus, make decorations in Santa’s workshop, decorate cookies, make Christmas cards, Champlain Brass Quintet, Victory Baptist Church Choir, Dickens Carolers, lighted SD Ireland truck, Addison County Gospel Choir, City Park lighting. Schedule at: www.AddisonCounty.com/HolidayStroll Info: 802-388-7951 x1