Mayor Miro Weinberger Announces the City of Burlington July 3rd Independence Day Celebration is Back

Thousands of Burlingtonians, Vermonters, and Visitors to Gather on the Burlington Waterfront for Music, Fireworks, and More

Burlington, VT – Today, Mayor Miro Weinberger and the Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront Department announced the City’s annual July 3rd Independence Day Celebration will come back to Burlington. With the decades-long tradition returning after over a year of public health restrictions that limited large gatherings, the City team expects thousands to gather along the Burlington waterfront for the biggest fireworks show in Vermont on Saturday, July 3rd, 2021.

“This is what we have been working toward,” said Mayor Miro Weinberger. “I invite Burlingtonians, Vermonters, and visitors to join us on July 3rd to recognize and celebrate the incredible resilience of our community as we look forward to a vibrant summer season in a fully re-opened city. I am confident this will be a celebration to remember.”

“July 3rd Celebrations are always so important to our community and to our local businesses, and this year’s events may be the most significant we have ever organized. Our businesses are eager for visitors to come back to Burlington, and our neighbors want and need a community scale celebration.” said Kara Alnasrawi, Burlington’s Director of Economic Recovery.

“Burlington has a long history of amazing Independence Day celebrations on July 3rd and the staff of BPRW are thrilled to bring this tradition back to Burlington this year. After a year plus of restricted activity, it’s time to come together for Burlington’s biggest waterfront party of the year. We hope that residents and visitors will join in the fun as we celebrate with music, food, activities and, of course, the best fireworks show in the state! “ said Cindi Wight, Burlington’s Parks, Recreation & Waterfront Director.

The evening’s events in Waterfront Park will begin at 5:00 pm with a ceremony honoring local Covid-19 victims and celebrating the resilience of the Burlington community. The fireworks show will start at 9:30 pm. Information about activities, parking, travel, and more can be found next week at www.btvjuly3.com.