Star, Spangled Festivities All Day on the 4th of July!

Another festivity-filled 4th of July in the Mad River Valley is right around the corner! Every year the Valley goes all in, decking out Warren Village in patriotic garb, partaking in one of the most iconic parades, and celebrating the community’s values. Visiting over the 4th of July was a yearly tradition for my family. It truly is the peak of summertime here in Vermont. From the parade, to hikes, getting in as much time swimming in the river as possible, to watching the fireworks at Lincoln Peak. Memories made on days like this last a lifetime. The tradition continues this year with all kinds of fun activities! We have returning favorites like the fireworks and rubber ducky drop, and new activities like caricature portraits. So, here’s everything you need to know to enjoy your 4th of July with a bang!

Lincoln Peak Courtyard

Mountain Activities 10AM – 9PM

Raffles throughout the day. Must be present to win!

Free Scenic Lift Rides
Presented by Lawson’s Finest Liquids

Lift rides will be weather dependent.
Please see our Scenic Lift Ride page for more information about Scenic Lift Rides.

Schedule of Events

All courtyard activities are free unless otherwise noted!

Courtyard Barbeque

We’ll be serving up a classic BBQ in the Courtyard from 12-4pm, where you can enter a raffle for various prizes including $50 gift card, a Quad Pack, and a coveted Heaven’s Gate Triple Chair. Raffle times TBD must be present to win.

Live Music

12-3pm – Wayne Canney and Family
3-6pm – The Vermont Bluegrass Pioneers
6-9pm – The Holter Band

Warren Parade Shuttle Bus Schedule:

School buses will begin running from Lincoln Peak to Warren Village at 8am. Lincoln Peak pick up is at the bus stops in front of Clay Brook Hotel. Take the earlier buses as it gets more crowded as the clock nears 10am (parade kick off). The bus stop in Warren Village is at the top of Covered Bridge Road. Buses will run throughout the day between Lincoln Peak and Warren Village with the final return trip to Lincoln Peak at 4pm. Sorry, no dogs, except service dogs, allowed on the buses.

Donning Our Greens For The Summer

With the last of the snow behind us (the final patch melted out on June 1st), we’re officially focused on summer activities. The Sugarbush Resort Golf Club has already been in full, stop me if you’ve heard this pun one too many times, swing, since it opened in early May. Talk about looking good in green though. It’s 90 degrees at the time of publishing this blog after all. Well, the Sugarbush Health and Recreation Center is also in full summer mode. The outdoor pool and hot tub is open daily to complement the indoor offerings of the same nature. As you likely heard in a previous blog post, we’re suspending mountain bike operations this summer while we complete construction on the new Heaven’s Gate Quad.