The Best Fireworks in Northern VT


It’s that glorious time of year again where we come together and celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence and our independence as a nation. While we dawn our red, white, and blue outfits, attend countless BBQ’s, eat endless bowls of watermelon, check out local parades, we also go on a mission to find the best fireworks around. The BVTMB team collaborated on the best places to see fireworks in Northern Vermont in an effort to help you and your families have an awesome 4th of July. We hope to see you there!

burlington fireworks

Maple Street Park in Essex

For a full on evening event you can head over to Maple Street Park in Essex. The event starts at 6 PM and there are usually tons of activities to enjoy. Best part: Admissions to the event is Free!

St. Albans Bay Day Fireworks

If you are looking for great fireworks up north, definitely check out the Bay Day Fireworks in St. Albans.

July 1st – Lots of fun at Bay Day and The Bay Day Fireworks will be at the waterfront at dusk at The St. Albans Town Bay Park.


Town of Williston Fireworks:

Starting on Friday the town of Williston has events for the whole family to celebrate, including a parade, ice cream social, frog jumping contest, and most. After you have filled up on ice cream and fun be sure to head over to Allen Brook School where the fireworks take place. This is a great event and generally not very crowded. You can check out the bounce castle, play on the school’s playground with your kids, and simply set up your lawn chairs while snacking on some of the food from local vendors. The event starts at 7:00 with fireworks starting around 9:30PM.

Photo from the Williston Observer
Photo from the Williston Observer

Important note: Don’t forget to bring your chairs and bug spray!

Independence Celebration at the Waterfront:

This huge celebration happens at the Waterfront in downtown Burlington the day before the 4th. This event can be lots of fun, but be prepared for crowds.

waterfront fireworks

They have activities starting as early as 5 pm down at the waterfront, as well as things happening at North Beach, Perkins Pier and Battery Park. Check out all the info here.

Where is your favorite place to see fireworks and celebrate Independence Day??


  1. Maple Street Park in Essex is good for family activities, but 2013 we tried them out, and they only had burgers, fries, and popsicles – no fried dough at all!

    Just a friendly heads up for those attending that are looking for fried dough 😉


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