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Our event lineup

Holding events for the community is one way we strive to have a positive impact on the economic and cultural vitality of the city — whether it’s creating vending opportunities for businesses, supporting artists and performers, or just bringing the community together.

We’ve got a banner year planned for 2024. Hope to see you there!

Looking for information on parking? Click here.

Kerubo and band singing at Juneteenth celebration
Tents and customers at the Winooski Farmers Market

farmers Market

SUNDAYS, MAY 26-OCTOBER 20 | 10AM-2PM

The Winooski Farmers Market is our biggest event series, operating weekly for six+ months of the year. We’re proud to present some of Vermont’s loveliest produce, farm fresh products, baked goods, prepared foods, and crafts. We offer over 20 vendors every week and a delightful community vibe!

Woman demonstrating chair weaving at French Heritage Day

FRENCH HERITAGE DAY

JUNE 30 | 10AM-2PM

French Heritage Day celebrates Vermont’s rich French history and heritage, as well as Québecois culture. We invite local historians and friends of all backgrounds to join us in celebration with music, cuisine, a baking contest, education, and activities!

Woman and "Best Costume" winning Dog at Best Pooch in the Noosk

Best Pooch in the Noosk

July 28 | 10AM-2PM

Best Pooch in the Noosk is a fun dog show where
every pup is welcome! Prizes are awarded for Cutest, Best Costume, Best Trick, Looks Most like their Human, and Worst Breath.

Mill workers

Fiber Fair

september 1 | 10AM-2PM

Fiber Fair was started by the Heritage Winooski Mill Museum in 2019 to honor Winooski’s roots as a Mill town and create an opportunity for local fiber vendors of all kinds to offer their wares. We’re excited to team up with them to create that space at the Winooski Farmers Market!

Wild onions

Onion Festival

october 20 | 10AM-2PM

Coming from the Abenaki ‘Winoskitekw,’ meaning ‘onion land river,’ Winooski is known as Vermont’s Onion City. We’re excited to celebrate our roots and reputation with this Onion Festival! While Onion Festivals have been held in the past, we’re looking forward to introducing a brand new annual event!

Sunday Service

Every other Sunday, June 9-September 1
2PM-6pm

Sunday Service is a brand new FREE summer daytime dance party in Rotary Park! Stop by every other Sunday starting at 2pm sharp after the Winooski Farmers Market!

Band member raising drink to crowd at Winooski Wednesdays

Winooski wednesdays

june 19, july 10, august 14, september 11
6pM-8PM

Winooski Wednesdays bring life to Rotary Park during the summer months through markets, musical acts, food, kid’s activities, and more. This jam-packed event is free-to-the-public and there’s sure to be something for everyone!

Winners collecting prizes at Blingo

Blingo

every 1st tuesday of the month | 6pM-8PM

Blingo is a way to bring our community together collectively at local businesses — while contributing to a game of chance played both independently and as a group. Winners take home 50% of their round’s entry fee — and fun memories.

Ferene Meyers performing at Juneteenth

Juneteenth

june 19 | 6pM-8PM

Juneteenth, short for the date June Nineteenth, commemorates the day the effects of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Galveston, Texas, freeing the remaining hundreds of thousands of enslaved people. Let’s celebrate this important day with free music, food, fun, and festivities!

A family waving an intersectional Pride flag at Winooski Pride

Winooski pride

september 11 | 6pM-8PM

Winooski has a long history of welcoming all, and Pride is a celebration and opportunity to hold space for our LGBTQIA+ neighbors and allies. We’re thrilled to grow our Pride event to include a parade, performers, LGBTQIA+ makers market, and kid’s activities!

Jack-o-lanterns carved with faces and "The Noosk" at Halloween in Winooski

Halloween in Winooski

october 26 - 27

Our Halloween event with the City of Winooski is our biggest celebration of the year — from 1,000 locally grown pumpkins to music, kids activities, and more.

A vendor through the Misery Loves Co. window at the Holiday Pop-Up

Holiday Pop-Up Shop

December 5 | 5pm-9pm

In 2023, the Holiday Pop-Up Shop supported a dozen venues around the Rotary and over 60 small businesses vending at them, as well as bringing live DJs to your favorite downtown stops.

Help us make magic happen

community events,
thanks to you

Sponsorships are available to help us make our busy year-round lineup of events possible! Get the word out about your businesses while showing your support for Winooski!

All donations are tax deductible.

If you want to connect, please reach out to Executive Director Melissa Corbin: [email protected].

Mulu's Catering serving food at an event in the park

Winooski Farmers Market

Sponsorships help us keep vendor fees accessible and affordable, while creating a fun atmosphere, reaching new visitors, and supporting our vendors!

French Heritage Day

Sponsorships help us bring French music, cuisine, education, and activities to the event!

Best Pooch in the Noosk

Sponsorships help us coordinate the contest and award fun prizes for winners!

Fiber Fair

Sponsorships will support the creation of a community created mandala!

Onion Festival

Sponsorships will help us plan fun activities for the whole family at this community-oriented event!

Winooski Wednesdays

Sponsorships help us make this free-to-the-public series possible while compensating artists, keeping vendor fees accessible, and making sure there’s something for everyone!

Blingo

Sponsorships help us keep this quirky event going all year long!

Juneteenth

Sponsorships help us celebrate this important day with free music, food, fun, and festivities while compensating artists!

Winooski Pride

Sponsorships help us grow our Pride event to include a parade, performers, LGBTQIA+ makers market, and kid’s activities!

Halloween in Winooski

Sponsorships help us keep this classic, ‘local’s favorite’ party afloat with 1,000 pumpkins!

Holiday Pop-Up Shop

Sponsorships help us keep vendor fees accessible while compensating artists and providing the best support we can to over 75 participants!

Looking for a spot?

Event parking

Did you know that all city parking is free on Sundays? That includes the parking garage and street parking spots!

Wanna know something even cooler? It’s free during all Downtown Block Party events too! You don’t have to worry about paying for parking during Winooski Wednesdays, Juneteenth, Pride, Halloween, and the Holiday Pop-Up. We’ve got you.

Check the map below to find where to park in Winooski!

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Map of parking options in downtown Winooski
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Downtown Winooski