First Night

Montpelier has been celebrating the turn of the New Year with First Night celebrations since the mid-90's. Kids'fest organized and sponsored the event for a number of years, until it was handed over to the Onion River Arts Council, who then years later, when they closed their doors, handed it to the City of Montpelier to organize. It is a much loved arts event, filling mnumerous venues in Montpelier with performing arts events for the day. Thousands of families and community members came out to hear local musicians and artists perform. A puppet parade and fireworks were a part of the evenings events for years and we have been central to making the parade for most of those years. In 2012-2013, after 15 years, The CIty of Montpelier has chosen not to celebrate First Night. This year, on December 31, 2017 We will be participating in First Night North in St. Johnsbury, leading the kids activities, and the parade. Join us if you can.