Upcoming Events

Learn about our Hubbard Park Expansion Project!    Click here for info / to donate!

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    • Thursday, October 21, 7:30 pm on Zoom Video/Phone 
      • For Zoom link or number, contact jclar@montpelier-vt.org or call 802-262-6284.  (This event will be recorded, as was the in-person event on Oct. 20).

Four walks of the property with Parks Director, Alec Ellsworth!

· Tuesday, November 2, 4:30-5:30p

· Wednesday, November 10, 8:00-9:00a

· Saturday, November 20, 9:00-10:00a

· Thursday, December 2, 12:00-1:00p

All walks begin at the New Shelter in Hubbard Park (near the end of the road).  No pre-registration needed.

Lantern Making Workshop for Enchanted Forest

Thursday, October 21,10am-12pm at Hubbard Park (may finish on Monday, October 25)

For more information and to register, email Janice Walrafen at alltogethernowvt@gmail.com

Enchanted Forest 2021: Friday & Saturday, October 29-30 at Hubbard Park!

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The Enchanted Forest in Hubbard Park, Montpelier, is a guided walk from the New Shelter/Entrance to the Tower and back again. Along with the jack-o-lantern lit trail, visitors will find the forest filled with art, music, song, and magic. At the Tower, visitors will spread out on the hillside to watch a performance and then return along the path to the New Shelter. This will take about one hour.  

Click here for ticket sales (nearly or totally sold out!), FAQ, and Call to Artists, Guides and Volunteers for set-up and clean-up. 

Fall Walks Open to the Community! Making Seed Collages Walk

Saturday, November 13, 10:00am (rain date, November 14) | Free | For all ages 

Meet at parking lot next to the Winooski River on Siboinebi Path, Old Country Club Road, Montpelier, for a very easy walk. Join Naturalist Gail Johnson for a creative and fun way to learn about local plant seeds. We'll each have a cardboard with mailing tape, sticky side out on which we will arrange local seeds we find along the trail. Seeds and their cases come in all shapes, and it's interesting to see how flowers you know in summer transform once they have made their seeds. This trail has a wide variety of plants, so your collage will be full! We'll even see the berries of poison ivy, but we will not be touching them! Come help find the seeds! Gail will have photos of some of the local flowers of the seeds we find. No need to register; just show up! 

Save the Date! Benefit night at Three Penny Taproom for Hubbard Park Expansion Project

On Tuesday, November 23, 5% of TPT's profits will go to our fundraising campaign! Save the date and tell your friends to join you at 108 Main Street for great food and drinks for a great cause! Thank you, TPT

Parkapalooza 2021 is complete!    

The City of Montpelier’s Community Services Department hosted the return of Parkapalooza, Hubbard Park’s Free Summer Concert Series. This family-friendly, outdoor concert series was held at the Tuning Forks Stage in Hubbard Park and featured live music from talented local and regional bands. The events were held Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 pm from July 8 to late September (some rain dates). The musical lineup included:

ORIGINAL LINEUP for 2021

  • 7/8: Barika 
  • 7/15: VT Bluegrass Pioneers
  • 7/22: The Renegade Groove
  • 7/29: Sabouyouma
  • 8/5: Nina Sklar and the Weather Birds
  • 8/12: High Summer
  • 8/19: Patti Casey and the Wicked Fine Players 

Events also featured the Park’s 100’ long slip ‘n slide (weather permitting), and plenty of space to roam and play outside in Hubbard Park. The events were offered free to the community, but donations were accepted at various locations!  

This year’s event was sponsored by the following local businesses:  Presenting Sponsors: Caledonia Spirits Distillery, Community National Bank, Hunger Mountain Co-op, Isham-Berwick Insurance, Vermont State Employees Credit Union. Supporting Sponsors: AroMed, Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce, Montpelier Construction, Noyle Johnson Group, Onion River Outdoors, Sarducci’s Restaurant, Union Mutual Insurance and Vermont Compost. 

Now in its fourth year, Parkapalooza celebrated all that we love about Central Vermont --- family time outside, community and the arts, and it also draws visitors from around the state to come and enjoy our Capital City.