**Fireworks at 9:30 pm!**
Entertainment Stage6 pm: Pontoon
Truly a band beyond description. Each Pontoon show is a unique experience where you can count on a star-studded lineup to lay down old-school smooth grooves that transport the audience back in time to their most cherished musical memories. Crispy retro-pop nuggets, velvety AM Gold, leisure-suited one hit wonders and chart-topping blue eyed soul all blend together into a potent musical libation that will leave you feeling refreshed like a cool summer’s breeze. So If you like floatin’ & motor boatin’, then you’re gonna love Pontoon. All Aboard!
8 pm: Francesca Blanchard
French-born and raised, Francesca Blanchard is a songwriter currently based in Burlington, Vermont. Since the release of her bilingual folk debut Deux Visions in 2015, the genre-bending musician has been busy redefining her wheelhouse. Following a year of extensive touring throughout the US and Europe, Blanchard took some time to rediscover what she wanted to say — and how to say it. She gave rein to a growing interest in production, marking a departure from her acoustic roots. The result is Blanchard’s second full-length album, Make it Better ; nine tracks of melodic indie-pop bursting with bold vulnerability, cathartic relief and a refreshing dose of self-awareness — a direction that demonstrates the artist’s evolving critical consciousness and relish for catchy hooks.
9 pm: Light Up the Waterfront with Mayor Miro Weinberger
This is what we have been working toward. With the decades-long tradition returning after over a year of public health restrictions that limited large gatherings, we expect thousands to gather along the Burlington waterfront for the biggest fireworks show in Vermont. Mayor Weinberger will welcome everyone back to Burlington from the Entertainment Stage at 9:00 pm. Help us light up the Waterfront before the fireworks – charge your cell phones, pack extra flashlights, wear LED baubles, bring anything shines and glows! We look forward to celebrating a bright future for Burlington and Vermont with you.
Park Activities5 - 6 pm: Sambatucada!
Sambatucada plays Brazilian and Afro-Brazilian rhythms and music with percussion instruments that causes people to break out in spontaneous dance!
5 - 9:30 pm: Broadcasting with Star 92.9, 101.3 The Game, 95 Triple X, News talk WVMT
5 - 10 pm: Food Vendors
5 - 10 pm: Souvenirs available for sale
Battery Park5 pm: Burlington COVID-19 Commemoration Event
Mayor Miro Weinberger and other local leaders will gather at Battery Park to honor Burlington’s victims of Covid-19 and to dedicate a planting and memorial stone the people of Burlington, who in a time a great uncertainty, demonstrated a profound commitment to our community -- and through their actions ensured that Burlington remained one of the safest cities in America throughout the 457 days of the Covid-19 Emergency. The Mayor will also honor 10 recipients with a Key to the City for their exemplary service to Burlington during the Covid-19 Emergency Response. Members of the public and media are welcome.