Transportation Information

Driving


Recommended Parking: UVM's Gutterson Fieldhouse Parking Lot

Parking by the Waterfront is EXTREMELY LIMITED and will result in 1 hour+ wait at the end of the evening. Don't want to deal with stressful downtown traffic? Park at UVM!

UVM’s Gutterson Fieldhouse parking garage and adjacent lots provide the FASTEST way in and out Burling­ton after the fireworks. GMT busses will run from 3:45 pm to 11:30 pm, and pick up in front of Patrick Gymnasium with service down to Waterfront Park for only $1. Busses will run back to UVM at 10 am in front of One Main Street, and make continuous trips back to UVM until 11:30pm.

Note: If you park at the Waterfront, be pre­pared to wait an hour from the end of the fire­works, due to priority pedestrian and GMT bus traffic.

There will be two lanes leaving the city on Main Street. Traffic flow on College, Cherry or Pearl will be directed to Colchester Avenue or Route 127. Motorists are encouraged to use these designated streets, avoid neighborhoods or cross town routes. All parking lots off Lake Street will exit up Depot Street at the end of the night.

 

Additional Parking

Perkins Pier Parking is $10 for cars and $20 for trailers.

Waterfront Parking Lot is for accessibly parking and seasonal boaters on a first come first serve basis until lot is full.

City garages will charge a $5 flat rate for the day, or check your Park Mobile app for open spaces.

 

Accessible Parking

Accessible parking spaces are available at Perkins Pier, the Waterfront Pease Lot, and Lake Street Extension next to the skate park. Please keep in mind all parking is limited for all so space is not guaranteed later into the evening.


Biking

BEST OPTION: skip the traffic and park your bike at Local Motion’s free Valet parking! Bike park­ing is located north of the Waterfront parking lot on Lake Street. You'll be out in a flash!

 

Boat Traffic

Boat Traffic in the harbor must end at 8:30 pm, when the harbor closes. Boat traffic from King Street Dock or Perkins Pier should exit to the south only. A No Boat Traffic Zone has been extended to include the entire inner har­bor. This safety zone is strictly enforced. The Perkins Pier and Waterfront boat ramps will be closed during this time.

Note: All watercraft, including canoes and kayaks, must have working lights if they are on the water after dusk.

  

Train

The Vermont Railway is a great option for non-residents! The Fireworks Express will pro­vide service at South Burlington, Shelburne and Charlotte stops with multiple stops through the evening. Tickets are $15 round trip per person, under 3 is free. Reservations are strongly suggested. Tickets are available onsite; must be purchased with cash. Tickets are available to purchase online at www.rails-vt.com. Trains will leave Burlington at 10:30 pm, 30 minutes after the conclusion of the fire­works.