Summer on the Marketplace

Come celebrate summer with us on the Church Street Marketplace! We're turning up the heat with two months of exciting events and activities that promise fun for everyone.

Two months of summer FUN!

The Marketplace is your one-stop destination for the summer season. Enjoy two months of our Music on the Bricks concert series, kid-friendly activities at the Imagination Station, talented acoustic artists, and outdoor shopping all summer. Plus, our annual Sidewalk Sale is back again for its 44th year.

Find all you'll need to know about Summer on the Marketplace below. 

Thank you to our media sponsors, Seven Days and WNCS/104.7 THE POINT. VERMONT INDEPENDENT RADIO!

A Guide to Summer on the Marketplace

Summer Events (July - August)

From Music on the Bricks Wednesday evenings to our annual Sidewalk Sale, the Marketplace is home to multiple summer events from July to August. Check out the event calendar to see what's in store, or browse our official "Summer on the Marketplace" events below. 

Event Calendar

Music on the Bricks

Wednesdays, 5:30-7pm, 3rd Block

Experience live music every Wednesday this July and August from 5:30 to 7pm at the 3rd Block. Join us for an evening of great tunes and good vibes!

  • Wednesday, July 10: Ryan Sweezey and the Midnight Walkers - canceled due to weather
  • Wednesday, July 17: Jenni Johnson & The Jazz Junketeers
  • Wednesday, July 24: The So 'n Sos
  • Wednesday, July 31: Rachel Ana Dobken
  • Wednesday, August 7: Ali T
  • Wednesday, August 14: EmaLou & the Beat
  • Wednesday, August 21: Mal Maiz
  • Wednesday, August 28: Green Kettle Band


Fridays, 4-5pm, Top Block (Starts Friday, July 12)

Come experience the vibrant sounds of the Top Block, where talented street performers fill the air with acoustic tunes! Enjoy new musicians every Friday. Starts July 12.

Imagination Station

Wednesdays & Fridays, 1-3pm, 3rd Block (Starts Wednesday, July 10)

Visit the Imagination Station for fun and games, including tic-tac-toe, giant Jenga and Connect Four, and a playground of buildable foam shapes!

Sidewalk Sale 

Wednesday, August 7 - Sunday, August 11

Don't miss the 44th annual Sidewalk Sale at the Marketplace! Discover unbeatable deals, shop till you drop, and support your favorite local businesses!

Shopping Options

Shopping small helps us all. Support local for the summer season, and discover something for yourself or a loved one by browsing our retail shops and checking them out in person!


Dining Options

Dine small to make a big impact in our community! Support local restaurants this summer season and find delicious dishes for everyone!


Historic Tours

Embark on a captivating, self-guided journey through Burlington, Vermont, uncovering tales, architectural wonders, and the rich history that has shaped this vibrant urban space.

Take a Tour!

Parking Downtown

Burlington has plenty of parking options for your trip downtown!

  • Downtown Garage (41 Cherry St. and 60 College St. entrances): First two hours are FREE, but you must start a parking session on ParkMobile to check in.
  • Marketplace Garage (147 Cherry St. and Bank St. entrances)
  • Courthouse Plaza Garage (179 South Winooski Ave. entrance): City rates
  • Street parking

Most street parking and all garages allow you to pay via ParkMobile, or with coins or credit card via a kiosk. Sundays are always free throughout the year.

More parking info