Downtown Rutland
The heart of Rutland County.
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Friday Night Live

Friday Night Live is a free concert series featuring music, outdoor dining, children's activities and more. Headliners perform "Pit" parking lot, which is transformed into a unique, amphitheater-like concert venue. Merchants and vendors set up along the street in open air fashion with fun for the whole family!

 
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About Friday Night Live

Friday Night Live is a free concert series featuring music, outdoor dining, children's activities and more. Headliners perform "Pit" parking lot, which is transformed into a unique, amphitheater-like concert venue. Merchants and vendors set up along the street in open air fashion with fun for the whole family!

Hey Vendors, Apply with Us!

Looking for an opportunity to get your product or consumable in front of over 1,000+ community members? You've come to the right place! With low cost vendor fees, Friday Night Live is the perfect opportunity to gain exposure. Download the application and apply today!

What's New this Year?

You asked, and we listened. Based on feedback we received from surveys and focus groups, this year we will feature:

  • Smoke free events
  • More food vendors & take-away options
  • Increased number and variety of activities
  • A better variety of entertainment
 
 
 Summer event sponsors in Downtown Rutland, Vermont.
 

Corporate Hospitality Sponsor

Best Western Inn & Suites of Rutland - Killington

Summer Events
Sponsor

Vermont Electric Power Company

Summer Events
Sponsor

Markowski Excavating, Inc.

Premiere Downtown Event Sponsor 2017/2018

 
 
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~ Check back frequently as we add new vendors daily! ~

Come Alive Outside

Make a smoothie with bicycle-power and learn about the importance of exercise.

Happy Cow Cones

Soft serve ice cream, Hawaiian shaved ice, novelty bars and floats.

 

Hop N' Moose

Enjoy outdoor seating and grab an appetizer, pizza, and brews from Rutland Beer Works.

Mama T's Country Kitchen

Texas-style barbecue featuring pulled pork, Brisket BBQ sandwiches, mac n' cheese and chips.

 

Maple Harvest Specialties

Maple kettle corn, maple cotton candy, maple hard candies and fruit crisps.

O'Pablos Food Truck: July 20th & 27th

Mexican fare featuring tacos, fajitas, quesadillas, burritos and more with vegan + gluten free options.

 

Peter Huntoon Live Painting: July 20th

Watch master painter Peter Huntoon as he captures downtown imagery.

Photo Booth: July 13th & 20th

Get your picture taken in a fun background with a variety of props to commemorate your summer.

 

RAVE Car Show: July 13th

Check out a pre-show of vintage vehicles on Washington Street on July 13th.

Rutland Recreation Department

The Rec will host a different activity for each night of Friday Night Live including pottery demos, sports demos, and live performances.

 

Story Walk: July 20th

Walk downtown and read a children's book in the windows of storefronts and at booths. Get a free book for participating!

Tacos Tacos: July 27th

High quality tacos on homemade tortillas served out of a colorful traveling taco trailer.

 

Wonderfeet Kids' Museum

Wonderfeet will host a variety of activities on that spill out onto the street.