The character and architectural quality of the downtown National Register Commercial District make an important contribution to the city’s sense of identity and play a unique role in economic development. A lively entertainment, cultural and shopping district, the vibrant Downtown also appeals to people wanting to live in the hustle and bustle of a true walkable downtown. A host of entertainment and recreation options are available when it’s time to relax.
In surrounding Barre Town, quiet neighborhoods are nestled amongst the farmland and foothills, offering stunning views and abundant green space. The Barre Town Forest and Millstone Trails give residents access to some of the most unique hiking terrain in Vermont and one of the top ten mountain biking experiences in New England.
This is our biggest annual event where all of Barre celebrates our wonderful heritage with non-stop live music at several venues, street vendors, a parade, sales & events all over Downtown, fireworks and lots more. July 24-28
ROCKFIRE AT MILLSTONE
The Elemental Experience
Art, Music and Fire
RockFire is a unique combination of art, music & fire on a monumental scale, celebrating Central Vermont’s colorful granite heritage in the evocative setting of Millstone Hill’s abandoned quarries and granite industry ruins. June 28
CONCERTS IN THE PARK
Free Summer Music Series
Wednesday Evening Music
For over 10 years The Barre Partnership has presented its Summer Concerts in Currier Park series. Popular with young families to seniors and every age group in between, the free concerts are a popular Barre tradition. June-August