Center Street/Downtown Rutland, Vermont

Center Street/Downtown Rutland, Vermont

Rutland, VT

https://downtownrutland.com/

Downtown Rutland is the heart and soul of a vibrant community that is hard-working, diversified and passionate about their city. Our downtown boasts restaurants, bookstores, unique and eclectic clothing boutiques, is a major center for business, and considered the heart of arts and entertainment in Rutland. This historic downtown is host to many outdoor events throughout the year, providing family-friendly activities for every season of the year. The Downtown Farmers Market is the oldest farmer's market in Vermont and one of the most vibrant, consistently attracting visitors from all over the state. The Paramount Theater, an arts, cultural and educational leader, is a beautifully restored, historic performance venue that is host to many events, both local and professional. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and adds considerably to the charm and allure of Downtown Rutland. Some notable events include Friday Night Live, a free outdoor concert series that draws the community together to enjoy music, outdoor dining, shopping, children's activities and more. The Annual Sidewalk Sale and accompanying street party are complete with an open-air market. Downtown is also host to several races and outdoor family-friendly events including the Crowley Brothers Memorial Road Races. Outdoor events continue throughout the fall and winter seasons as well. The Rutland Halloween Parade has been an historic tradition for Vermonters for over 50 years. Downtown Rutland comes alive each October with floats from merchants and local organizations and gets everyone into the spirit of Halloween. The parade has been used as the setting of a number of superhero comic books, and is one of the highlights of the year. Winter Fest features a week-and-a-half of activities of fun in the snow including Center Street Night Sledding. There is something for everyone in Downtown Rutland. Come see for yourself!