About the Waterbury Arts Fest


Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13.

This signature summertime event, proudly hosted by Revitalizing Waterbury, annually draws thousands of art enthusiasts, over 100 artist exhibitors, fantastic festival fare and live music from some of the area’s most beloved entertainers.

Friday, July 12, 2024  5:00 - 9:30 pm
Saturday, July 13, 2024  10:00 - 4:00 pm

Address:  5 Pilgrim Park Road, Waterbury

Named a Top 10 Vermont Summer Event
by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce
in 2020 and 2022!

2024 Waterbury Arts Fest
Commemorative Poster Contest

Revitalizing Waterbury is seeking an image to feature on its second annual Waterbury Arts Fest Commemorative Poster. Any artist from Vermont is eligible to enter. Artwork can represent any medium (2D and 3D), as long as the image submitted meets our printing criteria (below). The chosen artwork will be the featured image on the poster, which will include the name of the artist and artwork. Posters will be printed on 12”x18” high quality paper, suitable for framing. Artist will be expected to sign some posters for sale.

The Commemorative Poster will be sold as a fundraiser for Revitalizing Waterbury, a community development non-profit.

For complete guidelines and how to enter, download the Call to Artists.

Below find the winning image, from Todd Cummings, in the 2023 WAF Commemorative Poster below (please note: we will supply the text, your entry should be artwork only).

We are located at 5 Pilgrim Park, on the lawn behind the Train Station!

Revitalizing Waterbury (RW), a non-profit organization dedicated to creating and maintaining a vibrant community, hosts an annual two-day Waterbury Arts Fest. The Saturday Arts Market is an outdoor event with nearly 100 art exhibitors, live entertainment and a variety of eatery options. The Friday Night Block Party is a large dance party held the evening before with live music, beer garden, food trucks and dancing. The 2024 Waterbury Arts Fest will be held on Friday evening, July 12 and Saturday, July 13, 2024. The entire event takes place in downtown Waterbury.

The Waterbury Arts Fest serves as RW’s primary fundraiser of the year, raising funds that support economic development activities, regional marketing and promotion, community programming and outreach and direct support of local businesses. RW is a Vermont Designated Downtown and provides municipal support for community wide projects.

The Friday Night Block Party is RW’s way of saying thank you to the community for all of their support. It is a free event (donations accepted) held in the center of historic downtown. A main stage is set up, a beer garden is hosted by The Reservoir and food trucks offer fabulous things to eat. This year we are excited to be bringing back Vermont’s party band, The Grift, who will have us dancing under the stars all night long. Approximately 2,500 people attend the Friday Night Block Party.

On Saturday over 100 artists and craftsmen line the closed streets. Artists are chosen for quality and range of art mediums and includes fine art painting, pottery, fiber art, weaving, glasswork, baskets, jewelry, woodwork and sculpture. Many artists conduct demonstrations throughout the day. Interspersed with the artists are a variety of fun food vendors and nonprofits. The main stage has performances throughout the day including local favorite, the dancers from Green Mountain Performing Arts. At the Creation Station, sponsored by Makersphere, people of all ages are welcome and encouraged to come make paper hats, try their hand at the pottery wheel, and explore other arts and making to their heart's content! Approximately 2,500 people attend Saturday’s events, which are free for all ages.

This is a community-centric event that celebrates the arts, music and Waterbury.  Revitalizing Waterbury’s mission is to preserve, promote and enhance the economic, historic and social vitality of Waterbury, Vermont.

Kid at an activity station with a Waterbury Arts Fest crown

"Arts Fest is a destination event for Waterbury!"

— Arts Fest Attendee

"Great time as always!"

— Arts Fest Attendee

"A really fun event!"

— Arts Fest Vendor

"Excellent arts and crafts vendors - impressive quality and selection!"

— Arts Fest Attendee

"I had the best time today! Wonderful customers and people. "

— Arts Fest Vendor

"Saturday was awesome! Loved all the vendors! "

— Arts Fest Attendee

"The Friday night vibe is fun!"

— Arts Fest Attendee

"This was the best Arts Fest I have been to. I cannot think of anything that was missing!"

— Arts Fest Attendee

"I appreciate how well organized and friendly you all are!"

— Arts Fest Vendor

"A great night! Excellent job by all involved! It's a must attend event!"

— Arts Fest Attendee

"I thought this was a great event in every way. Can't wait for next year!!!"

— Arts Fest Attendee

"I had such a great time! Loved the food options and variety of vendors!"

— Arts Fest Attendee

"A perfect day!"

— Arts Fest Attendee