Mad River Glen 4th of July Weekend Events

Posted By: The Ski Channel on June 27, 2011 1:57 pm

Get out to the mountains of Mad River Valley and celebrate the Fourth of July with fun! Mad River Glen (MRG) is having some awesome events this upcoming holiday weekend not to be missed.

MRG will be hosting their annual Community BBQ and first ever MRG “Yard Sale” on Sunday, July 3rd where you’ll be able to shop and help build their 4th of July Parade float for the Warren 4th of July Parade the following day on Monday, July 4. The BBQ festivities will be at the MRG Base Area and there will be Live Music and Outdoor Games but more importantly, a yard sale!

For the first time ever MRG will be having a “Yard Sale” where you can peruse a super collection of Mad River Glen related merchandise, large and small. All items are being culled from the bowels of the MRG buildings and grounds, so you know there will be some cool findings! Highlights of the offered items will  include the old booth cushions from Gen. Stark’s Pub, bar stools, rental/repair bric-a-brac, ski shop ephemeral, attic treasures. The sale starts at 10 AM.

Once you’re done shopping, head over to the BBQ and help build the MRG 4th of July float for the parade the next day. The parade, now in its 63rd year is one of Vermont’s largest Fourth of July celebrations. The 2011 Parade theme this year is “Act Like a Local _______.” Yes, fill in the blank. The Parade Gand Marshall this year is Bisbee Hardware, a Mad River Valley man for over 60 years.

Please contact the Co-op office if you would like to participate and if you have an idea for the float or just show up on Sunday for the BBQ.  Contact us at or (802) 496-3551 if you have any questions.


Here is a quick list of the events and times are below:

MRG Community Summer BBQ & Float Building Party: On Sunday July 3, 2011 from Noon to 6 PM.

MRG First Yard Sale: On Sunday, July 3, 2011 starting at 10AM, all day event with music and fun.

MRG in Warren 4th of July Parade: On Monday, July 4th starting at 10AM in the Warren Village.


(photo above courtesy of Jim Schley’s flickr feed of Warren 4th of July Parade in 2007)