Summertime in Downtown St. Albans

Summertime in Downtown St. Albans!

This time of year in Downtown St. Albans is one of our favorites, everything is warm, lush, and green. A drive through any Vermont downtown, and you’ll find people are out enjoying the beautiful summer days. The locals are having conversations with each other and catching up on the news.

Summer Downtown St. Albans picture of sunflowers

Walk around the city, and you’ll find the community is eager to say hello, good morning, and how do you do. It’s what we do here. Then come out and enjoy some events, historical sites, shopping, and the dining scene.

Saint Albans Summer Concert Series

Every Wednesday night we’re jammin’ in historical Taylor Park with local bands performing at the St. Albans Summer Concert Series. Bring your lawn chair, grab a bite from our local food truck, The Traveling Canteen. The summer concert series keeps us rockin’ through August.

Bands like The Nobby Reed Project, Shake, INCAHoots, No Left Turn, and MORE play their originals for us on summer days in downtown.

Dining Outside in Downtown St. Albans

We all know the summers in Vermont are short and sweet, which is why many of our local establishments offer outside dining. When you dine outside, you get to say hello to passersby, hear the sounds of the city, and soak in the summer.

At most establishments, and on most nights you can appreciate the summer concert series when you dine outside. Many folks take advantage of this every Wednesday night during the summer.

Outdoor seating establishments downtown include:

  • Mimmo’s Italian
  • Old Foundry at One Federal
  • Twiggs – An American Gastropub
  • Jeff’s Maine Seafood
  • 84 Main

Whatever you decide to do the ambiance can’t be beaten.

Farmer’s Market in Taylor Park

Beginning in May and ending in October the Northwest VT Farmers’ Market occurs every Saturday from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Vendors from the county come to the park for shoppers to buy all kinds of treats. Here’s a peek at what you might find in Taylor Park on Saturdays.

  • Freshly harvested veggies
  • Fresh cut flowers
  • Freshly baked bread
  • Kettlecorn
  • Tie-dye attire
  • Wine, and Mead tastings
  • Various meat products for sale
  • Handmade gifts and crafts

A Community of Arts

If the arts community is more your thing, then check out events at The Burrow, or stop into Artist in Residence to see the work’s on exhibit.

Who knows, the local artist might even be in the gallery for you to meet! You never know what you are going to find in there, but you will surely find some immaculate pieces.

The first Thursday, of every month, Artist in Residence is host to a monthly art reception. You will meet at least one artist in residence at the event.

Soon the leaves will change, and it will turn to fall where we’ll begin thinking of warm apple crisp and bulky sweaters to keep us toasty. More events will be coming, and we’ll be sure to share them with you.

Until then, enjoy the last days of summer and come back time after time.