Stowe is Vibrant!
Our History and Mission
In 2007, at the behest of the Town of Stowe Select Board, a dedicated group of Stowe residents and businesses came together to brainstorm efforts to ensure the continued success and vibrancy of Stowe Village. Two years later, Stowe Vibrancy, Inc. was formed, and has since become an important public-private partnership for the Town.
Stowe Vibrancy is a Vermont non-profit corporation with a 501c3 fundraising arm, Friends of Stowe Vibrancy. Our mission is to increase the vibrancy of the Town of Stowe through the enhancement of social, recreational, cultural, economic, and physical characteristics of the village. For the past nine years, we have done just that.
Consistent with our mission, Stowe Vibrancy produces or co-produces eight major events and series of events. We host Chowederpalooza, Gardens of Stowe, Fourth of July Celebration, British Invasion Block Party, B3 Festival Block Party, Art on Park artisan markets, outdoor movie nights, and our beloved A Traditional Christmas in Stowe. The village is home to over 20 annual Stowe Vibrancy events, bringing thousands of people to Stowe to shop, eat, and enjoy the experience.
In addition to our events, Stowe Vibrancy partners with the Town and many local businesses in efforts to support our Village infrastructure and economic development.
In 2016, the Vermont Downtown Development Board awarded Stowe Vibrancy and the Town of Stowe a Downtown Designation for our historic village center. This designation has been the source of great community pride and has been an effective economic vehicle to help bring new businesses into Stowe’s downtown. Stowe Vibrancy serves as the Town of Stowe’s official Downtown Organization, collaborating efforts with the State of Vermont’s Agency of Commerce and Community Development to help support growth and vitality in our historic village center.
In 2017, we created Friends of Stowe Vibrancy, to help sustain the organization’s ever-growing development needs and to maintain our ability to offer free and public events. Also last year, Stowe Vibrancy collaborated with Stowe Cable Systems to offer free Wi-Fi in the core village. In late 2017, Stowe Vibrancy joined Stowe Area Association as a non-profit member. Finally, we are proud to announce the launch of our new website. Stowe Vibrancy continues its work to serve a very supportive and engaged audience of residents, second-home owners, Vermont day trippers and destination resort visitors. Our great success is the result of widespread community support, so we thank you.