No visit to Burlington is complete without a stroll down the bricks of the Church Street Marketplace. The Marketplace is the heart of our little city and a hub of commerce, activity, and community engagement. Within our 4 pedestrian blocks, you’ll discover over 100 shops, restaurants, and local small businesses. No two days on the Marketplace are ever the same as we host festivals, concerts, parades, rallies, street entertainers, and cart vendors all year-round. Each year some 1.5 million visitors come here to shop, eat, meet and greet, mark milestones, or just pass the time of day.
The Church Street Marketplace District is a business improvement district created in 1981, that includes the public street and all properties that abut Church Street between Pearl and Main Streets. It is a National Register Historic District and has been named one of the Great Public Spaces in America for its historic buildings, thriving retail trade, carefully maintained streets and walkways, and strong community support.