What Is Highlight?

30+ Events. 20+ Venues. 1 Ticket. Burlington’s citywide New Year’s Eve festival will guide you through a series of community-produced experiences: A larger-than-life parade, hands-on art-making sessions, and family-fun daytime activities will meet concerts, diverse cultural events, immersive art installations, local culinary experiences, bonfires and storytelling sessions across Burlington’s Waterfront, South End, Old North End and Downtown Corridor. Highlight brings Vermont’s leading artists, doers, and thinkers together to create fun, purposeful events and happenings across the city.

“The Bright Idea Project” powered by VSECU

Highlight’s citywide events, art installations and performances are crowdsourced through our statewide proposal campaign, “The Bright Idea Project”. We seek proposals from Vermonters that have an idea for creative happenings that will connect our community across the city on NYE, select those that best fit Highlight’s mission, and support them with funding, technical assistance, and promotion. 2018’s winners included an interactive art installation that spanned ECHO Center and Waterfront Park, a larger-than-life fire-dancing performance, an immersive art-and-music takeover at Karma Birdhouse, a hip hop fashion show at Contois Auditorium and much more. Proposal’s are open for Highlight 2019 from July 6th – August 12th — for more information download our proposal or email brightideas@highlight.community.

Highlight’s Bright Idea Project is proudly Powered By VSECU. VSECU is a member-owned cooperative and not for profit credit union for everybody who lives or works in Vermont, offering a full range of affordable financial products and services to its member-owners. VSECU is committed to improving the lives of Vermonters by empowering the possibilities for greater social, environmental, and financial prosperity.