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March 10th - 12th


Join a warming swarm of raucous revelers in Burlington, Vermont for a weekend of bountiful bacchanalia and splendiferous philanthropy! The 22nd annual Magic Hat Mardi Gras Weekend takes place March 10th through March 12th.

All events over Mardi Gras weekend will serve to bring awareness and support to the Vermont Foodbank. Over the years, Magic Hat Mardi Gras weekend has raised more than $250,000 for the Vermont community!

The icy avenues of downtown Burlington will momentarily melt to accommodate all comers, new and old, from here and afar. The Magic Hat Mardi Gras spreads its warming arms over three full days, and we urge you to come and experience everything Mardi Gras and Burlington have to offer. You can’t possibly experience the Burlington area’s entire splendor in just three days, so feel free to spend the entire week!


Call for Floats


Get set for the Magic Hat Brewing Company’s 22nd Annual Mardi Gras Parade in downtown Burlington, Saturday, March 11th! We’re aimed at making this Mardi Gras the biggest and best yet, and we need your help… and your floats!

Are you a local business or community group that wants to get your name out to your fellow Vermonters? Here’s your chance! Experience the Grand Parade from the best seat in the city – your own float! – and promote your mission before thousands of revelers! Gather your floatmakers by the March 1st deadline and start creating the most splendiferous float Burlington has ever seen and woo our judges with your creative genius for a chance to win fabulous group prizes.

Remember, you’ll be joining us and the Vermont Foodbank in taking action against hunger and helping to provide nutritious meals for the one in four Vermonters in need.

If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact the Mardi Gras Office at 802-865-5202 or email Cindy at Sherwood@delaneymeetingevent.com.

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Fun Run Registration


Back for Mardi Gras 2017 is the Magic Hat 1-mile Mardi Gras Fun Run! This all-ages run/walk event will feature YOU, fabulously festooned in your most magnificent Mardi Gras garb. The event begins at the intersection of Church and Main Streets at 2:15. Participants will run or walk to Battery St. and will then head back to Church and Main for the finish.

Registration fee is $20, which will benefit the Vermont Foodbank. Register online here or at the Magic Hat tent in City Hall Park the day of the Parade, between Noon and 2:15pm. Registration fee includes:

  • Mardi Gras swag that must be worn during the race.

  • The first 75 registrants will receive a ticket to the VIP viewing area to watch the parade in a crowd free zone ( includes a drink ticket for a pint of Magic Hat beer to redeem at the Hilton Garden Inn Burlington lounge after the parade must be 21+ to redeem drink ticket).

  • Post-race water and snacks in City Hall Park

Additional tickets for friends and family are available for $10 each until sold out and can be purchased on parade day at the Magic Hat tent in City Hall Park. They include Mardi Gras swag, entry to the VIP viewing area and a drink ticket for a pint of Magic Hat beer to redeem at the Hilton Garden Inn Burlington lounge after the parade (must be 21+ to redeem drink ticket).

For more information about the race, please contact Amanda Sylvester.

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