Call for Floats

Get set for the Magic Hat Brewing Company’s 21st Annual Mardi Gras Parade in downtown Burlington, Saturday, March 5th! 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 February 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. Set up an online fundraising page for your float. Every dollar that you raise will provide three meals!

2016 Magic Hat Mardi Gras Parade Call for Floats

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

Splendor and glory are yours if you can answer one riddle: when were you born?