Saturday

February 28, 2015


The Grand Parade will once again make its way down MAIN ST. toward the waterfront!

There is a FREE shuttle to get people downtown! Click here for the schedule.

At 3:00pm, The Grand Parade begins to wind its way down Main St. to Battery St.! Line up early to get your prime viewing spot so you can see the regalia and catch the beads, moonpies and Lake Champlain Chocolates as they fly from the floats!

Families with children 10 years and under are welcome to catch the parade from the Little Jambalaya Viewing Zone, located on the North side of Main St., between South Champlain St. and Battery St. For those with disabilities, there will be a special viewing zone at the intersection of Church and Main.

While you're waiting for the parade to begin, here are some other great activities to keep you occupied while on the Church Street Marketplace:

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM - Bindlestiff Family Cirkus performs along Church Street and through City Hall Park
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM – Sambatucada performance in front of City Hall on Church Street and through City Hall Park
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Winter Marketplace
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM - The King & Queen of Mardi Gras Costume Contest on City Hall Park stage
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM – Grippo Funk Band performs on City Hall Park stage
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM - Bindlestiff Family Cirkus performs along Church Street and through City Hall Park
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM – Sambatucada performance in front of City Hall on Church Street and through City Hall Park
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM - Main Street Closings Begin
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Mardi Gras Parade
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Grippo Funk Band performs on City Hall Park stage

After the Parade: The Mardi Gras Parade Post-Party begins as soon as the last float has been filed away. Mosey on to City Hall Park to catch Grippo Funk Band's post parade james on the mainstage! When you’re ready to change up the scene a bit, hit the purveyors of potables and foodstuffs at the new Winter Bazaar at City Hall Park and fill up on New Orleans cuisine, Magic Hat beer and friendly folly with folks from all over the world.

Magic Hat and the City of Burlington remind all who are attending to Stop Before You’re Stupid. The Magic Hat Mardi Gras Parade is a family event, so please drink responsibly and watch out for the kiddies.

We are proud to have the Vermont Foodbank as our beneficiary for the Magic Hat Mardi Gras. The Vermont Foodbank is committed to gathering and sharing quality food so that no one in Vermont will go hungry. To learn more, visit Vermont Foodbank.

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