Saturday

March 5, 2016


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 Street to Battery Street! 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 Street, between South Champlain Street and Battery Street. 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:

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus performs along Church Street

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM Sambatucada performance in front of City Hall on Church Street

12:00 PM – 2:15 PM Mardi Gras Fun Run registration at the Magic Hat tent in City Hall Park

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Visit the Mardi Gras Photo Booth on Church Street in front of HOMEPORT


12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Visit the Magic Hat Van on Church Street in front of BEN & JERRY’S

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM King & Queen of Mardi Gras Costume Contest on City Hall Park stage

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM The Green Mountain Playboys perform on City Hall Park stage

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Sambatucada performance in front of City Hall on Church Street

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus performs along Church Street

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM Mardi Gras Fun Run down Main Street

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Mardi Gras Parade

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Waylon Speed performs on City Hall Park stage

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 Waylon Speed’s post-parade performance on the mainstage!

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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