Magic Hat Mardi Gras Parade
The Magic Hat Mardi Gras Parade begins at 3:00pm on Saturday right in downtown Burlington, in the Church Street Marketplace!
Come down early and partake in all of the festivities that lead up to the grand parade! Pull up a barstool at your favorite (new or old) watering hole, as there are plenty to choose from, and imbibe on one of your favorite Magic Hat ales! Stop by the Magic Hat Photo Booth and get your memories immortalized on film! Don’t forget to visit the Women’s Rape Crisis Center table to pick up your beads, hats, and masks to benefit their cause!
The highlight of the weekend, of course, is the parade, an eclectic pageant of over 30 floats that wind their way through the streets tossing beads, moon pies, candy, and trinkets to the waiting crowds. These works of moveable art form a musical collage of sight and sound that’s one of Vermont’s most inspired traditions!
Requirements for fun are simply a warm jacket, warmer boots, a smile and a willingness to shake off the webs of winter and have a good time! This is a family-oriented event, so please be considerate and kind.