Date: Friday, February 26th – 28th
Time: parade at 3:00pm Saturday
Location: Church St, Burlington, VT
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Join a warming swarm of raucous revelers here in Burlington, Vermont, for a weekend of bountiful bacchanalia and splendiferous philanthropy! The 15th annual Magic Hat Mardi Gras Weekend takes place February 26th through February 28th, with the magnificent parade going down on Saturday, February 27th.
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 all the Burlington area has to offer in just three days, so feel free to spend the entire week! All events this weekend will serve to bring awareness and support to the Women’s Rape Crisis Center of Chittenden County. The Magic Hat Mardi Gras weekend is the Women’s Rape Crisis Center’s largest fundraiser, having raised more than $100,000 over the years.
The highlight of the weekend, of course, is the parade: an eclectic pageant of 30 floats that wind their way through the streets tossing beads, moon pies, candies 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!
Of course, none of this would have been possible without many helping hands from our 2010 presenting sponsors: 106.7 WIZN, Seven Days and 99.9 The BUZZ, our gracious underwriting sponsors, Ben and Jerry’s and JetBlue Airways, plus additional support from The Hilton Burlington and Jay Peak Resort.