Monday, January 18, 2010

Burlington VT Mardi Gras



when:26 - 28 Feb 2010 (annual)
where:Burlington, VT
time:Parade 27 Feb 3pm--NOTE TIME CORRECTION!!!
Over 40 floats take part in the Magic Hat Mardi Gras Parade in Burlington, which is followed by parties and live music. The best float wins a two-day ski trip for ten people at Smuggler's Notch ski resort.

On Friday night a Masquerade Ball takes place at Higher Ground in nearby Winooski. The parade follows on Saturday in downtown Burlington. After the parade, a block party fills the streets of downtown - a street party in the snow intended for the whole family.

Sponsored by local brewery Magic Hat, the festivities raise money for the town's Women's Rape Crisis Center.

Related Information--Website: The Magic Hat Website

Mardi Gras Sweepstakes--WIN A TRIP FOR 4 TO MARDI GRAS 2010

FRIDAY--Friday evening will see a funkin' awesome performance from Connecticut-based funk band Deep Banana Blackout! If you've never been a part of a live DBB show, this is your chance. There's no better way to kick off the 15th annual Magic Hat Mardi Gras weekend than by hitting Higher Ground for this Friday night show. For tickets, visit the Higher Ground website.

SATURDAY--The Magic Hat Mardi Gras Parade begins at 3pm on Saturday, right in downtown Burlington, on the Church Street Marketplace!

BLUES AND LASERS, Club Metronome following the parade!!!

SUNDAY--Recover from your weekend of revelry with a hearty brunch at one of Burlington's fine eateries. Check out Leuings Bistro right on Church Street, or Sadie Katz on Bank Street. Enjoy your meal as you start planning a trip to our brewery, or if you filled your growlers earlier that weekend, start planning for Mardi Gras 2011! On Sunday, our most unusual brewery, the Magic Hat Artifactory, pours tours and tastings for all. The brewery is in the final stages of expansion and the Artifactory has been completely changed and re-arranged! The Artifactory will have special post-Mardi Gras hours on Sunday and will be open from 11am to 5pm, with tours running at 12, 1 and 2pm. Our fermentational creations are not to be missed! After checking out the Artifactory, don't forget to catch a tour at the Ben and Jerry's Factory in Waterbury, VT, or head north and visit Jay Peak Resort!

More info as it becomes available!!!