Parade Day Details:
The Grand Parade will hit MAIN ST. heading toward the waterfront once again in 2014! This move was made in 2011 to better accommodate the thousands of expected revelers who attend the Parade and the new route proved to be a success.
At 3pm, the Grand Parade will begin at South Winooski and Main and end up at 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 of age 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 and Battery Streets. For those with disabilities, there will be a special viewing zone at the intersection of Church and Main.
Here are the day’s downtown happenings (click on the links for more information on each section). The pre-parade activities begin at noon:
- Noon – 3pm: Get H.O.P.E. Works beads at specified locations
- Noon – 3pm and 4-5pm: Visit the Magic Hat Mardi Gras Photo Booth
- Noon – 1pm: Sambatucada performs in front of City Hall
- Noon – 1pm: Performers from the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus perform on stage at the top block of Church St.
- 1:00pm: King and Queen Costume Contest – top block of Church St.
- 1:45pm – 2:45pm: Performers from the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus entertain on Church St.
- 1:30pm – 2:30pm: Sophistafunk performs on the top block of Church St.
- 1:45pm – 2:30pm: Sambatucada performs a second set in front of City Hall
- 3:00pm: The Grand Parade!
- Post-Parade: Special 90-minute set from The London Souls – top block of Church St.
WHERE TO GET BEADS
|VENDOR||CONTACT||HOURS OF OPERATION|
|Apple Mountain||658-6452||M-Th 9:30am-6pm|
|The Body Shop||860-3664||M-Sa 12pm-9pm|
|Bueno Y Sano||864-9900||11am-9pm|
|Magic Hat Brewing Company||658-BREW (2739)||M-Th 10am-6pm
F &, S 10am-7pm
|Pearl Street Beverage||862-1209||M-Sa 10am-midnight|
|Trinket/Sweet Lady Jane||861-3035||M-Sa 10am-8pm|
|Winooski Beverage Warehouse||655-2620||M-Th 10am-9pm
F & Sa 10am-10pm