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Join a warming swarm of raucous revelers in Burlington, Vermont for a weekend of bountiful bacchanalia and splendiferous philanthropy! The 22nd annual Magic Hat Mardi Gras Weekend takes place March 9th through March 12th.

mardi gras bead sellersAll events over Mardi Gras weekend will serve to bring awareness and support to the Vermont Foodbank. Last year’s Mardi Gras raised enough funds to provide over 50,000 meals for our neighbors in need. Join us to make this year even more impactful!

There are lots of fun ways to get involved!


Volunteer to help with the parade and sell beads, sign up for the Fun Run, or buy some stylish Mardi Gras beads. All proceeds benefit the Vermont Foodbank.

Additional VIP tickets for friends and family are available for $10 each until sold out. They include Mardi Gras swag, entry to the VIP viewing area and a drink ticket for a free pint of Magic Hat beer to redeem at the Hilton Garden Inn Burlington lounge after the parade.

Fun Run

Join us for the Second Annual Magic Hat 1-Mile Mardi Gras Fun Run! This all-ages run/walk event will feature YOU, fabulously festooned in your most magnificent Mardi Gras garb. The event begins at the intersection of Church and Main Streets at 2:15. Participants will run or walk to Battery St. and will then jaunt back to Church and Main for the finish.

Registration fee is $20, which will benefit the Vermont Foodbank. Register online here or at our tent in front of City Hall on race day, between Noon and 2:15pm.

Registration fee benefits the Vermont Foodbank and includes:

  • Mardi Gras swag that must be worn during the race
  • The first 75 registrants will receive a ticket to the VIP viewing area to watch the parade in a crowd free zone, this includes a drink ticket for a free pint of Magic Hat beer to redeem at the Hilton Garden Inn Burlington lounge after the parade.
  • Post-race water and snacks in City Hall Park

mardi gras parade watchers

Fundraising: Since Magic Hat Mardi Gras is a fundraising event for the Vermont Foodbank, we encourage you to take this opportunity to raise fund to help our neighbors! During registration, you will be prompted to set up a fundraising page that you can share with friends and family to get them involved in the good deed you are doing. This is not mandatory, but you get to feel darn good about yourself if you take us up on it.


For more information about the race, please contact Nicole Whalen (nwhalen@vtfoodbank.org).

Event Website: https://fundraise.vtfoodbank.org/burlington/events/magic-hat-mardi-gras/e114437

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